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Hands-on Learning

Educational expeditions: Faculty facilitate real world experiences for students

Alexandra Slonina read about the medieval period in Rome. And she learned about it in class. But this summer, during a study abroad experience, she physically surrounded herself with history. Slonina, who studied anthropology and biology on campus, assisted Patrick Beauchesne, assistant professor of anthropology, in his research on the more »

Health care: Internship, education helps student make a difference

To make an impact in his community, Tim McCaffery collects research for grants to get community health workers into Detroit-area emergency rooms. And he assists in developing diabetes prevention programs. Through his internship at Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), the senior majoring in health policy studies works hard to more »

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 »