Winter 2020 Newsletter
The World Needs ME Now More Than Ever
I hope this message finds you safe and well. It has been an extraordinary year, one that has underscored the grit, resolve, and dedication of our entire community — our faculty, staff, students, and alumni and alumnae alike. As chair of the University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering (U-M ME), I have been privileged to witness their remarkable commitment and resilience in so many ways, and I’d like to share a few examples and accomplishments with you.

Prior to the emergence of the novel coronavirus and pandemic, we had begun the reflective and forward-looking (and fun) process of updating our department’s branding. Given the direct impact our work as mechanical engineers has on the world around us, the new branding focuses on how we “Make the world work better” by transforming futures, improving lives, and realizing breakthroughs. 

Implicit in these taglines is an important question mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering researchers are always asking: How will I make a difference? 

Nowhere is the role and impact of mechanical engineering more evident than in the way our community quickly mobilized and pivoted to ensure our teaching, research, and service initiatives not only continued but would help address the global pandemic. Together, we quickly developed new approaches to and practices for remote instruction, the safe operation and return to our research labs, maintaining our internal and external collaborations, and supporting one another. 

The efforts have been nothing less than remarkable.
Not only do we want to make the world work better with our research, we want to make the U-M ME community better too! One way to accomplish that is to increase our social media connections so we're able to share all of the U-M ME happenings with you.

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The 2019-2020 U-M ME Annual Report is complete, bringing you the best of the best from U-M ME. The past year has been unlike any that we have seen before, giving us the opportunity to step up to new challenges. From COVID-19 research to new community-building efforts, the U-M ME Annual report is filled with all the news to catch you up on all things U-M mechanical engineering.
The U-M Mechanical Engineering Department wants to show current students where their U-M ME degree can take them. Consider filling out a quick questionnaire to be featured on the U-M ME website and social media to inspire the new generation of
U-M mechanical engineers.
Read more about what's happening at U-M ME by visiting the news section of our website.
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