Michigan Tech News

April 2009

Low Tech, High Impact: Students Build a Grain Mill for Africa

April 28, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Africa is dotted with monuments to what doesn't work. Terry Woychowski wanted to build something that would.

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Michigan Tech Shares National Conservation Award

April 24, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Project BURN-UP, a partnership among Michigan Tech and 16 other public and private partners, won a federal Two Chiefs Partnership Award for its conservation efforts

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Michigan Tech 2009 Spring Commencement May 2

April 24, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Lt. Col. Otha Thornton, a presidential communications officer, is the featured speaker at Michigan Technological University’s Spring Commencement, set for Saturday, May 2.

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Governor Appoints Two Michigan Tech Deans to Wind Council

April 24, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech deans have been appointed to serve on the Great Lakes Wind Council.

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Three Graduate Engineering Programs Rank in Top 50

April 23, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Graduate school rankings released today by US News & World Report rank three of Michigan Tech's graduate engineering programs in the top 50 nationwide.

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CN train traveling along the tracks.

CN Donates $250,000 to Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program

April 22, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

CN, one of the largest railroads in North America, today announced it has donated $250,000 to Michigan Technological University's Rail Transportation Program to create the CN Rail Transportation Education Center (CN RTEC).

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NSF Awards $4 Million to Michigan Tech to Build Earth Science Teaching Model in Grand Rapids

April 22, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Grant enables Michigan Tech to partner with Grand Rapids Public Schools to design a science teaching model.

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Graduate Education Event April 23 Will Highlight Michigan's Best and Brightest

April 21, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Graduate students from across Michigan are presenting their research to legislators in Lansing at Graduate Education Day April 23.

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Professor Perishes in Kayaking Accident

April 20, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Professor Richard Honrath, a leader of Michigan Tech's atmospheric sciences program and recipient of the 2006 Research Award, died Friday, April 17, in a kayaking accident on the Silver River in Baraga County.

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Michigan Tech to Host State's First Summer Transportation Institute

April 14, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is the first university in the state to receive a federal grant to host a National Summer Transportation Institute for high school students.

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Governor Appoints Tom Baldini to Michigan Tech Board of Control

April 13, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has appointed Marquette civic leader Thomas L. Baldini to fill a vacant seat on the Michigan Technological University Board of Control. Baldini will serve through 2016. He replaces David Brule, whose term has expired.

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Aerospace Enterprise Student Leader Wins Defense Department Fellowship

April 10, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The US Dept. of Defense is going to help a Michigan Tech student earn a graduate degree in nuclear engineering.

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Three Detroit Teens Win Summer Science Scholarships to Michigan Tech

April 9, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has awarded scholarships for summer programs to three Detroit-area high school students for their entries in the Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit.

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Three Michigan Tech Students Named Goldwater Scholars

April 8, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

All three Michigan Tech student nominees Goldwater Scholarships this year.

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Rolf Peterson, Craig Friedrich Named to Robbins Endowed Chairs

April 7, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Two researchers at Michigan Tech have been named to sustainability chairs endowed by Dick and Bonnie Robbins.

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Science Spectacular Reveals the Fun Side of Science

April 3, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Girls from across the UP and northern Wisconsin will gather at Michigan Tech Saturday, April 4 for a day of hands-on science activities.

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Bone Deformities Linked to Inbreeding in Wolves of Isle Royale

April 3, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The wolves on Isle Royale are suffering from gentically deformed bones, and scientists from Michigan Tech blame extreme inbreeding.

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