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Porters’ gift enables international experiences

The Fund will provide need-based scholarship support to CoE undergraduates participating in study abroad programs, volunteer abroad projects and/or international internships.| Short Read

Leanne (BSE ME ’89) and John (BSE Aero ’90, MSE ’91) Porter of Wellesley, Massachusetts, have endowed with a $100,000 gift The Leanne and John Porter Fund for International Experiences.

The Fund will provide need-based scholarship support to CoE undergraduates participating in study abroad programs, volunteer abroad projects and/or international internships.

This gift qualifies for the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support.

This story was written by Byron Roberts. 

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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