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Portrait of Sridhar Kota

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
the moon

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
Portrait of Alec Gallimore

‘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
The summer sun rises on North Campus of the University of Michigan

Autonomous vehicles can be fooled to ‘see’ nonexistent obstacles

Vehicles that perceive obstacles that aren't really there could cause traffic accidents.|Short Read
Sriram works at his computer

Deep learning AI discovers surprising new antibiotics

Deep-learning AI will help keep us ahead of drug resistant pathogens.|Short Read
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Herek Clack (left) talks to Zijie Lin, CEE student

A plasma reactor zaps airborne viruses – and could help slow the spread of infectious diseases

Using nonthermal plasma reactors, researchers could one day curb the spread of airborne pathogens.|Short Read
Satellite photo of the Great Lakes. Photo: NASA

Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes

University of Michigan experts say the rapid transitions between extreme high and low water levels in the Great Lakes represent the “new normal.” |Short Read