The latest and final round of Third Century Initiative Quick Win/Discovery grants will go to more than 20 projects, including a technology-based design solution for children with autism, one that encourages performing artists to approach their careers from an entrepreneurial mindset, and another that expands social science research opportunities
Provost Martha Pollack has appointed an advisory committee to search for a new dean of the College of Engineering. The search process already has begun.
The art of paper cutting may slice through a roadblock on the way to flexible, stretchable electronics, a team of engineers and an artist at the University of Michigan has found.
A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of the Associated Press. It read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."
An advanced nuclear reactor under development by Hitachi could help solve the nuclear waste problem, and University of Michigan researchers were involved in verifying its safe performance through computer simulations.
Undergraduate students at the University of Michigan have a new major course of study to choose from — one that is highly relevant in this age of "Big Data."
LSA and the College of Engineering have announced the winners of two major national scholarship competitions — the Goldwater Scholarship for STEM and Beinecke Scholarship for Humanities and Social Sciences.
President Emeritus James Duderstadt will receive the National Science Board's prestigious Vannevar Bush Award.
A $54 million robotics center at the University of Michigan will help advance the field as researchers say it's reaching a tipping point — poised to deliver autonomous technologies that are woven into our everyday lives.
The Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project Thursday.
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.