1. 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.

    Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    Produced by Marcin Szczepanski and Evan Dougherty / Michigan Engineering Multimedia Producers

     

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

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  9. Nichole Manjarrez, Wayne State Student, and Victor Moncau, Computer Engineering BSE Student study for finals in the Duderstadt Center on December 12, 2013.

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  10. The snow covered solar panels on North Campus on December 17, 2013.

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  11. Deokkyun Yoon, ME PhD Student; Raghavsrinivas Ramkumar; Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Masters Student, Devin Miller; Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Masters Student, and David Odell; ME MSE Student, work on a group project in the Chrysler Center together on December 3, 2013.

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  12. Eric Poghie takes a break from the exhibition of projects by a ChE 342 course in the Duderstadt Connector and Chesbrough Auditorium Lobby on December 4, 2013. 

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  13. Kaveh Akbari Hamed, ECE Research Fellow, holds the stop mechanism while testing MARLO, a bipedal robot, in a lab located in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Building on November 20, 2013.

    MARLO is the successor in EECS Professor Jessy W. Grizzle’s research group to MABEL, another bipedal robot that is being retired to be displayed in the Chicago Field Museum.

    Hamed and members of Grizzle’s research group test the robot, making minute adjustments to improve its ability to walk in hopes of having applications in human prosthetics and the general robotics community.

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    WARNING: This video is amazing! If you weren’t able to come to the party, this video will make you wish you did.

    More than 2,000 people gathered on the North Campus diag Nov. 7 to celebrate the beginning of a new era for Michigan Engineering. The event, dubbed “GlowOut the Diag,” featured a laser light show, video, music and custom glow gear.

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    Produced by: Marcin Szczepanski, Evan Dougherty, Joseph Xu, and Robert Coelius

     

  15. The Chinese Student Association rXn performs at the annual Michigan Winter Traditions Festival in the STAMPS Auditorium on November 13, 2013.

    The festival highlights features performances by various cultural student groups as well as a reception featuring information and food from the organizations.

    Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

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