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Welcome to the Grimm Research Group at Michigan State University! Professor Michele J. Grimm and her team conduct research in three primary areas:

  • Utilizing computational techniques to understand the biomechanics of injury during the childbirth process
  • Integrating an understanding of user needs into the design of assistive and enabling technologies
  • Improving student success through engineering education research

Recent Projects

Group Members

Sheng Chen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research News

Grimm and Bush are leaders in the ASME Bioengineering Women's Networking Group, which was recognized with the ASME Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Medal this summer.
Panel of participants in Empathetic Design Project
The Empathetic Design Team, part of the Sociomobility REU Program, completed their work and presented it at the MID-SURE Conference in July 2021.
On June 17, Michele Grimm delivered the keynote address to the Science & Technology Workshop for the National Academy of Medicine's Commission on a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity.
Professor Grimm with laptop
Professor Grimm, her endowed professorship, and her focus on engineering education are featured in the October issue of "Developments," the magazine of MSU's Office of Advancement. See (about halfway down the overall story).
Professors Averill, Grimm, Recktenwald, and Roccabianca receive NSF Grant to study innovations in engineering education, in collaboration with the University of Illinois and University of Maryland.