RE: Engineering Radio

Michigan Engineering

Engineering begins and ends with people. RE: Engineering Radio is a podcast from University of Michigan Engineering, sharing stories about industry-changing work and the people who make it happen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Failure is not an option….but why can’t it be? Too often “failure” is a negative. We’re conditioned to the binary options of either failure or success, but in reality, failure is a lot more nuanced. Join us as Professor Peter Adriaens tells three short stories—on failure, risk taking and the lessons learned to achieve positive outcomes.Peter Adriaens is a professor of engineering, finance and entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan, working currently on financial innovation and risk analytics for industrial renewal.  This is a recording of an event hosted by the CID Committee, a pilot program aiming to enhance creativity, innovation and daring. Developed by staff, for staff. Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 3

31 min

When women and underrepresented minorities make important contributions to science or technology, why do they later disappear from history? It’s a phenomenon that Lynn Conway, University of Michigan professor emerita of electrical engineering and computer science, has documented since her own erasure. Conway was a driving force in the very-large-scale integration, or VLSI, revolution which triggered the expansion and impact of Silicon Valley, and is credited with making modern digital systems such as cell phones and laptops possible.In this episode of RE: Engineering Radio, she reconstructs how her own contributions faded over time and why “others” lose credit.Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 6

28 min

Mind-controlled prosthetics—we’ve all seen them in movies, right? They feel like something we should already have, but so far they've been out of reach. The problem isn’t that scientists and engineers can’t make them. It’s that the crucial link between artificial limb and mind needs to be restored, in a way that turns that hardware into humanware. University of Michigan researchers are harnessing brain signals via a groundbreaking interface between man and machine that could give amputees back more of themselves. Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 1

25 min

For more than a decade, a global alliance of engineers developed the unprecedented scientific payload aboard Solar Orbiter. A team from the University of Michigan helped lead that journey.  In this episode of RE: Engineering Radio we join them on launch night—a defining moment for them, for solar science, and for our future as a spacefaring species. Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 4

17 min

Hey listeners! This episode of RE: Engineering Radio is a little different than what you've heard in the past. Here, members of the RE: Engineering Radio team sit down for a round table discussion of some of the coolest, most interesting, and most noteworthy mentions of Michigan Engineering researchers in the news—featuring bipedal robots, drones that help shingle roofs, and insight into internet censorship that could affect the U.S.Thanks for listening to season one of RE: Engineering Radio. If you missed anything, go back and check it out—and while you're at it, rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when we get back!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

24 min

Deep in the Amazon, teams from around the world collaborate to understand plant life in the rainforest. Now due to climate change and the rollback of forest protections, their work has never been under greater threat. Hear about Michigan researchers' race to unlock the equations that could save the Amazon—and us all.Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

21 min

Somewhere, in a parallel universe, there is an Ella Atkins who happily does her research on autonomy in aerial vehicles, licenses software to aircraft companies and generally makes airspace a safer place. In our universe, aerospace hasn’t been ready for her. In this episode of RE: Engineering Radio, hear how Professor Ella Atkins is persuading a field to face its future.Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

19 min

U-M researchers developed a way to make large numbers of human embryo-like structures that have the potential to solve hard problems in maternal and child health. Batches of these structures could help screen medications for safety during early pregnancy, for example, and shed light on the causes of both birth defects and multiple miscarriages.In this episode of RE: Engineering Radio, Michigan Engineering's Kate McAlpine details this new method for studying embryonic development—one that also poses tough questions.A paper on the work has been accepted to Nature. Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2019

27 min

Today she’s a NASA engineer turned CEO, but Aisha Bowe began her journey as a self described teen struggling with low self-esteem. After excelling in community college math classes she transferred to Michigan Engineering’s aerospace program, where she earned her bachelor’s and later a master’s degree in space systems engineering. Her tech company, STEMBoard, aims to help historically underrepresented youth play a role in designing tomorrow’s technologies.In this episode of RE: Engineering Radio, Bowe discusses her life, career trajectory, and the importance of a company like STEMBoard. This interview was conducted by Rob Woodfork at WTOP News in Washington D.C. and has been adapted with permission.Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2019

46 min

The Carrington Event, a solar storm that struck Earth's magnetosphere in 1859, was so powerful it knocked out telegraph wires for three days—and some subsequent solar storms have equaled or surpassed Carrington's magnitude. If these coronal mass ejections were to hit Earth today, they could severely damage our power grid, potentially wiping out electricity across the planet for months or even years. What can humankind do to prepare?In this episode of RE: Engineering Radio, we interview Justin Kasper, a climate and space science professor at the University of Michigan and a Principal Investigator on the Parker Solar Probe. Its mission? Provide us with the data to protect the power grid and save lives.Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPod Spotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2019

51 min

How did an Ann Arbor security start-up get acquired for $2.35 billion? The co-founders met in a stairwell. Jon Oberheide was a high school hacker, breaching security at the same company where Dug Song worked. Duo Security, the company they'd later found together, brought a punk-rock ethos to tech security and stuck up for the little guy.Following the biggest acquisition of its kind in the state of Michigan, both University of Michigan alums spoke with RE: Engineering Radio about the company’s history and where it's going next.Check out the full story here: https://news.engin.umich.edu/features/change-or-be-changed/Enjoying RE: Engineering Radio so far? Rate, review and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes go live!Apple Podcasts: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotify: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodSpotifyGoogle Play: https://umicheng.in/EngineeringPodGoogle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2019

52 min

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