Diesel from algae
Andre Boehman, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Walter E. Lay Automotive Laboratory, works on a heavy-duty, single-cylinder engine in the auto lab. Boehman is part of a research team that has received a $2 million federal grant to develop biofuels from algae. (Photo by Evan Dougherty, College of Engineering)
Open Lab Day
Graduate assistant Ruchika Tadakala shows new master’s student Aditya Shankar Chakrabarty around Assistant Professor Amanda Esquivel’s biomechanical engineering lab during Open Lab Day at UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. The event helps connect CECS graduate students interested in research with faculty who need lab assistants. (Photo by Lou Blouin)
Big House wellness
From left, U-M fitness instructors Camille Piner, Julie Sterling, Oluwadamilare Adeyri and Geraldine Powell lead a Zumba session for some of the more than 1,200 faculty and staff who attended “Be Well in the Big House” at Michigan Stadium on Friday. The second annual event, sponsored by MHealthy, featured strength training, Zumba, yoga and meditation sessions on the field and health-focused activities on the concourse. The event showcases the university's ongoing commitment to personal well-being. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
University and student leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon Thursday to re-open the North Campus Recreation Building after a 16-month renovation. The project added modern infrastructure and architectural updates, natural lighting, air conditioning and other features to enhance students’ and members’ overall recreation experience. From left are: Jeff Straw, associate director of facilities; Cheryl Jendryka, NCRB facility manager; President Mark Schlissel; Jazz Teste, co-president of Building a Better Michigan; Lyric Kleber, president of club rugby and the Advisory Committee for Recreational Sports; E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life; Kambiz Khalili, associate vice president for student life; Mike Widen, director of recreational sports. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)
As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day. In this video, Rebecca Hasson, associate professor of kinesiology and nutritional sciences, talks about a U-M effort to encourage in-class exercise breaks for elementary children.