April 2017 Media Report

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May 2, 2017

April 2017 Media Report -- a monthly sampling of what is being written about the MSU Engineering community

An April media highlight for the Michigan State University College of Engineering is the international coverage being reported on research by Arun Ross, professor of computer science and engineering. He is working with researchers at New York University to determine the security of using a fingerprint on mobile devices. Here’s a sample:

ASEE FIRST BELLMedia are very interested in research by Arun Ross, professor of computer science and engineering, who is working with researchers at New York University to determine the security of using a fingerprint on mobile devices.
ACQ5
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh, (India)
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Bio-Medicine
Bio Metric Update
Bloomfield, Michigan, Patch
Boston Globe
CNBC
Deccan Chronicle (India)
Daily Mail (United Kingdom)
Digital Trends
ECN Magazine
EconoTimes-Technology
EE News Europe
Eugene (Oregon) Register-Guard
EurekAlert
Find Biometrics
Forbes New Tech Summary
Futurity
Houston Chronicle
Huffington Post
IEEE 360
International Business Times
International Business Times (India)
Mashable
Mic
Military Technologies
MSUToday
Minneapolis Star Tribune
MyInforms
National Science Foundation
New York City Patch
New York Times
New York Times Bits
Popular Science
PR NewsWire
Science Daily
Science Newsline
Seattle Times
Slashdot
SYS-Con Media
Tech Century (Engineering Society of Detroit)
TechnoWize
Tech Republic
The Daily Millbury
The Telegraph - Technology News (United Kingdom)
Toronto Star
True Viral News
UberGizmo
WLNS TV 6 Lansing
Yahoo.com (Finance news)
ZME Science

Other media highlights included – 

Continuing coverage on the research by University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Anil Jain includes:
• ID4Africa 2017 featured Dr. Jain, who reported that fingerprints can be used to effectively verify the identity of children enrolled as young as six months of age.
BioMetric Update
• “Iris scans come to nursing homes. Next stop, your phone.”Turning a stolen digital file into a 3-D copy of an iris remains expensive and time-consuming, Jain said.
Wired 

Design Day was April 28 and featured almost 250 teams and more than 1,000 students, who showcased their semester’s work in the biggest academic event of the year.One of the Design Day capstone projects that caught the attention of media was Seabiscuit, a mechanical engineering project for disabled clients at Heartwood School in Mason, Mich.
WILX TV 10 Lansing
Fox 47 Lansing
• An Applied Engineering Sciences capstone team won the first Mike Sadler Competitive Edge Award, presented during Design Day on April 28. The late Mike Sadler was an award-winning AES graduate (2013) and a scholar-athlete on the MSU football team. The ceremony was attended by his mother, Karen Sadler, and football coach Mark Dantonio. (PHOTO AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.)
Big Ten Network
Video courtesy of MSU Athletic Communications
Lansing State Journal
Fox 47 Lansing
MSN Sports
Design Day -- A team of MSU engineering students presented its video game for a final test run to its most critical judges: a class of third-graders. The game, “Movers Who Care,” was created for Two Men and a Truck as a senior capstone project that was subsequently on display April 28.
Lansing State Journal
MSUToday
WILX TV 10 Lansing
WLNS TV 6 Lansing 

Proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency would be particularly harmful to the Great Lakes region, said Susan Masten, an environmental engineering professor at MSU, especially if federal officials cede oversight responsibilities to states. “You can’t regulate air quality on a statewide level,” Masten said. “It’s a regional problem.”
Detroit Free Press
Lansing State Journal 

University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Ramani Narayan is quoted in"The Atlantic,” saying "Biodegradation isn't a magical solution to plastics waste management."
Mashable
The Atlantic
The Verge
Washington Post 

Thomas F. Wolff, senior associate to Engineering Dean Leo Kempel, was among seven professionals inducted into the Missouri University of Science and Technology Academy of Civil Engineers on Friday, April 21 in Rolla.
Missouri University of Science & Technology 

Letter to editor, “Diversify Michigan Energy,” University Distinguished Professor Bruce Dale, chemical engineering and materials science
Detroit News 

Christopher Contag, chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, said the proposed NIH budget is “discouraging” for research.
MiBiz 

