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News for alumni and friends from ECE @ Michigan

March 2017

Womens History Month

In recognition of International Women's History Month, we're bringing together these stories about our outstanding alumni, faculty, and students. Read More bios and updates.

Mariesa Crow

Storing Energy with Power

Alum Mariesa Crow studies energy storage and microgrids, and leads University research at U. Missouri S&T.
Angela Blanton

From EE to Finance

Alum Angela Blanton was recently named vice president for Finance and chief financial officer at Carnegie Mellon University.

Azadeh Ansari

Novel Electro-acoustic Devices

Dr. Azadeh Ansari earned a Distinguished Dissertation Award for her dissertation, GaN Integrated Microsystems for RF Applications.

Cindy Finelli

Engineering Education Pioneer

Prof. Cindy Finelli was highlighted in the Engineering Education Pioneers project as a leader and change agent.

Jay Guo flexible screens

Transparent Silver for Flexible Screens

Prof. Jay Guo laid down the thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure, and it could change how flexible displays are made. Popular Science was also interested.

What's New In Bio-Inspired Robotics


How to Build a BigANT

Want to build your own robot fast and cheap? Shai Revzen is making that easier with his plate and reinforced flexure fabrication technique.

Stable Quadrupeds

Dogs Inspire Stable Robots

Prof. Shai Revzen's research into the gait of dogs may lead to improved design of quadruped robots and how we control their movement.

Student News

ECE Expeditions

Expedition to Silicon Valley

ECE brought 18 students to San Jose to hear from professional engineers and see firsthand what they can do with their degrees.

Students Experience Nowruz

ECE continued its tradition of recognizing the cultural events of its diverse student body with a celebration of the Persian New Year.
Nathan Sawicki

Outstanding Student Teaching

Nathan Sawicki, recipient of a 2017 CoE Towner Prize for outstanding teaching, used his musical background to reach students.
Gopal Nataraj

Improving Medical Imaging

Gopal Nataraj received a Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research in more sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Meet the Staff

Ann Stals

Ann Stals: Down to the Details

As ECE's event planner, Ann has her hands in nearly everything the division does for faculty, students, and alumni.
Tomas Mauricio

Tomas Mauricio: Giving Back

Tomas Mauricio spends a lot of time behind the scenes, but when he steps out front this intern makes a big impression.

ECE In the News

Students: Snow science in action

Alumni: Small team may have cracked one of smart glasses' big obstacles

Faculty: Photons induce high levels of magnetism in optical materials

Faculty: Millimeter-Scale Computers: Now With Deep-Learning Neural Networks on Board

Faculty: University presidents prepare for global economy

Bicentennial Benefactors

A Big Thanks to Our Bicentennial Benefactors

In honor of U-M's 200 year celebration, we encourage you to be one of ECE's Bicentennial Benefactors. Our Bicentennial Benefactor giving program is divided into six different giving levels, recognized online.

Alumni Updates – Change address, alumni news, ect.

Give Today, Impact Tomorrow

Be a Victor for ECE @ Michigan!

Alumni Updates

Change address, alumni news, ect.

March 2017

University of Michigan - College of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

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