In May 2023, LSA Technology Services launched a new application, MacromoleculAR, that provides an interactive augmented reality (AR) experience for users to view various molecular models. The app was developed for Randy Stockbridge, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). And it’s not only great for the students in her course, but… Read More »
Assistance from the XR team at the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation has helped bring to life 1000 Cut Journey, a new virtual reality experience that immerses users in the life of a fictional Black man in America. 1000 Cut Journey aims to provide users with deeper insights into the microaggressions and racial injustices Black Americans… Read More »
The Center for Academic Innovation is providing funding and support to thirteen new projects aimed at helping implement educational technologies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as well as other global learning communities. The funded projects will include support for pre-college programs and residential U-M courses in both hybrid and online learning models. The thirteen projects will receive… Read More »
When the COVID-19 Pandemic struck, musicians still strove to perform together and spread hope and joy. The experience of performing virtually rather than physically quickly proved difficult through video conferencing applications, such as Zoom, with video delays and other limitations. Three U-M associate professors are hoping to change that. Michael Gurevich, associate professor in the Department of Performing… Read More »
The University of Michigan recently launched the Quantum Research Institute, a $55-million project to further the development of quantum research and its applications in education. The project will recruit a potential eight new faculty members to U-M’s existing expertise, combining physicists, electrical engineers, computer and materials scientists and more. Funding for the QRI also brings lab space in… Read More »
Ross School of Business professor Nigel Melville and Ford School of Public Policy professor Shobita Parthasarathy recently participated in a Faculty Q&A on a U-M podcast, Business and Society with Michigan Ross, to answer questions about the rise of AI and its implications. Melville and Parthasarathy have studied the popularization of AI, as well as what it means… Read More »
Many know that much of the Earth’s oceans remain undiscovered. Not as many may know, however, that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in 2014 helped scientists to learn more about what happens on our ocean floor. While the search for MH370 has been unsuccessful, it did unearth valuable information about underwater landscapes, from ridges and volcanoes… Read More »
John “JJ” Jahn, a project engineer lead with LSA Technology Services, firmly believes in continuing education for audiovisual (AV) people on campus. That’s why he asked the Michigan IT AV Technology Community of Practice in May if there was interest in a course to prepare for the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) professional… Read More »
The LSA Technology Services Research Software Programming team has developed numerous custom desktop, web, and mobile applications for researchers in LSA. Programs developed by this group have helped with projects as varied as building robots, tracking monkey behavior, training mice to recognize patterns, and analyzing circadian rhythms.
In the past, having a tooth crowned meant visiting the dentist twice: once to bite into thick, pink, not-so-great-tasting putty to create molds of your teeth, followed by having the tooth drilled to make room for a temporary cap; and again, weeks later, to have the newly-made crown put in place. Luckily for current and future U-M patients… Read More »
March first was a significant and eventful day for UM-Dearborn. The new Engineering Lab Building (ELB) opened its doors for classes for the first time since it closed for renovations two years ago. As with everything, COVID-19 delayed the opening by nine months. With the re-opening of ELB, Dearborn ITS worked diligently to improve and innovate the classroom… Read More »
When you think of tech startup companies, what comes to mind? Is it Silicon Valley, black turtlenecks, and billion-dollar IPOs? Or perhaps something about college drop-outs and the proverbial idiosyncrasies of “tech-bro culture”? While stereotypes can be helpful for getting the big picture of things, when you look more closely they’re often misleading caricatures, and this has proven especially true in the case of the tech industry.
U-M researchers are taking on the big challenges to integrating computing into everyone’s education: Under a grant from the National Science Foundation, Mark Guzdial, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his colleagues have launched a program that integrate the use of task-specific computer science tools that will allow high school students to build data visualizations into… Read More »
Testing is a cornerstone of quality software design. And yet, it’s time consuming, labor and resource intensive, and extremely difficult to do exhaustively. In fact, most software in use today is so complex that thorough testing is practically impossible. A group of researchers from U-M envision a smarter alternative: why not let math do the heavy lifting of… Read More »
A team of undergraduate students is on the path to releasing a commercial video game with Yolked – a game that began life as their final project in EECS 494, Introduction to Video Game Development. This is the first time that a team from the class has signed a funded publishing deal to deliver a polished up version of their… Read More »