Projects on display at the Michigan Engineering Design Expo hosted across North Campus Thursday afternoon. Project topics included a model vertical takeoff airplane, optically controlled robot, exoskeleton and many more.
The Chamber Choir and Imani Winds group conducted by Eugene Rogers performs the chamber setting premiere of “The Notebooks" of Leonardo Da Vinci, composed by Jocelyn Hagen, in the University of Michigan Museum of Art Thursday evening.
Hagen is an artist-in-residence at North Dakota State University who has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and many others. The multi-movement work for choir, orchestra, and video projection celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci and celebrates the ideals of freedom and discovery.
The Michigan eXploration Laboratory (MXL) works on building cube satellites in the FXB on North Campus. Cube satellites are one or a series of ten centimeter cubes; the size is chosen for ease of packing to launch into space. MXL is currently working on several different missions, including the Tandem Beacon Experiment (TBEx), two twin satellites to measure plasma bubbles in the ionosphere that are being launched by SpaceX. Another mission, Phased Array Optical Satellite (PHAROS) is currently in the testing phase to use LEDs to communicate between space and the ground with optical signals.