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2016 News from the College of Engineering & Science

Congratulations to sophomore Adam Susalla, civil engineering and freshman Nick Boynton, Chemistry for representing Detroit Mercy in 11th Annual Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl at Harper College in Illinois.

Grosse Pointe North (GPN) High School Chemistry teacher, Mr. Steve Kosmas, and his students are developing compounds to pull harmful substances out of water thanks to the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Science Coach program and Dr. Mark Benvenuto.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) recognized the Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club as one of the outstanding student chapters for 2015-2016.

Three College of Engineering & Science faculty are recipients of a Mission Micro Grant Program.

Hank Nickol '55 mechanical engineering shares his thoughts on the passing of astronaut and Senator John Glenn.

Freshman in the SEA-PHAGE class are celebrating their successful identification of bacteriophage (viruses that infect bacteria) they discovered this semester.

“Science doesn’t always work the way you think it’s going to,” says sophomore Chemistry student Danielle Maxwell.

The College of Engineering & Science hosts the Detroit FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier in the Engineering High Bay this weekend.

Eric Stanczak '93 mechanical engineering, chief engineer for Full Size Trucks at General Motors Company, who was recently welcomed to the University of Detroit MercyBoard of Directors.

University of Detroit Mercy Board of Trustees recently welcomed three new members: Emil J. Brolick ’69, ’72, retired president and CEO, The Wendy’s Corporation, Mary M. Fisher, D.D.S. ’81, dentist and Eric J. Stanczak, Jr. ’93, chief engineer for full size trucks, General Motors Company.

More than 30 rubber ducks were chucked at the “Chuck-a-Duck” competition in support of prostate cancer in the Engineering High Bay today.

A major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program will provide funding for a new female professor of mechanical engineering specializing in assistive technology at University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science.

A major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program will provide funding for a new female professor of mechanical engineering specializing in assistive technology at University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science.

About 15 dual enrolled Bishop Foley High School students received their first university experience today.

Chemistry sophomores Danielle Maxwell and Kathrine Yacoo won the “Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award” at the Association of Analytical Chemists (ANACHEMS) annual symposium earlier this month.

More than 130 potential students and parents learned, toured and experienced what it's like to be a Detroit Mercy science and engineering student on Saturday.

Dr. Mark Benvenuto received the Faculty Excellence Award at this annual Faculty Recognition Dinner, November 4.

Detroit Mercy professor emeritus, Dr. John McLean, celebrated his 90th birthday on November 8.

John McElroy host of the popular Autoline After Hours welcomed back for the second time this year GMC chief engineering, Paul Spadafora bachelor ‘91 and masters ‘94 of mechanical engineering, to talk about the 2017 GMC Acadia, the goldilocks of SUVs.

Students in Dr. Utpal Dutta’s Environmental Impact Analysis course heard from two state officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) about environmental impact assessments earlier this week.

Dr. Gary Kuleck, Dean of the College of Engineering & Science was invited to present at the joint 13th Global University Network (N.E.W.S.) Conference & 2016 Wuhan Forum of World Renowned Scientists Lecturing in Hubei by the leadership of Hubei Institute of Technology (HBUT) in Wuhan, China on October 17 - 21.

More than 50 high school seniors and their families learned about Detroit Mercy’s engineering programs at a special event on October 27.

Dr. Gary Kuleck, dean of the College of Engineering & Science, is named the chair of the TechCentury Editorial Board for the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) effective January, 2017.

Bob Hamilton ’72 civil engineering is a successful entrepreneur, civic leader and inspiring mentor who has taken the role of engineer to new heights. He is well known throughout Chicagoland for projects ranging from roads and parklands to sewer systems and LEED-certified developments.

The Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club celebrates National Chemistry Week with daily events and a Goggle Face contest.

Nearly 70 posters featuring undergraduate research were presented at the 4th Annual Research Symposium in the Engineering High Bay on October 14.

University of Detroit Mercy will be officially dedicating the new iNSPIRE Laboratory on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building on the McNichols Campus. The lab’s name is an acronym for Innovative Space for Research and Exploration.

