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UM-Dearborn is infusing sustainability into its engineering programs

Part of being a great engineer these days is understanding the environmental and societal impacts of your work. But how do we train students to be holistic engineers?...

Remembering art educator Kevin Castile

The applied art lecturer, who encouraged students to find and appreciate beauty in the world, passed away Jan. 19....
Graphic of Kevin Castile, Applied Art lecturer who passed away in January 2024

Could we make food processing ‘smarter’?

UM-Dearborn professors are teaming up with Michigan State University to take the human guesswork out of modern food processing....
A shopping cart full of groceries sits in the middle of the snack food aisle at a brightly light grocery store.

America needs more farmers. Could robots help?

CECS Assistant Professor Jaerock Kwon is working on autonomous vehicles that could assist farmworkers. But building farm AVs presents a much different challenge than ones designed for the road....
A screenshot of a simulation, featuring an off-road autonomous vehicle moving through an orchard

Could you be friends with a robot?

CECS Associate Professor Samir Rawashdeh creates interactive robots for his kids to play with. It’s taught him something about what it might take to make human-robot interactions meaningful. ...
A 3D-printed R2-D2 and DO from star wars

Office of Research update for April 2024

See whose work is getting funded, browse new funding opportunities, learn about services that can advance your work and check out April's research events....
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Amanda Esquivel is pushing student research into its next phase at UM-Dearborn

Undergraduate research has some solid momentum at UM-Dearborn. With her 2023-24 Provost Fellowship, the associate professor of mechanical engineering is focusing on how to keep it going....
A headshot of Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Amanda Esquivel

Celebrating baseball’s unsung heroes

In his documentary, “Fielding Dreams,” Professor Emeritus Jim Gilmore celebrates the lives of baseball scouts — the game's only professionals not represented in the Hall of Fame....
UM-Dearborn Professor Emeritus Jim Gilmore and producer Tracy Halcomb pose for a photo inside the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Xuan Zhou’s UM-Dearborn homecoming

Xuan Zhou, the first-ever graduate of a UM-Dearborn doctoral program, is now a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He couldn't be happier about the life twists that led him here — and led him back....
Surrounded by lab equipment, Associate Professor Xuan Zhou poses for a portrait in his UM-Dearborn battery lab.

Business ethics could use a dose of existentialism

College of Business Assistant Professor Helet Botha thinks one of the most relevant philosophical systems for navigating tricky moral situations is one that’s traditionally been left out of the business ethics canon....
Surrounded by students sitting at a table, College of Business Associate Professor Helet Botha lectures in a business ethics class.