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Michigan Daily December 10, 2019

Nuclear policy analyst gives talk at NERS colloquium

Friday afternoon, about 50 of University of Michigan students, professors and Ann Arbor community members gathered to hear Ty Otto, an analyst at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, speak about nonproliferation policy and how it relates to and affects the nuclear industry at the Nuclear Engineering and Radioactive Sciences colloquium.
MLive.com December 9, 2019

From Michigan to the Marines: ex-linebacker Noah Furbush now in the Corps

This past week, former U-M Football player and CLASP graduate Noah Furbush (MEng '18) completed training and has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
December 8, 2019

Universities’ Crucial Role in Our Spacefaring Future

UM AERO Department Chair Anthony Waas and CLaSP Chair Tuija Pulkinnen discuss the important role of universities in the future of space exploration.
In the News December 8, 2019

AERO Alumnus Evan Hilgemnann will discuss potential solutions for exploring Venus at the Horological Society of New York.

AERO Alumnus Evan Hilgemnann will discuss potential solutions for exploring Venus at the Horological Society of New York. His solution comes from 16th-century automatons, which were mechanical devices capable of performing a series of complex actions to achieve a specific result.
MLive.com December 5, 2019

UM nets $450,000 federal grant for nuclear engineering research

The grant is a slice of $15 million awarded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to academic institutions this fiscal year, according to a press release, and will help fund research in the College of Engineering’s Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences department.
TechCrunch December 5, 2019

Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility

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.