In her “wild garden,” Lynn Conway is an architect, but only inasmuch she shapes the landscape to both enjoy and encourage a healthy natural environment. Conway has been this kind of architect for much of her life. From her contributions to the evolution of computing, to her gender transition, to her advocacy work with LGBT awareness and understanding, Conway has and continues to encourage positive growth by questioning the status quo and finding new ways forward.

This video was produced as a companion to a written story, “Life, Engineered: How Lynn Conway reinvented her world and ours.” Both are part of a digital multimedia experience to be explored here:

Lynn Conway is a professor emerita in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

Produced by Marcin Szczepanski and Evan Dougherty / Michigan Engineering Multimedia Producers

Riley Hanson, A&D Undergrad, and Christopher Stock, LS&A Undergrad, find a way to warm up during a day that the ‘U’ cancelled classes due to fear of windchill reaching -30F on January 28, 2014.

It was a brisk 8F this afternoon when Hanson and Stock built a jump over a hill facing North Campus. 

Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing


Here are a week’s worth of glimpses into life at Stamps from junior Jane Wiley, who spent 7 days behind the wheel of our school Instagram account inaugurating the #StampsStudentTakeover.

Check out our instagram for her telling captions and some hilarious hashtags.

At the end of the week Jane passed the torch to sophomore Stamper Zach Kolodziej. A previous selfie of his once landed him in the New York Times …

Follow umstamps & #StampsStudentTakeover to keep up!


Richard Costolo at 2013 spring commencement (by UM News Service)

Terry Shyu, MSE PhD Student, demonstrates use of nanopillars that reveal hidden images via condensation of fluid on the structures in the NCRB on June 20, 2014.

Shyu is party of Nick Kotov’s research group that is using this form of nanostructure for the purpose of authenticating documents, currency, and so forth.

Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing