‘Lost in Translation’
Heather Mann, a graduate student in the School of Education who earned her degree in December 2012, was among the storytellers in the inaugural “Lost in Translation” event last year. The second such storytelling event focusing on global experiences is Thursday at North Quad. Photo by Bill Nolting.
David Sherman, research professor at the Life Sciences Institute and Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, explores biochemical pathways of marine microorganisms with the goal of finding new drug candidates to treat infectious diseases and cancers. This slideshow from Michigan Today displays photos from a research expedition Sherman led in May to Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Photo by Luis Acosta.
Plastic water bottles — Jessica Fabisiak discovered them just about everywhere — on classroom desks and overflowing from campus trash bins. Bothered by the waste, the UM-Dearborn graduate student stumbled upon a greenhouse constructed of plastic water bottles. “I thought to myself, ‘I should try this,’” she said. She undertook the project during a sustainability internship with UM-Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center. Photo by Alex Piazza, UM-Dearborn.
Looking for a Halloween activity with a 21st-century twist? How about a 3-D jack-o’-lantern that comes from the pumpkin patch by way of the UM3D lab. This video documents the creation of a seasonal decoration in a new and interesting way.
Purifying water with plasma
John Foster, associate professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, is working on a method to purify water with the fourth state of matter — plasma. In this video, Foster describes how his new technology, which produces reactive radicals that can attack organic contaminants such as pesticides and pharmaceuticals, could help solve a problem not currently being addressed in conventional treatment methods that rely on filtration and chlorine.