NSF grant opens Detroit Mercy research to nation’s students

A consortium led by University of Detroit Mercy will make authentic research experiences more accessible for hundreds of students across the United States, thanks to a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The three-year, $300,000 award funds the expansion of a Fly-CURE (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience) undergraduate genetics laboratory course …

Assistant Professor of Biology and Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim‘s Spinosaurus discovery was featured in The National Geographic article, “Case for ‘river monster’ Spinosaurus strengthened by new fossil teeth,” Sept. 23. Read the full article.

$1 million NSF grant supports underrepresented students

Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science recently received a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $998,996 to provide a support program for students historically underrepresented in STEM careers. The award is part of NSF’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program, which aims to increase and …

Assistant Professor of Biology and Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim‘s Spinosaurus discovery was ranked in the Nature Index article, “The 5 most popular scientific papers of April 2020,” July 2. Read the full article online.

Students see dividends in phage hunting

Alex Jackman and Andrea Sandoval say their undergraduate careers were completely reshaped by SEA-PHAGES. SEA-PHAGES sparked Laila Sareini’s passion for science and research, and showed Amber Abram she belonged in the scientific community despite her disadvantaged background. SEA-PHAGES, which stands for Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science, …

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 …

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 …

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Katherine Lanigan served as program chair for the Annual ANACHEM Symposium, Nov. 7, 2019. This regional conference highlights analytical chemists and has contributors from many universities as well as scientists from the industry.

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 …

Chemistry Club ranks in top 5% nationally, receives Green Chemistry Award

Detroit Mercy’s Chemistry Club recently achieved a rating of “Outstanding” for the 2018-2019 academic year by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Only the top 5% of all student member groups achieve the “Outstanding” ranking nationally! This also marks the 15th straight year the Chemistry Club has earned this prestigious designation. Written comments …

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 …

NSF grant to support women in STEM

Detroit Mercy’s (Detroit Mercy) College of Engineering & Science recently received significant support in its efforts to support women in STEM through a five-year collaboration funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $999,899. This project, which is led by Professor Sarah Kirk of Willamette University, is called the …

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 …

Celebrate Titan pride and fall colors at Homecoming 2019, Sept. 20-21

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Homecoming 2019 on Sept. 20-21. Join the Fall Festival-themed festivities as you reconnect with the University through two exciting days filled with food, fun and celebrations. Attendees will enjoy several exciting activities, including zip lining, casino games, carnival games benefiting Detroit Mercy student groups …

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Benvenuto gave the talk, “Green chemistry in a successful science of coaches program,” at the national American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego, Calif.

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.  

Detroit Mercy and Wayne State’s ReBUILDetroit receives renewal from NIH

University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University’s ReBUILDetroit program recently received a renewal grant of more than $19 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ReBUILDetroit program works to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented or economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research. …

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 …

College of Business Administration establishes the Charlton Center for Responsible Investing

University of Detroit Mercy announces the creation of a new center of excellence in the College of Business Administration (CBA): The Charlton Center for Responsible Investing. Funded by a generous gift of $3 million from College of Engineering & Science alumnus Richard Charlton ‘65, this is the largest single gift …

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 …

Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards 2019

On Friday, April 12, Detroit Mercy honored eight special alumni during the annual Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. More than 280 people attended the awards gala and dinner celebration, which took place in the Ballroom of the Student Union on the McNichols campus. Each year, the University honors alumni from each …

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 …

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 …

Assistant Professor of Biology Nizar Ibrahim was recently interviewed on MPRS news about the “tale of the Spinosaurus,” Jan. 17. Listen to the full interview here. Ibrahim was also the featured speaker at “National Geographic Live: Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous,” hosted at Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Through video, he told …

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 …

College of Engineering & Science Assistant Dean for Academics and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemsitry Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff’s work titled, “Incorporation of Environmental Chemistry and Sustainability into the Graduate and Undergraduate Curriculum,” has been selected as one of the 2019 recipients of the ACS-CEI Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education. The …

Assistant Professor of Biology Nizar Ibrahim was acknowledged in the published paper, “A new species of Coloborhynchus (Pterosauria, Ornithocheiridae) from the mid-Cretaceous of North Africa.” Ibrahim assisted Megan Jacobs, a graduate student from the University of Portsmouth in England, who led this work. Click here to learn more about this …

Assistant Professor of Biology Nizar Ibrahim was quoted in the New Scientist article, “The mystery of the dinosaur with crocodile jaws, bear claws and a sail,” Sept. 19.

Detroit Mercy’s world-renowned paleontologist takes stage for National Geographic, Sept. 28

University of Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Biology — and world-renowned paleontologist — Nizar Ibrahim’s adventures in hunting for dinosaur fossils in the Sahara Desert will take center stage on Friday, Sept. 28, when he presents, “Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous,” a National Geographic Live event, at The Smith …

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. …

Nizar Ibrahim, assistant professor of Biology in the College of Engineering & Science and a research associate for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was recently quoted in the Discovery Magazine article, “Dark Data: The Vulnerable Treasures Sitting On Museum Shelves,” Sept. 4. This article examines the recent and devastating …