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Aaron Wendzel holds up his arms in victory, while Phil Hohnstadt, center, and Tom Venturino display the team’s first place plaque.

Blast Off! Tech Students’ Winning Satellite to Be Launched into Orbit

January 20, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Oculus-ASR takes a gold in Air Force's Nanosat 6 competition

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Michigan Tech's entry in the 2010 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

2011 Clean Snowmobile Team Tests New Catalytic Muffler

January 18, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

A new weight-loss strategy

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Growth spirals on graphite crystals. Colors are generated by the optical microscope to reveal the features. Patrick Jaszczak image.

An Element of Nobel-ity: Michigan Tech’s Carbon Connection

December 8, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Tech provides rare graphite crystals to leading labs—and Nobel winners

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Winner Jess Tompkins

It’s All About the Benjamins: Pitching the Next Big Thing

November 19, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Students in the School of Business and Economics in the Elevator Pitch Competition come up with new business ideas.

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Mine shaft discovered at building site of Seaman Mineral Museum.  Courtesy of Bill Haller.

Museum Will Live on Top of Mabbs Mine Shaft

November 15, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

An old mine is discovered under the construction site of the Seaman Mineral Museum.

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The Paulding Light. Jeremy Bos photo

Just in time for Halloween: Michigan Tech Students Solve the Mystery of the Paulding Light

October 28, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

But will anyone believe them?

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Noyce Scholarship winner Emily Kelly of Saginaw.

Scholarships Available for People Who Would Like to Teach Science and Math

October 11, 2010
By John Gagnon

Emily Jensen of Saginaw, a fifth-year student at Michigan Technological University, was studying chemistry when she decided to become a high school science and math teacher. She Emily was able to switch majors because of Michigan Tech’s Noyce Scholarship Program, which uses federal stimulus funds to increase the number and quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers in the state.

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A graduate students works in the lab.

National Research Council Rates PhD Programs

September 28, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies today released a comparison of more than 5,000 doctoral programs at 212 universities across the nation, including Michigan Technological University.  The assessment of graduate programs  rated 12 PhD programs at Michigan Tech, giving highest marks to two in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science: forest molecular genetics and biotechnology and forest science.

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Mark Vande Haar combines verse-writing and medical science.

Ode to a Fibrin Polymer--How a Student's Verse Made the Clinical Chemistry Journal

September 9, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A clinical lab science student's limerick is published in the The Clinical Chemistry Journal.

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aunting

Aunting: Book Illuminates Why Aunts Matter

September 9, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities Professor Patty Sotirin's research explores aunts' roles in raising nieces and nephews.

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