A partnership between Google and the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses aims to provide a smartphone app and other digital tools to Flint residents and officials to help them manage the ongoing water crisis.
Children in one Early Childhood Development Center classroom at UM-Flint are collaborating on an art project made with plastic water bottles and paint.
With Flint facing a water crisis, the University of Michigan-Flint continues to leverage its hometown expertise to make a difference for its community, providing critically important analysis, partnership, and investment.
UM-Flint senior Rhonda Jones and recent alumna Brittini Ward are collecting plastic water bottles and caps for creative projects collectively titled “Bottled Emotions” about the Flint water crisis.
Faculty members from all three University of Michigan campuses met at UM-Flint on Friday to discuss ideas for research collaborations and opportunities to work with community organizations responding to the Flint water crisis.
The first of the University of Michigan-Flint’s classes on the Flint water crisis drew 150 people and delivered historic analysis, sometimes intense emotions, and open access to education.
UM-Flint has shared critically important research with Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver that identifies and maps all known locations of lead pipes in the city of Flint.
Volunteers spent hundreds of hours assisting the Red Cross by delivering water, assembling test kits and organizing the warehouse during water drop-off times.
Faculty members in the School of Public Health are working on research and are members of committee, task forces and other local groups addressing the issues.
Within the next several weeks, there are more than ten Genesee County Health Department lead screening and education events planned throughout the community. University of Michigan-Flint nursing students, faculty, or both will be at all of them contributing their time and talents.