U of Michigan Programs Preps Students to Design Tomorrow's Vehicles

Universities across the country are adding classes and programs to teach engineering students about advanced battery technology.

Published: 05-Feb-2008

Sarah Herman is learning to become a mechanical engineer, following in the footsteps of her dad, who works for General Motors Corp.

But instead of focusing on the engines of today, the 22-year-old senior at the University of Michigan is trying to figure out how to help people adopt more Earth-friendly sources of power.

She is one of a few students selected to be part of a new graduate program at U-M aimed at teaching engineers to be fluent in the fast-changing technology that drives lithium-ion batteries.

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