Michigan Tech News

2012 Archive

Leaving bottles of water in the sun kills bacteria?but only if the water is transparent. Michigan Tech?s Joshua Pearce has devised a simple way to clarify water, so even muddy water could be made save for drinking. SODIS photo

Clean Drinking Water for Everyone

April 30, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A scientist at Michigan Tech has developed a simple, cheap way to make water safe to drink

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Marty Richardson, Michigan Tech Board of Control

Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves Updated Strategic Plan

April 27, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Reaffirms fundamental goals, emphasizes entrepreneurship and outlines specific objectives

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Michigan Tech’s “Paradise Lost” Finds a Blue Ribbon at Regional Chem-E-Car Competition

April 25, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Team also recognized for creativity, safety

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A Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers student volunteer holds a soda can ripped apart by a pingpong ball.

Air Power Can Blow Holes in Soda Cans; You Can Walk on Water Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Brings the Mysteries of Science to Washington, DC

April 25, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A karate master can break a brick with his bare hands, and children visiting the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers exhibit at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center this weekend can hurl a ping pong ball right through a soda can—learning for themselves the physics of air pressure. 

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mining equipment

Back to the Future: Mining Engineering Returns to Tech

April 25, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

A new Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, with a technical emphasis in mining engineering, will begin in fall 2012.

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Graphene

Graphene Boosts Efficiency of Next-Gen Solar Cells

April 23, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Improved electrical conductivity enhances electron transfer, says Michigan Tech scientist

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Michigan Tech's Hybrid Electric Vehicle Mobile Lab heads for Washington, DC.

Mobile Lab Takes Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology on the Road

April 23, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Washington, DC and the Detroit area are getting a peek at the workings of hybrid electric vehicle technology, as Michigan Tech's HEV mobile lab goes on the road.

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Robert Nemiroff

Nemiroff Honored for Astrophysics Research

April 20, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

His "quest to understand Nature—and transfer that understanding to others—is unflagging.”

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Andrew J. Storer

2012 Research Award Honors Forestry Professor Andrew Storer

April 20, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Forestry Professor Andrew Storer shares Michigan Tech's 2012 Research Award with Physics Professor Robert Nemiroff.

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Martha Sullivan

Sullivan to Address Graduates at Michigan Tech Spring Commencement

April 19, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

The University will honor the achievements of more than 1,000 students 

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