From U-M to GM, May Mobility and now Newlab Detroit, Alisyn Malek has become one of the country’s top innovators. Named one of the top-10 innovators to watch by the Smithsonian Institution, her experience as a founder and entrepreneur has served her well for her most recent endeavor. In July she became managing director of Newlab Detroit, a collaboration with Michigan Central, Ford Motor Co.’s mobility innovation district in Corktown.
March 24, 2023
U-M Alum Alisyn Malek’s passion for innovation started early
January 12, 2023
Community-builder Leon Pryor takes Detroit’s FIRST Robotics program to new heights
Alumnus Leon Pryor excelled in careers at Microsoft, Amazon, and now Meta. The he renowned video game engineer co-founded The Motor City Alliance to make Detroit a powerhouse for FIRST Robotics teams. And it’s working.
June 21, 2022
Faculty members receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards
Faculty awardees work includes the Doctors of Tomorrow program, diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting and teaching methods, diversifying library materials, participatory filmmaking and using mindfulness to address social injustice.
April 25, 2022
U-M grad Ravi Smith challenges students to apply human-centered design principles to spaces at the School at [Marygrove
Although the curriculum is quite different from the mathematics and physics classes that Ravi Smith has previously taught, it positions him to do some of the same problem solving that his students are doing.
July 1, 2021
U-M experts: Detroit-area flooding consistent with precipitation trends under changing climate
University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the weekend flooding in the Detroit metro area. The flooding provides a dramatic reminder that the frequency and intensity of severe storms are expected to continue to increase in the Great Lakes region due to climate change.
July 24, 2020
Hunger and COVID: Fighting pandemic-related food insecurity in Detroit
As COVID-19 swept across the city of Detroit, it brought with it a wave of food insecurity, particularly among low-income residents and seniors who rely on public transportation and can only afford to buy small amounts of food at a time. Now, a U-M research team has stepped in to help identify solutions.
February 14, 2019
U-M alum, Detroit native Rick Haas stirs up automotive world
Lessons learned earning two University of Michigan degrees guided Rick Haas on a globetrotting career that took him to Japan, Brazil, India and back to his hometown – Detroit – where his team at Mahindra Automotive is succeeding on an unconventional path in the U.S. auto industry.
October 25, 2018
Flying cars are coming
Jon Rimanelli is quietly engineering a revolution with industry-shifting ideas, existing technology and a really old company. The new vision for the Detroit Aircraft Corporation could return this century plus old company to prominence.
May 18, 2017
Google grant grows Detroit high school robotics programs
More Detroit-area high school students will have access to expanded hands-on science and engineering after-school programs, thanks to a $250,000 Google grant to the Midtown makerspace known as the Michigan Engineering Zone.