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It’s Nothing Like Home, but You’ll Like It Here: Recruiting International Students

December 18, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech is succeeding in attracting international students rfrom Brazil, China, and Thailand.

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Two Michigan Tech students enjoying winter

International Students Pump Up Local Economy

December 12, 2012
By Kevin Hodur

 A recent report from NAFSA--the Association of International Educators--shows that international students pump tens of millions of dollars into the economy every year. For Michigan Tech, the effects on Houghton and the surrounding communities are easy to spot.

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The public radio station serving the Michigan Tech community has changed its programming.

WGGL-FM Changes Programming, Adds More News Shows

December 5, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

WGGL-FM, Houghton-Hancock's public radio station, has changed its programming, adding more news shows and Science Friday. Michigan Tech is an educational sponsor of WGGL.  

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The Keweenaw Kruiser, a second cycle designed and built by Michigan Tech engineering students for wounded veterans who ride with the Achilles Freedom Team.

Student-designed Hand-cranked Cycles Unveiled at Army-Navy Game

December 3, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Football fans across the nation will meet some of the Michigan Tech engineering students and the hand-cranked cycles they designed and built for wounded veterans. The cycles will be unveiled during the 2012 Army-Navy game. 

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Representatives of Thailand and Turkey march in last year's Parade of Nations.

Parade of Nations Returns on September 22

September 4, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

The 23rd annual Parade of Nations celebrates the diversity of the Houghton-Hancock community on Sept. 22, 2012.

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Green Energy

Michigan Tech Faculty, Researchers Endorse Michigan’s 25% by 2025 Renewable Energy Initiative

July 25, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Measure would require that 25 percent of Michigan’s electricity be generated using renewable energy sources by the year 2025

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International students find much worth traveling for in Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Programs

A Whole New World: International Students Head to Tech for Summer Youth Programs

July 20, 2012
By Danny Messinger

Young students representing more than 10 nations are attending summer Youth Programs at Michigan Tech. From forensic science crime scene investigation to aerospace engineering to digital photography, global citizens easily find programs to suit their talents and interests.

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John Velat

Outreach Addresses Tribal Transportation on Reservations

May 7, 2012
By John Gagnon

John Velat travels the high road to help Native American communities attain safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation.

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Dollar Bay High School Enterprise student shows an Isle Royale National Park ranger how their remotely operated vehicles work to locate invasive zebra mussels.

Enterprising High School Students Showcase Accomplishments in Detroit

May 2, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

12 High School Enterprises present their work at a High School Enterprise Showcae in Detroit, sponsored by Michigan Tech and General Motors.

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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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