In transportation, health care, education and beyond, robots are changing lives, say the organizers of the fifth annual Michigan Robotics Day. And they're doing it from Michigan.
Robotics Day is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 9 at the North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Road.
The College of Engineering will continue to play a major role in a $121.5 million collaborative project to develop a virtual nuclear reactor.
In an effort to drive systemic reform of education in science, technology, engineering and math, the College of Engineering is co-leading a national program that will give more undergraduates and master's students deep experience in faculty research.
The College of Engineering has begun offering a minor in naval engineering, administered by the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME).
The students sit at small tables of four to five, separated by whiteboards, waiting for questions to come up on their electronic devices, which are tapped into a program that knows which student is sitting in what seat.
The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a U-M research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts.
In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, U-M researchers have joined with Mozilla and other industry and nonprofit partners to soon offer free, automated and open website HTTPS encryption.
They're establishing a new certificate authority called Let's Encrypt, which will begin operating in summer 2015.
In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, University of Michigan researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve as electrically activated muscles in the tiny machines.
From the Diag to Pierpont Commons, Michigan Engineering has installed a series of posters featuring the cover of a book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."
The posters ask engineers across campus one very important question: "What chapter are you on?"
In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make. The same material can also reveal the presence of water by changing color.
A University of Michigan professor of chemistry and engineering is among the 15 scientist educators selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute professors, the institute announced Monday.
Natalia "Natasha" Andronova, a research scientist in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer.
When we're strolling down memory lane, our brains recall just as much information while walking as while standing still — findings that contradict the popular science notion that walking hinders one's ability to think.
Software engineering students at the University of Michigan this fall will use IBM's "Jeopardy"-winning Watson system to develop apps that help children with special needs.
A College of Engineering faculty member will lead a new $25 million project to help nations with nuclear power safeguard their materials.
The project also will improve monitoring of nations that don't observe the international nuclear nonproliferation treaty.
A handheld radiation camera developed by U-M engineering researchers offers nuclear plant operators a faster way to find potentially dangerous hot spots and leaky fuel rods.
The university has a long tradition of entrepreneurship education dating back to 1927, but those early seeds have sprouted and grown into a lush garden of offerings during the last 12 years under President Mary Sue Coleman. As she wrote in a commentary published by Forbes in 2010:
The College of Engineering is seeking nominations for its 2014 Excellence in Staff Service Award Program.
Grace meets with College of Engineering students. (Photo by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.)