Michigan Tech News

2010 Archive

Mechanical engineering seniors William Donovan, Tyler LeRoy, Jonathan Hoyer, Adrian Simula and Lisa Staehlin, with advisor Rao Komaravolu (center right), and the OpensAll can and jar opener they developed.

OpensAll Tackles Jars and Cans with Ease

April 13, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

At Undergrad Expo, Senior Design team displays a cook's dream machine

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Co-ed concrete canoe paddlers (left to right) Lars Leemkuil, Katie Zimmerman, Jill Sanderson and Jon Zalud. (Jeremy Zalud photo)

Tech Concrete Canoe Team Floats to the Top in Regional Contest

April 12, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Best in the racing, display and paper events

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sleep researchers

Looking at student sleep (and stress and exercise) patterns

April 12, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Psychology researchers look at sleep patterns of Michigan Tech students. 

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Biomedical engineering graduate student Megan Killian studies the knee.

Four Michigan Tech Graduate Students Showcase Their Research in Lansing

April 12, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Four Michigan Tech graduate students discuss their research with state legislators.

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Bruce Mork leading a distance-learning course in power systems engineering

Tech’s Online Power Engineering MS Marks 10th Anniversary

April 8, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Boosting power engineers' education from a distance

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Tess Ahlborn and the Portage Lake Lift Bridge

Bridges in Trouble: Diagnosing Their Ills from a Distance

April 5, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech researcher Tess Ahlborn believes we could learn a lot from bridges, if only we could hear what they had to say. Now she leads a $2.8 million effort to find the best ways to listen in. 

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Seismic image of sandalwood

Of Dollars and Scents: Tracking the Elusive Sandalwood Oil

April 2, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A Michigan Tech geophysicist can tell if a sandalwood tree has precious oil at its heart. And now, thanks to two freshmen, he can find out in seconds.

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Bhakta Rath

Alumnus Endows Bhakta Rath Research Award at Michigan Tech

April 2, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech alumnus Bhakta Rath has endowed a new award to recognize outstanding doctoral student research. It will be called the Bhakta Rath Research Award.

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Terry Woychowski (left) and Russ Gronevelt

Governor Appoints Two Michigan Tech Board of Control Members

April 2, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The Governor has appointed Terry Woychowski and reappointed Russ Gronevelt to the Michigan Tech Board of Control.

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Chris Johnson with elephant seals on King George Island, Antarctica.

Grad Student Adventure: Russians, Permafrost, Hitching a Military Ride

March 31, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech graduate student Chris Johnson had never been out of the US or on a plane. Then he flew to Antarctica.

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