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Student-designed pit toilet is on display in Washington, DC.

Tech Team Wins National Honorable Mention for Improved Pit Toilet

April 22, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

A Michigan Tech Senior Design Team showcased their improved pit toilet at National Sustainability Expo in Washington, D.C.

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apmp

APMP Takes Second at RISE X

April 16, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

School of Business and Economics students in the Applied Portfolio Management Program take second place in the value category of the RISE X investment competition.

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Moped Senior Design team members Andrew Bomstad, Ben Vindedahl, Adam Bieber, Jared Recker and Josh Schmidt

Michigan Tech Seniors Build an Air-Powered Moped

April 15, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Students add scuba tanks to a two-wheeler

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Mechanical engineering seniors William Donovan, Tyler LeRoy, Jonathan Hoyer, Adrian Simula and Lisa Staehlin, with advisor Rao Komaravolu (center right), and the OpensAll can and jar opener they developed.

OpensAll Tackles Jars and Cans with Ease

April 13, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

At Undergrad Expo, Senior Design team displays a cook's dream machine

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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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