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Michigan Daily December 5, 2019

‘U’ launches inaugural nuclear energy competition

The University of Michigan’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and the Energy Institute partnered with a D.C.-based research institute, the Energy Impact Center, to create the first inaugural energy competition.
December 5, 2019

Finding your way to leadership

The nuclear industry needs leadership for continued successful operation and to steer through today’s economic, technical and political challenges. But while the issues themselves are being well studied and documented, the nature of leadership itself is often quite unclear. Jeremy Gordon asks a range of nuclear leaders what we really mean when we talk about leadership and how young professionals can discover their own leadership role.
Wired December 4, 2019

Teaching self-driving cars to watch for unpredictable humans

NAME assistant professor Matthew Johnson-Roberson tells Wired one of AV's biggest hurdles are unpredictable human drivers and pedestrians.
CNN December 2, 2019

Azellia White, a pioneering African American female pilot, is dead at 106

Azellia White, one of the nation's first African American female pilots, earned her pilot's license just after World War II. After World War II, White and her husband, along with two other Tuskegee Airmen, created the Sky Ranch Flying Service, which was a flight school, delivery service and airport with a mission to serve the black community during segregation.
Inside Higher Ed December 2, 2019

A friend at the front of the room

Alec Gallimore, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Aerospace Engineering and collaborators at Georgia Tech and University of Colorado share actionable advice for academic leaders.
In the News November 25, 2019

Steamship Authority Announces New Hire, Liam J. Slein

Liam J. Slein serves as the authority’s project engineer. A US Coast Guard veteran, Mr. Slein has master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and naval architecture/marine engineering from the University of Michigan. November 22, 2019

Contest asks U-M students to re-imagine nuclear waste to reverse climate change

The first ever “Nuclear Energy Grand Challenge: Reimagining Nuclear Waste” prize will engage innovators and entrepreneurs at the college level to tackle one of the most unique challenges facing the nuclear energy industry—the perception of nuclear waste.
Bloomberg November 14, 2019

Expensive, Glitchy Voting Machines Expose 2020 Hacking Risks

Paper ballots may be safer and cheaper, but local officials swoon at digital equipment. Remarks from J. Alex Halderman.
Futurity November 14, 2019

People want self-driving cars to share their personality

Even if we don’t have one ourselves, we want to see driverless cars to be agreeable, conscientious, and stable, according to a new study.
Michigan Radio November 8, 2019

Stateside: Robots deliver your dinner

Beep! Bop! Boop! Robots soon could deliver bibimbap to your door
Michigan Daily November 8, 2019

Engineering professors create robot food delivery service

Two University of Michigan Engineering professors have developed a robotic food delivery service that transports food from local restaurants to customers’ homes.
Wired November 8, 2019

This Food-Delivery Robot Wants to Share the Bike Lane

Refraction AI, founded by two researchers at the University of Michigan, joins a crowded field of self-driving delivery vehicles.