Michigan Tech News

Alumni

Blizzard at the Pasty Picnic, Alumni Reunion 2011. Sarah Bird photo

Sign Up for Family Fun at Michigan Tech’s Alumni Reunion

July 25, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Family Engineering, Women of Tech, golf, men’s basketball and more

[ read more ]
Bwindi schoolchildren

Alumnus Brings Education to Ugandan Children

May 17, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Alumnus Jim Tanis and his wife, Jan, have created a foundation to help Ugandan village children succeed in school

[ read more ]
Don Makay

Helping Iraq One Project at a Time

December 7, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech alumnus Major Don Makay has established the Iraqi Hope Foundation to help Iraqis rebuild their nation.

[ read more ]
Tech alumnus Hajj Flemings featured on CNN's

Alumnus/Entrepreneur Featured on CNN

November 7, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Detroit area Michigan Tech alumnus/entrepreneur featured on CNN's "Black in America" Series

[ read more ]
panelists

No Fear of Failure: Technology Entrepreneurs Urge Students to Go for It

October 12, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Alumni entrepreneurs offered students and community members suggestions for starting up companies and succeeding with tomorrow's technologies.

[ read more ]
Staff Sgt. Chris Fessenden�s Traxxas Stampede, modified for reconnaissance in the Middle East

Alum's tricked-out toy truck a lifesaver for US troops

August 17, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Computer science grad Ernie Fessenden wanted to do something to help his brother in Iraq. He didn’t know how many other lives would hinge on his effort.

[ read more ]
Bud Rieckhoff '60 and Mark Jarmus '80 tour the Keweenaw Waterway aboard Tech's research vessel, the Agassiz, during Reunion 2010.

Alumni Reunion Kicks Off Thursday, Aug. 4

July 29, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Featuring old friends, pickled eggs, volleyball, waterfalls, a Tom Hanks movie, and lots more

[ read more ]
Keith Creagh '74, the new director of Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Michigan Tech Alum Tapped to Lead State Agriculture Department

January 11, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Keith Creagh: Good policy flows from inviting all stakeholders to the table 

[ read more ]
Aaron Hemme took this photo of an in situ oil burn over the source of the Gulf oil spill.

Biology Alumnus Puts Education to Work over the Gulf

August 6, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Hemme has been peering out of MH-60 helicopters and C-130 transport aircraft for weeks, searching for oil floating on the Gulf of Mexico.

[ read more ]
railveyor 1

Simple Design Equals Smaller Footprint: Rail-Veyor System for Mining (and More?)

August 5, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech Alum Mike Dibble creates a cool, new rail-veyor system for moving ore and more.

[ read more ]