Ripple Effect

What’s happening in Detroit, with the help of the Michigan Engineering Zone, may help solve Michigan’s economic manpower problem.

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The threat that never sleeps: Can science stop superbugs?

Traditional antibiotics are losing the battle with bacteria and Michigan engineers are stepping into the breach.

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Joi Mondisa

Creating Better Engineers

Understanding mentorship and community to create engineers.

Why do smart students fail and how do social systems influence their success? |Long Read

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Q&A with Samuel Ting

Nobel Laureate and Michigan Engineer

Samuel C.C. Ting received the Nobel Prize in 1976, with Burton Richter, for discovering the subatomic J/ψ particle. He is the principal investigator for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment on the International Space Station, a $2 billion project installed in 2011. Here, Ting (BS ’59 Eng Phys, Eng Math, MS ’60 LSA, PhD ’62 LSA) talks about his time at Michigan, the discovery that brought the November Revolution in physics, and the most sophisticated particle physics experiment in space. |Long Read

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Tony Fadell

How to Disrupt

Lessons from Tony Fadell

A tech visionary who has reinvented industries tells us how it's done |Long Read

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Out of the Cold War’s Shadow

The new technology of nuclear nonproliferation

"My God, what have we done?" |Long Read

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Something Groovy This Way Goes

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

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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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