Michigan Tech News

2011 Archive

Bud Rieckhoff '60 and Mark Jarmus '80 tour the Keweenaw Waterway aboard Tech's research vessel, the Agassiz, during Reunion 2010.

Alumni Reunion Kicks Off Thursday, Aug. 4

July 29, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Featuring old friends, pickled eggs, volleyball, waterfalls, a Tom Hanks movie, and lots more

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Maize grown in soil with copper and bacteria (C) appears as vigorous as the control plant (A).

Plants Can Thrive in Copper-Tainted Soils with a Little Help from Bacteria, Michigan Tech Researcher Finds

July 25, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Microorganisms that fertilize and remediate

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High school teachers Karl Balke, Mandy Frantti, and Todd Waurio in the flex-fuel engine lab.

Summer School at Tech: A Research Experience for High School Teachers

July 22, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

High school teachers come to Michigan Tech for engineering research experiences they can take back to their classrooms. 

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Spiders under a microscope

Bugs and Slugs and Spiders, Oh My!

July 14, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Volunteer Kathy Roberts gathers all manner of spineless creatures in her traps next to the rhizotron.

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Researchers Greg Waite and Josh Richardson at Villarrica volcano.

Researchers Connect Volcanic Activity to Mini-earthquakes

July 14, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers are working to understand the  connection between mini-earthquakes and volcanoes, hoping to help protect people from volcano hazards. 

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Bryan Plunger and an Indian colleague work on the leg-brace prototype developed by the mechanical engineering International Senior Design team. Looking on is Eric Sturos.

Michigan Tech Students Bring Gifts of Mobility to Indian Kids

June 15, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Walking calipers and leg braces for New Delhi youngsters

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Hungarian red-mud disaster.

From Oil Spill to Toxic Waste: the Polymer Solution

June 14, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Gerard Caneba, a professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech, is developing vinyl acetate polymers that not only could clean up toxic waste, but could transform sludge into a useful raw material.

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Benjamin Mays High School Enterprise: Growing kale in a tote

Lettuce Rejoice! A Garden Grows in the Food Desert

June 14, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

A Michigan Tech High School Enterprise team grows veggies for the city and excels at the world's biggest science fair.

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PhD student Taile Leswifi

South African Graduate Student Plans to Bring Education to Her People

June 10, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Taile Leswifi, a South African earning her PhD  in environmental engineereing at Michigan Tech, is determined to introduce her people to the opportunities education brings.

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Master Gardener Lynn Watson

The Campus in Bloom

June 10, 2011
By John Gagnon

Master gardener plants "happy" gardens all over Michigan Tech campus.

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