College of Engineering & Science News 2020

A consortium led by Detroit Mercy will make authentic research experiences more accessible for hundreds of students across the United States, thanks to a recent National Science Foundation grant.

The October issue of National Geographic features the cover story “Reimagining Dinosaurs,” which includes the monumental discovery by Detroit Mercy Assistant Professor of Biology and National Geographic Explorer Nizar Ibrahim.

The program's goal is to increase retention, graduation and employment rates of students underrepresented in STEM fields by providing them a support system that addresses personal, career and academic development.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Presents Unique Opportunity for Professor and Students in England

SEA-PHAGES is profoundly impacting Detroit Mercy students because it’s designed to excite students about scientific research. The yearlong freshman laboratory course allows students to discover, isolate and analyze bacterial-killing viruses known as bacteriophage, or phage for short.

University of Detroit Mercy junior Juliana Jakubczak is a co-author on Nizar Ibrahim’s groundbreaking article in the prestigious journal Nature, which showed Spinosaurus was aquatic and used tail-propelled swimming locomotion to hunt for prey.

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.

Brynne Gustafson came to Detroit Mercy to study engineering and do something outside of the classroom. After four years, she leaves the McNichols Campus well-equipped for the professional world and with lots of memories from competing for the Titans track and field team.

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science will host the second annual Engineering & Technology Teacher Boot Camp from July 20-24 and 27-30. This boot camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and is free to area high school teachers and instructors.

Nick Summerlee was a high school dropout. He fought in the Iraq War and, as a result, battled mental illness. But through it all, Summerlee kept on fighting, believing in himself and earned a bachelor of science in Biology from University of Detroit Mercy.

An international team of researchers, led by National Geographic Explorer and University of Detroit Mercy professor Nizar Ibrahim, has discovered unambiguous evidence that Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the longest predatory dinosaur known, was aquatic, and used tail-propelled swimming locomotion to hunt for prey in a massive river system.

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.

Detroit Mercy junior Sara Abdulelah is one of 396 students in the United States to earn the prestigious national scholarship.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Nizar Ibrahim was part of an international team of scientists, led by Baylor University’s Megan Jacobs and including and researchers from England and Morocco, that identified three new species of toothed pterosaurs.