Finding lead pipes in Flint
Copper or lead? It's the burning question in Flint as the painstaking process to find, remove and replace lead water pipes continues this summer. In this video, Eric Schwartz, assistant professor of marketing, discusses how U-M students and professors, working with the city, helped answer that question with data science, a method that could save as much as $10 million — a 10 percent savings and roughly equivalent to replacing the lead pipes in an additional 2,000 homes.
Global CO2 Initiative
The mission of the Global CO2 Initiative at U-M is to fund and conduct research to transform carbon dioxide into commercially successful products. In this video, Volker Sick, associate vice president for research of natural sciences and engineering, and Global CO2 Initiative lead, explains what the initiative hopes to achieve.
2018 D-SIP showcase
Zion Jackson, an incoming junior at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, presents his fundraising project at the annual Development Summer Internship Program showcase Aug. 3 at Palmer Commons. Jackson helped plan the second annual Healthy Kids Fair at Packard Health in Ypsilanti. He is speaking with Betsy Jackman (left), executive director of talent management for the Office of University Development, and Erica Jenkins, manager of annual giving and alumni relations for the School of Education. Jackson was one of 23 D-SIP interns, who worked on projects in a different school, college or unit. (Photo by Lon Horwedal, Michigan Photography)
Solar tech and water desalination
Over the past year, a team of students from U-M developed a proprietary process to provide a cost-effective and easy solution to water scarcity issues in coastal regions in Mexico. In this video, Jose Alfaro, clinical assistant professor of environment and sustainability, and students explain how the new process and technology results in both a salable by-product, by processing brine into salt, and an improved capacity for coastal fishers to bring their catch to larger markets.
Novum takes second in ASC
The U-M Solar Car Team and its single-hull vehicle, Novum, cross the finish line in Bend, Oregon, on Sunday at the end of the the nine-day, 1,700-mile American Solar Challenge. In a tough race that crossed the Rocky Mountains, the U-M team placed second, breaking a string of six consecutive first-place ASC finishes. U-M came in just 16 minutes behind Western Sydney University in one of the closest U.S. solar races in the event’s history. (Photo courtesy of the American Solar Challenge)