Vlasic, whose gift established the endowed position of Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, died at the age of 96.
Robert J. Vlasic: Remembering an engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Honoring the past and sizing up nuclear’s future at the Phoenix rededication
The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project, conceived as a war memorial following World War II, remains relevant in the face of climate change and international conflict.
Apollo 15 at 50: A celebration of the all-Michigan crew’s mission and the future of space exploration
July 30 virtual event highlights future lunar and deep space missions, the technologies to get there, and U-M’s research contributions to space exploration.
Answers Inc. – A brief history of U-M’s Space Physics Research Laboratory
For 75 years, SPRL has sent instruments skyward to help us better understand Earth, space, our sun and more.
Q&A with Samuel Ting
Samuel C.C. Ting received the Nobel Prize in 1976, with Burton Richter, for discovering the subatomic J/ψ particle. He is the principal investigator for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment on the International Space Station, a $2 billion project installed in 2011. Here, Ting (BS ’59 Eng Phys, Eng Math, MS ’60 LSA, PhD ’62 LSA) talks about his time at Michigan, the discovery that brought the November Revolution in physics, and the most sophisticated particle physics experiment in space.
Fred B. Pelham: building bridges
The first African-American Michigan engineering graduate established a sturdy reputation for designs that last.