Michigan Tech News

July 2010

Pasty Picnic 2009

Alumni Reunion to Feature Hockey, Local History, Outdoor Adventure

July 29, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Thursday-Saturday, August 5-7, 2010

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John Johnson

Johnson to Chair National Academies Committee

July 26, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Will review Phase 2 of the 21st Century Truck Partnership Program

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Touching a Van de Graaff generator makes your hair stand on end.

It Might Make Your Hair Stand on End

July 23, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Youth Programs brings hair-raising science activities to 2010 national Boy Scout Jamboree.

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The flying platypus hatches and prepares to lift off.

Hands-On Education Knows No Limits

July 23, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech engineering students build a giant flying platypus egg for Red Bull Flugtag competition.

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Synthetic DNA purification process developed by Shiyue Fang, Michigan Tech Chemistry Department image

Clean Genes: Michigan Tech Chemist Culls the Good Synthetic DNA from the Bad

July 22, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

New process could drastically cut the cost of purifying synthetic DNA

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Kaye LaFond is studying in Amman, Jordan.

Four Michigan Tech Students Receive Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad

July 22, 2010
By Danny Messinger

Four Michigan Tech undergraduates received Gilman Scholarships for study abroad, bringing the University's total of Gilman Scholars to seven.

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A glass cloak designed to hide a metal cylinder. The upper inset shows the distances between resonator arrays. The lower one highlights the cylindrical spokes made of glass resonators and fused silica spacers.

Now You See It, Now You Don’t — an Invisibility Cloak Made of Glass

July 21, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

A Michigan Tech researcher is using metamaterials to make things disappear.

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Michigan Tech's women's basketball team was number 1 in the nation academically.

Women’s Basketball Ranks No. 1 — Academically

July 21, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech women's basketball ranks first in the nation academically. 

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 Capital campaign seeks to increase Michigan Tech faculty endowment, student aid.

Michigan Tech Kicks Off Public Phase of $200 Million Campaign

July 15, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Board of Control approves capital campaign goal of $200 million.

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High school students learn about pollution in the Great Lakes on a week-long biology sail on the schooner Denis Sullivan.

High School Students Sail the Great Lakes

July 14, 2010
By Danny Messinger

High school students from three states explore Great Lakes biology on the tall ship, Denis Sullivan. 

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Paying the Toll

Ask Not for Whom the Bridge Tolls

July 12, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A Michigan Tech professor’s history of power, greed and the Golden Gate Bridge receives national award

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summer student

Summer Studies, Global Dreams

July 11, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Business students are caught studying in the School of Business and Economics' undergrad and graduate labs.

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Sarah Green, chair of chemistry and a researcher on the Great Lakes Observing System project, takes a look at the custom-made coastal monitoring buoy delivered to Michigan Tech.

Where the Buoys Will Be

July 8, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The first of three coastal monitoring buoys with remote sensing technology has been delivered to Michigan Tech.

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An Isle Royale moose prepares to bed down  in winter.

Michigan Tech Ecologists Link Early Malnutrition, Later Arthritis in Moose

July 7, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researchers link early malnutrition to development of osteoarthritis in the moose of Isle Royale.

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Mark Plichta

Plichta Named ASM International Fellow

July 2, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A founder of the Enterprise Program

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John Johnson

Michigan Tech Professor Helps Draft Road Map to Fuel-Efficient Trucks, Cars

July 2, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Building fuel-efficient vehicles comes at a price, says John Johnson.

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Sustainability is a value-laden term.

Sustainability: Will We Recognize It When We See It?

July 1, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The technological challenge of sustainability pales in comparison to the ethical crisis it presents to society, a Michigan Tech wildlife ecologist and a Michigan State environmental ethicist say. 

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