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Thomas Zurbuchen named head of NASA Science Mission Directorate

A space science professor who played a leading role in establishing a culture of entrepreneurship at Michigan Engineering and across U-M's campus has been named to a high-ranking post at NASA.|Short Read
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SpecOp takes second in Venture Well’s BMEidea Competition, eyes next steps

When a class project wasn’t going to cut it in the market, the SpecOp team didn't give up.|Medium Read
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Driverless vehicle startups move into U-M incubator

Three high-potential companies from the West Coast will join the experiential learning incubator TechLab at Mcity, moving resources to develop their driverless vehicle technologies in Ann Arbor.|Medium Read
Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson and team members pose at the New York Stock Exchange after ringing the opening bell.

‘The most interesting tech IPO of the year’ was founded by alums

A Q&A with the Michigan Engineering alumni who founded Twilio, a "unicorn" in the tech industry.|Medium Read
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CSE-based startup receives funding to develop systems based on intelligent personal assistant technology

Clinc has built Lucida, its state-of- the-art, open-source intelligent assistant and machine learning platform that allows developers and the open-source community to easily create and deploy personalized voice and vision-based intelligent assistants.|Short Read
Prof. Satinder Singh Baveja

New venture is on the path to build continual learning AIs

Cogitai was formed with the aim of developing AI technology that empowers machines to learn from interaction with the real world.|Short Read
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Making Memory Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger

Prof. Wei Lu and former student Dr. Sung Hyun Jo co-founded Crossbar, Inc. to tackle the physical limitations of conventional memory technology. |Medium Read
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Students make connections at NSBE National Convention

The convention hosted more than 100 major companies, and offered students career workshops on interviewing, networking, and general industry know-how.|Short Read
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Engineering a better life for people with diabetes

Hygieia automates and streamlines diabetes treatment, a disease affecting over 29 million Americans.|Medium Read
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Cutting the cost of hearing

MEMStim’s technology is already two phases into pre-clinical testing in preparation for FDA examination. Very few MEMS devices have made it this far.|Medium Read
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Better gender balance goal of latest MHacks hackathon

MHacks: Refactor, v7 of the nationally-renowned U-M hackathon, drew many more women, underrepresented students and first-timers.|Medium Read
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The Startup: Which venture will be the last one standing?

Fifteen ideas are still in the running. Which student venture will be the last one standing? The Startup is a unique, semester-long competition and mentoring program.|Medium Read