There's traditionally been a shortage of voters in the under-30 crowd. New media and journalism professor Seth Lewis suggests that political messages are now reaching the younger generation through engagement of online political messaging.
Lacking in labor: there is a shortage of skilled industrial workers in developed economies. Ph.D. candidate in psychology Brenton Wiernik conducts global research to examine the psychology of and hopefully remedy the problem.
Ph.D. candidate in statistics Lindsey Dietz studies climate change, hoping to "reconcile the complexity of the problems with methods that provide tractable answers" and to help lead to a better understanding of climate change and how to adapt to its effects.
What can linguistic analysis tell us about ideology, gender, social structures, and beliefs? Luz Hernandez speaks about how linguistic analysis of immigrant workers is helping to interpret their perception of the immigration system that criminalizes so many immigrant women.
Basil Mahayni, Ph.D. student in geography, conducts academic and policy research in Jordan to help water management systems better meet community needs, especially those of the poor and middle classes in other water-starved countries.
In 1896, British archaeologists discovered the Oxyrhynchus rubbish mounds: a treasure trove of ancient Greek texts ranging from early copies of the New Testament to lost works of Sophocles. Today, researchers at the U of M are using new technologies, the Ancient Lives Program, and more than 100,000 volunteers to help transcribe and analyze these ancient documents.
What if we can get kids to eat more vegetables without lecturing them about the importance of vegetables, by just giving them the impression that this is what kids do? Perfect. psychologist Traci Mann hopes to use the same tactic that she uses with school kids on astronauts with NASA.