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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
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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
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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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Wunderground.com: Democratizing weather

Harnessing the early internet and bringing real-time weather to our daily lives.|Medium Read
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Queen of the hurricanes: An engineer and feminist for the ages

Elsie MacGill, the world’s first female aircraft designer, drew strength from the women who came before her.|Medium 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
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CUOS: Pushing the limits of optical science

This national center, established in 1990, confirmed Michigan’s leadership in the field.|Medium Read