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Research Programs and Centers

In addition to the library and research facilities that all students enjoy regardless of their major, several schools and departments, particularly those in the sciences, provide additional research and laboratory facilities to their students.

Chemistry has extensive modern instrumentation, NMR, ESR, several UV-visible, infrared, and atomic absorption spectrometers; a differential thermal analyzer, a Gouy balance; a solution calorimeter; and equipment for photochemical and kinetic work.

Biology is housed in the fully-equipped Life Sciences Building with teaching and research labs for faculty and students; preparation, animal, aquarium, isotope and instrumentation rooms; greenhouse, photographic labs.

Engineering, besides its own research facilities, is affiliated with the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan and local industrial research labs. Notable on-campus facilities include the magnetic resonance laboratory, the Manufacturing Institute, and an automotive center with both an automotive electronics laboratory and an engine laboratory.

The Institute for Leadership and Service provides opportunities to conduct research on topics of Leadership, Service Learning, and Community Engagement, to name a few.  In addition, the Institute participates in the nation wide longitudinal research study entitled “The Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership".  This project involves collecting, analyzing and reporting on information gathered from our own UDM students.

The Psychology Clinic serves the adult Detroit metropolitan community with psychotherapy on a sliding fee scale. It also provides closely-supervised experiences for clinical Ph.D. students

The Psychology Laboratory provides facilities for experimental and observational research with individuals and groups, including full audio/video monitoring capabilities.

The Child Psychodiagnostic Clinic provides diagnostic services and treatments for children with educational and behavioral problems. It also provides supervised experience for psychology students.