1. $300 million U-M research and education center to anchor 14-acre Detroit Center for Innovation in the heart of Detroit

    Mark Rivett posted October 30, 2019

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    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans joined together with Stephen M. Ross, philanthropist and chairman of Related Companies, Matt Cullen, CEO of Bedrock and University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel to announce plans for a 14-acre Detroit Center for Innovation in downtown Detroit.

    Anchoring the site will be a world-class $300 million, 190,000 square-foot research and education center operated by U-M, the nation’s leading public research institution. This academic building, designed by world-renowned architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, will be a centerpiece of the first phase of a planned multi-building development at the east edge of downtown and will offer programs that focus on high-tech research, education and innovation. It is anticipated the new U-M facility will eventually serve up to 1,000 graduate and senior-level undergraduate students pursuing advanced degrees in a range of high-tech innovation disciplines, including mobility, artificial intelligence, data science, entrepreneurship, sustainability, cybersecurity, financial technology and more.

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  2. University of Michigan Students Win national Transportation Technology Competition

    Mark Rivett posted July 25, 2019

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    A student team from the University of Michigan was announced as the winners of the second annual Transportation Technology Tournament by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE). The team’s presentation on a solution to reduce congestion on I-75 and I-696 in Metro Detroit was selected as the winner by a panel of private and public sector judges.

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  3. Meet Detroit Teens Preparing For Careers As Doctors

    Mark Rivett posted July 18, 2019

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    In partnership with the University of Michigan, the seven-year-old Doctors of Tomorrow effort is focused on diversifying the future of health care by exposing underrepresented minority students to careers in medicine, as well as providing them with foundational skills to pursue a career in health sciences.

    Jonathan F. Finks

    Dr. Jonathan F. Finks, Associate Professor of Surgery
    Co-Director, Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative
    Advisor, Global Health and Disparities Path of Excellence

    “These kids are willing to go the extra mile. These are the ones who we felt if we were able to shepherd them along and provide them mentorship, guidance and hopefully some financial support, then we could get them to medical school to sort of start a pipeline that begins in high school and follows them all the way to college.” – Dr. Jonathan Finks

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