Michigan Tech News



Michigan Tech’s Industrial Research Gains Stature

May 29, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Industry partners work closely with Michigan Tech researchers and students, with good reason.

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A high school student trained by Mind Trekkers shows rapt elementary school children that money really doesn't burn--if you soak it in an alcohol-water solution before setting it afire.

State Farm Grant Helps Students Learn to Help Younger Students

May 28, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

University students help high school students learn how to get elementary and middle school students excited about science.

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Tomahawk, one of Michigan Tech's handcycle prototypes.

TV Documentary Portrays Partnership of College Students, Wounded Veterans and Corporate America

May 15, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

A TV documentary details the life-changing partnership of Michigan Tech Senior Design students, General Motors and the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. 

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Meral Jackson, left, and Krysten Cooper, with a sample of the sign and brochure that Krysten designed to prevent the spread of reed canary grass at Nara Nature Park. The actual signs will be larger, brighter, sturdier, and mounted on posts.

STOP the Spread of Invasive Plants—Clean Your Boots!

May 14, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Tech students and the City of Houghton join hands to help prevent the spread of an invasive plant. 

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Peace Corps Masters International graduate student Erica Jones helps a village boy shuck beans in Panama.

Peace Corps Ranks Michigan Tech Tops in the Nation—Again

May 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Masters International program ranks number 1 in the nation for the 9th year in a row, for the number of graduate students actively serving in the Peace Corp overseas. 

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Ooblek is sticky fun for everyone.

Mind Trekkers, Dow Chemical Bring Science Magic to Washington, DC

April 22, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers partners with Dow Chemical to bring the wonders of science and engineering to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC.

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Children and their families discover the

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, Dow Chemical Bring the Wonders of Science to Middle, High Schoolers at Michigan Community Colleges

April 18, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

AT&T Michigan brings Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers' science magic to three Michigan community colleges.

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To win the Georgetown Energy Prize, communities will need to reduce their use of electricity and natural gas.

Houghton County Aiming for $5 Million Energy Prize, with Help from Michigan Tech

April 16, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

For the community that “leads the way in energy efficiency.”

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Blue Marble Security Enterprise students help middle schoolers assemble a heart monitor from a kit designed and built by the Enterprise. From the left, Philip Wolschendorf, Olivia Hohnholt, Hannah Hansen, Geneva Archer and Mike Switala.

Student-designed Heart Monitors Bring the Excitement of Engineering to Kids

April 11, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech students use hand-built heart monitors to teach circuitry to children in a fun, hands-on way. 

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TTAP Road Safety Audit

Tech’s Tribal Technical Assistance Program Shares Expert Know-how with Local Tribes

April 8, 2014
By Danny Messinger

The Tribal Technical Assistance Program, with regional offices at Michigan Tech, link Native American tribes with transportation experts.

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