February 2017 Media Report

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March 1, 2017

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

University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering Anil Jain and his team are working to help protect endangered lemurs. They modified their human facial recognition system to create LemurFaceID, the first computer facial recognition system that correctly identifies more than 100 individual lemurs with 98.7 percent accuracy. A variety of national and international media published the story, including:Saving the endangered lemur -- University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain and his research team modified their human facial recognition system to create LemurFaceID, the first computer facial recognition system that correctly identifies more than 100 individual lemurs with 98.7 percent accuracy.
BBC
CDA News
Christian Science Monitor
Discover Magazine
FindBioMetrics
Fox News Tech
Phys.org
Quartz
Smithsonian
The Verge
Wired

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future? Chuan Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
ASEE First Bell
AZo Nano
Can.India Newswire
CBC (Canadian major media)
Daily Mail (United Kingdom)
dBusiness Detroit
(e) Science News
Electronics 360 (IEEE GlobalSpec)
EurekAlert
Ferret.com (Australia)
Fox 47 Lansing
Futurity
Global SMT & Packaging
Indiana Ag Connection
Iran Daily
Reporters around the world are writing about research by Chuan Wang and his stretchable integrated circuits.Lab Manager News
MSUToday
NanoWerk
Network World
New Atlas
News Depo
News SciFi
NewsWise
News World India
New Zealand Herald
PC World
R&D Magazine
Science Blog
Science Bulletin
Science Daily
Solid State Technology
TechExplore

 

 

 

Three video features on WLNS TV 6, Lansing:

Other media stories in February -- 

Bruce Dale, professor of chemical engineering and materials science, was among the panelists Feb. 28at the SIMA International Agribusiness show in Paris, France. The world’s agriculture industry will need to feed 9.7 billion people on Earth by 2050.
PR Newswire 

MSU has announced a $500,000 graduate fellowship endowment to the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering – the first in the department. CMSE department chair Andrew Christlieb and alumnus donor Raymond Ginther celebrated the new opportunity for graduate students Feb. 27.The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering has received a $500,000 endowment for its first graduate student fellowship. CMSE department chair Andrew Christlieb and alumnus donor Raymond Ginther celebrated the new opportunity for graduate students on Feb. 27.
MSUToday

Kris Bergland, professor of chemical engineering
, said the use of rye whiskey in distilleries is rebounding after years of declining popularity.
Lansing State Journal 

Hayder Radha, CANVAS director and ECE professor, was a featured speaker on Feb. 15 at an MSU forum on Michigan’s mobility future using autonomous and connected vehicles.
MLive
WJR/WKAR 

MSU Engineering celebrated National Engineers Week activities, Feb. 19-25.
Tech Century
Also: WLNS TV 6 Lansing 

A partnership between MSU and PHYCO2 has successfully treated wastewater from breweries to comply with state water discharge limits for nitrates and phosphates. Wei Liao, associate professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering, is the advisor to PHYCO2’s testing program.
BIOMASS Magazine
MSUToday 

Darrell Donahue, chair of the biosystems and agricultural engineering department, has been named director of Michigan State University’s Institute of Water Research. His appointment is effective immediately.
MSUToday 

Rebecca Carlson, a senior in chemical engineering and member of the Honors College, is a national finalist for a Hertz Foundation Fellowship to support PhD studies.
MSUToday 

Around 500 of Michigan’s youngest robotic masters came to MSU on Feb. 19 for the Michigan VEX Robotics State Championships, hosted by Drew Kim’s K-12 Outreach office.
MSUToday
Tech Century
Winners announced:
Tech Century
Traverse City Record Eagle 

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recommended an overall increase of 2.5 percent in funding for higher education, but warns universities to keep tuition hikes under 3.8 percent.
ASEE First Bell
Detroit Free Press

An MSU researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria causing patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their lives. He was assisted by two from the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Syed Hashsham, the Edwin Willits Professor, and Bob Stedtfeld, a visiting research associate, who suggested ways to allow flexibility for use with microchip and smartphone technology.
Indiana Ag Connection
MSUToday
Science Daily 

Schools that make up the University Research Corridor spun out 22 startup companies in 2015, easily surpassing a five-year average, says an annual report published by the research consortium. Despite the gain, URC members — MSU, the University of Michigan and Wayne State — still lag behind peer research clusters in the U.S. for startups and other key measures for innovation and commercialization.
MiBiz (Grand Rapids) 

Alumni Update
Ryan Eustice (BS MECH EGR ’98), vice president of autonomous driving for the Toyota Research Institute, has been appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to the advisory board that will help shape Michigan regulatory policy on autonomous vehicle technology.
Automotive World

David Spears (BS MECH EGR ’14) is a former Spartan football running back, who will graduate soon with a law degree from MSU. He has always been mechanically inclined, an important skill in advising inventors seeking patent protection.
Ingham County Legal News 

Alexa Jones (BS Biosystems ’14) and her team at TheraB Medical are closer to putting their innovative wearable garment in hospitals to help infants with jaundice. The battery-powered blanket provides blue-light phototherapy, 360-degrees around the baby and began as a Design Day project in 2014.
WLNS TV 6 Lansing

Student News
Julia Fenn, a chemical engineering sophomore from Sheridan, Wyoming, wanted to play women’s tennis in college – but that dream didn’t come true until she was spotted casually playing on MSU’s tennis courts. Now, she’s part of the Spartan women’s team. Fenn won four state championship tennis single’s titles in Wyoming.
Sheridan.com (Wyoming) 

Incoming Spartans
Kingsford High School senior Alek Shanks has been awarded Michigan State University’s prestigious STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship. He plans to study computer science.
Iron Mountain News 

Austin Alexander of Cody, Wyoming, will study chemical engineering as a STARR Scholar at MSU this fall.
Cody (Wyoming) Enterprise 

MSU Pride Points
• Feb. 2: MSU has signed a new model dual Ph.D. agreement with two leading institutes of technology in India to advocate for future engineers. go.msu.edu/nfy
• Feb. 13: Rebecca Carlson, an Honors College senior majoring in chemical engineering, has been named a finalist for the Hertz Foundation Fellowship. http://bit.ly/2lcoVD4
• Feb. 15: Darrell Donahue, chair of the biosystems and agricultural engineering department, has been named director of MSU’s Institute of Water Research.
• Feb. 17: Engineering researchers at MSU have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit made entirely using an inkjet printer. go.msu.edu/4Ly
• Feb. 20: MSU's Anil Jain and his team modified their human facial recognition system to help ID endangered lemurs. go.msu.edu/cLy


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MSU College of Engineering
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