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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
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Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers

Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.|Medium Read
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Ellen Arruda named next ME chair

Ellen Arruda has been named the new chair of the department of Mechanical Engineering, effective September 1, 2018. Arruda, who joined U-M’s ME faculty in 1992, will be the eighteenth chair of the department.|Medium Read
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Even one automated, connected car improves safety, energy use in traffic

In a chain-reaction braking event, an automated vehicle with connected cruise control can slow down more efficiently. |Medium Read

Volker Sick receives president’s international education award

Sick is the recipient of U-M's President's Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, established in 2017 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of U-M faculty and staff who keep the university on the leading edge of international education for our students.|Medium Read

Innovation on the mat

ME professor Ellen Arruda partnered with engineering technician Andrea Poli to create a custom heel cup for gymnast Emma McLean|Medium Read
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‘Nightmare bacteria:’ Michigan Engineers discuss how to combat antibiotic resistance

Drug-resistant bugs are on the rise and new approaches are needed.|Medium Read
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The rapidly expanding world of atomically thin layered materials

A Q&A with UM’s Wei Lu on ATMLs and research aimed at finding the best ways to make them.|Short Read