History

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G. G. Brown: Mentor and pioneer

A leader whose methods and means were ahead of their time, Brown remains a Michigan icon.|Long Read

Ed Lesher: Aircraft Hall of Famer

This aeronautics professor taught students in mid-air and flew into record books.|Long Read
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Claude Shannon: Juggling ones and zeros

His inventions spanned the spectrum from playful to paramount.|Long Read
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Kicking the hornet’s nest: the Kirkendall Effect

A 23 year-old Michigan Engineering graduate student turned metallurgy upside down.|Medium Read

Beyster Collections showcase a lifetime of ideas from U-M alum

Three permanent exhibits on U-M's North Campus pay tribute to the achievements of Michigan Engineer J. Robert Beyster|Medium Read
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Aero Throwback: Better ways to get to a football game

The early days of Michigan's flying clubs are full of adventure, mishaps and tenacity.|Medium Read
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Annual Gerard M. Faeth Memorial honors late Professor of Aerospace Engineering Gerard “Jerry” Faeth

The final Annual Gerard M. Faeth Memorial Lecture honored the professional and personal contributions of Arthur B. Modine Professor of Aerospace Engineering Gerard “Jerry” Faeth.|Medium Read

Renovated nuclear reactor building opens as world-class labs

Inside the new Nuclear Engineering Labs, researchers in the nation's top-ranked nuclear engineering program will focus on advancing nuclear security, nonproliferation, safety and energy.|Medium Read
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Students embark on 100-year space mission

A team of students will interview 1,000 members of the Michigan community and launch their stories into orbit for 100 years.|Medium Read
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Remembering trailblazer Willie Hobbs Moore, first African American woman to receive Ph.D.

This month, we reflect on the trailblazing work of Willie Hobbs Moore, University of Michigan alumna and first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics.|Short Read
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Reflecting on Apollo 1 disaster, U-M alum astronaut Ed White

We remember the disaster and the three crew members - Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee – who lost their lives.|Short Read
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Legacy of Michigan Engineering: 200 years of discovery and achievement

Michigan Engineering celebrates its history of innovation and leadership with a Bicentennial multimedia story project that chronicles the people behind the promise and the struggles behind the breakthroughs.|Short Read