Michigan Tech News

2011 Archive

Clarkson University's winning sled.

Clarkson Claims Top Spot in Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 13, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

University teams from across the US and Canada competed in the 12th Annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge. Clarkson University won top honors.

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Renee Batzloff, 2010-11 president of Michigan Tech's award-winning chapter of the Society of Physics Students

Michigan Tech Society of Physics Students Receives Two National Honors

March 12, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

"Outstanding Chapter," Blake Lilly Prize for outreach

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville finishes the 2011 Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run.

Three Sleds Complete Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

March 8, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

UW Platteville, Clarkson, Idaho, UW Madison

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Fruit is a favorite food in Michigan Tech residence halls.

Bellying Up to Healthy Meals

March 7, 2011
By John Gagnon

March is National Nutrition Month, and at Michigan Tech, students, faculty and staff are trying to eat healthy.  

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Scott Kuhl’s lab offers visitors an often uncomfortable brush with virtual reality. Image courtesy of World Viz.

High Anxiety: Virtual Reality in a Michigan Tech Lab

March 4, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Designing illusions that mimic real dangers

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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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Jason Carter attaches sensors in his lab.

NIH Sleep Deprivation Study Examines Gender Differences

February 23, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Sleep deprivation is common, and it can cause or exacerbate serious health problems. Jason Carter is studying sleep deprivation's links to high blood pressure and differences in the effects of sleep deprivation in men and women.

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