Michigan Engineering News

Kwang Hee Yoo, ME Researcher, measures the flow of aerosols in a University of Michigan blue bus.

In the news: Michigan Engineering experts April 18-22

Highlights include NPR and Nature.

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WXYZ Detroit

April 18

Here’s how stress can be a distraction on the road

UMTRI Research Scientist Paul Green says the key to solving distracted drivers is likely having a better understanding of how people drive and how much of a mental workload aspects of driving are.

The Conversation

April 21

Achoo! 5 essential reads for pollen season

Allison Steiner’s research, which developed a predictive climate model, projected that by the turn of the century, pollen season could be nearly three weeks longer, and have 200% increase in intensity. Steiner is a professor of climate and space sciences and engineering.


April 20

Four lessons from the pandemic to reboot the NIH

Lola Eniola-Adefeso’s advocacy for equitable funding for Black scientists is featured in Nature. Eniola-Adefeso is a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education, professor of chemical engineering, professor of biomedical engineering and professor of macromolecular science and engineering.


April 20

Blood test may accurately diagnose melanoma, study finds

Sunitha Nagrath’s research looking into noninvasively diagnosing melanoma is featured in CBS Detroit. Nagrath is a professor of chemical engineering.

CBS Detroit

April 21

Science of Weather: Weather, Climate, Earth Day

Richard Rood explains the differences between climate and weather, and how our climate has changed in recent decades. Rood is a professor of climate and space sciences and engineering.


April 22

Here’s why you might still want to wear masks on public transport

Jesse Capecelatro discusses his research looking at airflow on urban busses. Capecelatro is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and assistant professor of aerospace engineering.

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