Wednesday, May 8, 2019

T. Francis Ogilvie, former NAME department chair, passes away at 89

An expert in naval architecture and ocean engineering, Ogilvie served as department head of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at UM for 7 years.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

NAME Alumnus, Oscar Dario Tascon promoted to Rear Admiral of Columbia Navy & President of Cotecmar Co.

“The country must recognize the importance of the shipbuilding industry and meet their needs”

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Chairman Will Keene and CEO Adam Cove look back at Edson’s 160-year history while discussing its future.

When Henry Keene bought Massachusetts-based Edson International in 1956, the company was almost 100 years old. His sons Will and Hank grew up learning the ropes while sailing on boats their family built. When the brothers wanted their own sailboat, the family built it together.

Forbes Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A Visit To Van Dam Custom Boats

A family-owned business, Van Dam Custom Boats was founded by husband and wife Steve and Jean Van Dam. The couple’s eldest son, Ben, is now Van Dam Custom Boats’ President – he literally grew up in the business. Ben got a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, and has worked at Van Dam ever since.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Naval Architect Amanda Dayton keeps Foss on cutting edge of tech

“Naval Architecture offered a variety of career paths in several types of industries, and I found my studies and internships extraordinarily interesting,” said Dayton.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Students help at regional SeaPerch competition at UM Natatorium

“We’re trying to show these schools and show theses students and these parents that engineering is an option and, more specifically, there is a future in this other than just ROVs. There are boats, there’s offshore platforms, luxury commercial vessels, subsea energy as well as renewable energy,” Jason Bundoff, staff engineer in research with the department that supported the event, said.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Lauren Garrett, NAME Alumnus, running for mayor of Hamden, Connecticut

A political up-and-comer is vying for the town’s top position. Councilwoman At Large Lauren Garrett, an outspoken member of the body, plans to challenge fellow Democrat Mayor Curt B. Leng this election season.

In the News Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Researchers teach autonomous cars to predict pedestrian movement

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, an associate professor of NAME, explains how new neural network for driverless vehicles can predict pedestrian behavior.

New Electronics Thursday, February 14, 2019

Teach driverless vehicles to predict pedestrian movement

New Electronics reports on how new Michigan Engineering research can help self-driving cars evaluate pedestrian movements and predict the unexpected.

Economic Times Thursday, February 14, 2019

Self-driving cars get smarter: They can recognize and predict pedestrian movements

ME assistant professor Ram Vasudevan explains how new research will help self-driving cars predict pedestrian movement.