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Congrats to our students

Michigan Engineering students are being recognized for their talents in service-learning, thought-leadership and technical competition. Congratulations to our student organizations!

  • Baja Racing: This summer the UM – Baja Racing team took first place in the U.S. National Competition for the third year in a row, making them the first team to ever three-peat.
  • BLUElab: In October, BLUElab participated in the UM Bicentennial  Third Century Expo to show off the work of Woven Wind, and BLUElab India Project, as well as the work of other designers who partnered with the Center for Socially Engaged Design to display cutting-edge projects and initiatives that demonstrate how the university is making a positive impact on society.
  • EGS: The 12th Annual Engineering Graduate Symposium was held on November 10. Twenty-eight top engineering students from across the country came to the College of Engineering to learn about our graduate programs. 196 current CoE graduate students presented their research in two poster sessions, highlighting the College’s commitment to collaboration, innovation, and communication. Forty-six students won awards in these technical sessions. Twenty-three graduate students were invited to compete for one of three Richard & Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. The full list of Symposium award recipients is located here.
  • MASA: With almost 100 teams from around the world competing at the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) in June 2017, MASA’s hybrid engine rocket took 1st place in the 30k ft hybrid/liquid category.
  • M-HEAL: Over the summer M-HEAL sent two project teams (Project MESA and Solar Fridge) to Nicaragua to work with partners to create health care solutions. M-HEAL hosted its first “Kick-Off to Collaborate” event on October 12, where students participated in design challenges.
  • NSBE: Students of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) attended their Fall Regional conference on November 17-19 in Milwaukee, WI, undergoing academic excellence training and professional development through various technical and cultural workshops, competitions, and Career and Graduate School Fairs.
  • oSTEM: Members of oSTEM attended the National Conference on November 17-19 in Chicago. Members of this organization who attend attended were able to network with other LGBTQ+ identifying students and professionals in industry.
  • SHPE: This Fall SHPE has been busy hosting a corporate mixer for employers, holding a fireside chat to discuss how to empower women in engineering, and attending their national conference. At their national conference, the UM SHPE Chapter was recognized as the Region 6 Student Chapter of the Year.
  • SHPE-G: The Graduate Committee of SHPE also attended the SHPE National Conference, where member Johanna Heureaux-Torres (Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering) was awarded the 2017 STAR award for Student Role Model (graduate) award.
  • Solar Car: The UM Solar Car Team earned their best ever 2nd place finish in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Car Challenge in Australia on October 12, 2017.
  • Steel Bridge: The Steel Bridge Team earned second place at their regional competition and advanced to the national competition at Oregon State this past summer where they finished fourth in aesthetics, 6th in stiffness, and recorded their fasted competition build ever.
  • SWE: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently returned from their National Conference in Texas, and wrapped up their summer week-long residential camp (SEE) for high school students interested in engineering. Grad-SWE returned from Liberia where they held a camp for women to help them gain engineering, leadership, and organizational skills.