Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Designed for use in an implantable eye pressure monitor, U-M researchers
 have developed what is believed to be the first complete millimeter-scale computing system. Click here to read more about this computer that is the size a letter on a penny. (Photo by Gyouho Kim)

CoE professor named one of the top chemists of last 10 years
One of the most influential chemists to emerge in the last decade is a professor from the College of Engineering. Nicholas Kotov was recognized in Thomson Reuters' Science Watch as one of the “Top 100 Chemists, 2000-2010.” Kotov is a professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and materials science and engineering.

U-M students perform tonight at Kennedy Center
Top students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will perform this evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the Millennium Stage Conservatory Project, which introduces the best young musicians in America to Washington audiences. This is the seventh time that U-M has been invited to perform in the Conservatory Project. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and can be viewed live online.

Zell Lurie Institute awards $106,300 to student startups
The Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies has announced winners of its 2011 Michigan Business Challenge competition awards and Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grants for U-M student startups. Award winners and grant recipients received funding totaling over $106,000 for excellence in new business plans and concepts.

The Michigan Difference

Crash testing social entrepreneurship
As more and more cars are made available in developing countries, it is likely that lack of available child restraints could lead to a higher infant mortality rate. Rachel Strauss and Megan Bland, two biomedical engineering seniors who will graduate from the College of Engineering in April, have dedicated themselves to creating a solution. They’re building a simpler, more affordable children’s car seat.