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Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat

By reflecting nearly all the light they can’t turn into electricity, they help pave the way for storing renewable energy as heat.|Medium Read

Roadmap for teachers: U-M free online learning platform paves the way

K-5 teachers and students throughout Michigan are building thriving learning communities online by using free deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula and platform developed by the U-M Center for Digital Curricula.|Medium Read
3D mesh of a person from a cooking video

New research teaches AI how people move with internet videos

The project enables neural networks to model how people are positioned based on only partial views of their bodies, like perspective shots in instructional videos or vlogs.|Medium Read
Holding a sample of the solar cell

Urban solar energy: Solar panels for windows hit record 8% efficiency

Transparent solar panels on windows could take a bite out of a building’s electricity needs.|Medium Read
TrainTime's capacity view in front of a train

Student developer builds Long Island commuters a safer, more accurate train app

CS undergrad Ryan O’Connor led front-end development on a major update to Long Island Rail Road’s TrainTime app, helping the country’s biggest commuter line offer socially distanced service.|Medium Read
Clarence Wardell III

The Renaissance of the American City

Improving the lives of others has remained a consistent, fundamental value across the entirety of Dr. Wardell’s career.|Short Read
Juneteenth, Celebrate Freedom. Pan-african flag drawn with brush in grunge style

EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change

In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.|Long Read
View of the North Campus Bell Tower blocked by caution tape

Students lead the way on State of Michigan web application to help curb the spread of COVID-19

“I don’t think any of us expected a global pandemic at the end of our senior year, let alone being able to work on an application that helps address it.”|Medium Read
Robot searching in a snack bar

Model helps robots think more like humans when searching for objects

The model is a practical method for robots to look for target items in complex, realistic environments.|Medium Read
Multithreading

New method ensures complex programs are bug-free without testing

The system targets software that runs using concurrent execution, a widespread method for boosting performance, and proves whether a program will output what it's supposed to.|Medium Read

ECE Stands with Black Lives Matter

Members of our community share their stories, their fears, and their hopes for a more inclusive, just future. |Long Read
Student robot project

Instructors mail robot parts, develop video project amid sudden online semester

EECS 373 course instructors quickly pulled together an alternative final project that had students building robots at home.|Medium Read