Lawrence Tech Innovation Spring 2016 : Cover 2

OV ATION INN CONTENTS 1 From the Dean Enrollment growth, new labs, high rankings Practical printers New, larger 3D printers aid LTU SAE teams, other programs Spanning a century, not just a road Advanced materials that create jobs, make bridges last longer STEM winder LTU Taubman Complex adds state-of-the-art facilities for learning and research Engineers + entrepreneurship New classes, competitions hone the entrepreneurial edge of LTU engineering students, faculty LTU: Experts in automotive research Symposium sees green, connected auto future; sponsored research grows LTU, Focus: HOPE expand partnership Partnership expands with the offer of a new LTU Associate of Science in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering STEM outreach New partnerships with Detroit schools, nonprofits boost interest in engineering careers In brief LTU civil engineering ranked No. 5 nationally, industrial engineering growth, architectural and civil engineering combined, biomedical department added Faculty achievements LTU prof on federal infrastructure task force, new hires, awards and more Student achievements Innovation in coffee brewing, a fast concrete toboggan, SAE Supermileage team wins newcomer award, and more Student awards Outstanding students honored By the numbers Enrollment breakdown, job prospects for engineers, and more Back cover LTU partnership for high-tech parking lot featured at White House Water Summit 2 4 Spring 2016 Volume 8 Published by the Office of Marketing and Public Affairs and the College of Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075-1058; 248.204.2200 or 800.CALL.LTU, ext. 4; Fax 248.204.2318; mktngpub@ltu.edu; www.ltu.edu. Virinder K. Moudgil President of the University Nabil F. Grace Dean, College of Engineering University Distinguished Professor Lewis G. Frasch Associate Dean, College of Engineering Elin Jensen Associate Dean, College of Engineering; Innovation Magazine Coordinator Executive Editor: Bruce J. Annett, Jr. (bannett@ltu.edu) Managing Editor: Matthew N. Roush (mroush@ltu.edu) Writers: Matthew N. Roush, Eric Pope Design: NetWorks Design, Inc. Production Team: Anne Adamus, Deborah Faes, Sofia Lulgjuraj, Brande’ Oliver Photography: Matthew N. Roush, Sofia Lulgjuraj, Eric Pope, Justin Munter, and others © 2016 by Lawrence Technological University. All rights reserved. Comments about the magazine, articles, or letters may be sent to the Dean of Engineering. Send address changes to (fax) 248.204.2318 or mktngpub@ltu.edu . 6 8 12 16 17 18 24 26 31 32 On the cover: Students Logan Dewan and Samantha Wheeler are using the university’s 3D printer laboratory to produce parts for projects related to their studies in mechanical and biomedical engineering respectively. (Cover photo by Justin Munter)

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