Michigan Tech News

2012 Archive

Vetiver grass growing in lead-contaminated soil in San Antonio, Texas.  Ramesh Attinti photo

Michigan Tech Biologist "Getting the Lead Out"

March 23, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A grass used in making perfume has another surprising talent

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Students compete at Michigan Tech's first ever League of Legends tournament

Out of This (Virtual) World: Students Host League of Legends Tournament

March 19, 2012
By Danny Messinger

Mixing classroom principles and a fun computer game competition was no problem for Michigan Tech students who organized the University's first League of Legends Tournament.

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Wolves chasing their dinner.

Wolf Population on Isle Royale Drops to Lowest It Has Ever Been

March 15, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

The number of wolves at Isle Royale National Park has dropped to the lowest it has ever been.  

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Wolves at Isle Royale National Park

What Should Be Done About the Disappearing Wolves of Isle Royale?

March 15, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

What should be done if the wolves of Isle Royale National Park go extinct. Michigan Tech's wolf-moose researchers explore the alternatives.

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Chemical engineering PhD student Brett Spigarelli with his team's carbon dioxide scrubber. His prize-winning poster focussed on improving the scrubber's efficiency. Sarah Bird photo

Michigan Tech Chemical Engineering Students Place First and Third in SME International Research Competition

March 15, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Spigarelli and Haselhuhn recognized for research in CO2 scrubbing, iron-ore processing

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Community partners Betty Adio (left) and Deborah Nabirye help Stacey Frankenstein-Markon spread the word about women's health.

Peace Corps Volunteer Tackles a Sensitive Women's Health Problem in Uganda

March 14, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A Peace Corps Master's International volunteer from Michigan Tech helps Ugandans improve women's health.

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Jazz Lab Band

Celebrate! Forty-five Years of Jazz at Michigan Tech

March 13, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Jazz music at Michigan Tech celebrates its 45th birthday.

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Clarkson University's four-stroke Ski-Doo won the internal combustion category of the 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.

Clarkson, Alaska Fairbanks Win Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 12, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

"The best Challenge since we've began hosting it 10 years ago."

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Mel Pearson, center.

Mel Pearson Named WCHA Coach of the Year

March 12, 2012
By Wes Frahm

Head hockey coach more than triples his squads win total in his first season at Michigan Tech.

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Silicon Valley students

Michigan Tech Students Break for Silicon Valley

March 7, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech business students spend Spring Break touring Silicon Valley companies.

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