Dr. Jacob Kagey, associate professor in biology, and Ashley Cosenza ’16 in biology publish a paper in the Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology.

For the 16th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest Best Regional Universities in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings. In addition to being the highest ranking Midwest Regional school in Michigan in the magazine’s annual list, Detroit Mercy has also now been named one of the “Best Values” in the region and continues to be an “A+ School for B Students.”

The College of Engineering & Science welcomed more than 250 metro Detroit students between the 4th and 12th grades to the 6-week science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program this past weekend

Mark Haidar ’08 masters of electrical and computer engineering is looking to make his company, Vinli, leaders in connect car platform.

More than 200 students, faculty and alumni attended the dedication of the 5,200 square foot Center for Automotive Systems Engineering event dedicated to William L. Koyzra ’80 on September 30.

University of Detroit Mercy will be officially dedicating the new iNSPIRE Laboratory on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building on the McNichols Campus. The lab’s name is an acronym for Innovative Space for Research and Exploration.

The new 5,200 square foot Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education will officially be dedicated during the Detroit Mercy Homecoming tomorrow.

Frank Perry '04 in Master of Science in Engineering Management joined HNTB Corporation as senior connected and autonomous vehicle program manager.

Michael C. Dudzik '75 in Physics was appointed to the board of directors of Solace Power in Newfoundland, Canada earlier this year.

With less than a week until the dedication of the Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education, the Titan Motorsports student team assembles of furniture and embraces their new space.

Today may be the first day of autumn but students and employers are already thinking about next summer.

Engineering Management alumnus Frank Perry '04 has joined the HNTB Corporation as senior connected and autonomous vehicle program manager.

Carmine Palombo ’75 in civil engineering and deputy executive director of Southeast Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) highlighted the environmental impact assessments of two projects underway in Detroit – the Gordie Howe International Bridge and M-1 Rail.

Professor Nihad Dukhan of the mechanical engineering department delivered a keynote speech at the 2016 International Conference in Advances in Mechanical Engineering in Istanbul, Turkey earlier this year.

Thanks to a generous gift from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Detroit Mercy's SAE Supermileage vehicle team will be better equipped to test engine modifications.

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Benvenuto presented a co-authored seminar titled, "The Nexus of Art and Science: Cast Medals, Graphite Molds," at the International Federation of Medals (FIDEM), held in Ghent, Belgium.

Detroit’s first streetcar in nearly 60 years passed by McNichols and Livernois as it was delivered from the factory during the early evening of September 13.

As part of the 2016-17 Lecture Series, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture welcomes Elizabeth Mossop of Spackman Mossop and Michaels on Monday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. as well as a discussion panel featuring “Detroit Innovators,” showcasing the impact on Detroit’s resurgence completed by 25 alumni, on Friday Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Both events will be taking place in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building’s Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus.

Zack Bolton ’07 in mechanical engineering and project engineer at Continental spoke at the Car HMI UX Redefined USA 2016 conference in Detroit earlier this year.

Melissa Kutchey, junior in mechanical engineering, received a $2,500 scholarship from the Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF) sponsored by Cox Automotive last month.

Dr. Mohan Krishnan in Electrical and Computer Engineering was appointed visiting professor at China’s Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) this summer.

College of Engineering and Science Dean Emeritus and Livingston County Transportation Coalition Chairman Leo E. Hanifin ’69 ’72 ’75 was quoted in the Livingston Daily article...

The Chemistry Club held its final summer BBQ event known as “Hot Dog Tuesday” Tuesday.

ReBUILDetroit scholars will be presenting posters of their summer research experience during Research Day at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. Scholars have created more than 40 posters from their work at University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne State University and Marygrove College.

Alumnus Osama Musa ’94 has been appointed to Chief Technology Officer at Ashland Inc. after working as vice president of global research and development. Musa was highlighted in the PuDaily article, Aug. 22.

Ford Motor Company kicks off its Global Caring Month in September and Detroit Mercy plays a big part with a $200,000 grant from the Bill Ford Better World Challenge.

