March 1, 2023

Michigan's 15 public universities are pleased to share the following news items with you. Stewardship is a monthly update on various activities our universities are engaged in that enrich their communities, regions, and the state of Michigan.

Economic Development – Research, Tech Transfer, & Innovation

WMU students hope to commercialize technology for autonomous vehicles in snow

WXMI TV (Feb. 3)


What are the great apes telling us? [UM-D]

UM-Dearborn News (Feb. 8)


MSU startup Enspired Solutions gains steam with PFAS-destroying tech

Crain’s Detroit Business (Feb. 13)


Eastern Michigan Students Selected to Join NASA-backed Weather Balloon Project

dbusiness (Feb. 14)


University of Michigan working toward next phase of nuclear energy

Michigan Radio (Feb. 20)


Economic Development – Local Partnerships

University partners with major employers for talent development [GVSU]

Grand Rapids Business Journal (Feb. 9)


Henry Ford Health joins Pistons owner, MSU on $2.5B Detroit development

Bridge (Feb. 9)


Western Michigan University to connect ‘education city’ through new partnerships

Grand Rapids Business Journal (Feb. 13)


Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability

John Ball Zoo raises baby turtles to help prevent population decreases [GVSU]

WOOD TV (Feb. 9)


Biology Lab Studies Burbot [NMU]

Northern Today (Feb. 16)


High schoolers help scientists study stream pollution [LSSU]

Capital News Service (Feb. 24)


Health Care

What is the connection between concussions and long-term brain health? UM seeks answers

The Detroit News (Feb. 2)


Ferris partners with MedStar to employ health care students

Big Rapids Pioneer (Feb. 15)


OU Event Teaches Students about Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Patch (Feb. 20)


New CMU study explores how ego interacts with health

WJRT TV (Feb. 20)


K-12 Outreach

Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw school district testing program to help teacher shortage

WJBK TV (Feb. 13)


SVSU and MiSTEM Network honor educators with STEM Stars award

MLive (Feb. 23)


Public Health, Safety, & Security

Looking to cut down 911 response time, UM-Flint police offer the city a data-driven solution

Flint Beat (Feb. 5)


NMU's New AIS Station Aids Boaters

Northern Today (Feb. 22)


Military & Veteran Outreach

OUWB opens Anatomy Lab to military medics for ‘extremely unique opportunity’

OUWB School of Medicine (Feb. 17)


Civic Engagement and Education 

Student volunteers offer tax assistance at Flint Public Library [UM-F]

Flint Beat (Feb. 23)


Ferris State University to expand its Jim Crow history museum

Interlochen Public Radio (Feb. 25)


Culture & Placemaking

Singer’s concert at SVSU kicks off museum’s Black History Month celebration

MLive (Feb. 1)


Filmmaker from Saudi Arabia Featured in Central Michigan International Film Festival

WWTV TV (Feb. 19)


Soo Locks Engineers Day 2023, a multi-event occasion [LSSU]

DVIDS (Feb. 24)


Student & Faculty Service

Michigan Tech Choir hosts ‘Music for a Sacred Space’ concert and fundraiser

WLUC TV (Feb. 28)


Faculty Expertise

What are the flying objects shot down by the U.S.? Possible theories explained [MTU]

Reuters (Feb. 15)

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