Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. Queen of the Hurricanes

    Elsie MacGill, MSE ’29, the first female aeronautical engineer trained at U-M, weathered polio to build planes for Britain’s R.A.F.

  2. U-M offers road-saving formula: free

    Ultra-high-performance concrete promises more durable roads and bridges, not to mention budgets.

  3. Gonna fly now

    With its outdoor fly lab for drone testing, U-M now hosts advanced robotics facilities for land, air, sea, and space. Plus: Robotics building breaks ground.

  4. Noble Nobel in space

    In 1976, Samuel C.C. Ting discovered a particle that changed physics. In 2018, he’s working on the most sophisticated particle physics experiment in space.

  5. Flipping the switch in Puerto Rico

    Civil engineer Aaron Anderson, MS ’16, will be the happiest person on earth when he’s out of a job – because that means Puerto Rico is back on the grid.

  6. Cybersecurity in self-driving cars

    Mcity report gives new insights into automated vehicle vulnerabilities, threats.

  7. The courage to resist

    In the escalating struggle between the individual and the state technology favors the powerful. That’s why this computer scientist revels in righting the balance.

  8. Oh my cube!

    Engineering students install a giant Rubik’s Cube on campus — believed to be the world’s largest hand-solvable, stationary version of the famous puzzle.

  9. Not your father's time capsule

    Students prepare to launch a time capsule into orbit to mark U-M’s bicentennial. The plan is to retrieve it in 100 years.