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Benvenuto co-organized the symposium, "Elements old & new: Discoveries, developments, challenges, and environmental implications," at the 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 23.

The following faculty members were promoted and/or granted tenure in the College of Engineering & Science, effective beginning the 2016-17 academic year.

Dr. Kevin Daimi, professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Software Engineering, co-authored the paper, "Securing vehicle's electronic control units," with Mustafa Saed, Scott Bone and John Robb.

Osama Musa '94, MS in Chemistry, was named Chief Technology Officer at Ashland, Inc. early this month.

Dr. Philip O. Akinyemi, '85 Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, '86 Master of Manufacturing Engineering and '99 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, authors a new book discussing the necessity of baptism with the Holy Spirit earlier this month.

Dr. Mark Benvenuto, chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department, is the 2016 recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award which was announced during the President's Convocation earlier this month.

Dean Kuleck, faculty and staff of the College of Engineering & Science welcome the Class of 2020 with lunch break out sessions.

With an increased focus on driving innovation, Ashland Inc. announced that alumnus Osama Musa ’94, vice president, global research and development (R&D), has been promoted to the newly created position of chief technology officer.

Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Bill Ford Better World Challenge, University of Detroit Mercy engineering professors, students and alumni will team up to develop an app that connects non-profit organizations with volunteers who can move resources and materials.

Dr. Katherine C. Lanigan, Dr. Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff, Dr. Kendra R. Evans and Dr. Mark A. Benvenuto in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department along with Alexa Rihana-Abdallah in Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering co-authored two books published by the American Chemical Society.

University of Detroit Mercy’s new Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education (CASEE) has received a major boost with a $1 million gift from William L. Kozyra (Class of 1980), July 20.

It’s five o’clock on a Friday afternoon and you’re headed to your favorite weekend destination. Wouldn’t it be great if your car could help you arrive sooner, save fuel and avoid road hazards?

Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science & Software Engineering Kevin Daimi organized and moderated a panel on the future of Cybersecurity education during the 2016 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'16) in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 25-28.

Alumnus Philip O. Akinyemi ’85 ’86 ’94 recently wrote the book, The Holy Spirit, focusing on the sacrament of baptism with the Holy Spirit and was mentioned in the PR Web article, Aug. 5.

Research manifests itself in many ways at UDM, and an ongoing partnership between the Engineering Department and the McAuley School of Nursing that involves student research is itself the subject of research into teaching and student outcomes.

Every summer, a small room on the second floor of the Ford Life Sciences Building is overrun by crayfish.

Rose Ryntz ’83 PhD chemistry shares her thoughts on networking, design and leadership within the automotive industry in an article Ryntz knows the value of collaboration, in Plastics News, July 21.

Dr. Dawn Archey, assistant professor of mathematics, was invited to present her research at the International Conference on Structure of C*-Algebras and Tracial Approximation at Hebei Normal University in Shihiazhuang, China in July.

Professor of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Utpal Dutta and Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science & Software Engineering Kathy Zhong wrote the article, "A Quick Response Light Rail Transit Operation & Maintenance Cost Utility Tool to Perform Sensitivity Analysis." The article was published in the July issue of Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE) Journal, Vol.86.

Mark Haidar ’08 masters of electrical and computer engineering and his companies Vinli and Dialexa have partnered with The Womanity Foundation and are investing in Afghan high school girls’ future by teaching them how to code.

The high bay in the Engineering Building received a face-lift this summer with a fresh coat of paint, a new stairwell and the completion of the Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education (CASEE) laboratory.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Richard Hill is also the director of the Advanced Electric Vehicle Program at UDM. For years, he has been working on an omnidirectional vehicle, with students providing major assistance.

If Ben Kendell isn’t in class or studying, chances are he’s running.

Dr. Mark Benvenuto presented “What Our Coins Are Made Of: X-Ray Studies” at the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association annual convention in Ottawa, Canada earlier this month.

