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William Gould Dow: Visionary leader sparks sponsored research

Also a leader in education, Dow published a classic engineering electronics textbook and introduced numerous first-of-their-kind courses.|Medium Read

Michigan Bicentennial Celebration: Spring Festival 2017

Events, symposia, and activities galore - in celebration of a rich past; in pursuit of a meaningful future|Short 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

Rotating Detonation Engine: The Old Is New Again

Michigan Engineers re-visit early research of legendary Arthur Nicholls to create a brave new future|Medium Read
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First engineering shop: From there to here!

From an early appropriation of less than three thousand dollars would come multitudes.|Short Read
The famous Queen Mary 2 in the water with the bulbous bow visible

Ship shape: the design that shook the world

The bulbous bow, the punched card, and a new direction in ship design.|Medium Read

Charles Vest: Leader and Pioneer

Mechanical engineering professor makes his mark in research, leadership, and friendship|Medium Read
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Analog to digital: The Ford Foundation computer project

Donald Katz, professor and chair of the chemical and metallurgical engineering department from 1951-62, took the College   from analog to digital solutions.|Medium Read

M-BARC: The Orbiting Time Capsule

Michigan Engineering students celebrate the Bicentennial by launching a time capsule into space.|Short Read
Portrait of Mortimer Cooley

Mortimer Cooley: More than a mustache

The top 20 things everyone needs to know about the grand old man of Michigan Engineering.|Medium Read
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Fred B. Pelham: building bridges

The first African-American Michigan engineering graduate established a sturdy reputation for designs that last.|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