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 …

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, …

Detroit Mercy professor follows a hunch, and rewrites history of dinosaurs

Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim can recall the exact moment when he realized following a hunch had paid off with a remarkable discovery. The Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Biology, TED Fellow, and National Geographic Explorer had returned to the dig site in the Sahara Desert where he originally discovered Spinosaurus fossils …

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 of Chemistry and Biochemistry Matthew Mio was interviewed and featured in the Chemical & Engineering News article, “Faculty open up about mental health under the COVID-19 pandemic,” May 18.

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 …

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. …

Ibrahim helps discover new species of flying reptile from 100 million years ago

An international team of paleontologists, including University of Detroit Mercy’s Nizar Ibrahim, has described a new species of flying reptile (pterosaur), which flew over North Africa 100 million years ago during the time of the dinosaurs. The new species belongs to a bizarre group of pterosaurs called Tapejarids and it …

Discovery shows community of flying reptiles inhabited the Sahara 100 million years ago

University of Detroit Mercy’s Nizar Ibrahim was part of an international team of scientists, led by Baylor University’s Megan Jacobs and including researchers from England and Morocco, that identified three new species of toothed pterosaurs. The pterosaurs were part of an ancient river ecosystem in Africa that was full of …

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 …

Data Analytics program trains students for Big Data careers

Detroit Mercy announces that it is accepting applications for the new Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics. This new program is built on an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary foundation that draws on courses from several Detroit Mercy departments, schools and colleges, including Computer & Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Architecture, …

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 …

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.  

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 …

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 …

President Garibaldi and the Base 11 $1 million Space Challenge

Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi is representing his fraternity Sigma Pi Phi (The Boulè) as competition coordinator for the Base 11 $1 Million Space Challenge. This Challenge works to spur the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent among U.S. students. Hundreds of students on more than …