1. Research and Sustainability Featured at U-M vs MSU Legislative Football Tailgate

    Mark Rivett posted November 18, 2019

    This years Legislative Tailgate on November 16 featured two important initiatives. M-Dining and the University Research Corridor shared information with tailgate attendees prior to the U-M vs. MSU football game.


    Mariah Bloomfield and Crede Strauser represent M-Dining at the Legislative Tailgate

    Michigan Dining is comprised of eleven on-campus cafés and eight markets, seven residential dining halls, a line of Blue to Go foods and the Michigan Catering unit. Their emphasis is on creative, healthy and nutritious foods, international cuisines and sustainability throughout all dining operations. Their mission is to lead, feed, and contribute to the education, health and experience of the community, environment and staff.

    University Research Corridor


    Britany Affolter-Caine and Amber Shinn were present to share information about the URC.

    Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters and the leading engine for innovation in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. An alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, the URC is focused on increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world.

    In 2017, the three URC universities conducted $2.46 billion in research and development, enrolled more than 155,000 students and granted degrees to more than 36,000 graduates. In 2017, the URC contributed $18.7 billion to Michigan’s economy. The URC has also cultivated 249 startup companies since 2002.

  2. Census 2020 Outreach

    Mark Rivett posted October 29, 2019

    The Dean of Students Office will have an info table on behalf of Census 2020 to share information about Census 2020. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell will be a guest speaker (Tentatively).

    10 AM – 2 PM

  3. U-M Expertise on Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Panel on Autonomous Vehicles

    Mark Rivett posted September 21, 2019

    On September 20, 2019 @ 7:30-9:30am The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce held an event at Saginaw Valley State University. The purpose was to examine the economic impact of autonomous vehicles’ technology with a goal is to educate members about autonomous vehicles, inform members that they are the future of tech and transportation and the economic impact of them from a business perspective.

    Moderator: Senator Ken Horn—sponsor of SB378 Michigan R&D Tax Credits

    Background: Former Senator Mike Kowall – he had the original idea for the bill that Ken put together.
    Connectivity: Gavin Goetz – AT&T
    Information Technology: Robin Milavec from Nexteer
    History/Economic impact: Greg McGuire Representative from UM’s MCity

    Each panelists had approximately 10 minutes to present and answer questions. Nexteer brought a stationary autonomous vehicle and had a few demo tables.

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