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Dr. S. Shankar Sastry speaks before an audience.

Technology innovation for the most pressing problems of society

S. Shankar Sastry, Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley delivers the The 2017 Michael Korybalski Distinguished Lecture.|Short Read

Aero alumni launch company named to “50 Colorado Startups to Watch in 2017”

College of Engineering alums Suzanne and Kevin Hayen (BSAE ’08 and BSEE ’08) found company Let’s Be Chefs named to "50 Colorado Startups to Watch in 2017" by Built In Colorado. |Medium Read
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Peter S. Fuss: From Michigan to Leading a Global Network Technology Company

Fuss' solid foundation and curious nature led him to make lasting contributions first at Bell Labs, and then as a founder and president of Tellabs, International.|Medium Read

The ‘Power’ of a lunchbox

Vasanthakumar came back to Chennai in 2016 with a goal to reinvent traditional and widely used personal products, starting with one of the most versatile products –— the lunchbox. |Short Read
Portrait of Aisha Bowe

Growing STEM

In 2013, alumna Aisha Bowe co-founded STEMBoard, a technology company. STEMBoard’s goal is to help historically underrepresented youth play a role in designing tomorrow’s technologies.|Short Read

Beyster Collections showcase a lifetime of ideas from U-M alum

Three permanent exhibits on U-M's North Campus pay tribute to the achievements of Michigan Engineer J. Robert Beyster|Medium Read
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The Startup Finale 2017

The final teams fight for their chance to win the grand prize of $15,000.|Short Read
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Aero alum Jeff Froster turns international entrepreneur

Froster finds himself an international entrepreneur, leading an innovative low-energy building services firm in Perth, Australia. |Medium Read

CSE-based startup Clinc receives $6.3M in funding to further develop intelligent banking assistant

Clinc has built Finie, the world’s most advanced voice-controlled A.I. platform for banking.|Short Read
Hand grasping FlexDex.

New low-cost surgical instrument moves like a surgeon’s hand

In an era of spiraling healthcare cost concerns, a new $500 surgical instrument developed at the University of Michigan is vying to take the place of a $2 million robot for certain minimally invasive procedures.|Medium Read
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Phil Brabbs: Co-Founder and Chief Visionary, Torrent Consulting

Alumnus Phil Brabbs speaks with students about risks, failures, and successes from his career as a University of Michigan student, football player, and entrepreneur.|Medium Read
Scientist pours base to construct kevlar battery membrane

U-M battery startup enters $1.5M joint venture

In an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries for technologies like electric vehicles, smartphones and laptops, a Michigan Engineering startup has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major players in the industry.|Medium Read