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Annual food drive has begun

Non-perishable food items are being collected in the main administration office, GGB room 2340, through the morning of December 16.| Short Read

These donations are part of the annual CEE holiday food drive, a competition between students and faculty/staff to see which group will donate the most. The reward for the winning group is the Pork and Beans trophy. Students have won the competition nine times and faculty/staff have won eight times.
The food is donated to Food Gatherers, a food bank program serving Washtenaw County, Michigan.  All donations need to be non-perishable items, not bottled water, not in glass and not beyond any posted expiration date.

The recommended donations are: low-sodium hearty soups, low-sodium canned fish or meat, low-sodium canned vegetables, canned or packaged pasta, beans, rice, cereal or granola bars, nut butters or jelly, baby food or formula, Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks.

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.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read