Michigan Tech News

Februray 2011

Michigan Tech's entry in the 2010 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Public Invited to View the Sleds of Tomorrow at Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 2, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Snowmobile Public Display Wednesday, March 9, Acceleration and Handling Saturday, March 12

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Chemical engineering grad student Brett Spigarelli and the CO2 scrubber he helped to design.

Michigan Tech Students Build a CO2 Scrubber

March 1, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Process captures carbon and makes a construction material.

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Marty Richardson, Michigan Tech Board of Control

Governor’s Proposed Budget Cuts are Challenging But They Won’t Change Michigan Tech’s Strategic Priorities

February 24, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Richardson:  "We are confident that by continuing to follow our strategic plan, we will be able to weather the storm and come out a better university.”

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Mind Trekkers Celebrate National Engineers Week in Detroit, Jackson

February 23, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS are bringing hands-on science fun to the Detroit Science Center and Westwood Mall in Jackson.

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Russ Alger in the cab of the tractor he uses to tow his groomer.

Michigan Tech Researcher Grooms Snow Roads in Antarctica

February 22, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Russ Alger's special groomer turns powder into pavement.

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Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz

Mroz Tells Campus University Will Stay on Track Despite Proposed Budget Cuts

February 21, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

At a crowded campus forum on Monday, President Glenn Mroz discussed the implications for Michigan Tech of Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed 22 percent cut in state funds for the University.

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Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan Tech Prepares to Maintain Outstanding Education Despite Proposed Budget Cuts

February 17, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Governor Rick Snyder has announced his proposed budget for next year, including a 15 percent overall reduction in state appropriations for state universities. 

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Navy taps Michigan Tech chemical engineering student Samantha Neirby for nuclear submarine training.

Woman Chemical Engineering Student Selected for Navy Submarine Training

February 17, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

The US Navy selects female Michigan Tech chemical engineering student Samantha Neirby to train to serve on a nuclear submarine.

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Jillian Schwab prepares to slap snowy slush on West McNair's winning statue,

Snow Statue Building: An Insider

February 11, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

A student snow statue-builder takes you on a month-long journey to first place.

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phi tau statue

2011 Winter Carnival Snow Statue Winners

February 10, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Snow statues built by Phi Kappa Tau, Alpha Sigma Tau, the Campus Crusade for Christ and West McNair Superhall placed first in the 2011 month-long snow statue competition.

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More extensive and more severe fires are turning Alaskan black spruce forests into carbon-emitting wastelands.

Frequent, Severe Fires Turn Alaskan Forests into a Carbon Production Line

February 10, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Research by Michigan Tech and other American and Canadian researchers shows that frequent and severe forest fires have turned Alaskan black spruce forests from a carbon sink to a carbon source.

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international students skiing

Mini-UN Conquers Mont Ripley

January 27, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

International students learn to ski at Mont Ripley Ski Hill.

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Sea Turtle

Spring Break: Alternatives to Beach Partying

January 1, 2011
By Danny Messinger

For some Michigan Tech students, spring break is a time for service or outdoor adventure.

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