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RobotX: UM Team prepares autonomous boat for competition in Hawaii

RobotX: UM Team prepares autonomous boat for competition in Hawaii

Without human intervention or remote control assistance, 19 teams from 6 countries will meet this December to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge.
NAME students commissioned as officers in the U.S. Navy

NAME students commissioned as officers in the U.S. Navy

Four naval architecture and marine engineering students and ROTC Midshipmen were commissioned as Officers in the United States Navy on Friday, April 27th in Ann Arbor.
Team Dingo wins 2018 Ackles Design Prize in NA 475

Team Dingo wins 2018 Ackles Design Prize in NA 475

Student team Dingo (Joseph Carraway, Samuel Fuchs, Caleb Irvin, Kristina Satullo, Joseph Van Houten) has been awarded the Ackles Design Prize in their NA 475 Senior Capstone Course for their design of a high-speed military insertion vessel.
Historic Marine Hydrodynamic Lab gets makeover and new name

Historic Marine Hydrodynamic Lab gets makeover and new name

The 112-year-old “tow tank” in West Hall recently got a fresh face and a new name through a renovation project ending this month. Built in 1904, the testing basin was the first University-affiliated facility of its kind in the United States and is still the largest.
Marine Dynamics class gets hands on experience

Marine Dynamics class gets hands on experience

Professor Troesch’s NA 340 Marine Dynamics class recently held a friendly competition. The goal: Choose a ball. Set it on a moving track. Figure out how to keep it there longer than your peers.
Ashish D. and Norma J. Sarkar Engineering Scholarship Fund endowed

Ashish D. and Norma J. Sarkar Engineering Scholarship Fund endowed

The scholarship fund will provide need-based support to undergraduate students.
Students shine at international ship design competition

Students shine at international ship design competition

Claiming 1st place prize four times in the past seven years in the Dr. James A. Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition, University of Michigan students prove they are the ones to beat.
Professor Beck wins Linnard Prize at SNAME

Professor Beck wins Linnard Prize at SNAME

Professor Robert F. Beck of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department and Arthur M. Reed of the U.S. Navy were awarded the American Bureau of Shipping Captain Joseph H. Linnard Prize at the SNAME Annual Meeting.
2017 Peachman Lecture: Future ship, offshore and nautical research

2017 Peachman Lecture: Future ship, offshore and nautical research

Since 2011, Dr. Bas Buchner has been the president of MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands), the largest independent maritime research institute in the world.
Swim with the robots, U-M on the Great Lakes

Swim with the robots, U-M on the Great Lakes

With a customized Iver 3 underwater drone, the Deep Robotic Optical Perception (DROP) Lab have a new set of underwater eyes that provide a window into the health of the world’s lakes and oceans.