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How Georgia and Alabama Got Their Shapes

July 29, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

...and how Stan Vitton solved the 200-year-old mystery.

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IGERT trainees

Walking a Mile in Each Other's Shoes

July 20, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

IGERT trainees from Michigan Tech and Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., are gathering at Michigan Tech this week to share the results of their NSF-funded graduate research.

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Milt Olsson conducting the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

Music Scholarship to Honor Milt Olsson

July 9, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Enriching the University community by attracting talented student musicians

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Green Campus Enterprise Working to Lighten University's Carbon Footprint

July 8, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Students exploring conservation opportunities, wind power

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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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