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Michigan on team selected for $15M NASA institute to investigate testing of advanced propulsion concepts

The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate has selected the Joint Advanced Propulsion Institute (JANUS) to explore high power electric propulsion systems for human exploration. Michigan Aerospace alumnus Mitchell Walker of the Georgia Institute of Technology will be the principal investigator and director. U-M Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns will serve as co-director.|Short Read
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Celebrating 102-year old Michigan Aerospace Alum, Robert Dick Richmond (’42)

University of Michigan Aerospace alum Robert Richmond reflected on highlights from his forty-year career as an aerospace engineer|Short Read

Celebrating Michigan Aerospace alumna Lily Arcusa and her 17-year career with the US Air Force

Lily Arcusa (BSAE ’03) has worked as an aerospace engineer for the US Air Force since graduating from the University of Michigan. She currently holds the position of Director of Engineering, Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate, United States Air Force.|Medium Read

Michigan Aerospace Alumna Jasmine Sadler is a Woman Making History

U-M Aerospace Engineering alumna Jasmine L. Sadler (BSAE ’09) discusses her journey to entrepreneurship and how she’s made an impact in the engineering, business, and education fields by founding The STEAM Collaborative.|Medium Read

NERS alum Dr. Stephen Taller given ProQuest Dissertation Honorable Mention

Taller's dissertation research addressed a long-standing issue on how to link radiation damage in materials from ion irradiations in the laboratory and damage in real-world reactors. |Short Read
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Then & Now: Being Black and female in aerospace engineering

The first Black alumna of Michigan Aero (’77) talks with a ’15 graduate about what has and hasn’t changed about being a Black woman in the field.|Short Read
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Dr. Jim and Judith Seydel’s gifts to ECE support students while honoring those who empowered his career

Seydel shares his memories of the early days of holography at U-M and how former ECE Chair Hansford W. Farris, as well as professors Thomas Senior and Emmet Leith, helped shape his career. |Medium Read
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Qi Zhang selected as first recipient of David J. Kuck Dissertation Prize

His work is in the area of coordinating systems of autonomous agents that operate in uncertain, dynamic environments.|Short Read

U-M Aerospace alumnus Aisha Bowe returns to her alma mater Pioneer High School for presentation and Q&A Panel

U-M Aerospace Engineering alumnus Aisha Bowe and current U-M Aerospace students responded to questions about their journey in the STEM field at Pioneer High School Q&A Panel|Short Read
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Raytheon’s Dr. Katherine Herrick is the 2020 ECE Alumni Merit Award winner

Herrick is Senior Fellow and Director of Advanced Enabling Technology at Raytheon Company and serves on the ECE advisory council.|Medium Read

Alumni profile: A conversation with Douglas Densmore

Densmore works at the pioneering intersection of biology and electronic design automation to develop next-generation technologies.|Short Read
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Entrepreneur Dr. Scott Hanson awarded 2020 ECE Alumni Rising Star Award

Hanson is founder and CTO of Ambiq Micro, a startup semiconductor company that works to advance ultra-low power electronics for next generation Internet of Things.|Medium Read