College of Engineering & Science News

A report on lunar habitat architecture produced by College of Engineering & Science graduates received INCOSE’s best paper award in its modeling, simulation and analysis category.

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that curtails government action on climate change, the Catholic Studies Program of Detroit Mercy will host a dialogue on July 14 bringing the religious and moral case for addressing climate change.

This spring, several Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science students brought microscopes to show dozens of local kindergarteners the science behind fruit flies. Students helped kindergarteners look at fruit flies underneath dissecting microscopes and distinguish differences in eye color and wing structure.

Robert McKeon Aloe, a 2006 alumnus of Detroit Mercy's College of Engineering & Sciences, works as a manager for Apple in California, but when he's not working for the innovative tech company, he's using data science to experiment with espresso.

Mehar Soni's love for literature, blossoming from her grandmother reading to her as a child, fueled the Detroit Mercy Class of 2022 valedictorian's dentistry dreams.

Mohammed Harhara was a senior in high school when he moved more than 6,500 miles from his home in Saudi Arabia, it was just the first step that led him to Detroit Mercy.

Taking part in freshman orientation firsthand led Zena and Tanya Moaikel to become orientation leaders as soon as they could to help other incoming students transition into Detroit Mercy. 

Detroit Mercy’s multidisciplinary patient-centered program, coined Faces on Design, pairs seniors from the College of Engineering & Science and Nursing students from the College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing to improve lives by designing assistive devices to combat the lack of solutions within the disabled community. 

For the third year in a row, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., brings nearly three decades of higher education leadership in the areas of program development, accreditation, alumni relations, community partnership development, corporate and philanthropic fundraising success and commitment to adult/post-traditional students, international/global and online education, following decades as a researcher and educator at Catholic institutions.  

Tariq Masri-Zada, a senior Biology major in the ReBUILDetroit program, is researching the effects of even small amounts of alcohol and drugs on response time of drivers. He driven in this research because his uncle was killed by a drunk driver.

The grant will expand Detroit Mercy’s iDRAW program by implementing AP Computer Science Principles courses and developing high school teachers to deliver high-quality computer science instruction.

Professor Alan Hoback and student Brendan Lubiarz surveyed hundreds of homes in southeast Michigan to determine how easily they would be able to install electric vehicle chargers.

Coryn Le is passionate about her Biochemistry research and aspires to help others through her career. But she's already making an impact outside of science by mentoring young boys.

Hannah Benford, a Biology student from Bay City, Mich., dreams of one day becoming a dentist and owning her own practice. When the time comes, she hopes to continue her education at Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry.

The Metro-Detroit Regional Vehicle Cybersecurity Institute is designed to expand and enhance the cybersecurity engineering workforce through an applied curriculum developed in consultation with industry partners.

When Nihad Dukhan isn't teaching Mechanical Engineering at Detroit Mercy, he's working on one of his longtime passions: calligraphy.

After careful review and consideration of guidance from medical and public health experts, all University of Detroit Mercy students, faculty and staff will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated on or before August 16, 2021.

Cynthia Gutiérrez Navarro is the first Detroit Mercy student to be awarded a Michigan Sea Grant (MISG) Environmental Internship and a MISG Community Engaged Internship this summer.

After much soul searching, the Carmody family decided to walk away from everything and become Catholic missionaries.

It took three years of work, but what has happened since Joyce Choi published a research paper on a disease she originally knew little about, could be life changing — for her and people half a world away.

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.