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A Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers student volunteer holds a soda can ripped apart by a pingpong ball.

Air Power Can Blow Holes in Soda Cans; You Can Walk on Water Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Brings the Mysteries of Science to Washington, DC

April 25, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A karate master can break a brick with his bare hands, and children visiting the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers exhibit at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center this weekend can hurl a ping pong ball right through a soda can—learning for themselves the physics of air pressure. 

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Michigan Tech's Hybrid Electric Vehicle Mobile Lab heads for Washington, DC.

Mobile Lab Takes Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology on the Road

April 23, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Washington, DC and the Detroit area are getting a peek at the workings of hybrid electric vehicle technology, as Michigan Tech's HEV mobile lab goes on the road.

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A little girl can't wait to taste liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Mind Trekkers Bring the Magic and Mystery of Science to Wisconsin, DC Is Next

April 17, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers brings hands-on science excitement to Sheboygan, Wis.; next stop,Washington, D.C.

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Seismometer is shown near Clintonville, Wis.

Boom Time in Small-town Wisconsin

April 10, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers lend their expertise and their equipment to Clintonville, Wis., in search of a reason for the booms that residents have been hearin g.

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A middle school student collects measurements on an EarthCache search.

Researchers, Teachers, Join Ranks to Make Earth Science More Engaging

April 2, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researchers collaborate with public school teachers to make earth science more relevant to middle-schoolers.

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Community partners Betty Adio (left) and Deborah Nabirye help Stacey Frankenstein-Markon spread the word about women's health.

Peace Corps Volunteer Tackles a Sensitive Women's Health Problem in Uganda

March 14, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A Peace Corps Master's International volunteer from Michigan Tech helps Ugandans improve women's health.

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Clarkson University's four-stroke Ski-Doo won the internal combustion category of the 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.

Clarkson, Alaska Fairbanks Win Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 12, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

"The best Challenge since we've began hosting it 10 years ago."

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Dylan Truskolaski of Michigan Tech, at the end of the 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

Four sleds finish Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run at Michigan Tech

March 6, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Clarkson University, Michigan Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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Michigan Tech's zero-emissions entry in the 2011 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Clean Snowmobile Challenge Kicks Off Next Week

March 2, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Grand Opening ceremonies slated for Tuesday, March 6

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Enterprise student Chelsea Smith helped insulate the home of Loren Kommes of South Range.

Enterprise Students Help Winterize Homes

February 13, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Enterprise students help winterize homes for low-income and elderly.

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