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Michigan Tech Receives State Grant to Help Science Teachers

September 28, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has received nearly $200,000 from the Michigan Department of Education for a professional development program for grades 5-12 physics and chemistry teachers.

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Michigan Tech Wins Ford College Community Challenge Grant

September 16, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is one of five universities nationwide selected to receive a 2009 Ford College Community Challenge grant. The funding will enable undergraduates to work with community groups and schools to help winterize homes of elderly residents of the community. 

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Family Engineering Inspires Students (and Mom and Dad)

September 15, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

The Family Engineering program helps families work together to discover what engineering is, how to solve engineering problems and inspire some youngsters to pursue education and careers in engineering.

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MentorNet Provides Success and Service

July 24, 2009
By John Gagnon

MentorNet links students and young teachers with professionals for career guidance.  

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Teaching the Teachers: Grand Rapids Science Teachers Converge on Tech

June 17, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A group of Grand Rapids middle-school science teachers are spending this week at Michigan Tech, finding ways to make earth science more engaging for students.

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Michigan Tech Partners With IBM in Global Rail Innovation Center

June 11, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

IBM is opening a Global Rail Innovation Center in Beijing, China, and the company has tapped Michigan Tech as one of only two university partners. The other is MIT.

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Michigan Scientist, Ethicist Urge Scientists to Speak Out on Environmental Policy

May 19, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Scientists should take a stand in the environmental policy debate.

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Low Tech, High Impact: Students Build a Grain Mill for Africa

April 28, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Africa is dotted with monuments to what doesn't work. Terry Woychowski wanted to build something that would.

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Governor Appoints Two Michigan Tech Deans to Wind Council

April 24, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech deans have been appointed to serve on the Great Lakes Wind Council.

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CN Donates $250,000 to Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program

April 22, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

CN, one of the largest railroads in North America, today announced it has donated $250,000 to Michigan Technological University's Rail Transportation Program to create the CN Rail Transportation Education Center (CN RTEC).

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