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Mario Gutierrez consults Prof. Lola Eniola in a lab

Black biomedical scientists still lag in research funding – here’s why that matters to all Americans

In The Conversation, Omolola Eniola-Adefeso says "If science is to benefit all Americans, science first must be done by all Americans."|Short Read
North campus’ Grove and Duderstadt during fall 2018. Photo: Evan Dougherty

Working to ensure an inclusive CSE climate

In a letter to the community, Dean Gallimore shares three initiatives for a more inclusive CSE climate.|Short Read
volker looking at bendable concrete

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

In The Conversation, experts break down what's needed to make CO2 in concrete work on a wide scale to curb global emissions.|Short Read
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Investments in nuclear energy could help solve the economic and climate crises

'To help realize our clean energy future, the federal government must continue to give the clean energy community the investment it needs to succeed.'|Short Read
Container Ship in Port

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Professor Collette responds to Biden administration support of the Jones Act

The American maritime industry has been quick to applaud President Biden's recent reaffirmation of support for the Jones Act. Associate Professor Matthew Collette of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering discusses the ramifications of the new administration's support. |Short Read

The future of autonomous aircraft

Imagine a world of aerial delivery drones bringing goods right to your door or sixth-generation fighter aircraft patrolling battle zones - all without the intervention or even supervision of a human pilot. We recently caught up with Professor Ella Atkins, the director of U-M's Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab, and asked her about autonomous flight systems and its implications.|Medium Read

The Importance of Mobility Education: A Q&A with Jim Sayer, PhD

We need to expand the way we think of mobility in terms of not only what affects ourselves, but how the way we move affects the overall system.|Medium Read
Joi Mondisa

Strategies to help support students during a pandemic

Mentoring in the time of COVID-19.|Medium Read
The summer sun rises on North Campus

A DEI culture shift

In a letter to the community, Dean Gallimore shares a plan to tackle systemic racism.|Medium Read
Portrait of Sridhar Kota

The pandemic has revealed the cracks in US manufacturing: Here’s how to fix them

The global pandemic has interrupted supply chains for almost 75% of US companies.|Short Read
North campus’ Grove and Duderstadt during fall 2018. Photo: Evan Dougherty

What have we learned in 2020—and what can we do better?

"Our values will continue to be put to the test this fall. But I’m cautiously optimistic the global community will rise to the challenge. I have no doubt that Michigan Engineering will."|Medium Read
Transportation future

Advanced mobility is about more than technology. Our workforce should reflect that.

A new online course for professionals aims to shape a more holistic view of mobility.|Short Read