• Successful student innovations continue to evolve

    From an app for facilitating end-of-life conversations, to creation of sustainable animal feed to a lactation simulation model to help with breastfeeding, U-M entrepreneurs continue to advance ventures started when they were students. Finding a good source of animal protein using Black Soldier Fly larvae was team Kulisha’s answer to counter the impact of destructive fishing methods.

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    With the theme “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” the 2018 MLK Symposium features dozens of events that call us to claim ownership of the challenges we face and not leave them for future generations to address.

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  • 3-D printing gets a turbo boost

    A major drawback to 3-D printing—the slow pace of the work—could be alleviated through a software algorithm developed at the University of Michigan. The algorithm allows printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs.

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  • Floodproofing cities

    Smart stormwater systems can reconfigure urban watersheds in real-time to limit flooding and improve water quality. ​​Engineering researchers are working with four communities to test out these networks of autonomous sensors and valves​. The technology could potentially save lives and billions of dollars in property damage.

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