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Before “geek” was “cool,” Michigan Engineers still found time for fact-finding, fashion -- and fun.

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A photograph of people holding cocoa pods in Haiti.

Building A Stronger Haiti With Chocolate

Meet the Michigan Engineer who walked away from a six-figure career to help farmers and create jobs, building Haiti’s first bean-to-bar chocolate operation in her hometown. |Long Read

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ORACLE TEAM USA's AC45 catamaran uses hydrofoils to "fly" above the water.

Racing for Control

With Glory – and Danger – On the Line, Precision Engineering Rules the Day.

Flying on hydrofoils means more speed and more risk for the America’s Cup. With the boats and technology moving faster than ever, can these Michigan alumni help their team find the engineering solutions it needs to win in 2017? |Long Read

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Into the Storm

Revealing a Hurricane's Secrets

The most turbulent region of a hurricane holds secrets about its potential for destruction. Michigan Engineering’s newly launched satellite system can reveal how these storms intensify in a warming world. |Long Read

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Are We Fighting Cancer Wrong?

It’s Not Usually the Initial Tumor That Kills

Chemotherapy. Radiation. Surgery. Doctors go after the tumors that they can see. |Long Read

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Courage to Resist

The High-Stakes Adventures of J. Alex Halderman

In the escalating struggle between the individual and the state, technology favors the powerful. That's why this Michigan computer scientist and his team of researchers revel in righting the balance. |Long Read

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Bitmapped image of a runner approaching the finish line.

Innovation is for Finishers

Getting Research to the Marketplace

Entrepreneurs are helping universities deliver on the promise that taxpayer-funded research will drive economic growth, and lately, universities are doing much more to help them succeed. |Long Read

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Woman in white lab coat looks through a cancer cell detection device.

Unstoppable

One graduate student’s journey to becoming a published researcher.

While faculty steer the ship, graduate students are the engines that drive university research. |Long Read

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Toolik Field Station in Alaska. Photo: Marcin Szczepanski, Michigan Engineering.

From the Edge of the Arctic

The Arctic is frozen but melting, vulnerable but hardy.

At the top of the world, the climate is changing fast. A Michigan Engineer tracks the planet’s vital signs. |Long Read

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Hacking Health Care

How big data is driving big changes in medicine

Jenna Wiens, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at U-M, might add extra years to your life, thanks to one of her algorithms. |Long Read

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Two desks lit with lamps in a darkened study center. Students study and fall asleep on the desks.

Exam Week

The Lights Never Turn Off

The air wafts through the stacks of books, thick with the smell of greasy and stale food, clothes that have been slept and worn through for days on end, and the bodies that begrudgingly live through this existence. |Long Read

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Skunk Works

Kelly Johnson to the Rescue

Though the urgency for the Shooting Star might have been exaggerated, the Nazi threat, coupled with Johnson’s peculiar characteristics, was perhaps the only way such a unique operation might ever have been formed in the first place. |Long Read

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