Michigan Tech News

2009 Archive

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Researchers Begin to Decipher Metabolism of Sexual Assault Drug

November 20, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research cracks metabolism code of date rape drug.

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Hands-on science is exciting.

Youth Programs Helps Science Score Big with Young People

November 19, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

MichiganTech Youth Programs takes science on the road to Grand Rapids.

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Sampling ethnic cuisine at the International Food Festival.

Many Nations Break Bread at International Food Festival

November 17, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

International students cooked up a buffet table laden with native dishes for the 3rd annual International Food Festival.

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Wayne Weaver

Building a Grid that Plays Nice

November 17, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Wayne Weaver looks to adapt smart grid technology to smaller electrical networks, from military outposts to a solar-powered home.

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Sudhakar Pandit

Sudhakar Pandit Elected a Society of Manufacturing Engineers Fellow

November 17, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Sudhakar Pandit, professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, has been elected a Fellow in the prestigious Society of Manufacturing Engineers' College of Fellows. 

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Amber Roth with the nets used to capture golden-winged warblers.

Michigan Tech Graduate Student Aids International Bird Rescue Effort

November 16, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A Michigan Tech graduate student works with scientists and conservationists on two continents to rescue the golden-winged warbler, a tiny migratory bird that breeds in the upper midwest and Canada.

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Tech's Patricia Helsel (center) with Paige Gibson, left, and Marilyn McCormick, right, from Cass Technical High School.

Detroit Youth Learn About Technical Theater

November 16, 2009
By John Gagnon

Cass Technical High School students learn what goes on backstage on a working visit to Michigan Tech's Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Usability Paper Prototype

But Can You Use It? Usability Day Involves Students Across Campus

November 13, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Students from many departments were investigating usability lately—analyzing products and processes to make them more efficient and more satisfying to use. It was all part of World Usability Day–UP, where this year's theme was sustainability.

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Great Lakes Research Center architect's rendering

State Authorizes Michigan Tech to Seek Construction Bids for Great Lakes Research Center

November 12, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Legislature’s Joint Capital Outlay Committee meeting in Lansing today authorized Michigan Technological University to seek construction bids for its planned Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC).

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National Survey of Student Engagement

Michigan Tech Students Report a Supportive Campus Environment

November 10, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

In the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement, Michigan Tech students report a supportive campus environment, active and collaborative learning. 

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