Dual enrollment program prepares students for college and STEM fields

Wendy Montesinos discovered her passion for Engineering and could not wait to build on relationships with faculty. Paulina Torres-Guzman ’19 said she was prepared to tackle college on Day One. These University of Detroit Mercy students are just two of many who have flourished through the University’s dual enrollment program …

National Science Foundation selects professor for fellowship

Megan Conrad, an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Detroit Mercy, was recently selected as a National Science Foundation (NSF) ASCEND fellow. The ASCEND project — Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development — supports the advancement of mid-career women faculty and administrators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) …

Professor to work on motion planning of robots through Fulbright program

Several things have to fall into place for a professor to be chosen for a Fulbright Award, and it usually takes several applications. So, University of Detroit Mercy Professor Emeritus Mohan Krishnan was surprised when he was chosen by the international organization this year. But everything just seemed to work …

Mechanical Engineering graduate takes advantage of all University has to offer

When choosing which college she wanted attend, Brynne Gustafson’s wish-list was concise: study engineering at a small university and be involved in something outside of the classroom. University of Detroit Mercy checked all Gustafson’s boxes back in 2016, and four years later, she leaves the McNichols Campus well equipped for …

Associate Professor of Biology Rachelle Belanger has been nominated as candidate for Chair of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology: Division of Neurobiology, Neuroethology, and Sensory Biology (SICB-DNNSB). The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) is one of the largest and most prestigious professional associations of its kind. …

Students, faculty explore differential equations through models

Detroit Mercy students and faculty explored using models to solve differential equations during a recent educational workshop, hosted by Professor of Mathematics Xiaohui (Kathy) Zhong. The talk, titled “Bringing Models to Math Classes,” is part of Detroit Mercy’s Department of Mathematics Research Colloquium Series, which aims to blend pioneering research …

Students engage in groundbreaking research on herbicide chemical

Detroit Mercy undergraduate students have plenty of opportunities for research in just about any area of study. Students working in the lab of Rachelle Belanger, associate professor of biology, are engaged in groundbreaking work studying the effects of atrazine on crayfish—research that could lead to drastic changes in the use …

Professor hopes to inspire young scientists at international STEM event

University of Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Biology Nizar Ibrahim wants young people to know there’s still plenty left to explore and discover in the world of science. That will be one of the themes when the Detroit Mercy professor and world-renowned paleontologist speaks at the USA Science & Engineering …

Detroit Mercy hosts 15th annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference

Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science will play host to the 15th Annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit (GLBD) Conference titled “The Planet will Survive. Will We?” Oct. 25-26 on the McNic hols Campus. This event will bring together hundreds of high school students, teachers, university faculty and organizational leaders to …

Recognizing two leaders for Crain’s Notable Women in Education Leadership honor

Detroit Mercy leaders were featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ Notable Women in Education Leadership 2019 report. Detroit Mercy’s Katherine Snyder ’89, ’93, dean of the College of Engineering & Science, and Pamela Zarkowski, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, were among 35 Michigan-based women selected by Crain’s Detroit Business …

College of Engineering & Science Dean Katherine Snyder was interviewed by 910 AM Superstation host Nolan Finley, Aug. 7. Snyder discussed Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University NIH grant renewals for the ReBUILDetroit program. Read more about the renewal here.  

Assistant Professor of Biology Nizar Ibrahim was recently interviewed by WDIV-TV Local 4 host Sandra Ali,discussing his mission to bring the excitement of science to students in Detroit.

Detroit Mercy receives INCOSE academic equivalency

Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science recently received The International Council of Systems of Engineering (INCOSE) award on Academic Equivalency for the INCOSE Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certifications. With this equivalency in place, students who demonstrate knowledge of systems engineering through approved …

Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies hosts CyberPatriot Con, May 3

University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies will host more than 300 students, their mentors and coaches at CyberPatriot Con from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3 at the McNichols Campus. The event celebrates the completion of the 11th season of CyberPatriot, a National …

Detroit Mercy dedicates the Frederick & Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation & Collaboration

On Thursday, April 12, University of Detroit Mercy celebrated the dedication of the new Frederick and Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation and Collaboration. More than 50 people attended the opening of the center, which is housed in the College of Engineering & Science. Those in attendance included members of the …

Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science realigns tuition for graduate engineering programs

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has instituted a realignment in domestic tuition for engineering programs. This change is effective starting with the summer 2019 term, which begins May 7. Graduate engineering tuition for domestic students is reduced from $1,607 to $804 a credit hour for online, …

Detroit Mercy and College for Creative Studies improve quality of life and work conditions with assistive technology devices

Students from University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions and Engineering & Science joined forces with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) Product Design students this year to develop assistive technology devices that improve the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and work conditions for plant employees. Student …

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nihad Dukhan’s most recent research dives into the application of metal foam into fuel cells. A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts chemical energy stored in fuel, like hydrogen, into DC electricity. Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) have high energy-conversion efficiency and no emissions. PEMFCs …

Detroit Mercy realigns graduate tuition

Detroit Mercy announces an adjustment in graduate tuition for the institution’s MBA, Master of Community Development and graduate programs in Architecture, Nursing and Engineering. The new reduced tuitions now make Detroit Mercy’s high-quality, nationally-ranked graduate programs even more affordable choices than ever before. The new tuition prices are effective beginning …

iDRAW program will prepare young people for STEM careers

Convincing young people to consider a career in math and science can be challenging. Students in a classroom setting don’t necessarily get to experience how fun and exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields can be. University of Detroit Mercy’s new iDRAW (innovating Detroit’s Robotics Agile Workforce) program uses …

Get your resumes ready: Engineering & Science Career & Co-op Fair, Feb. 14

The College of Engineering & Science will host its winter Engineering & Science Career & Co-op Fair on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Engineering Building High Bay. This event is designed to introduce employers to qualified students seeking co-op and full-time employment in the different …

College of Engineering & Science hosts FIRST Robotics Kickoff

More than 200 high school students attended the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff at University of Detroit Mercy, Jan. 5. Students gathered to watch a broadcast explaining this year’s challenge, one of 146 kickoffs worldwide. The FIRST Robotics competition has strict rules, limited resources and an intense six-week time limit during …

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nihad Dukhan will have his calligraphy designs on display in the collection, “Strokes of Reed Pen: Arabic Calligraphy,” at the Gifts of Art Gallery in the Taubman Health Center at the University of Michigan Hospital, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive in Ann Arbor, through Dec. 7. …