Michigan Tech News

October 2011

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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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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The PICO Mountain Observatory, in the Azores

Michigan Tech Researchers to Study Atmospheric Aerosols at PICO Mountain Research Observatory

October 18, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Located in the Azores, the observatory is ideal for investigating pollutants drifting east from North America.

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Graduates students with a faculty member on the Keweenaw Waterway.

Tech Bucks National Trend in Graduate Student Enrollment

October 17, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech graduate enrollment is at an all-time high, while nationally the enrollment of new graduate students is down slightly. There are several reasons for Tech's success.

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Eric Whitacre

Renowned Composer to Direct Students at Michigan Tech Honors Band and Choir Festival

October 14, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Eric Whitacre visiting campus to lead Tech and high school students in concert of contemporary classical music

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Michigan Tech PhD student Azad Henareh uses remote sensing images and data to identify sudden forest loss in western Iran. The research approach and factors involved are similar to those discussed in the Oct. 14, 2011 issue of the journal Science.

Ecosystem Management Must Consider Human Impact Too

October 13, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Sustainable management of the world's forests and grasslands requires an understanding of how animals grazing and human activities impact change in these ecosystems.

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dedication crowd

Business School Dedicates LSGI Trading Room

October 12, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

The new LSGI Trading Room is now home to Michigan Tech's Applied Portfolio Management Program, which invests $1 million of real money in the stock market. 

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panelists

No Fear of Failure: Technology Entrepreneurs Urge Students to Go for It

October 12, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Alumni entrepreneurs offered students and community members suggestions for starting up companies and succeeding with tomorrow's technologies.

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self portrait

Engineering Student Garners Statewide Art Recognition

October 11, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Mechanical engineering student Jared Schlueter's self portrait in pencil has been chosen to hang in the Michigan Legislature's House Office Building in Lansing for the next year.

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Terry J. Woychowski

Michigan Tech Receives $160,000 Check from General Motors

October 6, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Gift builds on donations from GM of over  $200,000 this year 

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Wayne Pennington

Pennington Named President of American Geosciences Institute

October 5, 2011
By Danny Messinger

The 250,000-member AGI is a federation of 50 professional associations

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The ambulance used by Michigan Tech Emergency Medical Services has been retrofitted to provide emergency services instead of transporting patients.

Michigan Tech Rolls Out Emergency Medical Response Team

October 3, 2011
By Danny Messinger

Trained as first responders, volunteers are ready to address campus emergencies

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