Michigan Tech News

2011 Archive

Michigan Tech serves as a host site for the 2011 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Michigan Tech Team Earns Top 10 Finish in Regional "Battle of the Brains"

November 15, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Tens of thousands of college students are vying for a chance to compete in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest world finals in Poland.

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cResearch by Assistant Professor Aleksey Smirnov and colleagues from University of Rochester indicates that  the earth's inner core is much older than we thought.

How Old is the Earth’s Inner Core? Tech Researcher Weighs in with New Evidence

November 11, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Geophysicist Aleksey Smirnov says the Earth's inner core might be a lot older than we thought.

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Aerial view of Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Among Universities Receiving $6.63 Million in State Economic Development Funding

November 10, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech shares in a $6.63 million dollar state economic development initiative to improve university-industry relationships and expand tech-transfer capabilities.  

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Tech alumnus Hajj Flemings featured on CNN's

Alumnus/Entrepreneur Featured on CNN

November 7, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Detroit area Michigan Tech alumnus/entrepreneur featured on CNN's "Black in America" Series

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Tess Ahlborn

Ahlborn Named PCI Fellow

November 4, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

For "outstanding contributions to the precast prestressed concrete industry."

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Members of Michigan Tech's student chapter of the American Chemical Society, 2011

Michigan Tech Students Honored by American Chemical Society

November 2, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Group earns Commendable Chapter Award

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Michigan Tech will use new NSF grant to conduct Pan American biofuels/bioenergy sustainability research and education.

Sustainable Futures Institute Receives $750,000 NSF Grant

October 25, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Sustainable Futures Institute has been awarded a $749,996 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a roadmap for  biofuels and bionergy sustainability research and education in the Pan American region.

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A student at this year's Spirit of the Harvest Powwow

Michigan Tech Celebrates Native American History

October 23, 2011
By Danny Messinger

Introduction to the Ojibwe language and quill earring making are among the special events slated for Native American Heritage Month on the Michigan Tech Campus. 

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ATLANTIS graduate student Tonis Tonisson enjoys winter sports near Michigan Tech.

Hands, Minds—and Trees—Across the Sea

October 21, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Graduate students on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are studying forest resources in each other's countries and earning dual Master's degrees as they do it.

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James Trethewey cites Tech's unique culture as one reason for the generosity he and his wife, Dee, display toward the University.

Tretheweys Create Endowed Professorship for Portfolio Management Program

October 19, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

The gift supports the real-life student investment program launched by Dean Johnson in 1998.

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