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Shake, rattle and roll: Earthquake engineering

Reaction to a 1971 earthquake and an innovative Japanese collaboration build a strong research foundation for building structures that last.|Medium Read

Peacetime promise: The Phoenix Project

World War II losses drove initiative for research-based memorial intended to make progress toward a war-free world.|Medium Read
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Aero pioneers: Computers in control

Many faculty were pioneers in the field, helping to lay the groundwork for areas such as control theory, wireless communication and traffic management.|Medium Read
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Auto connect: Gasoline automobiles to Mcity

Early proximity to global auto hub leads to strong expertise and leadership that lasts to this day|Medium Read

Five year plan: The North Campus story

The Five Year Plan to tame 300 acres of outlying wasteland north of the Huron River would take nearly 40 years to complete.|Medium Read
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Claude Shannon: information icon

Early theoretical solutions led to practical applications that continue to power our digital world.|Medium Read
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RadLab: In service to society

Though in its early days the activities of the Radiation Laboratory were top secret, the world would soon learn of and benefit from its research.|Short Read
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Claude Shannon: Juggling ones and zeros

His inventions spanned the spectrum from playful to paramount.|Long Read

Early innovators: Biomedical engineering upstarts

Research spawns companies that forge advancements in numerous fields.|Medium Read

Early and often: Biomedical engineering rises

Naturally evolving collaborations and adept leaders combine to forge early breakthroughs|Medium Read

Walter Lay: Automotive engineering pioneer

The Michigan program in automotive studies rose alongside and in cooperation with nearby Detroit automakers.|Medium Read
Willow Run Research Center, MIDAC circa 1950s. Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

Cool Computing: MIDAC To MTS To CAEN

The goal was straightforward, but the path to building the nation’s most sophisticated engineering-based IT system was long and winding.|Medium Read