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Deciding how and whether to reopen schools is complex – here’s how rocket scientists would develop a plan

The United States approach to sending astronauts to the moon could help inform our response to COVID-19.|Short Read
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‘Now is the moment. So what do we do?’

In a letter to the community, Dean Gallimore shares his reaction to the last few weeks in America, and what we all must do to make progress.|Long Read
The summer sun rises on North Campus of the University of Michigan

‘It is past time to address systemic racism’

'We cannot remain silent: Black Lives Matter!'|Medium Read
Space Research Vessel, Oceanus

Ship design prize goes to space research vessel, Oceanus

The senior capstone final ship design project is a long-held rite of passage for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering students, but this year when COVID changed the status quo, Associate Professor Matthew Collette and his NA 475 students were able to adjust quickly and create a new way to preserve an old tradition|Medium Read
Siqian Shen. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.

How much coronavirus testing is enough? States could learn from retailers as they ramp up

To control the coronavirus spread, the U.S. needs to get the most value out of the limited testing capacity it has.|Short Read
Portrait of Alec Gallimore

‘We’ll get through this together’

In a letter to the College of Engineering, Dean Gallimore champions the community's leadership and compassion as students, faculty and staff take on COVID-19.|Short Read
drugs

Medical supply chains are fragile in the best of times and COVID-19 will test their strength

The pipeline of pharmaceuticals is easily disrupted.|Short Read

IOE Advisory Board achieves goal in first fundraising effort

U-M IOE Professor and Chair, Brian Denton, explains the role of the IOE Advisory Board and highlights their recent fundraising efforts. |Short Read
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Universities’ crucial role in our spacefaring future

To ensure that our species endures, we must advance space-based technologies and break our interdisciplinary boundaries.|Short Read
The morning sun rises on the Grove at North Campus of the Universities of Michigan

Why engineering needs new approaches to education

Three reasons engineering education must innovate its online and professional education.|Medium Read
Sara Pozzi runs a sample through a plutonium and uranium detector in the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory

Iran’s centrifuges and nuclear nonproliferation: A Q&A with Sara Pozzi

Understanding nuclear enrichment and what it means for the “Iran nuclear deal.”|Medium Read
A crack in the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, taken by helicopter. Ice shelves near both of the planet's poles are disintegrating at unexpectedly rapid rates. Photo by Jim Behrens. ​

Why sea level rise models have been wrong

A Q&A with Jeremy Bassis, an expert on ice dynamics and contributing author of the IPCC's latest report.|Short Read