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2022 in Review: outstanding JI students in the limelight

2022 in Review: outstanding JI students in the limelight

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) students maintained their unparalleled performance in the year of 2022, as many received wide attention because of their outstanding achievements in various fields including academic study, innovation and entrepreneurship, public welfare, cultural and sports activities. The following are examples of such outstanding students who helped building up reputation of JI as one of the best international engineering institute in China and the world.

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JI students complete study away program in Singapore

JI students complete study away program in Singapore

Nineteen international students from the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) have completed their one-semester Study Away program in Singapore. The program jointly operated by JI and the SJTU Asia Pacific Graduate Institute (SJTU-APGI) in collaboration with Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was started on August 4 and ended on December 18.

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JI Professor proposes inverse design of 3D reconfigurable curvilinear modular origami structures

JI Professor proposes inverse design of 3D reconfigurable curvilinear modular origami structures

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) Associate Professor Jaehyung Ju and his collaborator have published a research article titled “Inverse design of 3D reconfigurable curvilinear modular origami structures using geometric and topological reconstructions” in Nature Communications, a top-tier multidisciplinary journal of natural sciences.

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Pakistanis’ JI life forges strong sense of belonging

Pakistanis’ JI life forges strong sense of belonging

Editor’s Note: Zeeshan Qaiser from Pakistan received a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI,JI hereafter) at SJTU in 2016 and 2020, respectively. After graduation, he pursued post-doctoral research at JI under his doctoral advisor Shane Johnson.

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JI international students celebrate Thanksgiving with a big party on campus

JI international students celebrate Thanksgiving with a big party on campus

Games and gifts were provided. Free lunch was served. International students of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) celebrated the upcoming Thanksgiving Day with faculty and staff members in a party said to be the largest of its kind over the past few years. The event was held in the Faculty & Staff Club of Long Bin Building on November 21.

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Forbes China puts JI alumnus Peizhou Zhao on 30 Under 30 list

Forbes China puts JI alumnus Peizhou Zhao on 30 Under 30 list

Forbes China, the Chinese-language edition of Forbes, unveiled its 30 Under 30 China list of 2022 recently featuring 154 outstanding young talents from 5 industries. The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI,JI hereafter)...

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JI 2022 Thank You Day expresses gratitude to supporters

JI 2022 Thank You Day expresses gratitude to supporters

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) held the 2022 Thank You Day event at Long Bin Building on November 13, in a bid to express gratitude to all people who have provided support to its development.

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JI holds ceremony to kick off student leadership program

JI holds ceremony to kick off student leadership program

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) held Donation Ceremony of SJTU Everflow Fund & Opening Ceremony of JI Student Leadership Program on November 6, signaling the kickoff of the leadership program supported by the newly-established fund.

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JI student grabs first prize at ACM research competition

JI student grabs first prize at ACM research competition

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) undergraduate student Yuankai Xu took a first place during a recent Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Research Competition (SRC) of the Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems (SIGBED), securing him a place at the 2022 ACM Grand Finals as the only undergraduate representative of ACM SIGBED.

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