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Mechanical Engineering celebrates 150 years

The sesquicentennial anniversary of Mechanical Engineering is a major milestone for Michigan Engineering.|Short Read
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Heat transfer surprise could lead to thermal transistors

Mechanical engineers find another way to break Planck's law at the nanoscale.|Medium Read
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Has the Olympics changed how it measures false-starts in track?

A Q&A with a biomechanics expert who has researched reaction times|Medium Read
Nathan Taylor inspects a piece of lithium metal. Photo: Evan Dougherty/Michigan Engineering

Battery breakthrough: Doubling performance with lithium metal that doesn’t catch fire

Longer-lasting drop-in replacements for lithium ion could be on the horizon.|Medium Read
Professor Sick's research group look at their findings. Photo: Joseph Xu

‘Carbon negative, dollar positive’

A new initiative aspires to turn a greenhouse gas into profitable products.|Medium Read
Student uses a device to measure bacterial levels in urine samples

Blue Sky: Up to $10M toward research so bold, some of it just might fail

Inspired by startup funding models, Michigan Engineering reinvents its internal R&D grant structure. |Medium Read
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STEM education: A taste of research for K-12 teachers

The REACT workshop pairs U-M researchers with K-12 science educators to introduce primary school teachers to new laboratory science and classroom-friendly activities.|Medium Read
Shelf with steel rods

How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war

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Peter K. Schoenfeld Scholarship Fund endowed

The fund will provide need-based scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who are residents of the state of Michigan.|Short Read
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Mcity Driverless Shuttle launches on U-M’s North Campus

U-M’s North Campus is now home to the first driverless shuttle project in the U.S. focusing on user behavior research.|Medium Read
woman using smart phone in autonomous car.

What are these ‘levels’ of autonomous vehicles?

What can this car do on its own, and what does it still need human help with? |Medium Read

Toward a stem cell model of human nervous system development

Human cells could one day show us more about why neural tube birth defects occur and how to prevent them. |Medium Read