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Braden Peterson

Four Michigan Tech Students Win Portage Health Foundation Scholarships

January 20, 2016
By Jennifer Donovan

The Portage Health Foundation has awarded four health careers scholarships to Michigan Tech students. The scholarships are part of a University-Foundation partnership.

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From the left, Kui Zhang, Dave House and Min Song.

House Family Foundation Gives $2.3 Million for Endowed Professorships, Graduate Student Assistantships

December 15, 2015
By Jennifer Donovan

Alumnus Dave House donates $2.3 million to endow two professorships, three graduate student assistantships in computer science and mathematical sciences.

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David Lyth sits with recipients of the Joyce Caylor Lyth Endowed Scholarship and the  Pioneering Women in Business Scholarships at a luncheon in August.

Lyth Donates to School of Business and Economics

December 3, 2015
By Mark Wilcox

Alumnus David Lyth has given $100,000 the School of Business and Economics to honor the memory of his late wife. The Joyce Caylor Lyth Memorial Endowed Scholarship is for female first-generation college students from the Upper Peninsula studying accounting at Tech.  

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Richard Henes, seen in this undated photo with his late wife Elizabeth, recently donated $2 million to Michigan Technological University's Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.

Henes Donates $2 million to Mechanical Engineering

November 30, 2015
By Mark Wilcox

Just months after he donated $2 million to establish a center for quantum phenomena at his alma mater, Michigan Tech alumnus Richard Henes has given an additional $2 million to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.

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Ford grant will help Michigan Tech students recycle plastics for  3-D printing.

Three C Goes 3-D: Enterprise Team's Recycling Plan Earns Ford College Community Challenge Award

November 11, 2015
By Cyndi Perkins

A new Ford College Community Challenge Grant will help Michigan Tech's Open Source Hardware Enterprise team to recycle plastics to make inexpensive 3-D printer filament.

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Liza and Donn Schneider are seen on the Houghton waterfront. The couple, from Green Bay, have established an endowed professorship and postdoctoral fellowship support in Michigan Tech's Department of Computer Science.

Schneiders Establish Professorship, Fellowships in Computer Science

October 28, 2015
By Mark Wilcox

A $1 million estate gift from a Green Bay couple will establish an endowed professorship in computer science at Michigan Tech.  An additional $500,000 from the estate of Donn and Liza Schneider will provide postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Computer Science.

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Julie King

Julie King Named to Lorna and James Mack Professorship of Continuous Processing

October 27, 2015
By Jennifer Donovan

Chemical Engineering Professor Julie King has been appointed the Lorna and James Mack Professor of Continual Processing.  

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Students study in a physics lab on the Michigan Tech campus. A $2 million dollar donation will establish a Quantum Physics Center in Fisher Hall.

A Mousetrap Leads to $2 Million Gift to Physics Department

September 22, 2015
By Mark Wilcox

A simple mousetrap has led to the establishment of a Quantum Physics Center at Michigan Tech.

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Jane and John Matz chat with A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Executive Director Ted Bornhorst and Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz prior to the dedication of the Copper Pavilion Monday.

Copper Pavilion Dedicated

August 4, 2015
By Mark Wilcox

The A. E. Seaman Miner Museum's Copper Pavilion, the new home of the Guinness World Record 17-ton native copper slab, was dedicated this week .

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The Michigan Tech Fund has received a nearly $2.3 million dollar gift from the estate of Patt Hall, right to fund a scholarship established by her father, William Robinson, left.

Alumnus Funds Mechanical Engineering Scholarships

July 14, 2015
By Mark Wilcox

New and current students studying mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech could be eligible for a new scholarship, thanks to a $2.3 million gift from the estate of an alumnus, William P. Robinson, '41.  

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