Michigan Tech News

2012 Archive

Bwindi schoolchildren

Alumnus Brings Education to Ugandan Children

May 17, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Alumnus Jim Tanis and his wife, Jan, have created a foundation to help Ugandan village children succeed in school

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New business dean

Klippel Named Dean of School of Business and Economics

May 15, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Slated to take over the post July 1

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Nazmiye Yapici, left, and Lanrong Bi

Shining Light on Cells' Inner Workings

May 15, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

New fluorescent dyes could help diagnose pathologies such as cancer in the early stages.

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John Velat

Outreach Addresses Tribal Transportation on Reservations

May 7, 2012
By John Gagnon

John Velat travels the high road to help Native American communities attain safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation.

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Pay Scale ROI

A Michigan Tech Education Pays Off

May 7, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

New report shows that a Michigan Tech education is a good investment.

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Michigan Tech is hosting high school junior girls at Leadership Institute. nvited to Michigan Tech to learn leadership skills.

Leadership Institute Shares Success Secrets with High School Girls

May 4, 2012
By Jillian Schwab

Michigan Tech invites girls who are high school juniors and interested in STEM fields to a Leadership Institute.

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Ruts like these pose a serious threat to motorists. Zhanping You and his team have discovered that adding nanoclay to the asphalt pavement mix may help roads resist rutting.

Michigan Tech Researcher Using Nanoclays to Build Better Asphalt

May 3, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

His paper on the subject made ScienceDirect’s Top 25 Hottest Articles list for the journal Construction and Building Materials.

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Archaeologist Timothy Scarlett with a pulley stand at the Quincy Mine, near Hancock. He�s searching for a simple way to keep such iron artifacts from rusting away.

Archaeologist, Chemical Engineer Unite in a War on Rust

May 2, 2012
By John Gagnon

Iron artifacts corrode and break down, a process that spells ruin for preservationists. What if you could stop the rust?

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Dollar Bay High School Enterprise student shows an Isle Royale National Park ranger how their remotely operated vehicles work to locate invasive zebra mussels.

Enterprising High School Students Showcase Accomplishments in Detroit

May 2, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

12 High School Enterprises present their work at a High School Enterprise Showcae in Detroit, sponsored by Michigan Tech and General Motors.

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Members of the foot team, left to right, are Stephanie Bass, Victoria Demers, Marcel Kerkove, Allison Lebovsky, Paul Sturmer and Robert Strobel.

Students Reach Out to India and Its Poor

April 30, 2012
By John Gagnon

Designing two inexpensive, workable prostheses: a foot and a knee

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