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Election lessons from Michigan

Election security expert J. Alex Halderman dissects Antrim County's election debacle to help future contests go more smoothly.|Medium Read
Jeremy Bricker

How to make sure Biden’s infrastructure plan can hold up to climate change – and save money

In The Conversation, Jeremy Bricker writes that adaptive design techniques would be a cost-efficient way to face an uncertain future under climate change.|Short Read
A photo of North Campus in spring.

We must do more to confront anti-Asian violence and hatred

Supporting our AAPI communities in the wake of Atlanta shooting.|Medium Read
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
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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
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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
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A DEI culture shift

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