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Ben Almquist


Benjamin D. Almquist '04 examines life at nano-scale, but thinks big. Currently a Lecturer at Imperial College London where he leads his own research team, Ben came to Michigan Tech as an undergraduate for the welcoming culture, easy access to faculty, excellent reputation, and area beauty. Here the award-winning researcher developed and refined an admirable life philosophy: "Leave the world a better place than when . . .

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Jayson Ripke

'97, '00

Jayson received his B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and PhD. In Chemical Engineering all from Michigan Tech. Jayson's extensive industrial experience began with Northshore Mining as a Process Engineer in the Iron Ore Pellet Plant with Cliffs Natural Resources (formally Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.) and was soon promoted to Chief Metallurgist at CCI’s Wasbush Mines Concentrator in Labrador, . . .

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Melissa Baumann


Why did you choose Michigan Tech? I chose Michigan Tech because of the quality engineering program and the beautiful Copper Country setting where I could study and ski. Tell us about a memorable experience you had with a class or about a favorite professor? My favorite professor was Tom Courtney. Professor Courtney gave the most inspiring and mid-blowing lectures. He showed us the power of Materials Science Engineering . . .