ME Professor Bill Schultz has recently been appointed Faculty Director of the Ginsberg Center. He will share leadership of the Ginsberg Center with Director Theresa Cusimano, working to progress the Center’s mission to engage students, faculty, and community members in learning together through community service and civic participation.
Schultz’s dedication to promoting service-learning within the CoE and across U-M is evidenced by his involvement in a number of community service-oriented courses and programs. In the past, he has taught Engineering for Community (ENGR 490), an interdisciplinary service-learning course, as well as contributed to a social entrepreneurship course led by faculty from CoE, School of Art & Design and Ross School of Business last winter. He also helped develop BLUElab, a student-run organization that involves engineering students in service-oriented projects locally and internationally. Finally, Schultz serves as a co-faculty advisor of ProCEED, a program that seeks to enhance the learning experience of university engineering students through design projects that link students with the community.
Schultz’s research interests focus on the study of fluid mechanics. In addition to his position in the ME department, he also serves as a professor in the department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.