National Science Foundation grant will fund travel to math conferences

Associate Professor of Mathematics Dawn Archey recently won a $21,998 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support 15 early career mathematics researchers to travel to two conferences in Belgium in 2018.  This award was made possible through the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences. The Young Mathematicians in C*-Algebras Conference …

Big honor for CES, law alumna

Jennifer Dukarski ’96, ’10 mechanical engineering and law, Butzel Long attorney and partner, has attained the distinction of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior member status, the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must be engineers, scientists, …

ReBUILDetroit students earn top awards

More than 15 ReBUILDetroit scholars attended in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in November.  ReBUILDetroit is funded by a $21-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to increase diversity in …

Students develop wheelchair escalator

Millions of Americans rely on wheelchairs or walking aids such as a cane every day. In fact, some 54 million Americans — a full 19 percent of the non-institutionalized population — suffer from a physical or cognitive disability. Through a special project with the John Dingell Veterans Hospital in downtown …

Clare Boothe Luce grant helps build new future for women in engineering

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science is now home to the only current Clare Boothe Luce Professor in Michigan.  Funded by a five-year, $476,000 grant from Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program, Megan O. Conrad, Ph.D., will serve as a role model and mentor for women …

GM Student Corps, 5 years of changing lives

The GM Student Corps celebrates its fifth and largest year, helping young people in underserved school districts transform their communities and jump start their futures. Students spent Thursday, July 20, at University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus working with faculty and learning important life skills as they prepare for college. Pershing High …