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Academic Resources

Sweetland Writing Center
The place to receive assistance on writing assignments no matter the level or form.

Tutoring groups and centers relevant to engineering topics.

See the main U-M webpage for more resources


Alumni Interactive Mentoring (AIM) program
Students and alumni are matched based on location, research interests, and career goals. Share academic, professional and life goals with an alumni who understands the UM experience and can provide pathways to success.

BuddEEs Program
Run by the ECE Graduate Student Council, BuddEEs is a ECE PhD peer mentoring program where incoming PhD students are matched with a current PhD student who acts as a resource and mentor.

Resources for an Inclusive Community

ECE is committed to building a more inclusive and supportive environment that will welcome people from all identities. We are striving to ensuring our environment is one that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone, and we want to hear from you.

There are many ways to make your voice heard. Contact one of the designated people listed below to share your questions/concerns/suggestions. Remember that some people are required to report instances of harassment or other forms of misconduct; these individuals are labeled “Individual with Reporting Obligations.” The others are labeled “Not an Individual with Reporting Obligations.”

To speak with a confidential resource outside the department who does not have reporting obligations, please contact the University Ombuds at 734-763–3545, Staff Ombuds Office at 734-936-0600, or the Office of Faculty Ombuds at 734-763-2707. 

Thank you for helping strengthen our community!

Submit an anonymous encrypted message

Any student, staff, or faculty can submit an anonymous, encrypted message via the form below (also available here).

Contact ECE Program Chairs

The program chairs are open to hearing about all kinds of concerns, questions, and requests concerning the department. You can message them directly, or attend their weekly office hours.

ECE Graduate Program Chair

Prof. Heath Hofmann
Individual with Reporting Obligations
Email: hofmann@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-1107
Office: 4421 EECS

ECE Undergrad Program Chair

Pei-Cheng Ku

Prof. Pei-Cheng Ku
Individual with Reporting Obligations
Email: peicheng@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 764-7134
Office: 2246 EECS

Contact the ECE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead

The ECE DEI Lead is the point-person for concerns regarding support for underrepresented minorities.

Herbert Winful

Prof. Herbert Winful
Individual with Reporting Obligations
Phone: (734) 647-1804
Office: 3106 ERB

Contact a member of the ECE Committee for an Inclusive Department

The ECE Committee for an Inclusive Department will seek to create a culture and environment that values diversity and inclusion in all its affairs; where students and faculty of diverse backgrounds are recruited, included, valued, mentored, and provided opportunities for advancement.

Herbert Winful

Prof. Herbert Winful
Individual with Reporting Obligations
Email: arrays@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-1804
Office: 3106 ERB

Al-Thaddeus Avestruz

Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz
Individual with Reporting Obligations
Phone: (734) 763-3183
Office: 4118 EECS

Prof. Laura Balzano
Individual with Reporting Obligations
Phone: (734) 615-9451
Office: 4114 EECS

Hessam Mahdavifar

Hessam Mahdavifar
Individual with Reporting Obligations
Phone: (734) 647-8634
Office: 4110 EECS

Kristen Thornton

Kristen Thornton
Not an Individual with Reporting Obligations
ECE PhD Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (734) 647-1758
Office: 3403 EECS

Wes Weimer

Prof. Westley Weimer
ex officio member
Individual with Reporting Obligations
Phone: (734) 615-9916
Office: 4636 Beyster

Health and Counseling Resources

Engineering C.A.R.E. Center
The C.A.R.E. Center focuses on assisting engineering students in successfully transitioning through a variety of challenging circumstances that can impact their lives, both inside and outside the classroom.

Student Well-being
U-M website for a variety of resources.

U-M Guidelines for Conduct

Standard Practice Guide
Official repository for the institution-wide policies and procedures of the University of Michigan, maintained to guide and direct the university community.

Standard Practice Guide Policies – Sexual Harassment
U-M definition and policy regarding sexual harassment.

Standard Practice Guide Policies – Discrimination & Harassment
U-M definition and policy regarding discrimination and harassment.

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
U-M policy & procedures on student sexual & gender-based misconduct & other forms of interpersonal violence.