Kilinski Finds Niche in Smallest-sized program in School of Engineering

Sitting down to discuss his four-year journey at the University of Michigan, senior infielder Trevor Kilinski could not help but chuckle to himself as he fielded a question he has faced countless times; what in the world was he studying?

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Cruise lines and ports are banking on shore power. What does that mean?

Shore power has become a major focus of the cruise industry’s sustainability efforts. Technology enabling ships to connect to landside electrical power has been added to many new and existing vessels in recent years.


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Stormy futures: How climate change is reshaping marine engineering

How will the marine industry, valued at approximately $108.4 billion in 2023, navigate the challenges posed by climate change?


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University of Michigan picks Beaver Island for wave energy study

Graham Sustainability Institute’s research team from the University of Michigan is to conduct a feasibility study off the coast of Beaver Island in Michigan, U.S., as part of an effort to explore the possibility of powering remote and underserved coastal communities with wave energy technology.


Matthew Johnson-Roberson, Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, adjusts a underwater robot arm system in the NAME Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on October 7, 2016. Johnson-Roberson’s research group has been working on the arm with hopes of implementing a dual camera/arm system that can be utilized in movement of onjects for infrastructure management and other functions. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan


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Students in NAME 403 learned how to sail and operate components of Areté, a vessel that competes annually in a series of races across the world, on the Detroit River on October 4, 2016. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering Multimedia Content Producer


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