1. Max Bent, UM student practices football throws in front of Bursley dorms on University of Michigan’s North Campus.  First warm day this year came way past the official spring day on UM’s North Campus in Ann Arbor, MI. On Monday, March 31, the temperatures climbed to 60 degrees despite snow still laying in spots on the ground. The signs of spring were few and far between after a long and arduous winter.  Monday,  3/31/2014  Photo by Marcin Szczepanski/Senior Multimedia Producer, University of Michigan, CoE

     

  2. U-M Ann Arbor’s north and central campuses taken from a single prop airplane flown by Michigan Engineering aerospace professor Carlos Cesnik.

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  3. Mirko Gamba, AERO Professor, and Yasin Abul-Huda, AERO PhD Student, work on installing an expansion tube in the FXB Building on March 12, 2014. Abul-Huda tightens the tube, while Gamba feels the inside surface of the tube.

    The expansion tube will allow Gamba’s research group to test the flow of different fluids, rather than just using computer based simulations.

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  4. Sahar Rahmani, BME PhD Student, extracts the fibers from a bundle formed to create nanoparticles for various uses, including drug carriers, in the NCRC on February 24, 2014.

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  5. Jae Yong Lee, Electrical Engineering PhD Student, examines a colored solar cell in the EECS Building on February 26, 2014.

    Lee is part of EECS Professor L. Jay Guo’s research group that is constructing colored solar cells for use in a multitude of locations on the exteriors of buildings, rather than just the roof.

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  6. Carolynn Magnuson, Michigan Tech student, relaxes her feet after a long day at the Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize Showcase in the Bob and Betty Beyster Building on February 14, 2014. 

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  7. Miles Weinstein, Amy Goodell, Katie Garelli, and Scott Briggs; BLUElab Woven Wind members, work on the turbine blade part of a wind turbine at the Wilson Center on February 8, 2014. 

    The wind turbine will be installed at locally at Allen Elementary in Ann Arbor, MI, where Woven Wind members are working on conjunction with a fifth grade class to teach fundamentals of sustainable energy and to install a wind turbine.

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  8. Yen Kong, BME Research Fellow, checks for colonies of beating heart muscle cells in the Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building on February 7, 2014.

    Kong, a member of the Cell Signaling in Engineered Tissues (CSET) lab that Putnam heads, developed a research program to see if fibroblasts, a cell type common in scar tissue, could be transformed into heart muscle cells.

    By using this method of stem cell research, Kong and Putnam hope to transform scar tissue from heart attacks into new heart muscle.

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  9. Jeongln Lee, CoE First-Year Student, and Nick Miramonti, Athletic Training BS Student, play a video game in the Bursley Hall Dormitory on January 15, 2014.

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  10. Elizabeth Cloos, Electrical Engineering PhD Student, works on the single crystal optical fibers apparatus in the Engineering Research Building on January 21, 2014.

    Cloos, part of EECS Professor Stephen Rand’s research group, creates fibers made of crystals that can transmit mid-infrared bands of light, allowing for transmission of large amount of power. 

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  11. Riley Hanson, A&D Undergrad, and Christopher Stock, LS&A Undergrad, find a way to warm up during a day that the ‘U’ cancelled classes due to fear of windchill reaching -30F on January 28, 2014.

    It was a brisk 8F this afternoon when Hanson and Stock built a jump over a hill facing North Campus. 

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  12. A polar vortex, a mass of swirling Arctic air, made its way south into the United States, resulting in record temperature lows and snowfall across the Midwest. A total of 11 inches of snow hit Ann Arbor between January 5 and January 6, with temperatures reaching as low as -15F the evening of January 6. 

    While state offices and local businesses closed in response, the ‘U’ remains open as students returned from holiday break for the beginning of the winter semester on Wednesday, January 8. 

    A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Washtenaw County and Southeast Michigan until 10:00 p.m. on January 7, and a windchill warning will be in effect until 7:00 a.m. on January 8.

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  13. Running Robot MABEL finishes her tenure at the University of Michigan College of Engineering and is being shipped to the Field Museum in Chicago. Stay tuned for the final video of the move and her new digs.

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  14. Grace Simon tests the final version of a student project, Grace’s Recorder, on the final presentation date for projects of an EECS 481 course in the Bob and Betty Beyster Building atrium on December 11, 2013. 

    The program is meant to help Grace record video and photographs to be posted to Grace’s own Facebook profile.

    EECS 481 Students in EECS Professor David Chesney’s course have been designing systems to make it easier for Grace Simon to communicate, play, or be more independent at school or home. 

    Simon was diagnosed with cerebal palsy at six months old. While Grace doesn’t have the muscle control to speak, extensively sign, or walk, she has a very capable mind that can read and communicate by signaling ‘yes’ or ‘no.’

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/1bTqPvx

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  15. Students from a fifth grade class at Allen Elementary School in Ann Arbor, Michigan participated in a series of stations in which students learned about different components of a wind-turbine on December 12, 2013.

    Woven Wind, a sub-team of BLUElab at the College of Engineering, is working with this class with the hopes of designing and building a small-scale wind turbine at the school and teaching the class about energy systems and sustainability.

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