Michigan Tech News

November 2009

Pete Pelissero, manager of Fleet Services, oversees the effort to switch to hybrid vehicles, including nine SUVs for admission representatives.

Michigan Tech Fleet Services Goes Green

November 25, 2009
By John Gagnon

Tech begins switch to hybrid vehicles

[ read more ]
Beckwith Gallery

Beckwith Honored with Gallery at Central Michigan University

November 24, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Donors Peter and Arlee Tampas cited Beckwith's enthusiasm for teaching and sharing her artistic knowledge.

[ read more ]
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.

[ read more ]
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.

[ read more ]
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.

[ read more ]
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.

[ read more ]
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. 

[ read more ]
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.

[ read more ]
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.

[ read more ]
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.

[ read more ]
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).

[ read more ]
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. 

[ read more ]
2009 Hall of Fame members

Seven Added to Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame

November 10, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech inducted seven new members into its Sports Hall of Fame during a recent ceremony on campus.

[ read more ]
Michigan Tech's Robert Froese in a stand of poplars

Michigan Tech, Michigan State Sign Biofuel Research Contract with Frontier Renewable Resources

November 9, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research at Michigan Tech and Michigan State Universities will support development of the state's first cellulosic ethanol plant in the eastern UP.

[ read more ]
Wind power - part of the next generation of energy

Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiatives Seek Energy, Health Faculty

November 5, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A worldwide search is on for outstanding energy and health researchers to fill up to 20 new tenure-track positions at Michigan Tech.

[ read more ]

Michigan Tech, Portage Health Offer Medical Discount to Peace Corps Students

November 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Portage Health will provide up to a 30 percent discount on required medical exams and tests for Peace Corps Master's International program students at Michigan Tech.

[ read more ]
Isle Royale National Park, where moose carcasses, like the one on which wolves are feeding in the lower map, produce pulses of nutrients that affect soil fertility, decomposition, and the nutrition of plants growing nearby.

Wolves, Moose and Biodiversity: An Unexpected Connection

November 2, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. Surprisingly, this classic predator-prey interaction makes a major impact on biodiversity.

[ read more ]