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The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect species that is destroying ash trees in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Federal Stimulus Funds Help Scientists Control the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion

March 17, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has received $650,000 in federal stimulus funds to support a pilot project to reduce ash tree mortality in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

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Aerial view of Northern Forest Ecosystem Experiment site in northern Wisconsin

How Will Forests Grow as the Climate Changes?

March 3, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech, US Forest Service scientists will study how a natural aspen forest responds to climate change conditions. 

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grc

Radio Signals, Diabetes, Beavers: Just Another Graduate Research Colloquium

March 1, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Graduate students present their best work at the annual Graduate Research Colloquium.

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Stacey David, host of Stacey David GEARZ

Stacey David GEARZ TV Show Films at Michigan Tech

February 25, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The Stacey David GEARZ cable TV program shot a segment on the Michigan Tech campus.

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earthquake faults

What Happened in Haiti?

January 20, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers discuss what happened to cause the Haitian earthquake and what should be done in the future.

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Yoke Khin Yap

Yap: Harnessing the Divas of the Nanoworld

January 14, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Boron nitride nanotubes are notoriously hard to synthesize. Now, Michigan Tech researcher Yoke Khin Yap has coaxed lush carpets of them to grow on substrates.

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David Shonnard

Michigan Tech a Partner in Three Major Biofuel Projects

January 13, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

The DOE has initiated a $564 million research effort to boost America's biofuel industry, and David Shonnard will be participating in three of the agency's 19 funded projects.

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Michigan Tech Clean Snowmobile 2009

Can Snowmobiles Adapt in the Age of Ethanol?

December 17, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Assistant Professor Scott Miers leads research to discover how higher-ethanol blends affect snowmobile emissions and fuel economy.

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human-powered off-road wheelchair

Pulling Their Way for Others

December 15, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

A Senior Design Team in mechanical engineering has created a human-powered off-road wheelchair. It will help the disabled enjoy the Tech Trails and has potential beyond the Tech campus.

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Sponsored programs use external funding to support research, education and outreach.

Michigan Tech Research Funding Climbs

December 1, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research funding at Michigan Tech increased by more than 28 percent during the past fiscal year.

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