More than fifteen high school students are participating in the two-week Design Thinking summer camp that began today.

The College of Engineering & Science will be well represented at the GM Student Corps Day in the ‘D’ at the McNichols campus today. #UDMGMStuCorps

Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp is a two-week day camp, highlighting the exciting world of engineering, science, technology and robotics for young women between the 9th-11th grades.

High school girls attending the Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls (STEPS) summer camp at Detroit Mercy had a busy first week.

College of Engineering & Science Associate Dean Katherine Snyder and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Robert Ross published the paper, "Gender effects in physics assessments of kinematic graphs," in the Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education's 123rd Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, LA, June 26-29.

Dr. Stokes Baker and Dr. James Graves, Biology professors, attend the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT) workshop in Los Angeles, California earlier this month.

Twenty high school girls from metropolitan Detroit are spending their summer vacation in an intense two-week summer camp learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has been awarded $50,000 from the DENSO North America Foundation to develop student projects relating to self-driving vehicles.

The Titan Motorsport Racing team attains an astonishing 581 mpg in the SAE Supermileage ® Competition for a top 5 finish of American universities and number 1 in Michigan earlier this month.

College of Engineering & Science Dean emeritus, Leo Hanifin, along with several board members of M-1 Rail tour the Pennsylvania factory building Detroit’s new streetcars.

Paul Engel '00 MS chemistry, draws on his chemistry background in his new career as intellectual property attorney at Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC in Royal Oak.

Recognition continues for Mark Haidar ’08 master’s of electrical and computer engineering as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Southwest.

University of Detroit Mercy provides an outstanding academic experience that goes beyond the traditional classroom.

Congratulations to Salette Martinez ’09 Chemistry on the publication of her article, Catalytic Mechanisms of Fe(II)- and 2-Oxoglutarate-Dependent Oxygenases in The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Dr. Kevin Daimi, professor of computer science and software engineering, was awarded Best Paper Award for his paper, "Securing Vehicle ECUs Update Over the Air" by the International Academy, Research, and Industry at the Twelfth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications in Valencia, Spain, May 22 to 26.

Dr. Mark Benvenuto, chair and professor of chemistry, was an invited speaker to the International Hazardous Materials Response Team conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 18.

The Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) welcomes more than 60 middle school students to the Summer Experience at Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science today.

A year ago, Victoria Torres and John Sherwood could not have imaged that they would present research findings from their freshman-level course at an international symposium.

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Benvenuto and two students, Grace Nguyen and Justin Pothoof, have been awarded an exclusive $7,500 American Chemical Society (ACS) Innovative Activities Grant.

Meghann Murray, Chemistry Storeroom Manager, received the American Chemical Society "Salutes to Excellence" Award for her work with the Brewing Chemistry program, at the annual joint American Chemical Society & Chemical Institute of Canada meeting last month.

For rising Biology sophomore and ReBUILDetroit scholar, Relicious Eboh, giving back to the community and encouraging middle school students to exercise and eat healthy is second nature.

The future looks bright for incoming engineering freshman, Mohammed Harhara, thanks to support from his teachers at Melvindale High School.

"The world desperately needs leadership in science, engineering and mathematics."

Attorney, Jennifer Dukarski ’96 bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and ’10 JD, has been appointed to serve as the liaison to the American Bar Association's (ABA) Young Lawyers Division on the Forum on Communications Law Governing Committee.

Mechanical engineering alumna, Diana E. Ortega ’97, provides inspirational remarks to the recipients of the 2016 Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers (YHCA) at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Symposium in Washington last month.

Attorney, Jennifer Dukarski ’96 bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and ’10 JD, joins the connected-car and autonomous-vehicle team at Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office as announced in Crain’s Detroit Business

Engineering alumnus, Himanshu Gandhi '94 M.E. in mechanical engineering, continues to cherish the values and virtues of humility of a UDM education.

