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Election lessons from Michigan

Election security expert J. Alex Halderman dissects Antrim County's election debacle to help future contests go more smoothly.|Medium Read
Jeremy Bricker

How to make sure Biden’s infrastructure plan can hold up to climate change – and save money

In The Conversation, Jeremy Bricker writes that adaptive design techniques would be a cost-efficient way to face an uncertain future under climate change.|Short Read
Mario Gutierrez consults Prof. Lola Eniola in a lab

Black biomedical scientists still lag in research funding – here’s why that matters to all Americans

In The Conversation, Omolola Eniola-Adefeso says "If science is to benefit all Americans, science first must be done by all Americans."|Short Read
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Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

In The Conversation, experts break down what's needed to make CO2 in concrete work on a wide scale to curb global emissions.|Short Read
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The pandemic has revealed the cracks in US manufacturing: Here’s how to fix them

The global pandemic has interrupted supply chains for almost 75% of US companies.|Short Read

School bus safety during the COVID-19 pandemic: 8 recommendations

In The Conversation, Capecelatro offers suggestions like keeping windows open, shorter trips and below half-capacity seating on public buses.|Short Read
Prof. Chad Jenkins

Before we put $100 billion in AI

An op-ed on developing artificial intelligence to serve the common good by Chad Jenkins.|Short Read
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Deciding how and whether to reopen schools is complex – here’s how rocket scientists would develop a plan

The United States approach to sending astronauts to the moon could help inform our response to COVID-19.|Short Read
Chad Jenkins, CSE Associate Professor, poses with his research group's two robots, Odd Job and Cookie, in the Beyster Building on October 27, 2016

Technology that serves all: a single step could pave the way

A Q&A with Chad Jenkins.|Medium Read

Trump’s restrictions on Chinese students stifle American companies, universities and innovation

In an op-ed, Brian Denton shares his perspective on the damages done by placing restrictions on Chinese students in the U.S.|Short Read
Siqian Shen. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.

How much coronavirus testing is enough? States could learn from retailers as they ramp up

To control the coronavirus spread, the U.S. needs to get the most value out of the limited testing capacity it has.|Short Read
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‘We’ll get through this together’

In a letter to the College of Engineering, Dean Gallimore champions the community's leadership and compassion as students, faculty and staff take on COVID-19.|Short Read