Michigan Tech News

June 2009

Student Leader Dies in Car Crash

June 29, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Jacob "Jake" Parkhurst, a community coordinator and resident in Wadsworth Hall, died Saturday evening in a car accident on US 41 near Copper Harbor, just north of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge.

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Blue Marble Enterprise

Blue Marble and the Business of Engineering

June 24, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Glen Archer takes a hands-off approach when it comes to his students’ hands-on education. And that’s a good thing.

“The Blue Marble Security team is run as a business, and by that, I mean, they get to run all the day-to-day operations, make all the decisions, and the project managers just report to me with updates,” says Archer, a lecturer in Michigan Tech’s electrical and computer engineering department.

Blue Marble is one of numerous Enterprise teams thriving on campus in which students find industry sponsors, solve problems, and learn many important business practices in addition to some intense engineering.

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Michigan Tech Takes Iron Team Award in 2009 Baja SAE

June 22, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Technological University's Blizzard Baja Enterprise finished the three-part Baja SAE collegiate design competition at the top of the heap, with more points than any other competitor.

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Michigan Tech Researcher Gets Stimulus Money for Blood Pressure Research

June 18, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Exercise Science researcher receives federal stimulus funding from the National Institutes of Health(NIH).

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Teaching the Teachers: Grand Rapids Science Teachers Converge on Tech

June 17, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A group of Grand Rapids middle-school science teachers are spending this week at Michigan Tech, finding ways to make earth science more engaging for students.

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Michigan Tech Tops the Nation in Women Earning Engineering PhDs

June 15, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's College of Engineering graduates a higher percentage of women with PhDs in engineering than any other engineering school in the nation.

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Ulrich Hansmann

Ulrich Hansmann Wins 2009 Michigan Tech Research Award

June 12, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Physicist Ulrich Hansmann receives the 2009 Michigan Tech Research Award.

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Michigan Tech Partners With IBM in Global Rail Innovation Center

June 11, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

IBM is opening a Global Rail Innovation Center in Beijing, China, and the company has tapped Michigan Tech as one of only two university partners. The other is MIT.

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Michigan Tech Physicists Make a Splash with Rain Discovery

Michigan Tech Physicists Make a Splash with Rain Discovery

June 10, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Physicists challenge conventional wisdom about the size and speed of raindrops.

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