UM-Flint to unveil new Engineering Design Studio & Learning Space

FLINT —University of Michigan- Flint is set to unveil its new learning space for budding engineers that will be the home to a variety of cutting edge student projects including robots that can do everything from assisting with wheelchairs to spreading salt on food.

The event takes place April 13 at the Harrison Street Structure, 405 Harrison St. The speaker will be Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Doug Knerr, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Susan Gano-Phillips, and Associate Chair of Engineering Mojtaba Vaziri. Students will also be present and able to discuss their senior design projects and research.

The space is a design studio and shop with machinery and tools — including 3D printing and milling machines, a lab with a wind tunnel and a variety of other hands-on equipment, and a teaching space with a classroom for corresponding engineering courses.

On April 13, university staff and officials will be on hand to talk about the exciting new space and the changes coming to UM-Flint’s STEM disciplines. In addition to celebrating the Grand Opening of the Design Studio & Learning Space, speakers will also share information on the new MS in Engineering degree program and the planned $29.5 million expansion of UM-Flint’s Murchie Science Building. — G.G.

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