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From idea to reality: CECS Experiential Expo highlights student work, creativity

For their College of Engineering and Computer Science Senior Design Project, a group of computer and electrical engineering students wanted to challenge themselves and make something interesting and technologically advanced. They also wanted it to serve a greater purpose. So for nearly a year, the group met, brainstormed, and then more »

Mapping the future: Earth sciences student researches land, feasibility in DTE community project

News articles. Photos. Satellite images. Senior Kelly Williamson sifted through nearly 100 years of history about the land that once housed a DTE Energy plant in Ann Arbor, a site along the Huron River near Broadway Street. The purpose? To gather information on whether or not water could pose a more »

Starry, starry night: Public observation nights resume at UM-Dearborn Observatory

Physics and Astronomy Lecturer Carrie Swift has seen many astronomical phenomena. Halley’s Comet. A total solar eclipse. Comet Hyakutake. But one of her most memorable celestial viewings happened at a campus public observation event—the Transit of Venus. To see the planet cross the sun, more than 300 people stood on more »