Student Stories

Maya Hawthorne

Hometown: Chicago
Year: Fourth
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Economics and International Spanish

On-Campus Involvement

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Racial Justice involvement
  • Canterbury House

Why did you choose Michigan Tech

They have a great mechanical engineering program and so much snow.

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Madison Diehl

Year: Fourth year (on the five-year plan)
Major: Chemical Engineering

On-Campus Involvement

  • Member of the Michigan Tech Dance Team (acting treasurer)
  • SWE member, Resident Assistant (spring 2016—present)
  • Alternative Energy Enterprise Biofuels Team
  • MiCUP alumni
  • Participant in 2015 Fall Academic Research Program

Don’t try to conquer all your challenges alone. CDI can be your safe place and your champion to help you reach your goals, too!

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Ronald Kyllonen

Hometown: Berville, Michigan
Year: Third
Major: Mechanical Engineering

On-Campus Involvement:

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?

The quality of the school and its proximity to a reservation.

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Justin Regina

Hometown: New Buffalo, Michigan
Year: Second
Major: Physics and Computer Science
Minor: Spanish and Astrophysics

On-Campus Involvement

  • Treasurer of Keweenaw Pride

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?

The location and the fact that there is a ski hill right next to it. Also the hiring rate.

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