Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

U-M's Tech Transfer team has set up a mentor-in-residence scheme to help steer start-ups and entrepreneurs on the path to business success as they bring new technologies to the market place. In this video, Scott Hanson, founder and CEO of Ambiq Micro, talks about how Tech Transfer helped guide his start-up microprocessor business.

MRacing sets acceleration record at SAE event
Rocketing from 0 to 75 mph in 3.766 seconds, U-M’s MRacing Formula SAE team set an SAE Collegiate Design Series record in acceleration at the event held at Michigan International Speedway. Racing against 120 teams from universities and colleges across the globe, the team had its best finish in 16 years. The Michigan team took second overall in the competition. This was the first of two international competitions the team participates in every year. The next is in Germany, Aug. 4-8.

First-ever public sculpture to be installed on Huron River
Artist William Dennisuk’s installation of his porous, vase-like sculpture of bronze rods at a bend of the Huron River comes with a simple message: nature and communities are inextricably linked. The School of Art & Design artist’s elegant sculptural vessel will be installed May 26 (weather permitting) on the Huron River in the Nichols Arboretum. It marks the first funded public sculpture to be displayed on the winding waterway.

UM-Flint unveils new game development curriculum
Wii, Xbox, Nintendo, and the list goes on of video games that fill the hours for many kids and even adults. Now, UM-Flint students have an opportunity to learn what it takes to develop a video game. The Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics recently approved a game development track within the computer science curriculum, and for students it is a chance to learn the basics of a very hot career.

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The Michigan Difference

A tale of two cities
In a new series, "Rebuilding Detroit's Schools: A Tale of Two Cities," Michigan Radio will examine the challenges faced by Detroit Public Schools and how the city can learn from the reform strategies being used in New Orleans. These reports will air Monday-Friday for the next two weeks at 5:20 a.m., 7:20 a.m., and 4:50 a.m. during “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”