Engaged Learning Works

Biology students learning human anatomy

UM-Flint owes its existence to the principle that "knowledge is power" only when it is successfully applied.

In 1956, Ann Arbor's higher education experts put their talents towards the establishment of a new University of Michigan campus. From the outset, the University of Michigan-Flint would define success by the results real people achieve in the real world. Today, UM-Flint is a global leader in this active, engaged approach to higher education.

Engaged learning not only puts theory to the test, it enhances skills, deepens connections, and grows confidence. This is what the best employers and graduate schools expect. This is what communities like Flint need. This is how UM-Flint creates “leaders and best.”

UM-Flint Students and Faculty Volunteer at GCHD Vaccination Clinics

As the United States is nearing one year since COVID-19 disrupted our everyday lives, more vaccines have been approved for rollout. In this next phase, University of Michigan-Flint health profession students and faculty have played a role of their own: volunteering at COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Hundreds of vaccinations have been administered since March 1 at[…] Read More →

Big opportunities, small campus: Ayana’s journey from UM-Flint to a national laboratory

All it took was a conversation with her professor for Ayana Ghosh, PhD (Physics/Abstract Mathematics ’15) to begin studying simulated black holes and higher dimensions. That’s quite a step for a college freshman, whose only experience (at the time) was the introductory physics course in which she was enrolled. Despite Ghosh’s inexperience, Associate Professor of[…] Read More →

Big opportunities, small campus: Ayana's journey from UM-Flint to a national laboratory

All it took was a conversation with her professor for Ayana Ghosh, PhD (Physics/Abstract Mathematics '15) to begin studying simulated black holes and higher dimensions. That's quite a step for a college freshman, whose only experience (at the time) was the introductory physics course in which she was enrolled. Despite Ghosh's inexperience, Associate Professor of[…] Read More →

UM-Flint professor uses artificial intelligence to study diseases, food contamination

UM-Flint professor uses artificial intelligence to study diseases, food contamination

Bisgin is an assistant professor of computer science with expertise in data mining and machine learning. His interdisciplinary approach has allowed him to make advances in numerous fields outside the typical realm of computer science.