Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

High school students who participated in the College of Engineering's recent Electrified Transportation Summer Camp put an electric car they built through its paces. Sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the program included lectures from U-M faculty about electrified and hybrid vehicles, batteries, electric motors, and sustainable transportation, hands-on experience in several U-M labs, and related field trips. Click the photo for a larger version and list of those pictured. (Photo by Kendall Arbogast-Wilson)

Congenital Heart Center to join national heart research consortium
The U-M Congenital Heart Center has been selected as a new Pediatric Heart Network core site for clinical research. Researchers will receive $2.25 million over five years to help develop and lead clinical trials designed to improve outcomes for children with congenital heart disease.

U-M launches collaboration to help Great Lakes cities adapt to a changing climate
Faced with increasing risks of intense storms, heat stress, clean water availability and economic hardship, municipal leaders are seeking high-quality, location-specific analyses to help plan for climate change impacts. That is the focus of a new $1.2 million U-M research project called the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities.

New U-M entrepreneurship program names co-directors
Aileen Huang-Saad of the College of Engineering and Bill Lovejoy of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business have been named co-directors of U-M's new master's degree in entrepreneurship.

The Michigan Difference

Keeping babies safer
There are approximately 1,300-1,600 reported cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome each year in the U.S. One out of four babies with the syndrome die. Dr. Faisal Mawri, a pediatrician at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, has developed a community-based initiative to combat this health challenge. He created the Keep Infants Safe and Secure program, which works with three Flint high schools to educate students about the effects and dangers of SBS.