Innovation

  1. U-M Solar Car’s second-place finish best in team history in Australia

    In an innovative, bullet-shaped car, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team took an historic second place today in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback. Novum — as the team named this year’s car — is the smallest and most aerodynamic vehicle U-M has ever built.


  2. Third bicentennial colloquium to focus on ‘Campus of the Future’

    The colloquium will showcase student innovations that reimagine higher education, teaching and learning at Michigan, and the future of the university experience.

  3. Looking back and forward, Schlissel stresses U-M’s impact on society

    Whether it is in areas of sustainability or diversity, new medical frontiers or the fight against poverty, informing public policy or standing up to bigotry, U-M has made — and must continue to make — strong, positive impacts on society, President Mark Schlissel said.

  4. New U-M course brings political leaders to campus to find common ground, real world solutions

    “Beyond Partisanship,” the brainchild of political scientist Arthur Lupia, aims to find common ground on issues that matter to most Americans and collaborate to find workable solutions to those problems.

  5. U-M Solar Car Team to chase world title in race across Australia

    The aptly-named Novum — Latin for “new thing”— is the most aerodynamic vehicle the team has ever built.

  6. U-M launches new Precision Health research initiative

    New initiative will harness campus-wide interdisciplinary research aimed at finding personalized solutions to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

  7. University to focus on promoting faculty public engagement

    U-M is taking steps to expand how its faculty members engage with the public to influence federal, state and local policy, and how they share their knowledge about important issues with those outside the academic world.

  8. Next teach-out topics include elusive sleep, digital footprint

    Teach-outs bring people together online to share diverse perspectives and enable individuals to engage in meaningful interactions about current topics, including sleep deprivation, fake news, privacy and reputation, and the internet’s effect on human society.

  9. Research, education, service: How we spent our summer vacation

    Five students share their engaged learning experiences that included teaching locals about water filtration and technology, and learning about the culture and life experiences of people quite different from themselves.

  10. Researchers study impact of flexible classroom spaces on learning, teaching

    Finelli and Johnson will investigate how the flexible spaces make a difference in the ways students interact with one another and with faculty, and how they affect the way students learn.

  11. Architecture students learn from pros, solve real design challenges

    Students in engaged learning workshop design sustainable solar umbrella roof with world-renowned architect Mark Lee.

  12. U-M part of $20M center working to grow new heart tissue

    “Michigan is pleased to lend expertise to the development of implantable heart tissue, which could improve and extend so many lives,” said Alec Gallimore, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering.