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2014 News from the College of Engineering & Science

Associate Professor of Mathematics Jeffrey Boats was selected by Jesuit Commons Higher Education on the Margins (JC-HEM) to design an online algebra curriculum and course for refugee camps in Malawi, Kenya, Syria and Jordan, beginning in January 2015.

Alumnus Wesley Steen ’14 was quoted in the second issue of Keen’zine, stating, “Because of Keen, my classmate and I pursued our project as a real world venture.

The DENSO North American Foundation (DNAF) has awarded a $50,000 grant to Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Mark Paulik and collaborators to support research for a project entitled, “Integrating Dedicated Short Range Communication with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for Inter-Vehicle and Multi-Agent Safety Communications.

The Chemistry Club held its 3rd annual Liquid Nitrogen Ping Pong event in the Engineering High Bay today.

Professors Mark Benvenuto and Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff co-authored three chapters in the Chemistry of Food, Food Supplements, and Food Contact, in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series 1159 (2014).

A consortium of University of Detroit Mercy, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College District and Wayne State University has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement a program encouraging more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science presents its second annual Student Research Symposium, Friday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the Engineering Building High Bay.

University of Detroit Mercy's College of Engineering & Science is proud to be ranked in the 2015 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges" guide. For the second year, U.S.News & World Report ranked the College's Engineering program among the best nationally.

High school students are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s "Visit Day" on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. Events will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

Beginning this fall, University of Detroit's Mercy's College of Engineering & Science has partnered with Seelio, a student portfolio network to help students in the competitive job hunt.

For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings. UDM was also featured this year in the publication’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category.

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students gather in Calihan Hall for the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" event. This longstanding tradition is a symbol of the beginning of the new academic year for students, faculty and staff and will include a worship service for all faiths, picnic lunch and student organization fair.

University of Detroit Mercy, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Detroit, will award a new Catholic Education University Grant of $5,000 annually for four years to qualified graduating seniors who enroll at UDM and attended Catholic schools from first grade through high school.

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students gather in Calihan Hall for the annual "Celebrate Spirit!" event. This longstanding tradition symbolizes the beginning of the new academic year for students, faculty and staff and will include a worship service for all faiths, picnic lunch and student organization fair.

University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to announce that the College of Engineering & Science has received a $50,000 award from the Denso North America Foundation. The funding will be used to explore multi-vehicle safety in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology of advanced vehicle development.

SOUTHFIELD, MI – University of Detroit Mercy will become the 15th campus member of the longstanding private college collaborative, Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA). Founded in 1949, MCA is recognized nationally for its collective programming to support Michigan independent higher education in areas such as student access, enrollment, scholarships and career opportunities including partnerships with key employers across the state. As a group, the 15 college and university members represent more than 40,000 students, collectively the state’s “third largest university”.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science is offering a series of camps this summer aimed at students currently in grades 4 through 12. These programs will allow participants to explore science, technology, engineering and math through the most current methods of innovation with fun, hands-on and engaging activities in a college setting. Space is limited, so sign up today! Please visit the summer camps page for full program details.

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone." -Martina Navritilova Nobody lives that statement more than Kelsey Kleimola, Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2004, a 29-year-old women with cerebral palsy and mother of two from Ypsilanti. She will be speaking on Thursday, April 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the College of Engineering and Science Building, Room #320 (McNichols) about overcoming challenges and how the assistive devices that UDM students made for her have helped her lead a full and productive life.

Dr. Nihad Dukhan, professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research and assess a new approach for enhancing teaching thermodynamics at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey. He will be teaching through the 2014-2015 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

University of Detroit Mercy honored seven distinguished alumni on April 11, 2014, when it hosted the inaugural Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards in the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus.

Nearly 500 people joined University faculty, staff, students and alumni on Saturday, March 29 for Accepted Students Day on the University’s McNichols campus. Almost 200 high school students joined their parents and families for a day exploring campus life, Student Fitness Center activities and nearly every academic building, learning about the University’s strong academic experiences and individual attention at UDM.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Detroit Mercy Student Chapter will host the organization’s 2014 North Central Student Conference March 28-30, 2014, marking the first time the conference will be held at UDM.

High school students are invited to attend University of Detroit Mercy’s “Visit Day” on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be held in the Fountain Lounge of the Student Center Building on the University’s McNichols Campus.

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