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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
Prof. Chad Jenkins

Before we put $100 billion in AI

An op-ed on developing artificial intelligence to serve the common good by Chad Jenkins.|Short Read
the moon

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
north campus at dawn

‘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