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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.
MLive.com 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.