• Unexpected connections

    U-M graduate student John Traylor knew the work he was doing in Puerto Rico to shore up communications infrastructure some nine months after Hurricane Maria was important, but it wasn’t until the project was finished that he fully understood the impact. Traylor realized he could combine his interest in technology with a desire to help underserved populations.

    Learn more about these efforts

  • A ‘decathlon’ for antibiotics

    The environments where bacteria thrive in our bodies are very different from those in which they’re tested in the lab, and that can be a problem. Sriram Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is using advanced computer simulations to study how different environments affect antibiotic performance.

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  • Alternative spring break

    The classrooms are empty, but U-M students are still learning, engaging and serving during spring break this week. Hundreds are opting to immerse themselves in communities throughout the world, recharging from their busy school schedules and making a positive impact.

    Learn more about these students

  • Connected wipers could prevent flooding

    Utilizing a test fleet in the city of Ann Arbor, engineers tracked when wipers were being used and matched it with video from onboard cameras to document rainfall. They found that tracking windshield wiper activity can provide faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar and rain gauge systems we currently have in place.

    Learn more about this real-time data research

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