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Co-ed concrete canoe paddlers (left to right) Lars Leemkuil, Katie Zimmerman, Jill Sanderson and Jon Zalud. (Jeremy Zalud photo)

Tech Concrete Canoe Team Floats to the Top in Regional Contest

April 12, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Best in the racing, display and paper events

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Bruce Mork leading a distance-learning course in power systems engineering

Tech’s Online Power Engineering MS Marks 10th Anniversary

April 8, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Boosting power engineers' education from a distance

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Charles Wallace, Computer Science

Michigan Tech Faculty Members, Family and Student Survive Earthquake in Chile

March 1, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech computer science professor Charles Wallace, his wife, social sciences faculty member Susanna Peters, their children and study-abroad Tech student Evan Johnson survive Chilean earthquake.

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Portage Health kitchen

Getting Rid of the Bad Stuff

February 11, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Graduate students and faculty from the School of Business and Economics helped Portage Health hospital eliminate trans fats from their menu.

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Earthquake Education

Planning for the Worst: Could Anything Have Helped in Haiti?

January 19, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Master's Program in Natural Hazards Mitigation is working to help save lives around the world. 

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Teaching assistant Abhishek Manekar (right) and student Gerald Putz (left) use a high-speed National Instruments Data Acquisition system to measure and assess battery performance during a real-world drive cycle.

Michigan Tech Showcases New Professional Master of Engineering Program

January 10, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Automotive engineering is entering a new era of hybrid electric-drive vehicles that demand a special set of skills most automotive engineers didn’t study when they went to college. To prepare engineers to thrive in this hybrid/electric world, Michigan Technological University is developing an interdisciplinary professional Master of Engineering program with graduate and undergraduate certification in propulsion technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Teaching assistant Abhishek Manekar (left) points out some of the differences under the hood of a hybrid.

Michigan Tech Trains Automotive Engineers for Hybrid Technologies

December 16, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Using vehicles donated by General Motors, Michigan Tech has teamed up with the Engineering Society of Detroit and industry leaders to train automotive engineers in the new skills they will need to work on advanced hybrid propulsion systems and high-tech batteries. 

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Cameron Hartnell wears Scott Turner's historic academic hood to receive his PhD in industrial heritage and archeology.

Mining History Comes to Life at Michigan Tech Commencement

December 8, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

One of Michigan Tech's first recipients of a PhD in industrial heritage and archeology wears the 77-year-old academic hood belonging to the subject of his doctoral dissertation at the University's 2009 mid-year Commencement.

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Charles Wallace, Computer Science

Michigan Tech Computer Science Professor Wins Fulbright Scholarship

December 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Computer Science Professor Charles Wallace has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and do research in Chile.

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Sudhakar Pandit

Sudhakar Pandit Elected a Society of Manufacturing Engineers Fellow

November 17, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Sudhakar Pandit, professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, has been elected a Fellow in the prestigious Society of Manufacturing Engineers' College of Fellows. 

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