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In the news: Michigan Engineering experts July 26-30

Highlights include The Conversation, MLive and Bridge Michigan.

The Detroit News

July 26

Metro Detroiters come together to clean up from summer’s latest storm

Richard Rood explains that climate change will increase the severity of weather in the Detroit area, leading to increased wear on its infrastructure. Rood is a professor of climate and space sciences and engineering.


July 27

Fix to software problem behind naval helicopter crash needed ‘forthwith’: experts

Ella Atkins says that a software issue preventing human pilots to regain control from automated software, resulting in a crash, should be patched immediately. Atkins is a professor of aerospace engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science.


July 27

Forever chemicals and our food, water supply

Terese Olson’s research looking at permanently destroying PFAS at a molecular level is featured. Olson is a civil and environmental engineering associate chair and an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.


july 28

Apollo mission featuring all University of Michigan crew celebrating 50th anniversary

MLive details the Apollo 15 mission, was was helmed by astronauts David Scott, James Irwin and Al Worden — an all U-M crew.

The Conversation

July 28

Bipartisan infrastructure deal begins to address consequences of a warming planet: 3 essential reads

A number of Michigan Engineering experts are interviewed on the upcoming infrastructure deal, discussing adaptive design and carbon dioxide-infused concrete to address climate change.

The Detroit Free PRess

July 30

From Ann Arbor to space, U-M lab celebrating 75 years of missions

The impact and history of the University of Michigan Space Physics Research Laboratory is featured in the Free Press. Sue Lepri as an associate professor of climate and space sciences and engineering and the Space Physics Research Laboratory’s academic program director.

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