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Michigan Tech Ranked Among Best Midwestern Colleges

August 8, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Princeton Review has again ranked Michigan Tech a Best Midwestern College in its 2014 ratings.

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Maria Stull, Haley Le and Christina Li (left to right) developed mobile apps as part of their week-long scholarship program for Women in Computer Science at Michigan Tech.

Young Women Explore Computing Careers

July 12, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Computer science is a wide open field for women, as 19 high school girls learned during a week-long scholarship program at Michigan Tech.

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Students preparing dishes in the Cooking with a Physicist class: (l-r) Renee Batzloff, Colin Gurganus, Kathryn Cox, Jonathan Curtis

Fried Rice and Physics Make Perfect Classmates

July 3, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

It's not everyday you see a fully functional kitchen in a lecture hall. But with Cooking with a Physicist, students learn hands-on about the principles of physics and the challenges of culinary adventures.

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Potential earnings are part of the value of a university education.

Business Insider Gives Michigan Tech High Marks for Graduates' Earning Potential

June 21, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

A new university ranking system takes the potential earning potential of graduates into account, and Michigan Tech fares well. 

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A closeup view of the prosthetic knee mechanism.

Tech Students Help Patients in India Get a Leg Up

June 10, 2013
By Travis Gendron

A Senior Design team makes a prosthetic knee more affordable and effective for patients in India. 

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Student Makes a Graphic Point about Recycling and Reducing

May 29, 2013
By Sarah Kelly

Tech student Melissa Wolfe Michaelson created a dramatic display of 600 empty plastic water bottles to raise awareness about plastic bottle consumption.

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A winter view from Seven Mile Point

Tech Students, Local Conservancy Group Team Up on Seven Mile Point Project

May 23, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Students from two courses at Michigan Tech have teamed up to help the North Woods Conservancy design and build a compostable toilet at Seven Mile Point Beach.

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Bryan H. Suits demonstrating his hybrid clarinet/flute

Demonstrating Physics and a Passion for Teaching

May 15, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

For many, teaching is a passion. And when the subject matter gets to be complex, many who teach turn to their other passions to help explain, guide and enlighten. One of Physics Professor Bryan H. Suits' passions is music, and he uses it to make physics come alive for undergraduates.

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Art brings people together and can be a powerful force in community development, says Michigan Tech social scientist Richelle Winkler.

Study: Art Strengthens Community Ties in Calumet

May 10, 2013
By Karina Jousma

Social sciences class investigates the impact of First Fridays

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A RISEing Star: Biomedical Engineering Student Awarded International Research Internship

May 1, 2013
By Karina Jousma

Leslie LaLonde will conduct research at the University of Hannover, in Germany, focusing on cardiac tissue graft support structures.

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