Michigan Tech News

2012 Archive

At G&A Garden Center, Amber Campbell grows and sells a wide variety of plants.

A Growing Concern

June 4, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Student entrepreneur brings a wealth of flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables to Houghton gardeners.

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Stephen L. Kampe

Kampe Appointed Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, Receives Franklin St. John Professorship

May 31, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

St. John Professorship to support lab enhancements and other department priorities

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By comparing sexual and asexual species of evening primroses, pictured, Erika Hersch-Green demonstrated that sexual reproduction offers a significant advantage.

Sex: It’s a Good Thing, Evolutionarily Speaking

May 29, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Way more than fun and games, sex appears to give an evolutionary advantage.

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Little brown bats help control insect pests.

Chemical Fingerprinting Tracks the Travels of Little Brown Bats

May 29, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A new technique enables Michigan Tech researchers to track the origins of the little brown bats that hibernate in old mines in the western Upper Peninsula. 

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An illustration of the buoy used to study the wind above Lake Michigan. The three red lines represent the laser beams, which measure wind speed and direction 1,000 times a second. Axys Technologies illustration

Everyone Knows It's Windy . . .

May 24, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Now they have the data that details just how windy Lake Michigan can be, critical information for anyone considering a wind farm on the Great Lakes. 

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Adrienne Minerick

Adrienne Minerick Receives Williams Award for Innovative Teaching

May 24, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Recognized for energizing graduate education, encouraging students to think beyond traditional models 

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Martha Sloan

Martha Sloan Receives Distinguished Service Award

May 24, 2012
By John Gagnon

"I don't think she realizes what an impact she has on so many faculty because she sincerely wants everyone to excel and do well."

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Roger Woods

Cantrell, Woods Receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

May 22, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored for their teaching skills and exceptional outreach to students

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Durdu Guney, center, has received a 2012 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Also pictured are Vice President for Research David Reed, left, and Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz.

Michigan Tech's Durdu Guney Receives ORAU Award

May 18, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

To advance his research into metamaterials and superlenses

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Transmission electron microscopy image of carbon nitride created by the reaction of carbon dioxide and Li3N.

From Lemons to Lemonade: Reaction Uses Carbon Dioxide to Make Carbon-Based Semiconductor

May 18, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Making CO2 intto solid, useful materials

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