Michigan Tech News


Cody Kangas, assistant director of pre-college outreach at Michigan Tech, fits Dow Corning self-adjusting eyeglasses on Mind Trekkers student volunteers, who will demonstrate the glasses and other science

Mind Trekkers Brings Self-Adjusting Specs, a Maglev Train to Einstein Science Expo

January 12, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers take their popular science road show to the Einstein Science Expo in Green Bay, Wis.

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Peace Corps Master's International student Ben Savonen is concerned about pure water for the world.

Swimming in It or Drinking It, Water Beckons Graduate Student

January 9, 2012
By Jillian Schwab

Water pretty much defines Peace Corps Master's International student Ben Savonen's life.

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Valoree Gagnon and Brenda Bergman are graduate students who want to do a better job of communicating science.

What the Mining Debate is Missing

January 3, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Graduate students tap Michigan Tech expertise to communicate the complexity of the mining controversy.

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Aerial view of Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Among Universities Receiving $6.63 Million in State Economic Development Funding

November 10, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech shares in a $6.63 million dollar state economic development initiative to improve university-industry relationships and expand tech-transfer capabilities.  

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Michigan Tech will use new NSF grant to conduct Pan American biofuels/bioenergy sustainability research and education.

Sustainable Futures Institute Receives $750,000 NSF Grant

October 25, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Sustainable Futures Institute has been awarded a $749,996 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a roadmap for  biofuels and bionergy sustainability research and education in the Pan American region.

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GGoal: a more sustainable mass transit system for the Michigan Tech community.

Ford and Michigan Tech Team Up to Imagine a Better Bus System

August 25, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech Enterprises have received a Ford College Community Challenge Grant to design a more sustainable mass transit system for Houghton and Hancock.

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High school teachers Karl Balke, Mandy Frantti, and Todd Waurio in the flex-fuel engine lab.

Summer School at Tech: A Research Experience for High School Teachers

July 22, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

High school teachers come to Michigan Tech for engineering research experiences they can take back to their classrooms. 

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Benjamin Mays High School Enterprise: Growing kale in a tote

Lettuce Rejoice! A Garden Grows in the Food Desert

June 14, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

A Michigan Tech High School Enterprise team grows veggies for the city and excels at the world's biggest science fair.

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Getting a charge out of a Van de Graaff generator.

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Take Science Fun to Knoxville

May 24, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers take science fun on the road to Knoxville, Tenn.

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AT&T Sponsors Michigan Tech Hands-On Science Shows Across Northern Michigan

April 27, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

AT&T Michigan is sponsoring hands-on science shows by the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers at four locations across northern Michigan.

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