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2009 Archive

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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Demonstrators in Copenhagen, where the international climate change conference is taking place.

International Climate Change Conference: Final Dispatch from Copenhagen

December 17, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A Michigan Tech graduate student and an undergraduate visit Copenhagen, Denmark, during the UN's international  cimate change conference. Here is their third and final report.

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Dan Fuhrmann

Fuhrmann Named IEEE Fellow

December 17, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

IEEE is the world's largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence

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The Bald Soprano

VPA plays receive Kennedy Center/ACTF honor

December 17, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Two one-act plays by Eugene Ionesco have been selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in January 2010 at Saginaw Valley State University. Michigan Tech's Department of Visual and Performing Arts produced the plays in October 2009. 

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Center Court Connection

Center Court Connection: Ten Years with Women’s Basketball “Family”

December 17, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech's women's basketball team has a special group of supporters. The Center Court Connection (C3) helps the women on and off the court as fans and family.

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Teaching assistant Abhishek Manekar (left) points out some of the differences under the hood of a hybrid.

Michigan Tech Trains Automotive Engineers for Hybrid Technologies

December 16, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Using vehicles donated by General Motors, Michigan Tech has teamed up with the Engineering Society of Detroit and industry leaders to train automotive engineers in the new skills they will need to work on advanced hybrid propulsion systems and high-tech batteries. 

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Demonstrators in Copenhagen, where the international climate change conference is taking place.

International Climate Change Conference: Another Dispatch from Copenhagen

December 15, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

In the second Dispatch from Copenhagen, undergraduate anthropology major Cate Cogger reports on her experiences at the international climate change conference.

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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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Adam Airoldi with the World Wildlife Fund's

Climate Change Conference: Dispatches from Copenhagen

December 14, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A graduate student and an undergraduate from Michigan Tech are in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week during the United Nations' international climate change conference. They send dispatches from Copenhagen. 

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Heather Marker (left) and Alex Mallos (Right) are thrilled with their holiday gift bags from the University Women's Connection.

University Women's Connection Plays Santa to First-Year Women

December 11, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The University Women's Connection fills holiday gift bags for first-year women students.

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