Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M



Great Lakes coast

Life’s a beach


Researchers are working in Lake Michigan communities to shore up effects of beach erosion as threats intensify from fluctuating Great Lakes water levels.

The Aquaponics Oasis Food Production System (Image courtesy of Michelle Leach.)

(Fish) farm to table

Biomedical engineer/alum creates the ‘Oasis,’ a portable mini-ecosystem ideal for people facing food insecurity.

Students build straw bale house

Straw bale house

How 22 undergrads and one fearless leader used 200 bales of straw to build U-M’s first off-the-grid structure.


Where there’s smoke

U-M researchers are setting Northern Michigan ablaze. But fear not. They’ve been doing it for a century. And they have good reason.