"It used to be frustrating to think that if we start doing research on this maybe in three or four years we can have something for them. The fact that you can design something and you have the technology to make it right away is phenomenal."
Scott Hollister, professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering and associate professor of surgery
"It's often more fun to try to figure out the problem than to do the repair itself."
Bob Winkler, U-M heavy equipment mechanic.
"We are all searching for meaning and ways to grow. It's even more stark in prison — it's so urgent."
Janie Paul, professor of art and social work, and co-creator of the Prison Creative Arts Project
"Research is such an integral part of our institute and university and I'm proud to be a significant player."
Todd Brown, contract and grant specialist at the Life Sciences Institute
"Although I enjoy doing research a lot, it would not be as much fun without students."
Ivette Perfecto, professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment
"The students are great. They want to save the world around them in some way."
Kimberly Smith, program adviser for LSA's Program in the Environment
"Women's leadership has traditionally been undervalued or gone unrecognized altogether by contemporaries and historians alike. This course demonstrates that women have left an inspiring and instructional legacy of leadership."
Georgina Hickey, professor of history in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at UM-Dearborn
"I like the people, and there are always new and interesting things going on."
Brandon Werner, screen reader specialist, on his job using technology to assist blind people.
"My role as an adviser has been as a witness. A witness to what the students are experiencing here as first gens."
Dwight Lang, adviser for First Gen College Students @ Michigan
"I love putting things together to communicate in an effective way."
Sue Schreck, graphic designer and program/event coordinator at the Confucius Institute, and herb-based-soap maker.