Michigan Tech News

2010 Archive

Ellen Marks, University Librarian and Library Director

Ellen Marks Named University Librarian and Library Director

May 7, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Ellen Marks has been named the new university librarian and director of the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library at Michigan Tech.

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Local High School Students Get Innovative for National Lab Day

May 6, 2010
By Kara Sokol

Local high school students get hands-on science, technology and engineering experiences on National Lab Day at Michigan Tech.

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The plant at the left, with the most vigorous root system, is the one most deficient in a plant hormone known as gibberellin.

Feeling Stressed? So is the Poplar — But Hormone Suppression Could Help the Tree

May 6, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Research led by scientists from Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science has identified the molecular mechanism that poplar trees use to adapt to changing soil conditions, as well as some of the genes that turn the process on or off.

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Marty Richardson, Michigan Tech Board of Control

Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves Budget and Tuition for 2010-2011

April 30, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Board of Control approved a budget and tuition for 2010-2011.

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Astrophysicists David Nitz (left) and Brian Fick are co-winners of the 2010 Michigan Tech Research Award.

Michigan Tech Astrophysicists Share 2010 Research Award

April 29, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Physics professors David Nitz and Brian Fick are co-recipients of the 2010 Michigan Tech Research Award for their work with the international Auger Observatory.

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Eva Szyszkoski tending to the whooping cranes in her crane costume,

Michigan Tech Graduate Plays Foster Mother to Whooping Cranes

April 26, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech alumna works to help save the whooping cranes.

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Evolving patterns on this molecular processor mimic patterns displayed by the human brain. Anirban Bandyopadhyay image.

Lessons from the Brain: Toward an Intelligent Molecular Computer

April 26, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Researchers from Japan and Michigan Tech have built a molecular computer using lessons learned from the human brain.

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Former Michigan Tech president Ray Smith will address graduates at Spring Commencement.

Former Tech President Ray Smith Addresses Graduates

April 23, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

The May 1 ceremony coincides with Michigan Tech's Founder's Day, the date 125 years ago when legislation was signed to establish what was then the Michigan Mining School.

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In late January, the Chippewa Harbor Pack chased this one wolf out onto Todd Harbor. He may be the last surviving member of the Paduka Pack.

Wolves Declining, Drama Level Rising on Isle Royale

April 23, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researchers' annual report on the wolves and moose of Isle Royale shows that the numbers of wolves and wolf packs is declining in the national park.  

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Undergraduate Expo: Two Student Teams Work on Shotgun Shooting Sports

April 22, 2010
By John Gagnon

Tech students research and create new sporting pigeons and a device to throw them.

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