College of Engineering & Science News 2019

Through an educational workshop, Detroit Mercy students and faculty explored using models to solve differential equations. The workshop aims to blend pioneering research ideas with engaging narrative.

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 are engaged in groundbreaking work studying the effects of atrazine on crayfish — research that could lead to drastic changes in the use of the common herbicide in the United States.

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 Festival X-STEM Puerto Rico event on Oct. 25.

For 15 straight years, the Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club has earned top Outstanding designation given to only the top 5% of all student member groups nationally.

Students accompanied world-renowned paleontologist and Detroit Mercy professor Nizar Ibrahim on an expedition to the Sahara this past summer.

Hundreds of students attended Ford Day, hosted by Ford Motor Company at the University of Detroit Mercy

Department chair makes engineering freshmen feel welcome.

Margaret Iwu has yet to take her first class at Detroit Mercy, but she already has boundless dreams for her future.

Emma Hagel, a senior studying civil engineering at Detroit Mercy, recently participated in a legislative fly-in for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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).

Three University of Detroit Mercy students and a 2019 Detroit Mercy graduate are willing to endure the elements of the Sahara for 10 days this month for the opportunity to go on an expedition with world-renowned paleontologist and Detroit Mercy professor Nizar Ibrahim.

University of Detroit Mercy alumna Tavala Luciow ’19 originally planned to attend medical school after graduation, but now she hopes to pursue a career in academia. Luciow was inspired to alter her career path by the relationships she built with Detroit Mercy administrators.

A new agreement with Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine will provide positions for Detroit Mercy students at MSU’s medical school. Officials of Detroit Mercy, MSU College of Human Medicine and University partners in medical education programs came together June 25 to sign this agreement at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield.

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.

Detroit Mercy’s commencement ceremonies on the McNichols Campus for the School of Dentistry, School of Law, graduate and undergraduate students wrapped up May 11 and faculty, staff and leadership could not be more proud of our graduates. This year marked the first time that the University held separate ceremonies for the graduate and undergraduate programs.

University of Detroit Mercy student Mary Margaret Payne was uncomfortable the first few times she worked with the poor and homeless. She knew she wanted to help, but she also knew she had to leave her comfort zone to be effective. Now, as Payne prepares to take the stage on Saturday, May 11 as the 2019 University of Detroit Mercy Valedictorian, she is a different person.

Danielle Maxwell is thankful for the relationships she built with her professors while at University of Detroit Mercy. In fact, she was so inspired by her professors it’s motivated her to pursue a career as a chemistry professor.

Nicholas Boynton started doing research at University of Detroit Mercy as a freshman because he thought it sounded interesting. He didn’t know the effect it would have on his life. The research led to an internship at NASA after his sophomore year.

Through Detroit Mercy’s ReBUILDetroit program, 2019 graduate Relicious Eboh says she learned about research, public health, serving others and, most important, a lot about herself.

Automation Alley unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 at its Technology in Industry Reveal at the Detroit Institute of Arts. More than 300 guests were in attendance to hear the key findings of the Industry 4.0 report, titled Industry 4.0: From Vision to Implementation.

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.

On Thursday, April 12, University of Detroit Mercy celebrated the dedication of the new Frederick and Suzanne Seibert Center for Innovation and Collaboration.

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.

The annual Phenomenal Women's Dinner is an evening dedicated to celebrating the lives of women at Detroit Mercy. The awards are presented by the Student Program Board, which works to celebrate the uniqueness of the campus by honoring the many women who contribute to the mission and identity of University. As a Jesuit and Mercy institution, the values pay homage to the Phenomenal Women of our community during Women’s History Month.

The College of Engineering & Science recognized nearly 200 students for their outstanding academic achievements.

Detroit Mercy’s world-renowned paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim might be best known for unlocking the mystery of the spinosaurus, the predatory, sail-backed dinosaur so large it even surpassed the better known Tyrannosaurus rex in body length. But to him, the discovery is just one piece in a much larger puzzle.

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 “innovating Detroit’s Robotics Agile Workforce” (iDRAW) program uses robotics as the primary theme to show students the fun in STEM.

The College of Engineering & Science Graduate Tribute of the Master of Science in Product Development (MPD) was held Feb. 6. Ten students received their graduate degrees in front of family and friends in the Fountain Lounge in the Student Union

Automation Alley is bringing back its collaborative team of academic and corporate partners to create a data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 implementation, to be released April 29 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. University of Detroit Mercy is once again an academic research partner.

Student president of the Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club to receive the American Chemical Society Leadership Institute Award from the American Chemical Society.

FIRST Robotics Competition is one of four annual programs they administer that reaches over 400,000 youth annually. Nearly 200 students attended the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff at the University of Detroit Mercy Jan. 5.

Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science, along with 146 sites throughout the world, will help kickoff the FIRST Robotics Competition on Saturday, Jan. 5.