Congratulations to Wendy Bair, Shelby Maurice, Grace Nguyen, Justin Pothoof, Sara Tinawi, Jenna Payne, Shantelle. Anderson, Sara Makki, Michelle Y. Wu, Sabrina Baghaie, and Sara Thomas along with Dr. Mark Benvenuto and Dr. Liz Roberts-Kirchhoff for presenting at the Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Covington, Kentucky earlier this month.

CEO of Vinli and UDM alumnus, Mark Haidar ’08 master’s of electrical and computer engineering, was selected by the Dallas Business Journal in the ’40 Under 40’ class of 2016.

University of Detroit Mercy professor Mary Tracy-Bee is the winner of the 2016 Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS)-Thieme Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Chemistry Club is doing its share to help protect the environment with a water bottle refill station gift

Twelve dual enrolled high school students from Cristo Rey successfully completed the ENGR 1080 Foundations of Engineering Design course earlier this month.

Congratulations to Dr. Rachelle Belanger and her undergraduate students for presenting the effects of atrazine on chemoreceptors at the Michigan Neuroscience Conference at Michigan State University on May 20.

Alumna Samantha Moore ’02 was interviewed and featured in the Michigan Radio article/audio clip, “Pure Cuba: Detroiter realizes dream of becoming doctor – In Cuba,” May 5

Assistant Professor of Biology Jacob Kagey's paper on long-term effects of drug treatment of breast cancer cells, titled, "Factors affecting the persistence of drug-induced reprogramming of the cancer methylome," was published in the journal Epigenetics.

Jerome Hamilton, ’97 Master of Science in Engineering Management, was as appointed CEO of Open Therapeutics LLC on May 13.

College of Engineering & Science graduate, Paige Dykema, receives the Vivere ex Missione Award at Commencement, May 14.

University of Detroit Mercy presented its Vivere ex Missione Award to Paige R. Dykema, a biology major with a concentration in applied genetics and a minor in leadership. The graduate has already accepted a position in the clinical trials department at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and also volunteers in Detroit through the Institute’s cancer outreach programs.

The College of Engineering & Science congratulate all graduates on their hard work and successful completion of their degrees! Congratulations!

A team of students in Mechanical Engineering Senior Design class along with collaboration of UDM Nursing students design, develop and produce a wheelchair lift device for their handicapped client.

Paul Spadafora, bachelor ‘91 and masters ‘94 of mechanical engineering and Chief Engineer for the Cadillac XT5, talks with hosts John McElroy of, Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production and guest panelist, Michelle Krebs, from Autotrader about 2017 Cadillac XT5. selected Daniel Kolpasky, rising junior in mechanical engineering, as “Student of the Week” for his outstanding online portfolio.

The trophy for the winning chili served at the Homecoming Tailgate & Alumni Chili Cook-off is back home in the College of Engineering & Science.

WDIV Local 4 News Reporter Paula Tutman spoke with two long-time professors at University of Detroit Mercy: Professor of Biology R. Gerard Albright, S.J., and Professor of Business Administration Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J. Frs. Albright and Cavanagh are still going strong at 90 and 85!

Sorority sisters from Gamma Pi Beta helped build the self-esteem of inner city girls by working with them on "Girls on the Run," which trains students for 5K races.

Early bird pricing for the Science Technology Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) camp for girls and Innovations and Design summer camp ends on April 30.

Associate Professor of Biology James Graves served as a judge in the areas of microbiology, cellular biology and biochemistry at the 22nd annual Michigan Science and Engineering Fair for future college students...

The World Intellectual Property Organization celebrates World Intellectual Property Day on April 26.

The College of Engineering & Science honors Henry 'Hank' Nickol '55, retired vice president & general manager for Vehicle Operations, North American Automotive Operations, Ford Motor Company, to receive its 2016 Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Award.

UDM’s student high mileage vehicle team logs an amazing 357 miles per gallon in the Shell Eco-Marathon this weekend.

UDM student and Miss Michigan Earth pageant winner Jasmina Cunmulaj gave a presentation on the call to action in aiding the Flint Water Crisis at the Michigan Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23. The lecture was held in Rochester, MI at Municipal Park.

