Graduate Student Stories

Focusing on graduate student projects and research across the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Scholastic innovation and excellence are pillars of graduate programs at the University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA). From its earliest days, LSA was the center of research and teaching, providing the building blocks of innovation that today inspire ideas and hands-on transformation.

The College of LSA offers 40 programs of study, with over 2,000 students enrolled in graduate degree programs.

LSA's Graduate Student Stories aims to highlight some of the groundbreaking projects and breadth of research being conducted by PhD students across the College of LSA.


The stories currently featured on this site were written by members of RELATE, a U-M organization dedicated to training the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians in effective lay-audience communication and engagement.