Great Things at UDM
Great Things at the College of Engineering & Science
UDM Engineering Ranks among Top 100 in U.S.
University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has been named one of the top Engineering programs in the country again in the 2015 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges."
Student Chemistry Chapter Recognized
The UDM Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received an Outstanding Chaper award in March. Of 1,066 ACS student chapters in the U.S., only 53 were so recognized in 2014, putting UDM’s “Chem Club” in the nation’s top five percent.
College of Engineering & Science Hosts Student Research Symposium
University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science hosted its first Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium in November 2013 to showcase student research in the College and raise greater awareness of the engineering and science fields to Detroit area high school students. The event was attended by over 150 visiting high school students, over 100 E&S students presenting 60 research posters, and over 100 guests and alumni.
College Offers New Programs
The College now offers a Master of Environmental Engineering and a new minor in Computer Science. Also, three new five-year programs were implemented:
- Bachelor of Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering/Master of Electrical Computer Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering / Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Bachelor of Civil Engineering / Master of Environmental Engineering
UDM receives National Science Foundation grant
University of Detroit Mercy has been awarded a $194,996 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its ADVANCE IT-Catalyst program. The program’s intent is to increase the representation and equity for women faculty members in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, which will also impact their female students. Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Xiaohui Zhong is the principal investigator.
DENSO Grant to Support Driver Safety Research
The College of Engineering & Science has received a $50,000 award from the Denso North America Foundation. The funding will be used to explore multi-vehicle safety in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology of advanced vehicle development. The program, led by Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Utayba Mohammad and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mark Paulik, will result in a more innovative curriculum that includes significant hands-on design and project-based experiences. Through these experiences, students will learn about the challenges associated with advanced automotive sensor, interface, algorithm and vehicle system engineering.
Engineering Professor Named Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Nihad Dukhan, professor of Mechanical Engineering, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2014-2015 academic year to do research and assess a new approach for enhancing teaching thermodynamics at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey.
Scholarship Helps Recruit Engineering Students
With a $200,000 grant from Cliff Cook, former CEO of Marathon Oil, the Clifford and Maureen Cook Scholarship was established to attract and support freshman engineering students with demonstrated financial need.
Upon graduation, 100 percent of the 2014 Engineering graduating class is currently employed or in graduate school.