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Language isn’t just business as usual at local startup realLINGUA

By Tess Postema From language professor to tech company founder If you’ve ever studied a foreign language, a persistent challenge quickly emerges:  How to apply what you learn in the classroom - from conjugation exercises to endless vocabulary lists - to real-life...

U-M Students Mapping Ann Arbor Art

Every summer, the Ann Arbor Art Fairs draw artists and art aficionados from around the world to town. While this group descends upon and subsequently leaves town, still here after the crowds disperse is a vibrant and very visible art community in Ann Arbor. Students...

Pushing the limits of autonomous steering for extreme maneuvers

We don’t need to wait for fully autonomous vehicles to benefit from autonomous driving technologies. Life-saving technologies like this one will be preventing accidents in the future even in situations that require extreme maneuvering skills. You’re driving down the...

Etching a Partnership: IMRA America, U-M and A Nobel Prize Winner

Many at the University of Michigan were awaiting Nobel Prize winner Dr. Gerard Mourou’s lecture and reception when he returned to the school where he researched and taught for 18 years. Don Harter and Tak Omitsu, current and former staff at IMRA America, were no...

Polymer Polymath

By Tess Postema For Dr. John Nanos, the future is foaming with possibilities. Dr. Nanos is the owner, CEO, and formerly sole employee of Ann Arbor-based Nanosystems, Inc., a chemical company that develops specialty prepolymer materials used in a variety of consumer...

Toyota funds professorship in AI at U-Michigan

ANN ARBOR—A $3 million gift from Toyota Motor Corporation endows the first named professorship in artificial intelligence at the University of Michigan and provides additional funding to support AI and robotics faculty. The university’s Board of Regents has approved...

Ross Program Prepares Students for Careers of Tomorrow

Companies are continually looking for creative ways to engage top college students and find resources to solve problems that constrain their business. At the same time, there is a concerted emphasis by schools and colleges to provide students with an opportunity for...

Amazon fulfills student experience

Can you really have too much of a good thing? Amazon may not think so, at least when it comes to working with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. The behemoth online company previously dabbled with a project or two with the program, until they saw the kind of...

Bosch Embeds Themselves in Class

It is rare on campus for industry to get involved in the academic experience of an individual class, but in the case of Robert Bosch, doing so provides the real-world access needed to give the students in Mark Brehob’s Advanced Embedded Systems Design course the...

Seeing Your Ideas in Action

Since 2013, over 70 University of Michigan students on multidisciplinary teams have worked on pressing manufacturing issues at Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS). Doing so has filled an important role for the company – and for the students – in solving critical...

U-M Students Shaping Performance

Connecting with the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor can be a daunting prospect, given its size, breadth and decentralized nature. Shape Corp., a full service, tier-one automotive supplier in Grand Haven, was unfazed by the prospect. Visit campus, leave with new...