During the day, Jasmina Cunmulaj, a freshman in Pre-Med/Psychology and a ReBUILDetroit scholar, is like most of her classmates. She attends classes, studies and has limited time for friends and family.

More than 70 posters were presented at this year’s Celebration for Scholarly Achievement along with hundreds of books, chapters, journal articles and conference proceedings.

GM’s Quality Launch Manager for the Chevrolet Volt, Diana E. Ortega, mechanical engineering '97, actively promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers to women and members of the Hispanic community.

More than 700 high school students from the metro Detroit area descended on the McNichols campus for Technology Discovery Day ("Tech Day") today.

More than 30 engineering students from UDM won a design challenge during the SAE World Congress and Exhibition at Cobo Center today.

Students in the Cancer Biology (BIO 3400) course host a poster presentation on the early detection and treatment programs of cancer for the campus community last week.

UDM's College of Engineering & Science will host the 26th annual Technology Discovery Day on Friday, April 15. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Student Fitness Center and throughout UDM’s McNichols Campus.

The College of Engineering & Science is an exhibitor at the SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition being held at Cobo Center in Detroit through Thursday.

“Humor in Uniform” featuring Dr. Mark Benvenuto is the subject of a Veteran’s Radio program hosted by Dale Throneberry which aired on April 10.

UDM’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is participating in the ASCE North Central Student Conference and concrete canoe race at Michigan State University this weekend.

More than 150 people celebrated the 90th birthday of longtime Professor of Biology R. Gerard Albright, S.J., April 3.

Dr. Monica Lamble, Bachelor of Biochemistry ’10, and her co-authors present a case study article, "Common Oral Gingival Lesions", in the Journal of Michigan Dental Association, April issue.

Alumnus John Maddox ’96 will serve as CEO of the American Center for Mobility, a national testing site and product development for self-driving and connected cars, and was featured in the Crain’s Detroit Business article, “Willow Run driverless car project gets CEO, board of directors,” March 18.

Shelby Maurice, a senior in Biology, continues to smile from ear to ear since winning the Science Student of the Year at the Slide Rule Dinner earlier this month.

Engineering students and faculty honor Sarah Wickman as Engineering Student of the Year for her commitment to classwork, leadership and campus involvement at the Slide Rule Dinner earlier this month.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nihad Dukhan will host a lecture on the history and development of Arabic and Islamic calligraphy at the University of Michigan-Flint on Monday, April 4 at 3 p.m.

Students from Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center (MMSTC) have a better understanding of UDM college experience following a visit to campus.

The College of Engineering & Science recognizes more than 140 students for their outstanding academic achievements by awarding Scholar Key Awards and Scholar Certificate Awards at the Honors Convocation on March 20.

Twenty-eight Chemistry students attended and presented their research in San Diego at the American Chemical Society (ACS) earlier this month.

The College of Engineering & Science held the 84th annual Slide Rule Dinner/Dance honoring student, faculty and alumni achievements on March 19.

Dr. Steven Chang, assistant professor in Biology and Ms. Pamela Rhodes Todd share their experiences of the summer enrichment program at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 7.

The Career Education Center series, “What’s Your Story?” focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from 2:15 to 3:15 in 165 Reno Hall on March 22.

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Matthew Mio has been appointed to the ACS Division of Chemical Education's Examination Institute Committee.

In three separate events, future scientists and engineers from area high schools tested, learned and experimented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities on March 10.

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Benvenuto and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Prasad Venugopal co-hosted the seminar titled, "Reconsidering the scientific method: Teaching the connections between science and society," at the Michigan Science Teachers Association meeting in Lansing, Michigan, March 3-5.

UDM will celebrate the 90th birthday of longtime favorite Professor of Biology R. Gerard Albright, S.J., on Sunday, April 3.

Dr. Mary Tracy-Bee, Anatomy professor, is the winner of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society’s Thieme Excellence in Teaching Award for top Anatomy Professor in North America for 2016.

Dr. Richard Hill, Mechanical Engineering professor, receives an approximately $20,000 grant to facilitate student self-learning.

