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Shooting for the Stars

As CEO of Odyssey Space Research, Brian Rishikof applies his Rackham engineering degree to innovation and safety in human spaceflight.

Worst Day on Earth

Recent Rackham alum Molly Range helped model the tsunami that originated when a comet or asteroid struck the Earth approximately 66 million years ago, contributing to the downfall of the dinosaurs.

Exploring Diversity in STEM

Diversity in STEM fields has been a challenge for decades. To better understand this dynamic, one Rackham alum looks at the experiences of those entering and engaged in STEM study.

Q & A: Grad Student Well-Being

Rackham’s embedded counselor, Laura Monschau, talks frankly about issues she sees among graduate students and shares resources for those who feel that they’re struggling.

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Diamonds

Alumna and MacArthur Fellow Shannon Lee Dawdy is collaborating with a documentary filmmaker to explore recent changes in how Americans approach the topic of death.

Common Ground for an Uncommon Education

Rackham Graduate School partners at multiple levels with every school and college on campus to ensure the quality of graduate education, encourage innovation, and build a vibrant and diverse student community.

Applications for 2018-2019

Mon 22

Outstanding GSI and Faculty Mentoring Awards Ceremony

Monday, April 22, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Tue 23

ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Wed 24

Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 9:15 am to 11:45 am EDT
Wed 24

Rackham DEI Strategic Plan Town Hall

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
May 10

MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, May 10, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
May 14

MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
May 30

What’s Next? Career Paths for Ph.D.s in STEM

Thursday, May 30, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT
May 31

What’s Next? Career Paths for Ph.D.s in STEM

Friday, May 31, 8:30 am to 7:30 pm EDT
Wed 24

Rackham DEI Strategic Plan Town Hall

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
May 15

Rackham Graduate Student Active-Shooter Training

Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT

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Discover Rackham

Stories, blog posts, and more illuminating the experiences of graduate life and highlighting the impact of our students’ critical research.

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

VTOLs—which combine the convenience of vertical takeoff and landing like a helicopter with the efficient aerodynamic flight of an airplane—could play a niche role in sustainable mobility for longer trips, according to a new study.

Positive Communication in Your Career Conversations

Rackham professional and academic development director Laura Schram highlights six actions you can take to improve your professional relationships through positive communication.

Announcing the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award Winners

Through the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards, Rackham recognizes scholars who have been nominated by their program for teaching excellence.

Introducing the 2019-2020 Barbour Scholars

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the Rackham Graduate School honored the 102nd cohort of Barbour Scholars—eight high-achieving women who come from a vast array of backgrounds and fields of study.

Rackham by the Numbers

Browse statistics and interactive visualizations of the activity and culture of our graduate programs, including data on enrollment, funding, completion rates, and placement.

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