Student Teams and Organizations
U-M team reaches next phase of Amazon Alexa Prize SimBot ChallengeTeam SEAGULL, led by doctoral student Yichi Zhang and advised by Prof. Joyce Chai, strives to develop embodied AI agents capable of attending to users’ needs, following natural language instructions, collaborating, and continuously improving through interaction.
New student team constructs robotic submarine, finishes 4th at international competitionMichigan Robosub built their first autonomous submarine and competed virtually against 54 teams from 12 countries, completing several aquatic tasks.
U-M programming teams compete in regional contest; two advance to divisional competition
Despite a delay due to COVID-19, U-M fielded four teams in the annual programming competition.
Undergraduate student teams create two new video games over the summer
The games were conceived and developed by teams of students working remotely during the summer of Covid.
EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change
In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.
Programming team competes in North American Championship
U-M continues its tradition of competing hard in the world of programming, with its team competing at the ACM-ICPC National Finals.
Michigan team competes in Amazon challenge to make AI more engaging
The team of twelve students is one of ten worldwide working to give Amazon’s Alexa more human-like conversational skills.
Michigan programming team advances to national finals
Student programmers from Michigan are competing in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, the world’s most prestigious student programming competition.
Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition
The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.
M-Fly’s season ends with top-10 finishes, new autonomous plane
This year the team tackled their first autonomous aircraft.
Mars Rover Team tackles major redesign, places in top 10 at competition
This year’s model, “Phoebe,” received a major design overhaul that gave her a speed boost and new codebase that can be used for years to come.
Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers
Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.
UM::Autonomy competes with brand new boat design
The UM::Autonomy team brought their latest autonomous boat, called Flying Sloth, to participate in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation Roboboat competition.
Baja Racing team first to three-peat national championship
The U-M Baja Racing team took first place in the U.S. national competition for the third year in a row, making them the first team to ever three-peat.
New student team builds autonomous vehicles
The University of Michigan Intelligent Ground Vehicle (UMIGV) student team has spent much of its first year organizing and fundraising, and is now building a prototype autonomous vehicle.
Student hybrid rocket team takes first place at inaugural competition
The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) won the first ever Spaceport America Cup, an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition with over 110 teams from colleges and universities in eleven countries.
EECS students Row Blue! to victory
Four EECS students part of the Michigan Men’s Rowing team that won their 9th consecutive national championship
ArborHacks formed to increase access to and participation in computer science
The group will hold a once-a-year hackathon for local high school students in addition to other events.
Better gender balance goal of latest MHacks hackathon
MHacks: Refactor, v7 of the nationally-renowned U-M hackathon, drew many more women, underrepresented students and first-timers.
MHacks: Refactor to focus on gender inclusivity and hacker empowerment
This semester the creators are focusing less on numbers and more on the experience.
MHacks 6 Showcased Another Round of Creative Projects
Over 1,300 students were represented at this 36 straight hour event to produce creative and impactful projects.
MHacks Adds New Workshops and Events for 6th Hackathon
This will include seven intro-level workshops and a new event entitled Women@MHacks, which is an 8-hour long event directed towards female engineers.
HKN students crowned Mr. and Ms. Engineer at the the Engineering GamesThe competition raised over $2,000 for the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program.
“Spark” races in 2013 Formula Hybrid Racing Competition
The Michigan Hybrid Racing team’s Spark took home a 4th place finish.
Michigan Hybrid Racing
Listen to Michigan Hybrid Racing team members talk about their work and upcoming competition.
MRacing Team drives to 2nd overall finish in Formula Student Germany
Taking first place in acceleration and second place in endurance and autocross, this is one of the team’s best international finishes to date.
UM: Autonomy’s Team takes home 1st Prize
The Autonomous Surface Vehicle Competition is a student robotics competition in which teams race ASVs of their own design through an aquatic obstacle course.