Michigan Engineering News

Researcher Krista Wigginton pouring fertilizer on a plant

In the news: Michigan Engineering experts May 9-13

Highlights include the Associated Press and MLive.

In The News


May 8

Looming nuclear plant closure may put Michigan climate goals out of reach

Todd Allen explains that the closure of the Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan will, in the short term, lead to more carbon emissions. Allen is the Glenn F. and Gladys H. Knoll Department Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and a professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences.

Great Lakes Now

May 11

The catch: Climate change and your allergies

Allison Steiner’s research which utilized a model to predict how determine climate change’s impact on allergy seasons is featured. Steiner is a professor of climate and space sciences and engineering.


May 11

Climate change is going to make allergy season worse, study says

Steiner’s model is also cited in WDIV.

Associated Press

May 13

Michigan profs push ‘pee for peonies’ urine diversion plan

Nancy Love and Krista Wigginton’s research into the environmental and economic benefits of using nutrient-rich urine as fertilizer are detailed by the Associated Press. Love is the Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor, JoAnn Silverstein Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Engineering and a professor of civil and environmental engineering. Wigginton is an associate chair of civil and environmental engineering as well as an associate professor civil and environmental engineering.

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