The Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship Program at U-M strives to expand interest in basic science research by bringing high school students from under-resourced areas to U-M to become immersed in a hands-on science laboratory experience. In this video, Roger Cone, director of the Life Sciences Institute, describes how the program seeks to motivate students to pursue further education and careers in STEM fields.
Kevin Perkins, regional energy manager in the Office of Campus Sustainability, discusses energy management with Kim Kiernan (left), administrative director in Facilities & Operations, and Lorraine Currie, director of enterprise strategic risk management in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Perkins staffed a table on the Diag Thursday at EarthFest, an annual event to celebrate environmental and energy initiatives throughout the university and the Ann Arbor community. (Photo by Steve Culver, The University Record)
Risks of recycling e-waste
For the last three years Richard Neitzel, associate professor of global public health, and environmental health sciences, and his interdisciplinary team has been studying e-waste recycling in hope to identify health hazards for workers and help them improve their working conditions. In this video, Neitzel discusses his team’s work and what they found.
Comparing urban biographies
“Urban Biographies, Ancient and Modern,” now open at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, showcases three classical cities where U-M sponsors field projects: Gabii in Italy, Olynthos in Greece and Notion in Turkey. In this video, Christopher Ratté, professor of classical archaeology and research associate at the museum, discusses how the archaeologists excavating these cities, in collaboration with students and faculty from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, are comparing their findings with projects of urban rebuilding in contemporary Detroit.
Wolverine Express takes U-M faculty, staff, students and alumni to under-resourced high schools across the state to promote higher education through their own stories of aspiration, education and career experiences. In this video, participants talk about the program and what they bring to it. Those interested in participating this year can sign up online.