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For in-person assistance, please visit the Immersed Hub at 245 Chrysler Center between 10am and 4pm on Wednesdays (closed 12pm-12:30pm for lunch).

Michigan Engineering Common Reading Experience

2020 Common Reading Experience Overview

Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen

The College of Engineering loves challenging our students to seek new ways of understanding their engineering roles and experiences both on and off campus. Each student will be provided with a copy of Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen. Books will be shipped during the month of June to students’ permanent addresses. International students will receive an e-book, unless a hard copy was requested.

Incoming first-year engineering students should read the book in preparation for arrival on campus and entry into the Michigan Engineering community. The Common Reading Experience helps students connect with the Michigan Engineering community through interactive discussions and events throughout the year.

We know that you are eager to jump into your experience here at Michigan Engineering and begin to meet others and build connections. The Common Reading Experience is a great way to strike up those first conversations with your fellow classmates, as well as current students, faculty, and staff. With so many members of the Michigan Engineering community already involved, why not join the conversation?

Join the conversation and connect with other students online

Connect with others by posting on your favorite social media channel using #UmichEnginRead

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