Michigan Tech News

December 2012

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From Mechanical Engineer to Crew Chief: Michigan Tech Alum Hits the NASCAR Circuit

December 19, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Greg Ives, a 2003 mechanical engineering alumnus, is using his skills on the NASCAR racing circuit.

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ESL discussion

It’s Nothing Like Home, but You’ll Like It Here: Recruiting International Students

December 18, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech is succeeding in attracting international students rfrom Brazil, China, and Thailand.

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Invasive wetlands Phragmites tower over 5-foot-tall Michigan Tech Research Institute  intern  Naomi Hamermesh (now a MTRI employee).

Following Phragmites Home: Scientists Use Satellite Data to Map Invasive Species in Great Lakes Wetlands

December 17, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Scientists from the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor worked with other researchers and agencies to map the locations of an invasive reed called Phragmites in the wetlands along the entire US coast of the Great Lakes.

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Kathryn Clark, left, and Martha Richardson, retiring Board of Control members.

Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves 2013-14 Room, Board, Rental Rates

December 14, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Board of Control approved room and board and apartment rental rates for the 2013-14 academic year. They also acknowledged retiring Board members Kathryn Clark and Martha Richardson.

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Two Michigan Tech students enjoying winter

International Students Pump Up Local Economy

December 12, 2012
By Kevin Hodur

 A recent report from NAFSA--the Association of International Educators--shows that international students pump tens of millions of dollars into the economy every year. For Michigan Tech, the effects on Houghton and the surrounding communities are easy to spot.

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Taillight lens material by 3M

Enterprise Students Help 3M Build a Better Taillight

December 12, 2012
By Kevin Hodur

Michigan Tech Enterprise students worked with 3M to test how one of their new materials handled the process of thermoforming, leading to a redesigned taillight on several 2013 model-year cars.

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Zhi

Zhi Tian Named IEEE Fellow

December 6, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

For contributions to ultra-wideband wireless communications and localization

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Former National Science Foundation Director to Speak at Midyear Commencement

December 6, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Arden Bement to address nearly 500 graduates

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The public radio station serving the Michigan Tech community has changed its programming.

WGGL-FM Changes Programming, Adds More News Shows

December 5, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

WGGL-FM, Houghton-Hancock's public radio station, has changed its programming, adding more news shows and Science Friday. Michigan Tech is an educational sponsor of WGGL.  

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Dennis Wiitanen, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering

Endowed Professorship to Honor Longtime Michigan Tech Faculty Member

December 4, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A $1 million endowment funds the Dennis Wiitanen Professorship in Electric Power Systems

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Senior defender Melanie Hoffman.

Soccer Player Earns Academic All-American Honors

December 3, 2012
By Ian Marks

Senior defender Melanie Hoffman was named 2012 Capital One CoSIDA NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Academic All-American.

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The Keweenaw Kruiser, a second cycle designed and built by Michigan Tech engineering students for wounded veterans who ride with the Achilles Freedom Team.

Student-designed Hand-cranked Cycles Unveiled at Army-Navy Game

December 3, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Football fans across the nation will meet some of the Michigan Tech engineering students and the hand-cranked cycles they designed and built for wounded veterans. The cycles will be unveiled during the 2012 Army-Navy game. 

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