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Tyler Erickson wins Google Earth Competiton

Michigan Tech Scientist Wins Google Earth Competition

March 23, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Tyler Erickson, a research scientist at the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor, has been named one of five scientists worldwide who created winning entries in a Google Earth Education competition. The contest sought innovative ways to use the KML computer programming language in research.

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Forest Service Official: Clean Snowmobile Challenge Helps Sustain the Natural World

March 22, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The US Forest Service's second-highest ranking official told participants in the 2009 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge that their efforts contribute to the future of America's wild places.

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Michigan Tech Clean Snowmobile 2009

Michigan Tech Takes a Silver in Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 22, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Technological University achieved its best finish in five years at the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge, finishing second and winning the Yellowstone National Park Award for Second Place.

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Wisconsin Madison Sweeps Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 22, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The University of Wisconsin at Madison triumphed two for two Saturday, March 21, at the 2009 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, winning in both divisions of a competition tailor-made for the Snow Belt.

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Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2009 Endurance Run

Five Teams Complete Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

March 17, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

It takes more than a few days of sunshine to melt 260-plus inches of snow, which turned out to be a St. Patrick's Day blessing for contestants in the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.

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Michigan Tech Shares Funding for A New Biofuel Research Center

March 12, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Technological University and Michigan State University (MSU) have received more than $1.4 million from the US Department of Energy through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), to establish a new forest-based biofuel research center. The center will focus on research to help make cellulosic biofuels a commercial reality.

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Sleds Across the Portage: Clean Snowmobile Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday with Ride to Baraga

March 12, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The 10th annual SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge kicks off Tuesday, March 17, with a trail ride to Baraga via the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

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Flourescent E Coli

Beautiful Bugs in Blue: The Making of Luminous Bacteria

March 5, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

A team of Michigan Technological University researchers led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Haiying Liu has discovered how to make a strain of E. coli glow under fluorescent light. The technique could eventually be used to track down all sorts of pathogens and even help in the fight against breast cancer.

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Michigan Road Commissions Share Winter Road Maintenance Expertise Nationwide

March 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Nearly 600 road maintenance personnel at 191 locations in 19 states learned about the latest research and best practices in de-icing and sustainable road maintenance during a national winter road maintenance web conference.

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Michigan Tech Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Developing Flex-Fuel Hybrid Technologies

November 21, 2008
By Marcia Goodrich

Merging flex-fuel, great mileage and low emissionsMichigan Tech Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Developing Flex-Fuel Hybrid TechnologiesMichigan Tech Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Developing Flex-Fuel Hybrid Technologies

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