Research

LSA sophomore Marina Garcia stands in front of her UROP project at the annual Spring Research Symposium at the Michigan Union on Tuesday.

The University Research Opportunity Program held its annual Spring Research Symposium at the Michigan Union Tuesday. During the symposium, student researchers presented their year-long projects to the public, covering such topics as political science, microbiology and sociology.

Tuesday, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program will host their annual symposium in the Michigan Union, with several changes from the past year. 

LSA sophomore Victoria Rai presents her research on the transcription of RNA at the Honors UROP Symposium in Palmer Commons Tuesday.

Faculty mentors were given awards and several students presented their various research projects at the Honors Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Mentor Awards and Top Oral Abstracts presentation to an audience of nearly 30 students, faculty and staff Tuesday.

The University of Michigan is helping implement screen readers, software programs that help visually impaired students or staff use computers and phones, aiming to create a more inclusive learning environment for those with disabilities.  

The film emphasized the biological components of the disorder and the swings between mania and depression. One of the panelists was activist and award-winning writer Melody Moezzi, whose manic episode was portrayed in the film.

Recent University of Michigan research suggests men are more vulnerable to long-term depression than women, citing a decreased willingness in men to talk about mental health issues.

For the project, the two schools are partnering with the Grace Care Center, a shelter for orphan girls and the elderly located in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The shelter provides food, housing and schooling for dozens of girls and destitute elderly individuals, many of whom fled war or were impacted by a 2004 tsunami.

University of Michigan researchers recently developed ice-repellent coatings that have the ability to make ice slide off materials such as car windshields, ships and airplanes. Made from rubber, the spray-on technology could have a major impact on multiple industries affected by ice and cold climates.

The long-term effects of lead exposure at young ages could increase the risk of obesity later in life, a University of Michigan School of Public Health study found.

Michigan ranked sixth highest in the nation and the highest in the upper Midwest for enthusiasm about marijuana, according to a survey published by online blog Estately last Monday.