Environmental engineering student, Sarah Mauser, receives the University Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter).

Today is February 29. A day that only occurs every 4 years, or does it?

UDM Office of Admissions is offering an individualized program to future students who want to immerse themselves in the UDM student experience.

Engineering students filled the high bay in an effort to interview and talk with potential employers during the Spring Career Fair today.

University officials from Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) discuss implementation of joint agreements with UDM officials today.

Master calligrapher Dr. Nihad Dukhan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Detroit Mercy, will be exhibiting his Arabic/Islamic calligraphy at the Birmingham Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills February 26th through April 1st. The artist opening reception is Friday, February 26th from 6 to 8 pm. Dr. Dukhan will address the gathering with translations and thoughtful interpretations of his artwork.

Alumnus Shaikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi has joined the program for the 11th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference and was highlighted in the MenaFN article, “UAE – Sharjah Media Centre Chairman joins WAN-IFRA Conference,” Feb. 16.

Alumna Kaylan Waterman ’11 created a reading and spoken word event as a new way to celebrate Black History Month...

Chemistry students, Christopher Niedek and Brandon Wilks, present their award winning research at Brewing Chemistry on February 16.

The UDM Alumni Association and the College of Engineering & Science host more than 200 people at the Ford alumni night on February 11.

The student branch of the Institution of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) is sponsoring a 3D printing design contest to design a tool useful for the classroom setting.

College of Engineering & Science alumnus and Chief Engineer Diesel Engine Engineering Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Dr. Luis Cattani, celebrates his team’s top diesel engine designation in the “2016 Ward’s 10 Best Engines” (the Oscar’s of the Engine Community).

Dr. Nihad Dukhan, professor in mechanical engineering, is recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

There is no better way to understand and test the quality of concrete than to make it yourself.

The Engineering & Science Student Council launches social media channels highlighting the student accomplishments in the College today.

Dr. Graham Greenland ’10 in Biochemistry and Dr. Michael Vilag ’09 in Biology are featured in the latest issue of the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry’s publication, Leading Edge, as ‘10 Under 10’.

In a recent article, “UDM professor: Laudato Si’ can offer blueprint for responsibility’, appearing in the Michigan Catholic, Dr. Greg Grabowski highlights the importance of taking care of our planet in light of Pope Francis’ encyclical.

The University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science is a proud sponsor of the “Best Rookie Award” and serve as judges at Michigan Regional Future City Competition at the Suburban Collection in Novi, January 25.

About 20 dual enrolled high school seniors from Detroit’s Cristo Rey attend an orientation session in the highbay today.

Dean Gary Kuleck and Dr. Shuvra Das author a feature article, "Experiential Learning Drives STEM Leadership at the University of Detroit Mercy" in this month's issue of Connections...

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Michigan Delta chapter of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Professors Kevin Daimi and Shadi Bani Taan along with Yujun Wang in Computer Science and Software Engineering receive the “Best Paper Award Finalist” at the 24th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering in San Diego, California, October, 2015.

The acclaims continue to mount for Katelyn Shelley '10 in mechanical and civil engineering and a master in mechanical engineering '11 as she is named in Forbes' '30 Under 30' for 2016.

About 20 engineering students attend the first day of the North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) for a Town Hall with Ford Motor Company President, Mark Fields, on January 11.

Electrical Engineering alumnus Stephen Kontos '03 has been elected the new member of Bejin Bieneman PLC and was mentioned in the Pub Memo article...

INDIANAPOLIS (1/12/2016) -- University of Detroit Mercy Electrical Engineering sophomore cross country runner Ben Kendell (Huntington Woods, Mich. / Shrine (International School of Turin) has achieved numerous awards and accolades for his sport and academics and Tuesday he was named co-Horizon League Fall Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Dr. Abraham Nemeth, Mathematics professor from 1955 to 1985, is featured in a traveling exhibit, Child in a Strange Country: Helen Keller and the History of Education for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, of the American Printing House for the Blind at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum until January 10.

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