May 20, 2020
Protecting workersRead more about these two new devices
Treating patients with COVID-19 means health care workers are putting their own health and safety on the line each day. Now, two new devices, dubbed Aerosolve, could offer additional safety for health care workers, while allowing more effective treatment of patients with infections spread by respiratory droplets. In this video, researchers from U-M’s Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care describe the devices they designed: a portable negative-pressure helmet and a portable negative-pressure procedural tent.
May 19, 2020
‘Blossom’ speaks volumesSee the winners and the As I See It photo competition submissions
Arts at Michigan’s latest photography contest has ended, and “Blossom” has been voted the winner. The theme for the competition was “sound,” and this photo by Anders Lundin, an undergraduate studying art and design, was voted tops by the U-M community. Competitions take place periodically throughout the year, with different themes and media for each round.
May 18, 2020
‘Four Years in Blue’Read more about the medical students’ journey
In 2016, the University of Michigan Medical School welcomed 172 new doctors-in-training. Out of this group, 15 students agreed to be followed throughout all four years of their medical training, documenting key milestones in their journeys from the first months on campus until just days before graduation for most of them. In this short film, they tell their stories in their own words with glimpses into the reality of med school life as they lived it.
May 15, 2020
Plasma jet wandsRead more about the plasma jet wands
An ion-emitting wand under development at U-M has the potential to enable quick decontamination of surfaces in hospitals and public places. The project has been funded with a rapid response grant from the National Science Foundation. In this video, John Foster, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences and of aerospace engineering, and Mirko Gamba, associate professor of aerospace engineering, explain the science beyond this initiative.
May 14, 2020
Helping, learning in KenyaRead more about this effort to improve dental care in Kenya
U-M faculty and students in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and engineering are part of a cross-disciplinary partnership working together for a decade to improve health care around the state of Meru in Kenya. Before the coronavirus pandemic reached Kenya, 30 U-M students immersed themselves in a learning and service journey to the east African country. This video explains how the dental students taught older students proper dental hygiene, which they passed along to younger students in an area where dentists are rare.
May 13, 2020
Bloom celebration canceledRead more about the bloom celebration cancellationEach spring, Nichols Arboretum at U-M boasts a spectacular display of peonies, drawing large crowds from all over the region. This spring, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic peony garden will bloom without visitors. In this video, Bob Grese, director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, asks people to skip their annual visit and explains how to enjoy the bloom virtually.
May 11, 2020
Robot business boomingRead more about the delivery robots
The restaurant business has suffered under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a U-M startup that builds three-wheeled, autonomous REV-1 delivery robots it trying to prop it up. A pilot deployment of eight robots by Refraction AI is doing four times as many runs since the crisis began. This video explains how the robots operate and their importance during the pandemic.
May 8, 2020
Business after crisesRead a Q&A with Jerry Davis
Jerry Davis, professor of business and associate dean for business and impact at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, sees parallels between the Great Recession and the one caused by COVID-19. In this video, he explores some of them, as well as how entrepreneurial and technological trends that bubbled up in the intervening years could be catalysts for significant change on the other side of the latest economic upheaval.
May 7, 2020
Problem-solving under pressureRead more about the WDI 24-Hour Case Competition
In February, U-M’s William Davidson Institute conducted its first-ever 24-Hour Case Competition, during which eight student teams worked furiously on a problem focused around a company’s efforts to develop a renewable energy “mini grid.” This video looks at the competition and the eventual winners.
May 6, 2020
Returning the world to work
Public health includes both protecting people from coronavirus and getting people back to work as safely as possible. They are not mutually exclusive. This short video from the School of Public Health explains the “stacked practices” everyone should take whenever they begin returning to work.