Michigan Tech News

2012 Archive

Crystal Verran works out on an elliptical machine under the watchful eye of personal trainer and kinesiology student Rosanna Chopp.

Sweating It Out with Employee Fitness Programs

April 17, 2012
By Jillian Schwab

SWEAT. SDC community programs, TechFit, HuskyPAW—there are many ways to get fit at Michigan Tech.

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A little girl can't wait to taste liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Mind Trekkers Bring the Magic and Mystery of Science to Wisconsin, DC Is Next

April 17, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers brings hands-on science excitement to Sheboygan, Wis.; next stop,Washington, D.C.

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Environmental Engineering Pioneer C. Robert Baillod Passes Away

April 16, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Fourteen years as department chair, 39 years on the Michigan Tech faculty

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Michigan Tech Remains the Nation's Top Peace Corps Master's International Graduate School

April 11, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Master's International Program ranks first in the nation for the seventh time in a row.

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Seismometer is shown near Clintonville, Wis.

Boom Time in Small-town Wisconsin

April 10, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers lend their expertise and their equipment to Clintonville, Wis., in search of a reason for the booms that residents have been hearin g.

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Shawn Wiegand is part of the Automotive Computing Enterprise team that, together with the Transportation Enterprise, is developing a new model public transit system for the Houghton-Hancock area.

The Future of Urban Transportation: Get Them Out of the Car and on the Bus

April 10, 2012
By Danny Messinger

Michigan Tech's Automotive Computing and Transportation Enterprises are studying the bus service in Houghton and Hancock, to develop a model for more efficient and sustainable public transportation.

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Pressure-treated lumber is generally safe, but chemicals can leach out. Michigan Tech researchers are using nanotechnology to keep the chemicals inside, where they can do no harm to the environment.

Keeping Wood Preservatives Where They Belong: In the Wood

April 6, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Nanoparticles lock the chemicals in place

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William Worek

Worek Named Michigan Tech Dean of Engineering

April 3, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A professor and former head of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, William W. Worek has accepted the post effective July 1.

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With PhD student Ezequiel Medici,  Jeff Allen, right, has created a mathematical model that can predict the flow of water inside a hydrogen fuel cell.

Michigan Tech Breakthrough Could Slash R&D Time for Next Generation of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

April 3, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

It focuses on water, a fuel cell's worst enemy.

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Biomedical engineering student Hal Holmes wins Goldwater Scholarship.

Biomedical Engineering Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

April 3, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Biomedical engineering student Hal Holmes has been named a Goldwater Scholar.

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