• ‘Everything-repellent’ coating could kidproof phones, homes

    In an advance that could grime-proof phone screens, countertops, camera lenses and countless other everyday items, a materials science researcher at U-M has demonstrated a smooth, durable, clear coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohols and, yes, peanut butter. Called “omniphobic” in materials science parlance, the new coating repels just about every known liquid.

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  • M-Air First Flight

    M-Air is a new outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles at the University of Michigan. It lets researchers and students safely push algorithms and equipment to their limits. M-Air is a netted, four-story complex situated next to the site where the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building will open in late 2019.

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  • Making Science Visible

    The Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design offers a course created and taught by Professor Brad Smith called Making Science Visible that is an introduction to science illustration – and so much more. Scores of students look forward to enrolling once they have completed prerequisite classes that prepare them to draw and design visual narratives.

    Learn more about this collaboration with the U-M Museum of Zoology

  • Professor Ford

    In the spring of 1977, hundreds of U-M students encountered a new faculty member: Gerald R. Ford, 38th president of the United States and adjunct professor of political science.

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