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Two distinguished Department of Aerospace Engineering alumni are honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.

Department of Aerospace Engineering alumni sweep two-thirds of alumni awards

Two distinguished Department of Aerospace Engineering alumni are honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.|Short Read
Portrait of Alyssa DeSimone

PhD Candidate Alyssa DeSimone awarded SFPE grant

Her research in structural fire engineering focuses on modeling fire spread in large compartments. |Short Read
New Michigan Medicine research uncovers how pancreatic cancer cells (right) reprogram cancer-associated fibroblasts (left), setting in motion a process that converts available nutrients into a form more easily used by the cancer cells: branched-chain alpha-ketoacids (BCKAs). The researchers believe new therapies could potentially short-circuit this process.

Study suggests method to starve pancreatic cancer cells

Rather than attacking cancer cells directly, new cell-model research probes weaknesses in pancreatic cancer’s interactions with other cells to obtain nutrients needed for tumor growth.|Medium Read
Jay Guo holds a sheet of flexible transparent conductor on the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering North Campus. The material sandwiches a thin layer of silver between two “dielectric” materials, aluminum oxide and zinc oxide, producing a conductive anti-reflection coating on the sheet of plastic.

Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity

Michigan Engineers change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective.|Medium Read
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Gift from EECS alumnus David J. Kuck establishes CSE Dissertation Prize

Kuck’s impacts in the area of parallel computing are an inspiration to all of us, and this award will carry real significance for its recipients.|Short Read
The prototype of a wirelessly powered, RFID-based sensor.

Wireless sensors for N95 masks could enable easier, more accurate decontamination

“The technology can give users the confidence they deserve when reusing respirators or other PPE.”|Medium Read

Jerome Lynch elected to the ASCE Department Heads Coordinating Council

The ASCE Department Heads Coordinating Council serves to advance, facilitate and communicate educational and research matters among all Civil Engineering Departments, the profession and the Society.|Short Read
Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis awarded Sloan Foundation “net zero” grant

The Alfred P. Sloan grant funds projects furthering technologies that sequester carbon or have zero emissions. |Short Read
Juneteenth, Celebrate Freedom. Pan-african flag drawn with brush in grunge style

EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change

In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.|Long Read
A group of students test out the Mi-TEE cubesat

84 internships and research fellowships for the pandemic summer

When summer internships fell through, Michigan Engineering staff scrambled to make sure students would still have access to experiential learning.|Medium Read
Portrait of Kevin Field

NERS Professor Kevin Field wins DOE Early Career Award

Field is one of only 50 U.S. professors to win this year|Short Read
Chad Jenkins, CSE Associate Professor, poses with his research group's two robots, Odd Job and Cookie, in the Beyster Building on October 27, 2016

Technology that serves all: a single step could pave the way

A Q&A with Chad Jenkins.|Medium Read