April 28, 2022
MAP turns 30Read more about the MAP program
The Multidisciplinary Actions Projects program — commonly known as MAP — at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Far from quietly easing into its third decade, however, the cornerstone of action-based learning at Ross continues to expand and enrich the experiences of students and sponsors. In this photo, MAP team members and MBA candidates Will Want, Ji Hae Oh, Eric Chun, Nikita Eliseev, Rachel Sze and Adam Kerlin visit the Blue Origin spaceflight company. (Photo courtesy of Eric Chun)
April 25, 2022
2022 TIP winnersRead more about the winning faculty projects
Recipients of the 2022 Teaching Innovation Prizes are, top row from left, Michelle Bellino, Timothy Cheek, Josh Pasek and Elle O’Brien. Bottom row, from left, are LIFE team members Olivia Anderson, Thomas Bishop, Debra Mattison and Laura Smith.
April 21, 2022
Morphable aerial dronesRead more about the morphable drone project
Vasileios Tzoumas, assistant professor of aerospace enegineering, is using his expertise to mentor students from the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program to develop the next generation of drone technology. This video explores how the UROP students are helping to develop morphable drones that are efficient during takeoff, maneuvering, and landing, resilient against the elements of nature, and agile in cluttered and dynamic environments.
April 20, 2022
Science meets artRead more and view more images of Perennial
Perennial, a new art installation that hangs in the School of Dentistry’s three-story atrium, consists of more than 900 gold-leafed elements to form a 3D rendering of a columbine flower. Created by award-winning artist Ralph Helmick, it brings a distinctive addition to U-M’s campus art portfolio. In this video, Helmick and his wife, Nan Niland, discuss the origins of his creation.
April 19, 2022
Earth Day cleanup and recyclingRead more about the cleanup days and chemical recycling
Earth Day comes twice a year for U-M chemistry professor Anne McNeil and her lab — at least, it has since last year. On Earth Day 2021, the McNeil lab organized the inaugural Huron River Watershed Cleanup and the event was so successful that the group repeated the event in the fall. The community cleanup days felt like a natural extension of what McNeil’s lab focuses on: the chemical recycling and upcycling of plastics. This video highlights the work of Huron River cleanup volunteers.
April 18, 2022
Math gamesRead more about the High 5s program
The first five years of a child’s life are considered the most critical for development. But learning opportunities lag for many children, particularly those from low-income households. A math enrichment program called High 5s, developed at U-M to help close the achievement gap, is being implemented in the Taylor School District. In this video, Taylor School District teachers and students, and U-M’s Robin Jacob talk about the program that makes learning math fun.
April 15, 2022
2022 UROP symposiumRead more about UROP
Elizabeth Tower, a junior majoring in international studies, talks with mentor Samer Ali, associate professor of Middle East studies in LSA. The two have been working together through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. UROP’s annual research symposium will return in a hybrid format from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 20 at the Michigan League. (Photo by Sean Carter Photography)
April 14, 2022
Smarter 3D printingRead more about the SmartScan process
Standard metal 3D printing methods cause products to warp, which can make them unusable in the aerospace, automotive, and biomedical industries that rely on them. A U-M research team led by Chinedum Okwudire, associate professor of mechanical engineering, developed thermal-model-based software that directs printer lasers on the optimal scanning sequence to reduce warpage. This video shows how the process works.
April 11, 2022
Decolonizing U-M’s Philippines collectionsRead more about the project
U-M is 8,199 miles from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Spread throughout multiple campus locations is one of the largest collections of historical Filipino artifacts outside of the archipelago nation. “It’s outrageous when you think about it. What are these Philippine artifacts and photographs and archival materials doing here, halfway around the world, in the middle of the United States? Do Filipinos even know they exist?” asked Deirdre de la Cruz, associate professor of history and of Asian languages and cultures. De la Cruz (right) and Ricky Punzalan, associate professor of information, are leading a project to look at the collections with fresh eyes, repair harmful historical descriptions, and construct new models for how to best engage community members and scholars with the plethora of Filipino history stored at U-M.
April 8, 2022
Look to the rainbowRead more and view other contest entries
A rainbow arcing across the sky is an ethereal symbol of hope after a storm, and this photo by research lab specialist John Den Uyl, shot in Baraga County, Michigan, creates a poetic narrative. “Rainbow over the Michigamme Highlands” took first place in the 2021 Photographer-at-Large Contest conducted by LSA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Den Uyl said he captured the breathtaking image soon after arriving at his canoe-in campsite: “I remember thinking ‘I’d better get my tent set up, those clouds to the west look pretty dark.’ Then I turned around and saw one of the most beautiful landscapes I’d ever seen.”