Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Photos from the past week

These photos appeared in the Record Update during the past week.

John Allison, professor of material science and engineering, makes a presentation to a Capitol Hill audience on how computational engineering can speed the development of new materials manufacturing processes. At a lunch sponsored by the Materials Research Society and the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Allison said using computational systems will allow for design studies to be completed in days, not years, and going forth will be the key to industrial competitiveness for the United States. Allison also discussed the new Materials Genome Initiative recently announced by President Obama that is designed to make this transition occur much more quickly within the American economy. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)
Andrew Hypnar, (far right) a graduate of the School of Kinesiology, and the Journey of Hope team show off their bikes outside of the Central Campus Recreation Building. Recently the bike team visited KidSport, a daycamp housed within the Department of Physical Education, and performed a puppet show to educate the children about kids with disabilities. Journey of Hope is a 4,000-mile cross country bike trip — from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. — in which participants raise money for people with disabilities. "Something like this is an experience I can take to the classroom to show students they really can do anything," Hypnar said. While on the trip, Hypnar found out he landed a job in Virginia as a part-time physical education teacher. (Photo by Pat Van Volkinburg, School of Kinesiology)
U-M student Kent Sparks, left, discusses his project for the Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP). He was among those displaying their projects Aug. 5 at the D-SIP Project Showcase. Through the program, participating U-M undergraduates are introduced to philanthropy as a career and as a part of life. Sparks' internship was with the Law School Development Office. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)