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U-M CoE alum Randy Torno in his workshop.

Michigan made

CoE alum Randy Torno combines art and engineering to make custom, handcrafted boats.|Medium Read

A Role Model at Raytheon: Katherine Herrick

Katherine Herrick is a leader at Raytheon, and discovered how to be a mentor from her own role models after her time at Michigan.|Medium Read

Hugh McCormick (BSE ChE ’39) is 100!

Centenarian still bleeds maize and blue|Short Read
Kunle Olukotun and Sambanova logo

CSE alum startup SambaNova collects $56m in funding for AI chip research

SambaNova's approach, stemming from work by Olukotun and co-founder Christopher Ré at Stanford University, seeks to create a new platform from scratch that is optimized specifically for AI operations.|Medium Read
Kunle Olukotun

CSE alum earns IEEE award for pioneering work in CPU design

Olukotun is often called "the father of multi-core processors" for his early contributions to this now commonplace technology.|Short Read

Alumnus Garlin Gilchrist II serves as inaugural director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility

To address the growing concern of fake news, U-M has formed the School of Information Center for Social Media Responsibility, and hired EECS alumnus Garlin Gilchrist II.|Medium Read
Amazon fulfillment center

ECE Expeditions travels to Seattle

Students met with alumni at companies in the Puget Sound area.|Short Read
SkySpecs leaders Danny Ellis, Tom Brady, and Ben Marchionna

SkySpecs leaders reflect on success after $8 million investment

SkySpecs leaders and Michigan alumni Danny Ellis, Tom Brady, and Ben Marchionna reflect on their paths to the company and vision for the future|Long Read
Prof. John Laird and CSE alumnae Shiwali Mohan.

Prof. John Laird and CSE Alumna Shiwali Mohan receive award for research on learning in autonomous intelligent agents

The award is for papers that present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, such as new problems, new application domains, or new methodologies.|Short Read
rutenbar kaufman award

Alumnus Rob Rutenbar receives Phil Kaufman Award for distinguished contributions to electronic system design

Dr. Rutenbar (MSE, PhD CICE 1979, 1984), senior vice chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, was honored in a February 8th ceremony at the Glasshouse in San Jose, CA.|Short Read
Dr. Maria Choi in Hall thruster testing facility

Celebrating diversity in engineering: Dr. Maria Choi

Dr. Maria Choi reflects on her career in electric propulsion and her experiences as a woman engineer in the aerospace industry.|Medium Read

Distinguished U-M CEE alum, Feyyaz Berker, passes

Berker (MSC CE ’48) passed on August 22, 2017. He was a prolific entrepreneur and pioneer in the Turkish construction engineering industry.|Short Read