Flight test facility
M-Air is a new outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles at U-M. The $800,000, netted, four-story complex lets researchers and students safely push algorithms and equipment to their limits. In this video, Ella Atkins, professor of aerospace engineering, and graduate students Prashin Sharma and Matthew Romano describe the benefits of the new facility.
Rogel Cancer Center
In honor of Richard and Susan Rogel's many years of service and giving to U-M — most recently a $150 million gift to aid cancer research and care — the Board of Regents on Thursday renamed the Comprehensive Cancer Center the Rogel Cancer Center. In this video, the Rogels discuss what inspired their gift, and university officials explain how it will enable U-M to expand the scope of cancer research.
Innovation on the mat
Lisa Hass, senior associate athletic trainer for U-M women's gymnastics, wraps around gymnast Emma McLean's custom heel cup before a recent gymnastics meet. The heel cup, designed by a College of Engineering professor and technician, allowed McLean to compete in this year's Big Ten Championship following a soft-tissue bruise. (Photo courtesy of Michigan Athletics)
Streamline public transit
A lack of reliable public transportation has been a stumbling block for many Benton Harbor workers or those looking for work. Researchers at U-M are looking to provide data that will help city and area officials improve and streamline the services that could help residents escape poverty. This video explores Benton Harbor's transportation challenges and how U-M researchers are working to help.
Poultry, people and pathogens
U-M researchers have been studying production-style chicken farming practices in rural Ecuador. The research is part of a larger, longitudinal study that seeks to understand how new highways have affected the epidemiology in the area. In this video, Hayden Hedman, a doctoral candidate in the School for Environment and Sustainability, discusses his research into the use of antibiotics in chicken farming.