Michigan Tech News

2011 Archive

Dallas Smolarek tests the properties of parts in the DENSO Student Design Center at the Keweenaw Research Center.

DENSO Student Design Center Expands Horizons of Michigan Tech Engineering Students

December 15, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

A grant from the DENSO North America Foundation is supporting invaluable hands-on design experiences for Michigan Tech engineering students.

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A biomedical engineering student at work at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves New Degree Programs

December 9, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Board of Control approves five new degree programs.

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Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz

Michigan Tech Board Extends President Mroz's Contract

December 9, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Board of Control extend's President Glenn Mroz's contract for two years.

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Don Makay

Helping Iraq One Project at a Time

December 7, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech alumnus Major Don Makay has established the Iraqi Hope Foundation to help Iraqis rebuild their nation.

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African Rift cutaway

Geology Student Helps National Geographic Talk about African Rifts

December 7, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Graduate student Alex Guth helps National Geographic Magazine tell the story of the East African rifts.

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Chang K. Park

Over 400 Michigan Tech Grads to be Honored at Midyear Commencement

December 2, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Chang K. Park, president of Universal Remote Control, to be commencement speaker

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2011 Fall Career Fair at Michigan Technological University

Education in Tune with Industry Raises Michigan Tech's Job Placement Rate to Nearly 95 Percent

November 30, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

An education tuned to meet industry's needs raises Michigan Tech job placement rate to 94.6 percent.

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Solar Panels

Affordable Solar: It's Closer Than You Think

November 30, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Prices are plummeting, and past studies overestimated solar's true cost

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Michigan Tech researchers are using carbon foam to develop greener, ultra-long-life batteries.

Carbon Foam: The Key Ingredient of a Better Battery?

November 17, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

A novel design twist on an asymmetric capacitor

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Winners and Dean Radson

Pitching the Perfect Game (Plan): Students Sell Their Business Ideas

November 15, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Students competed for a $1,000 first prize in the Bob Mark Memorial Elevator Pitch Competition.

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