Autonomous vehicles rely on lidar sensors and a lot of the current lidars don’t have good enough long-distance range, Daniel Morris, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, told the MIT Technology Review. “For highway driving you really want to see far.”
MIT Technology Review 

John Dorgan named the Lamp Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
MSU Today 

The solar technology of Richard Lunt, associate professor of chemical engineering and materials science, is featured in a video story on the Big Ten Network this spring.
Big Ten Network 

Michigan State University is among eight North American universities selected for the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge – a new autonomous vehicle student design competition to develop and demonstrate a fully autonomous passenger vehicle. GM and SAE International made the announcement April 5.
ASEE First Bell
Automotive News Canada
Canadian Globe & Mail
Chronicle Herald Ontario
dBusiness Detroit
Engadget
4 Traders
GM Authority
Hybrid Cars
Inhabitat
Inside EVs
Mlive - Flint Journal
MobileSyrup (Canada)
MSU Today
My San Antonio
Ontario Record
Penticton Herald Canada
Road Show
Seattle Post Intelligencer
San Francisco Chronicle
State News
Texas A&M Today
The Eagle, Texas A & M
Triad Business Journal (North Carolina) 

Camille Emig, a computer science freshman; Teresa VanderSloot, director of Women in Engineering, Recruitment and K-12 Outreach; and Laura Dillon, professor of computer science, were among those supporting two women in computing events March 31-April 1 at Aspirations in Computing and MICWIC 2017.
Fox 47 Lansing
WILX TV 10 Lansing
WLNS TV 6 Lansing also did a video story 

Video on solar powered luminescent cells, featuring Richard Lunt, associate professor of chemical engineering and materials science.
Futurism 

Student News
Two of the three students who won the first MSU Fountain Challenge are Spartan Engineers. Caleb Whetstone, a senior in chemical engineering, and Adam Anderson, a senior in mechanical engineering, along with communications senior Kenzo Bird won $15,000 for their Great Lakes Fountain design.
MSUToday 

Five Spartan Engineers are among the 52 students honored with the Board of Trustees Award for having a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Honored were: Rebecca Carlson, chemical engineering and materials science; Jeffrey Hall, mechanical engineering; Elissa Klopfer, materials science and engineering; Jacob Krummrey, mechanical engineering, and Matthew Vasher, biosystems engineering.
MSUToday 

Spartan engineering graduate students, including Faezeh Hajiaghajani, are featured in this article on “Can she stay?” on Iranian engineers advancing their education in the U.S.
ASEE Prism, March-April 2017 

Along with Matthew Schomisch’s mechanical engineering studies, he has spent much of his time at MSU supporting the university’s improv group.
The State News 

Michael Bigelow, junior in mechanical engineering, was an honorable mention for the Goldwater Scholarship.
MSUToday

Rebecca CarlsonRebecca Carlson, an award-winning senior in chemical engineering and materials science, hopes to open a research center in West Africa someday.
The State News

MSU Pride Points
• April 12: MSU is one of eight North American universities chosen for AutoDrive Challenge to develop a fully autonomous passenger vehicle.
• April 18: MSU’s LaNnisters won second place overall at the intercollegiate hackathon #GoogleGames in Chicago on April 2.
• April 26: MSU professors Patrick Walton and Amber Pearson are both recent recipients of the annual Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.
• April 27: MSU's College of Engineering amateur radio team recently earned the highest university scores in the premiere annual ham radio contest of Michigan.
• April 28: Over 1,000 students on 246 teams will showcase innovative projects during today's Design Day in the College of Engineering.

An Applied Engineering Sciences capstone team won the first Mike Sadler Competitive Edge Award, presented April 28 during Design Day. The late Mike Sadler was an award-winning AES graduate (2013) and a scholar-athlete on the MSU football team. The April 28 ceremony was attended by his mother, Karen Sadler, and football coach Mark Dantonio. Pictured are (back, l to r): AES Director Laura Genik, Chang Joon Kim, Edward Okuniewski, Derek Stockman, and Daniel Feenstra and (front): Coach Dantonio, Junyu Liu, Jasmine Lim, Rachel Gasparovich, Hanish Mehta, and Karen Sadler.