Detroit water department adopts app developed by alum
In the summer of 2014, Abess Makki (Nutrition and Food Science ’15) walked into the DTX Launch Detroit student tech accelerator at TechTown Detroit with an idea to develop a shower head that monitors water usage, hoping to help consumers conserve water and save money. But by the time the 10-week program ended, he decided to make a more monumental difference.
Alumni couple makes positive impact through the law
Marc Gold and Barbara Heyer have worked tirelessly to create a more just society. Their journey started in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University.
From Puerto Rico to Detroit: Orlando Rios finds his research home
Even before Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico in September 2017, Orlando Rios felt his opportunities to continue his undergraduate research at the University of Puerto Rico were limited due to budget cuts at the institution. In the weeks after Maria made landfall, he knew those chances were even slimmer.
Mob spies and rock and roll history alum Dennis Barrie has done it all
Alumnus Dr. Dennis Barrie's love for museums started at a young age when his parents dragged him kicking and screaming to every museum they could find.
From doctor to math teacher: Mohammad Kang heals people his own way
It’s funny how life throws a curveball when you least expect it. For Mohammad Kang, who graduated this spring with a bachelor’s in mathematics with university honors, that curveball came during his first year at Wayne State, which ultimately lead him down a path towards a life-changing decision — from earning a medical degree and becoming a doctor to a degree in mathematics and a passion to teach.
Biology student spends summer researching on Belle Isle
The Wayne State University rising sophomore specializes in muck these days. Walker is a research assistant in WSU School of Medicine professor Dr. Jeffery Ram’s aquatic research lab, located in Belle Isle’s historic aquarium. It’s here that he'll spend much of his summer, wading through the lakes and lagoons of Detroit’s island park, searching for new samples of water mites to poke and prod.
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