• Striking a ‘Crescendo’ in after-school arts programming

    Crescendo Detroit, a non-profit organization founded by U-M Alum Damien Crutcher, has offered youth programs centered on instrumental music and dance since 2013. It teaches literacy and life skills, while providing homework support, and daily meals and snacks in the Dexter-Davison neighborhood.

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  • Building robots and a future in STEM

    After excelling in careers at Microsoft, Amazon and Meta, U-M alum and renowned video game engineer Leon Pryor (BS EE 1997) co-founded The Motor City Alliance, a 501c3 that works with over 70 Metro Detroit elementary and middle school teams annually to help them compete and win national robotics competitions.

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  • Elephants: Earth’s giant climate change canaries

    U-M paleontologist Bill Sanders has devoted his 40-year research career to tracking 60 million years of Afro-Arabian proboscidean—elephants and their ordinal relatives—evolution. In a recent project, he has traced the earliest signs of proboscideans in the fossil record, up until our modern elephants.

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  • A New Generation of Scientists

    U-M alum and UT professor Kate Biberdorf, aka “Kate the Chemist,” sets fire to stereotypes. “Once I started learning chemistry, I could find the answers to all my questions somehow. I look around and everything I see has chemistry in it.”

    Learn how “Kate the Chemist” got her start