In December 2017, Michigan Engineering launched two internal solicitations – the Blue Sky and Research Accelerator initiatives. In total, the College received 68 submissions, 20 Blue Sky proposals and 48 Research Accelerator proposals.
The review process is currently playing out. It involves Department and College leadership and a faculty review committee led by Professor Fawwaz Ulaby. Recipients are expected to be announced by the end of May 2018, with projects expected to launch with the start of the new fiscal year.