Lie-detecting software uses real court case data (12/10/15)

By studying videos from high-stakes court cases, University of Michigan researchers are building unique lie-detecting software based on real-world data.

Their prototype considers both the speaker's words and gestures, and unlike a polygraph, it doesn't need to touch the subject in order to work. In experiments, it was up to 75 percent accurate in identifying who was being deceptive (as defined by trial outcomes), compared with humans' scores of just above 50 percent.

Image Created During International Space Station Research Wins Prize in Art Competition (6/1/15)

Assistant Professor Yu-Cheng (Frank) Liu of the Department of Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics has his PhD roots at Cornell University, and those roots are connecting research from the International Space Station to an art competition at the 2015 International Combustion Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Combustion Art Competition has been a part of the Symposium since 2004.

UM-Flint Engineering Students’ Robot Excels at Midwest Competition (4/23/15)

A team of four University of Michigan-Flint engineering students recently entered their specialized robot in a competition sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Despite being up against some very experienced teams, the UM-Flint team managed to capture a third place finish.

Engineering Students Present Senior Projects (4/13/15)

On April 10, 2015, engineering students from EGR 465/466 Senior Design presented their senior projects to a full room of fellow students and university staff, faculty, and administrators, including Dr. Terry Van Allen, Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Chris Waters, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Summer Engineering Camps for High School Students Coming to UM-Flint (4/8/15)

High school students will explore the world of engineering this summer at the University of Michigan-Flint. UM-Flint is running two engineering camps this July on campus, which gives students a chance to work on projects in university labs, and learn from faculty.

UM-Flint professor says Michigan will be cleaner, greener in 10 years (3/17/15)

Last week, we told you about Gov. Snyder's new energy policy, designed to make the state more energy efficient and less reliant on coal.

Now, a professor at UM-Flint thinks the governor is on the right path. He says Michigan will be cleaner and greener in 10 years.

UM-Flint Sponsored FIRST Robotics Team Readies for Competition (3/4/15)

The team was formed last year with students from the Genesee Early College (GEC). This year, around 20 students from the high school, located on the UM-Flint campus, are participating.

UM-Flint Experts Discuss Falling Gasoline Prices (1/17/15)

Falling gasoline prices have motorists pleased at the pump. But why are these price decreases happening and what are the short-term and long-term implications for the economy, alternative energies and consumers’ spending habits? Three University of Michigan-Flint energy experts discuss and analyze the factors and consequences behind the decreasing crude oil prices and U.S. gasoline prices.

University of Michigan-Flint engineering enrollment more than doubles in size (2/13/14)

Engineering students at the University of Michigan-Flint are enjoying the benefits of seeing program enrollment double in size since 2008.

With 320 students now in the program, the school is investing money in more high-tech tools, including a microscope that magnifies objects 60,000 times to the planned arrival of a large three-dimensional printer that can make prototypes or actual products, such as replacement auto parts, bones, clothing or shoes.