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Impact - Fall 2005

Engineering and Science News

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Engineering programs reaccredited
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology has reaccredited UDM’s bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. These programs have been continuously accredited since 1936, the first year any engineering programs in the country were accredited.

Chemistry Club was named an Outstanding Student Affiliate Chapter
Under the leadership of faculty advisors Matt Mio and Kate Lanigan and student president Karrie Manes, UDM’s Chemistry Club was named an Outstanding Student Affiliate Chapter, the highest award given by the American Chemical Society. Only 32 chapters were awarded this designation from more than 300 submissions of 900 listed chemistry clubs. UDM’s Chem Club was also one of 10 chapters in the nation to win the Green Chemistry Chapter Award for advancing the ideas of sustainable living and sustainable chemical processes among its students.

STEPS camp
STEPS is a one-week residential camp for young women entering the 10th or 11th grade. The camp focuses on robotics and seeks to inspire the campers to consider a career in engineering or science. In the summer of 2005, 84 girls from around the State of Michigan attended UDM STEPS camp.

High school students attend Tech Day [View Photos]
More than 600 students from 25 high schools in metropolitan Detroit attended Technology Awareness Day, hosted by the College of Engineering and Science, Oct. 21. The event included the annual UDM Chemistry Magic Show, engineering displays and exhibits with several corporate displays from Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler, Pfizer, Comau Pico, Continental Teves, DTE Energy and the Detroit Police Forensic Department.

Golfing event scores another success
More than 80 golfers participated in the UDM College of Engineering & Science 2nd annual E&S Golf Outing held July 18 at the Links at Pinewood in Walled Lake. The event, sponsored by Soil and  Materials Engineers, raised more than $6000 to support E&S student scholarships and organizations.

Other sponsors were:

Birdie Sponsor, Lawrence Wisne
Two Hole-in-One Sponsors, Class of '71 & Deloitte
Two Closest to the Pin Sponsors, Wade-Trim & NTH Consultants
Longest Drive, IDS
Straightest Drive, National Precast
Food Sponsor, Anonymous Class of '88


The event included 18 holes of golf, use of a golf cart and range balls, continental breakfast, luncheon, open bar plus awards and prizes. Congratulations to the winning Foursome which was a threesome: John Kirchhoff, Pat Patterson, Kevin Pavlov.

Next summer's Golf Outing is scheduled for July 17 and will be held at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield. To reserve a spot, arrange sponsorship, make a contribution or for more information, call 313-993-1218.

Engineering team wins competition
UDM's Engineering Team won first place in the 2005 Micro-Truck Baja Design Competition during the SAE 2005 World Congress. The competing vehicles were tested in a race against the clock on a tortuous all-terrain course. Each entry was judged on its excellence in planning and execution of its design.