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Mike Dibble


As the YouTube video begins, what appears to be a roller coaster approaches in slow motion: a green tube running on light rail tracks encased in bright yellow structure. As the object moves closer, it becomes a modernistic rock train with no driver and unloads into a container, turning upside down in the process. Then, it rights itself, ready to receive another load. According to its creator, Mike Dibble, this remote-controlled, . . .

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Karen Swager


Karen Swager graduated in 1992 from Michigan Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.  She went on to earn a master’s degree in 1994. She is Vice President, Mining Operations for  the phosphates business unit of The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, two of the primary crop nutrients required to grow . . .

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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 . . .