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Blue Marble Enterprise

Blue Marble and the Business of Engineering

June 24, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Glen Archer takes a hands-off approach when it comes to his students’ hands-on education. And that’s a good thing.

“The Blue Marble Security team is run as a business, and by that, I mean, they get to run all the day-to-day operations, make all the decisions, and the project managers just report to me with updates,” says Archer, a lecturer in Michigan Tech’s electrical and computer engineering department.

Blue Marble is one of numerous Enterprise teams thriving on campus in which students find industry sponsors, solve problems, and learn many important business practices in addition to some intense engineering.

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Michigan Tech Tops the Nation in Women Earning Engineering PhDs

June 15, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's College of Engineering graduates a higher percentage of women with PhDs in engineering than any other engineering school in the nation.

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Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves Nine New Degrees

May 1, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Nine new degree programs--most of them in computer engineering and business--were approved today by the Michigan Technological University Board of Control at its regular meeting in Houghton.

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Michigan Tech 2009 Spring Commencement May 2

April 24, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Lt. Col. Otha Thornton, a presidential communications officer, is the featured speaker at Michigan Technological University’s Spring Commencement, set for Saturday, May 2.

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Three Graduate Engineering Programs Rank in Top 50

April 23, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Graduate school rankings released today by US News & World Report rank three of Michigan Tech's graduate engineering programs in the top 50 nationwide.

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Michigan Tech to Host State's First Summer Transportation Institute

April 14, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is the first university in the state to receive a federal grant to host a National Summer Transportation Institute for high school students.

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Aerospace Enterprise Student Leader Wins Defense Department Fellowship

April 10, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The US Dept. of Defense is going to help a Michigan Tech student earn a graduate degree in nuclear engineering.

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Michigan Tech Remains Top Peace Corps School

March 6, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Approximately 34 graduate students from Michigan Tech are serving in the Peace Corps around the world as part of their master's degree program. As a result, the Peace Corps has announced, Michigan Tech remains the university with the most Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) program students in the nation. Tech ranked number one in the nation last year too.

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Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves Bonds for $24 Million in Capital Projects

March 5, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

At its regular meeting today, Michigan Technological University's Board of Control approved issuing bonds totaling more than $24 million for capital improvement projects.

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Former Students Establish Scholarship in Memory of Bill Gregg

March 4, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Two of Bill Gregg's former students have established a scholarship fund in his memory.

Seth and Shannon (Bair) Lemke both graduated from Michigan Tech in 2000, Shannon with a BS in Geological Engineering and Seth with a dual major in geological engineering and geophysics.

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