The friendship of two women, Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff, Ph.D., UDM associate professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Hyesook Kim, Ph.D., founder/president of Detroit R&D, Inc., has grown to include benefits for UDM students. Detroit R& D, located in the Metro Center for High Tech Building near UDM, studies and provides products for environmentally related diseases, including toxicity and cancer. Since 2001, the company has supported summer undergraduate research internships/fellowships for UDM Chemistry and Biochemistry students.
Since 2001, the company has supported summer undergraduate research internships/fellowships for UDM Chemistry and Biochemistry students. “I am incredibly excited to get an opportunity as an undergrad to work in a biochemistry research facility,” says student Kelli Fleischmann, who will join Detroit R&D as a 2004 summer intern. “I feel very fortunate to be attending a university with professors who have connections to such an amazing company.”
Message from the Dean
In response to the need to retain manufacturing knowledge and jobs in this country, and particularly, in SE Michigan, the college is increasing its focus on Manufacturing Engineering.
UDM expands mechatronics curriculum
A $174,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will support UDM’s expansion of its mechatronics program introduced in 1999.
Tau Beta Pi brings math expertise,
life lessons to a Detroit high school
Eight members of the UDM chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national Engineering honor society, have been tutoring Algebra and Calculus students at Western International High School this year.
STEPS program continues for young women
Launched in 2002 as a summer camp to promote engineering and science careers to high-school girls, the Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) camp continues to grow.
Inaugural golf outing tees off
UDM’s College of Engineering & Science invites all golf enthusiasts to participates in its first E&S Golf Outing to be held on Monday, July 19, at the Links at Pinewood in Walled Lake.
Engineering alumnus Byron Green receives
Byron Green ’90, Chrysler Group vice president for Truck & Activity Vehicle Assembly Operations, received the Career Achievement Award at the Black Engineer of the Year Award ceremony in February.
Slide Rule Dinner honors outstanding
students, faculty, and alumni
The College of Engineering & Science held its 72nd Annual Slide Rule Dinner, March 27 at the Lakeland Manor in St. Clair Shores. Highlights of the evening included special recognition of students, faculty and alumni.
Faculty Profile: Mary Tracy-Bee -
Following in her father's footsteps
When Mary Tracy-Bee, Ph.D., '90, was a student at Mercy College, her anatomy professor was her late father, Ed Tracy, who passed away March 3, 2004. “It was one of the toughest classes I took,” she remembers.