Shetterly speaking to a full house at Rackham Auditorium

Bringing author Margot Lee Shetterly to campus

More than 1,000 people attended events featuring Margot Lee Shetterly, who spoke about race, gender, science and the history of technology.|Short Read
Water spouts from the North Campus reflecting pool. Lurie Tower stands in the background.

$4.25M to enhance minorities in STEM fields

A five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation aims to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities.|Short Read
Hidden Figures silhouettes on North Campus

#IAmNotHidden

In this featured event, Author Margot Lee Shetterly talks about the surprising ways that women and people of color have contributed to American innovation while pursuing the American Dream.|Short Read
Computer model of purple tetrahedra beginning crystallization.

A crystal ball for crystal formation

Studying the role of shape in self-assembly came up accidentally as Sharon Glotzer and her colleagues were studying the properties of semiconducting nanoparticles their U-M colleagues produced.|Medium Read
A graduate student works in a chemical engineering lab

New chemical manufacturing institute to streamline production

U-M to play a major role in $140M institute headed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.|Medium Read
A computer science student talks with India West about his solution

Engineering students, teen create tech for the blind

A 17-year-old Ypsilanti high school student who is visually impaired worked with a software engineering class to develop technology that could make life easier for the blind.|Long Read
Visualization of a CYGNSS satellite

Hurricane tracking satellites successfully launched

NASA has successfully launched a constellation of eight hurricane-tracking microsatellites in a $151 million mission that’s led by the University of Michigan.|Medium Read
A town destroyed by a natural disaster

$2.5M to launch a new era in ‘natural hazards engineering’

A $2.5 million project funded by the NSF will create a computational framework to define a set of standards for disaster researchers.|Medium Read
A map of New Orleans showing optimized evacuation plan

Faster evacuation: Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning

As the tenth U.S. hurricane season since Katrina rolls on, a University of Michigan professor is using advanced data analytics and optimization techniques to find better ways to evacuate regions before disaster strikes.|Medium Read