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Claude Shannon centennial celebrants recall U-M grad’s advances, societal impact

Shannon theorized the binary code of zeros and ones that makes cell phones, email and the Internet possible.|Medium Read
Solar car drives on desert highway.

Dominant traits

Why are these students from Ann Arbor some of the best solar racers in the world? Celebrating the team's 25th anniversary while riding along for an unbelievable victory in Abu Dhabi. |Long Read
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Four decades later, Clyde Johnson legacy still opening doors

Bill Johnson (Clyde's son) and his wife Nadra, continue to pledge money to the Clyde Johnson scholarship fund, in honor of the late professor's impressive contribution to U-M engineering.|Medium Read

Engineering alum bets on millennials with $2M gift

Bill Hall, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and M'69 Alumnus, hopes his gift will also spark conversations that will take students out of their comfort zones and get them working across disciplines to tackle the challenges that will define the future.|Medium Read

Mourning the loss of an innovator

J. Robert Beyster, a namesake of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building and funder of Michigan Engineering’s largest fellowship program, has died. He was 90 years old.|Medium Read
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Knoll family leaves nuclear measurement legacy at U-M

Last April, the University of Michigan lost beloved professor, researcher, mentor and friend when Dr. Glenn Knoll passed away. |Short Read

First woman ChE graduate’s career impressive

In 1918, Dorothy Hall Brophy was the first woman to receive a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan.|Medium Read
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100 Years of Michigan Aerospace

The first collegiate aeronautics program celebrates an anniversary.|Short Read
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Aero Throwback: Conquering heroes

Michigan Engineers have orbited the earth and been to the moon. Some were parade-worthy heroes.|Medium Read
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Aero Throwback: Computers in control

Early Michigan Aerospace control theory and technologies were precursors to some of the most recent technological advancements in our cars, our homes and our computers |Medium Read
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Aero Throwback: The “Venetian Blind” plane

Michigan Engineer W. Fred Gerhardt's 1920s invention was called the “world’s first aerial bicycle.”|Short Read
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Aero Throwback: The original skunk works

Best known for answering the threat of a jet-powered Nazi super-plane, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson left another legacy as well.|Medium Read