Michigan Tech News

May 2010

Looking west from the top of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, as the Ranger III cruises to Isle Royale.

A Vibrating View from the Top

May 25, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

From the top of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, Houghton and Hancock look a little different.

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Michigan Tech Forestry and Environmental Resource Management (FERM) members tend the maple syrup evaporator, keeping the fire going, watching tap levels in the pans, making sure it does not  boil over and drawing off the syrup.

A Sweet Solution to Michigan's Economic Problems

May 24, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Dave Kossak, a third-year forestry student at Michigan Technological University, has a sweet solution to Michigan’s economic woes: maple syrup. He’d like to see Michigan become the maple syrup capital of the world, and his proposal for accomplishing that goal has won him a $5,000 scholarship as the fourth place winner of a college student competition called Motivate Michigan.

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Mike Link and Kate Crowley are hiking the entire Lake Superior shoreline.

It's Much More Than a Walk in the Park

May 21, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

A retired Minnesota couple is walking around Lake Superior to help raise awareness of the lake as a resource and fresh water issues. 

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Shiliang Wu won a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

Shiliang Wu Receives National Faculty Enhancement Award

May 19, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Assistant Professor Shiliang Wu has been named a winner of a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

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Nanotubes that Heal: Engineering Better Orthopedic Implants

May 14, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Work by PhD student Tolou Shokufar may help orthopedic surgery patients recover faster. 

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Gabby Myers and Ryan Wilson at the conclusion of a game of Arcane Brawlers

Fun and Games Are Serious Business for Tech's Code Warriors

May 12, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Husky Game Development Enterprise members hope their Arcane Brawlers video game will make it to Xbox Live

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Advanced Materials

Hu Paper Among “Most Accessed” in Advanced Materials

May 11, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Article provides an overview of metal-organic frameworks and their potential for hydrogen storage

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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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