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Polymer Polymath

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Harnessing the power of virtual reality to improve medical training

Harnessing the power of virtual reality to improve medical training

Your son fell on the playground at school and you find yourself in the emergency room with him. Medical staff are bustling around the triage area, and a seemingly large number of people are involved. The quality of care your son receives becomes top of mind. How...

U-M Students Shaping Performance

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...

Home is Where the Research is

Home is Where the Research is

How important is the shape of the bottle when selecting a dishwashing detergent? "Not that important," shares a grandmother with arthritis, and yet the way she holds the bottle, her heart rate, skin response and facial expression tell a very different story. How do we...

University breaks ground on new Ford Robotics Building

University breaks ground on new Ford Robotics Building

Robots developed at facility will address range of societal needs By Nicole Casal Moore Michigan News Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the...

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Autonomous Vehicle

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Autonomous Vehicle

PNC Bank Sponsors Sanger Leadership Crisis Challenge for Third Year in a Row By Tess Postema Where can you find the top executive officers of successful companies, from Shinola to Sprint, from Vox Media to Blackstone, in the same space as hundreds of university...

Celebrating knowledge and a long term partnership

Celebrating knowledge and a long term partnership

Every spring, tucked away on the edge of campus in an historic building, a meaningful ceremony takes place. Around ten newly minted Ph.D. alumni return to campus – from all over the world – to speak about their dissertation research to a small group of faculty...

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UM Engineering Students Take Wraps Off 2019 MRacing Car at PDC

UM Engineering Students Take Wraps Off 2019 MRacing Car at PDC

“These students had a full load of classes, and during peak times the team spent nearly 40 hours a week working on the car,” said George Halow, Ford executive champion, UM student vehicle teams.  “It’s a real commitment and a labor of love that gets them to this...

New resource for industry: Key Research Initiatives at U-M

New resource for industry: Key Research Initiatives at U-M

We have daily conversations with companies around a myriad of programs, projects and faculty at the University of Michigan every day. What we find is those conversations often involve a handful of primary U-M areas of expertise that are particularly relevant for the...

Staff Profile: Sheila Waterhouse asks a lot of questions

Staff Profile: Sheila Waterhouse asks a lot of questions

Our staff are central to the mission of the Business Engagement Center. As a means to get to know us and what makes us tick, our staff profile series is designed to offer insight into our team. Next in the series is Sheila Waterhouse, the communications and marketing...

Michigan Research Cores offers a new, searchable resource database

Michigan Research Cores offers a new, searchable resource database

The University of Michigan’s Biosciences Initiative and Medical School Office of Research have partnered to create a powerful, searchable database with information on research cores across campus. The university is full of rich core resources, but they are often...

Cryptocurrency innovation: U-M to establish FinTech Collaboratory

Cryptocurrency innovation: U-M to establish FinTech Collaboratory

ANN ARBOR—Financial technology research and education at the University of Michigan will get a boost with $1 million from Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative. The funding to U-M—one of 11 universities with new partnerships with Ripple—will support...

Welcome Amy Bellas to the BEC!

Welcome Amy Bellas to the BEC!

The Business Engagement Center is pleased to welcome Amy Bellas to our team and back to the University of Michigan. Amy's 20 years of industry and university experience will help her to facilitate relationships between corporations and faculty. She is responsible for...

Aptiv supports multiple student organizations with $40,000 gift

On campus last week, Aptiv representatives brought a check for their 2018 gift to support U-M students at the annual Scholarship Fellowship Luncheon. Aptiv's gift supports a variety of teams and student organizations as well as the College of Engineering's Career...

LSA’s Thomas Baird named next vice president for development

Thomas A. Baird, a longtime University of Michigan fundraiser, has been named the university’s next vice president for development. His appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. Baird, a U-M graduate and resident of Ann Arbor, has spent the last three...

Deloitte matches alumni giving and makes an impact at Ross

U-M alumni gifts make an even bigger impact when matched by their awesome employers. Deloitte personally delivered their annual matching gift to Ross Dean Scott DeRue. Thank you for helping U-M raise $5 billion in the Victors for Michigan campaign!

11th Annual University Research Corridor (URC) Economic Report (2018)

Michigan’s University Research Corridor, which includes U-M, contributed $18.7 billion to the state economy in 2017, an increase from $16.5 billion in 2015, according to a new report. The Anderson Economic Group also reported the URC, one of the nation’s top research...

Faculty Spotlight: Rada Mihalcea

Faculty Spotlight: Rada Mihalcea

Rada Mihalcea is a rock star professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at U-M’s College of Engineering and a champion for the growth and retention of women in that field. She sat down to talk with us about why she loves what she does and wants other...

ExxonMobil Alums Give Back

ExxonMobil Alums Give Back

Jeff Foutz, Upstream Global Development Manager at ExxonMobil Corporation,  traveled from Houston to Ann Arbor last week for a special presentation. A 2001 MBA alum of the Ross School of Business, Jeff didn't come for an official visit, however; he came to present the...