Michigan Tech News


Chuck Wallace, at left, helps Bob Veeser use his computer.

Michigan Tech Helping People Cross the Digital Divide

January 17, 2014
By Monica Lester

A faculty-led group of computer science and humanities students is helping people learn to use computers at the Portage Lake District Library. 

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Class Investigates Tapping Mines for Geothermal Heat in Calumet

December 11, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Social Sciences Assistant Professor Richelle Winkler led students through a semester-long research project encompassing community, history and the environment.

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High school students board the Agassiz to collect water samples and see how scientists use the research vessel.

Science is Spelled Excitement during STEM Awareness Month

October 31, 2013
By Erika Vichcales

Michigan Tech shares the excitement of science and engineering with school children. 

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Pena Blanca villagers who work with Chet Hopp.

Peace Corps Master's Student Tackles Water, Waste, Volcanoes, Earthquakes in Panama

September 9, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Chet Hopp, a Peace Corps Master's International geology student, is helping Panamanians with water, waste and hazard mitigation.

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John Van Tuyl's VaxBeads, designed to serve as a vaccination record for children in the developing world, won first prize in the 3D Printers for Peace contest.

Immunization Beads Garner Top Prize in 3D Printers for Peace Contest

September 5, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

A competition to showcase how 3D printing can benefit humanity

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Students from more than 60 countries proudly display their flags during the annual Parade of Nations.

Parade of Nations: The World Comes to the Keweenaw

September 4, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Parade of Nations, an annual celebration of ethnic and cultural diversity, returns to Houghton and Hancock on Sept. 14, 2013.

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Touching a Van de Graaff generator literally makes your hair stand on end.

Dow Chemical Sponsors Great Lakes Bay Science & Engineering Festival

August 9, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Dow Chemical Company has becoming the naming sponsor of a Great Lakes Bay Science and Engineering Festival co-hosted by Michigan Tech and Delta College in October.

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Heat Up the Forge, Examine the Crime Scene—Summer Youth Programs Explores College Life

July 31, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Students enrolled in Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) materials science exploration share what they’ve been up to in the blacksmithing shop.

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GM, Square One Sponsor 3D Printer Workshop for Teachers

July 29, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

High school teachers are learning to build open-source RepRap 3D printers at Michigan Tech.

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Geology Grad Student Helps Indonesians Understand Their Volcanoes

July 19, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Geology Peace Corps Masters International student Jay Wellik investigates volcanoes in Indonesia and helps the locals understand them.

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