BLUElab (Better Living Using Engineering Laboratory)
BLUElab at the University of Michigan is a student-run organization that works toward sustainable solutions to development problems at home and abroad. Toward this goal, BLUElab coordinates project teams that develop environmentally, culturally, and economically sustainable technologies. These projects implement engineering solutions to problems such as water filtration, energy production, and irrigation. These project groups design and test solutions to real problems, and then install them on location to determine their effectiveness. Teams have traveled to Guatemala, Jamaica, and many other countries to successfully install technologies that improve the quality of life in the communities involved. To find out more about the projects we support, visit our project page.
ATC (The Appropriate Technology Collaborative)
The Appropriate Technology Collaborative creates new sustainable technologies that promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for low income people worldwide. We design, develop, demonstrate and distribute affordable technological solutions that empower people and promote dignity. ATC works in collaboration with local talent and other nonprofits (NGOs) to create market based solutions that are culturally sensitive, environmentally responsible and locally repairable in order to improve the quality of life and reduce adverse impacts on the environment.
UofM College of Engineering
At Michigan Engineering, students and faculty are encouraged to work across engineering disciplines and build competencies beyond engineering. The College supports these endeavors with numerous resources.
MDP (Multidisciplinary Design Program)
The Multidisciplinary Design (MD) Program enables innovative students to design, build, test and implement new and interesting projects. To meet the challenges of today's global workforce, you need practical, hands-on, collaborative experience. The MD Program connects you to those opportunities on campus, in the local community and around the world. Work with students with different academic backgrounds and new ways of approaching problems.
Through service, community partnerships and social justice education, the Ginsberg Center enriches student learning, advances community priorities and inspires a lifelong commitment to citizenship. The Ginsberg Center offers a range of programs and works with students and faculty to strengthen community service learning across the University of Michigan.
CSG (Central Student Government)
The Central Student Government is the primary student government organization at the University of Michigan. There are over 100 students who serve in some capacity within the CSG.