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The New York Times November 23, 2020

Can we make our robots less biased than we are?

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Chad Jenkins is quoted in the New York Times discussing the importance of representation when designing A.I. systems.
In the News November 20, 2020

Has COVID-19 changed the aerospace industry forever?

A remark by Dr. Carlos Cesnik, the director of the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, sparks a discussion at New Atlas about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on not just society as a whole, but especially on the aerospace industry. Will it survive the virus and efforts to combat it? What will the post-COVID aerospace sector look like?
Science News November 17, 2020

Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics

“The iron in our blood comes from supernovae,” says plasma physicist Carolyn Kuranz of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who also studies supernovas in the laboratory. “We’re literally created from stars.”
November 9, 2020

Tracking Monarch Butterfly Migration with the World’s Smallest Computer-Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh highlights the contribution of Inhee Lee, an ECE alum, in the project using Michigan Micro Motes to track monarch butterfly migration.
October 28, 2020

Tracking monarch butterfly migration with the world’s smallest computer

Phys.org re-publishes our piece on how researchers from ECE and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are using the Michigan Micro Mote to track monarch migration in unprecedented ways.
In the News October 19, 2020

AIP Publishing Awards 2020 Ronald C. Davidson Award to John Foster

Aerospace Engineering and Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Professor John Foster’s paper, “Plasma-based water purification: Challenges and prospects for the future,” among most highly cited, most highly downloaded articles from Physics of Plasmas
The Wall Street Journal October 9, 2020

The contest to protect almost everything on the internet

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Chris Peikert is quoted in the Wall Street Journal.
Scientific American October 7, 2020

‘Supernova slice’ simulates blasts of dying stars

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Carolyn Kuranz explains how a "supernova pizza" model can help us get a better understanding of how dying stars explode.
Forbes September 28, 2020

Being The ‘Only’ Woman Isn’t Enough: 200 Companies Commit To Diversity In Aerospace And Aviation

NASA has announced the intention to land the first woman on the surface of the moon in 2024 with its Artemis program.
National Public Radio September 23, 2020

Politics and climate change science clash as west coast wildfires rage

Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Ricky Rood is interviewed WEMU.
In the News September 14, 2020

Propeller influence on the aeroelastic stability of High-Altitude Long Endurance aircraft

Professor Carlos Cesnik from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan investigated the impact of propeller effects on the aeroelastic stability of very flexible aircraft.
In the News September 10, 2020

3-2-1…blast off! COE students use ARC-TS HPC clusters for rocket design

The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) is a student-run engineering team at U-M that has been designing, building, and launching rockets since its inception in 2003. The MASA team has been working with the ARC-TS and the Great Lakes High-Performance Computing Clusters to rapidly iterate simulations. What previously took six hours on another cluster, takes 15 minutes on Great Lakes.