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Timothy Coffield

'84

After graduating from Michigan Tech, Timothy P. Coffield (BSME 1984) went to work as a research engineer for five years at IBM Research in Rochester, Minnesota. Following that he was the principal engineer and business group manager at Cascade Engineering for seven years. In 1998, he founded Dahti Technologies out of his house, which established itself as a leader in the seating industry. Dahti Seating has worked mostly . . .

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Ralph Noyes

'70

Ralph Noyes was born in Chicago and came to Michigan Tech in the late 60's. He got his BS in geology in 1970, the year I came to Houghton, and was in our master's program until 1972. He has had a career of increasing responsibility in the mining industry. He began in industrial minerals, and did exploration, plant management, and sales. In precious metals he was an underground miner, mine geologist, and manager . . .

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Merle Potter

'58, '61

Merle Potter '58 was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2008 James Harry Potter (no relation) Gold Medal. Potter received the award "for making a renowned impact on thermodynamics through forty-two years of outstanding teaching and through published textbooks on thermal sciences and applied mathematics, and for research on energy consumption in dwellings and industrial plants."

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Neil White visits campus as part of the Reading as Inquiry program

Summer Reading 2014: Neil White and the Outcasts

He called it “camp”. That’s what Neil White told his children when he was incarcerated for check-kiting in the early 1990s. So began a most . . . [read more]
Cutting the ribbon at the new physical therapy doctoral program facilities at the ATDC. From the left, Chris Ingersoll, Michael Gealt, Herm Treizenberg, Peter Loubert, Max Seel, Jason Carter and Bruce Seely.

Michigan Tech, Central Michigan University Launch Collaborative Physical Therapy Doctoral Program

With a purposeful pun—“an exercise in partnership”—Bruce Seely, dean of the College of Sciences and Arts at Michigan Technological University, marked the launch Monday of . . . [read more]
Michigan Tech's new transmission electron microscope will be able to generate images such as this one, which reveals the atomic structure of zinc-antimony nanowires.

Michigan Tech Receives NSF Grant for Transmission Electron Microscope

Michigan Technological University is well on its way to getting a $1.7 million, state-of-the-science transmission electron microscope (TEM), thanks to the National Science Foundation and . . . [read more]