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URC’s Water-Related Research Enhances Michigan, Great Lakes, World

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Wayne State University Licenses Technology to New Start-up, Detroit Materials Inc.

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Wayne State University Licenses Technology to New Start-up, Detroit Materials Inc.

(Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons) The Office of the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University recently announced the finalization of a license agreement with a new start-up company, Detroit Materials Inc., for a Wayne State University patented portfolio of high-strength low-alloy steels and cast irons for demanding applications in the defense, off-highway, tooling and automotive industries. Although there have been great advancements in the development of high-strength steel, there continues to be a need in various industries for...

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Michigan’s URC Plays Major Role in Protecting and Advancing Michigan’s ‘Blue Economy’

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Michigan’s URC Plays Major Role in Protecting and Advancing Michigan’s ‘Blue Economy’

(Above: URC Executive Director Jeff Mason, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, WSU President M. Roy Wilson and AEG CEO Patrick Anderson share the results of the URC’s water sector report at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.) Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC)  launched a new report last week at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference showing that the URC is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region,...

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Michigan State Scientists Proposing Ways to Save the Great Plains Water Supply

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Michigan State Scientists Proposing Ways to Save the Great Plains Water Supply

By Layne Cameron Michigan State University scientists are proposing alternatives that will halt and hopefully reverse the unsustainable use of water drawdown in the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States. The body of water, also known as the High Plains Aquifer, spans from Texas to South Dakota and drives much of the region’s economy. “Already, there are regions in Texas and Kansas where farmers can’t pump enough water to meet the demands of their crops,” says Bruno Basso, co-author and MSU ecosystem...

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U-M Water Center Helping to Fund Great Lakes Restoration Projects

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U-M Water Center Helping to Fund Great Lakes Restoration Projects

By Jim Erickson and Jennifer Read The University of Michigan Water Center in the most recent academic year has awarded nine major research grants totaling more than $3 million to support Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts. The Water Center has provided more than $3.6 million in research funds since it formed in October 2012 with an initial focus on the Great Lakes, working closely with academic colleagues and resource managers to improve restoration outcomes. The most recent grant, handed out this spring, awards $214,600 to...

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