Michigan Tech News

2012 Archive

Rocks mark the spot where Michigan Tech's new Mining Boulder Garden is taking shape. The three-ton Sudbury boulder is in the foreground. Dennis Walikainen photo

Boulders Rock and Roll in New Mining Garden

September 25, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

A rock garden of a different kind is taking shape at Michigan Technological University.

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Victor Busov tends the baby poplars whose genetics he is studying.

Growing Better Poplars for Biofuels

September 19, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A Michigan Tech plant geneticist is working to help tree breeders learn how to grow better trees for biofuels. 

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Diabetes, a disease affecting nearly 26 million Americans, results when insulin fails to ferry glucose into cells, causing sugar to accumulate in the blood. Xiaoqing Tang has shed light on the insulin production process.

miRNA Derails Protein that Blocks Insulin Production

September 17, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Xiaoqing Tang has discovered how a micro-RNA molecule shared by mice and people seems to jumpstart insulin production.

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School of Business and Economics researcher hopes to help vets become entrepreneurs.

Boots to Briefcases: Veterans as Entrepreneurs

September 14, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Saurav Pathak from the School of Business and Economics seeks to help veterans succeed as entrepreneurs.

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Joshua Pearce with a Mendel RepRap 3D printer. The machine is made up of parts from any hardware store, open-source electronics and parts that it can make for itself--all the red, white and blue components.

Do It Yourself and Save: Open-Source Revolution is Driving Down the Cost of Doing Science

September 14, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Making equipment for the lab, in the lab

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Blizzard T. Husky welcomes new students to Michigan Tech.

Numbers of Women Engineering Undergraduates, Graduate Students Increase at Michigan Tech

September 13, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Fall enrollment figures show that the number of women undergraduates in the College of Engineering and the total number of graduate students on campus have increased. 

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Kevin and Ted

Keeping it Safe on Mont Ripley’s Lift

September 13, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Mont Ripley Ski Hill conducts safety tests on one of its chairlifts.

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Chemical engineering students get hands-on experience in a three-story unit operations lab.

Undergraduate Engineering Ranking Rises

September 12, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

The College of Engineering's undergraduate program rose in the US News and World Report annual rankings.

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Biomedical engineers must master both engineering principles and the latest discoveries in biological science.

New Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Responds to Industry's Needs

September 11, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

New biomedical engineering curriculum is preparing students to hit the ground running in the medical device industry.

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Representatives of Thailand and Turkey march in last year's Parade of Nations.

Parade of Nations Returns on September 22

September 4, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

The 23rd annual Parade of Nations celebrates the diversity of the Houghton-Hancock community on Sept. 22, 2012.

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