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Passenger cars & trucks contribute 15% of greenhouse gases

A Michigan Engineering professor served on the national committee that authored a new report on Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse standards that was recently released.|Short Read
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High-tech robotics center coming to U-Michigan

The U-M Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project on April 16. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility is slated for Hayward Street just east of the Space Research Building on North Campus.|Medium Read

Robotics Day links research and education in national hub

In transportation, healthcare, education and beyond, robots are changing lives, say the organizers of the fifth annual Michigan Robotics Day. And they are doing it from Michigan. |Medium Read
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Liquid bonding a super plastic

A new 'super plastic' that can direct heat away from its source opens up a wide range of possibilities for making more efficient electronic devices.|Short Read
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Holy Grail of fuel

Professor Margaret Wooldridge and the Mechanical Engineers inside her lab are developing the tools normally used to calibrate the chemistry behind standard diesel and gasoline to better understand the molecular structure of advanced biofuels and synthetic fuels.|Short Read
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S. Jack Hu institutes undergraduate research fund

This gift will enable one or more academically outstanding undergraduates with keen interest in research to engage in research with a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.|Short Read
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Jack Hu elected to National Academy of Engineering

A University of Michigan professor and leader has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) – an honor considered one of the field's highest.|Short Read
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NASA tests shape-changing aircraft wing

A revolutionary shape-changing aircraft wing took to the air recently in a successful test flight over NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Mojave Desert.|Medium Read
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Engineering with elasticity

Flexible mechanical structures require fewer parts, which reduces the chance for pieces to break and things to go wrong.|Short Read
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Chuck Vest: Alum who has made a difference

The speed of Vest’s rise illustrates the confidence that he inspired in people. In 1968 he became a Michigan Engineering assistant professor. After 13 years in the classroom, he took the position of associate dean for academic affairs.|Medium Read
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Pablo Vegas: Leader, navigator

Pablo Vegas is a true reflection of his younger self. A curious kid who played with microscopes and science kits. The son of an engineer who became a businessman.|Medium Read
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Brad Buecker: The gleeful alum

Brad Buecker, ME alum '94, finds that his engineering experience along with his passion for story telling make for a perfect combination for him to be successful in Hollywood.|Short Read