Michigan Tech News

July 2011

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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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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