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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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Tech's Patricia Helsel (center) with Paige Gibson, left, and Marilyn McCormick, right, from Cass Technical High School.

Detroit Youth Learn About Technical Theater

November 16, 2009
By John Gagnon

Cass Technical High School students learn what goes on backstage on a working visit to Michigan Tech's Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Usability Paper Prototype

But Can You Use It? Usability Day Involves Students Across Campus

November 13, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Students from many departments were investigating usability lately—analyzing products and processes to make them more efficient and more satisfying to use. It was all part of World Usability Day–UP, where this year's theme was sustainability.

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Wind power - part of the next generation of energy

Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiatives Seek Energy, Health Faculty

November 5, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A worldwide search is on for outstanding energy and health researchers to fill up to 20 new tenure-track positions at Michigan Tech.

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Michigan Tech, Portage Health Offer Medical Discount to Peace Corps Students

November 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Portage Health will provide up to a 30 percent discount on required medical exams and tests for Peace Corps Master's International program students at Michigan Tech.

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