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2018 News from the College of Engineering & Science

Attending a small university has many advantages. As an undergraduate you are able to join a faculty research laboratory and perhaps present your research at national conferences. Saamera Awali, Houda Khalil and Lauren May along with Dr. Rachelle Belanger associate professor of biology, presented research at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference in San Francisco, CA earlier this month.

Dr. Natalie Datien '13 BS and DDS, graduate of the seven-year biology/DDS program was recently named as "10 Under 10" by University of Detroit Mercy's School of Dentistry.

The mathematics department is excited to announce two competitions for high school students to expand their knowledge about mathematics.

Dr. Nihad Dukhan, professor of mechanical engineering, delivered a keynote speech, “On the Use of Metal Foam as Flow Field in Fuel Cells," at the International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, December 19-21, 2017.

University of Detroit Mercy announces the 2018 Spirit Awards recipients. From the College of Engineering & Science, Randal T. Murphy, ‘59 is being honored with an alumni achievement award on April 27.

University of Detroit Mercy proudly sponsored the Pearl SMART Network event, Science, Mathematics, Art, Reading, and Technology (SMART) Day for girls 8 to 18 this past weekend.

In the chemistry classroom of the future, professors will be able to draw in 3-dimensional space right in front of the class and manipulate it for all to see. But now, professors like Dr. Mathew Mio rely on a new learning tool from Alchemie.

Mathematics courses at Detroit Mercy are more than abstract computations. Students apply their classroom lessons while working on a research project in Dr. Kathy Zhong’s Probability and Statistics for engineering and science students.

Justin Pothoof, chemistry senior and Chemistry Club president, returned to his hometown, Coldwater, to share his experience from the United Nations World Climate Change Conference with the Coldwater Early Bird Exchange Club last week.

Jennifer Dukarski ’96 ‘10 mechanical engineering and law, Butzel Long attorney and shareholder, as attained the distinction of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior member status, the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply.

Bianca Jones, biochemistry major at University of Detroit Mercy, spent her ReBUILDetroit summer research experience as part of an international, interdisciplinary team focusing on the global challenges of health research at Aarhus University in Denmark.

A recent article about the ReBUILDetroit experience is featured on the BMC Proceedings homepage.

Associate professors of Biology, Dr. Stephanie Conant and Dr. Jacob Kagey along with School of Dentistry assistant professor Dr. Joshua Thomson are among the co-authors of an article appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

More than fifteen ReBUILDetroit scholars attended in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) which is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in November. Two of the scholars were recognized for their outstanding presentations in the categories: cancer biology and physiology.

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