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Alumni Power at the Straits of Mackinac

April 3, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech alumni are instrumental in a major power station at the Straits of Mackinac.

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For the Love of Steam

March 6, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus is living out his dream, rebuilding and operating a steam locomotive in a replica of an old Pacific Northwest logging village.

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Scents that are Sent: oPhone Delivers Aromas

February 11, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus heads a team that is developing the oPhone, capable of sending scents around the world.

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Nathan Sankary heads for graduate school in Israel.

Michigan Tech Alumnus Tackles Graduate School in Israel

February 5, 2014
By Monica Lester

Nathan Sankary, a Michigan Tech alumnus, is learning more than engineering as he pursues a master's degree in Israel.

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Alumnus Digs Deep into St. Thomas’s Past

January 31, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

An industrial archaeologist is uncovering bits and pieces of a lost people and hopes to share his findings in a tropical paradise.

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Alum Explores a Mystery (and a Curse?)

January 24, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Oak Island, Nova Scotia, contains a centuries-old pit that might contain treasure. A Michigan Tech alumnus wants to find out.

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A Genius Idea: Tech Alumni’s Website Provides Interactive Trail Maps for Mont Ripley

December 12, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Trail Genius maps biking, hiking, skiing and running trails across the nation—and in the Keweenaw.

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An artist's concept showing the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude. Credit: NASA Ames / Dana Berry

To the Moon: Michigan Tech Alumnus Contributes to Lunar Mission

October 7, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Project will lead to revolutionary improvements in space communication.

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Students enjoy a break under the new umbrellas.

New Plaza and Gardens Launch Alumni Way Project

October 7, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

A new patio and garden on the Michigan Tech campus--the first Alumni Way project--provide beautiful new spaces for relaxation.

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Electrical Engineer Turns Particle Physics into Art

September 16, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Particle accelerators have allowed scientists to uncover the secrets of physics for years, but one Michigan Tech alumnus not only ran one of these monster machines, but also used it to make pieces of art.

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