Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More than 100 high school students from across Detroit gathered at the Michigan Engineering Zone to build robots for the national FIRST Robotics competition. The College of Engineering is sponsoring the zone in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools. Click here for more information, and click the photo for a video about the program.

U-M’s Enertia team wins Clean Energy Prize
Enertia, a team of three U-M students, won the top award of $50,000 in the 2009-10 Clean Energy Prize business plan competition. The group’s proposal involved a device that can harness vibrations to generate electricity to power small electronics, such as remote sensors and surgically implanted medical equipment.

DPS reminds drivers to heed stop signs
The Department of Public Safety has issued a reminder for vehicles to obey stop signs and other traffic signals on campus. It comes after a traffic survey at one intersection during a 45-minute “rush hour” period showed that only 25 percent of the cars came to a legal stop.

Depression on College Campuses conference at U-M
New research findings and innovative strategies for identifying and treating depression across student identity groups will be explored during the eighth annual Depression on College Campuses conference March 10-11. The two-day event explores how colleges and universities can identify and implement changes needed to most effectively support their students’ mental health.

The Michigan Difference

Sprinting to the top
Paralympian Jerome Singleton (left), a senior Industrial and Operations Engineering student, recently set a world record in the 60-yard dash. Singleton, whose right leg was amputated below the knee when he was 18 months old, finished with a time of 7.34 seconds at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational track and field meet at Ann Arbor on Jan. 23. He broke the previous record by 0.44 seconds.