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Company reps discuss job opportunities at Kohler with a Tech student.

Employers, Students Brave Blizzard to Build Their Futures

February 21, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

At Michigan Tech's largest Spring Career Fair ever, nearly 230 employers met and interviewed thousands of students, despite the blizzard raging outside.

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CN hosted Tech's Railroad Engineering & Activities Club students at Proctor Yard in Duluth, Minn.

CN Donates $500,000 to Rail Transportation Program

February 14, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

CN has donated $500,000 to Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program to support rail transportation-related education and research.

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Elena Semouchkina tests ceramic resonators in the anechoic chamber in her lab.

Ceramic Resonators Open Metamaterial Doors

February 4, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researcher uses ceramic resonators as metamaterials to bend electromagnetic microwaves is unusual ways. 

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Tech careers don't exist in a vacuum; they now have a global scope.

US News Top Tech Jobs Focus on Michigan Tech Strengths

January 9, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Computing, engineering

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The Jaipur foot is an inexpensive prosthethic that Michigan Tech students are working to improve.  AP Photo

Senior Design Teams Tackle Jaipur Foot Challenge

January 9, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Senior Design teams pass along the challenge of improving the Jaipur prosthetic foot.

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From Mechanical Engineer to Crew Chief: Michigan Tech Alum Hits the NASCAR Circuit

December 19, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Greg Ives, a 2003 mechanical engineering alumnus, is using his skills on the NASCAR racing circuit.

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Taillight lens material by 3M

Enterprise Students Help 3M Build a Better Taillight

December 12, 2012
By Kevin Hodur

Michigan Tech Enterprise students worked with 3M to test how one of their new materials handled the process of thermoforming, leading to a redesigned taillight on several 2013 model-year cars.

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Dennis Wiitanen, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering

Endowed Professorship to Honor Longtime Michigan Tech Faculty Member

December 4, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A $1 million endowment funds the Dennis Wiitanen Professorship in Electric Power Systems

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The Keweenaw Kruiser, a second cycle designed and built by Michigan Tech engineering students for wounded veterans who ride with the Achilles Freedom Team.

Student-designed Hand-cranked Cycles Unveiled at Army-Navy Game

December 3, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Football fans across the nation will meet some of the Michigan Tech engineering students and the hand-cranked cycles they designed and built for wounded veterans. The cycles will be unveiled during the 2012 Army-Navy game. 

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Advanced Motorsports Enterprise students join other engineering students from across the country to test-drive the some of the next generation of automotive technologies at Continental Tire's Brimley Development Center.

The Drive to Learn

November 20, 2012
By Kevin Hodur

Students from Michigan Tech's Advanced Motorsports Enterprise joined engineering students from around the country to test-drive some of the latest developments in automotive technology developed by Continental Tire.  

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