Michigan Tech News

December 2009

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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Lenora Ashford

Michigan Tech Reaches Out to K-12 Students, Teachers

December 11, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Board of Control impressed with range and scope of University's K-12 education outreach.

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Joe Berger, #67, a former Husky, plays with the Miami Dolphins.

Former Husky Berger Starts at Center for NFL's Miami Dolphins

December 9, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Former Michigan Tech football player Joe Berger now plays for the Miami Dolphins. He got his first start in a game against the Buffalo Bills Nov. 29.

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Cameron Hartnell wears Scott Turner's historic academic hood to receive his PhD in industrial heritage and archeology.

Mining History Comes to Life at Michigan Tech Commencement

December 8, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

One of Michigan Tech's first recipients of a PhD in industrial heritage and archeology wears the 77-year-old academic hood belonging to the subject of his doctoral dissertation at the University's 2009 mid-year Commencement.

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Chuck Olson, senior image analyst

Michigan Tech Research Institute Image Analyst Receives Top Honor in Field

December 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Chuck Olson, senior image analyst at the Michigan Tech Research Institute, has been named an Honorary Member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

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Charles Wallace, Computer Science

Michigan Tech Computer Science Professor Wins Fulbright Scholarship

December 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Computer Science Professor Charles Wallace has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and do research in Chile.

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George Butvilas

Over 400 Students Graduating at Midyear Commencement

December 3, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

George Butvilas, chair of Michigan Tech Fund Board of Trustees, to speak and receive honorary doctorate.

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Messiah Rehearsal

Messiah will put the campus, community in the holiday mood

December 3, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Tech Concert Choir perform Handel's Messiah at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, under the baton of new director Joel Neves.

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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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