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Terry Woychowski

'78

Terry Woychowski has done so much for so many and is clearly worthy of being the first recipient of the newly established Humanitarian Award. With his immediate family, Terry founded the Woychowski Charitable Foundation, sponsoring a Michigan Tech Senior Design Team to build a “Human-Powered Hammer Mill.” He has formed a partnership with the World Hope organization to manufacture these grain processors and . . .

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James Schwerin

'87

Alums Team up to Engineer a Better Beer Chas Thompson '91, computer science, had a good reason for becoming a brewer. "I was thirsty," he says, pouring beers from the Schmohz Brewery counter at the recent Grand Rapids alumni tailgate party. Jim Schwerin '87, owner and brewer at Schmohz (pronounced shmoes), had a similar reason. "I couldn’t find a beer I liked," he says.

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James Gerdeen

'59

Dr. James C. Gerdeen (BSME '59) retired as Professor and Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair from the University of Colorado - Denver. After graduation, Jim worked in industry before completing his MS in 1962 from Ohio State University and later his PhD from Stanford in 1965, both in mechanical engineering. He returned to Michigan Tech as a faculty member from 1968 to 1989. He received his M. Divinity, Theology, . . .

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PCMI computer science graduate student Tim Ward with members of his host community on the island nation of Vanuatu.

Michigan Tech Adds New Peace Corps Master's International Programs in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, GIS

Michigan Technological University’s award-winning Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program is offering new degree options for students in two departments: computer science and electrical and . . .[ read more ]
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Bacterial Slime: It's what's for Dinner (After a Catastrophic Crop Failure)

If it were the end of the world as we know it, we’d be fine, according to Michigan Technological University professor Joshua Pearce. “People have been . . .[ read more ]
Senior archivist Lindsay Hiltunen in the Michigan Tech Archives.

Michigan Tech Archivists Preserve the Past for the Future

Did you know Michigan Tech had its own comic superheroes? Tech Team, created by Norman Breyfogle, saved our campus once in the handcrafted comic strips; and . . .[ read more ]