Michigan Tech News

February 2013

A new video scoreboard will replace the current scoreboard at the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Donors Underwrite New Video Scoreboard for Michigan Tech

February 28, 2013
By Wes Frahm

Work will begin immediately on a new $615,000 video scoreboard for the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Completion is scheduled for summer. 2013

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An artist's rendering of a new video scoreboard that will be installed at center ice in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Michigan Tech Board Approves Video Scoreboard for Ice Arena

February 28, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Board of Control approves purchase and installation of a new video scoreboard for the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena, paid for entirely by donors.

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jason and student

Men and Women and Stress

February 27, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Researchers are looking at the physiological differences between men and women when it comes to handling mental stress.

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Sam Hoyt Named Tech's Fourth Academic All-American in 2012-13

February 27, 2013
By Wes Frahm

Women's basketball player Sam Hoyt joins fellow Michigan Tech student-athletes Jacob Clark (football), Matt Curtin (football) and Melanie Hoffman (soccer) on the  Academic All-America First Team.

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mayra with plant

Cold Treat to (Cool) Tech Education: Mexican Grad Student Finds a New Home

February 27, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

A Mexican PhD candidate found out about  Michigan Tech by accident, and it turned out to be a day that changed her life. 

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dogs racing

A Tech Twist with the Sled Dogs: Students Help CopperDog 150 with Statistics, Video

February 26, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech students provide real-time statistics, videostreaming for CopperDog 150 dog sled race.

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Yun Hang Hu, the inaugural Charles and Carroll McArthur Professor at Michigan Technological University

Yun Hang Hu Appointed to McArthur Professorship

February 25, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored for research productivity and teaching excellence

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Joshua Pearce's group cleans plastic milk jugs, removes the labels and shreds them into plastic before turning them into plastic filament for 3D printers.

Turning Trash into Cash . . . and Saving Energy

February 25, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

3D printers may soon let nearly anyone turn milk jugs into valuable products, says Joshua Pearce.

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An 8th-grade Hancock Mind Trekker watches a

Eighth Graders Find Out How Much Fun Science Can Be

February 25, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Eighth graders in Hancock, Mich., Gear Up for hands-on science excitement.

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Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz, left, cuts the ribbon for the Fernstrum Family Adaptable Classroom alongside Sean, Paul and Todd Fernstrum and Bill Predebon, chair of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics.

High-Tech Classrooms Usher in a New Era of Teaching

February 22, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Supported by a $130,000 gift from the Fernstrum families

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Company reps discuss job opportunities at Kohler with a Tech student.

Employers, Students Brave Blizzard to Build Their Futures

February 21, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

At Michigan Tech's largest Spring Career Fair ever, nearly 230 employers met and interviewed thousands of students, despite the blizzard raging outside.

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Pacesetters is working to increase numbers of women in computing fields.

Michigan Tech Chosen to Help Bolster Numbers of Women in Computing

February 19, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is one of a select number of universities nationwide chosen to participate in the Pacesetters program to increase the numbers of women in computing.

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Michigan Tech celebrates Black History Month.

Celebrating African American History and Culture during Black History Month

February 18, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Black Student Association sponsors Black History Month programs. 

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CN hosted Tech's Railroad Engineering & Activities Club students at Proctor Yard in Duluth, Minn.

CN Donates $500,000 to Rail Transportation Program

February 14, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

CN has donated $500,000 to Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program to support rail transportation-related education and research.

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Jazz Lab Band

Tech's Musical Road Warriors

February 13, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band members travel hundreds of miles each year to reach out to other communities and demonstrate the importance of music and the arts at Tech. Here is a glimpse of their annual regional tour.

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Peace Corps volunteer Michelle Cisz in Paraguay with local volunteers and their mascot, a jaguar used by the volunteers to get people interested in their community projects, like this street clean-up campaign.

New Graduate Fellowships Lure Returning Peace Corps Volunteers to Michigan Tech

February 12, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Peace Corps adds Michigan Tech to its Coverdell Fellows Program, providing graduate education for returning Peace C orps volunteers

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Michigan Tech's Blizzard Baja during the 2012 Winter Baja in Lake Linden

Winter Baja on the Michigan Tech Campus Saturday

February 12, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The fun starts early near the Student Development Complex

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Winter Carnival 2013

One Night in Many Lives

February 8, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

A meditation on the All-Nighter

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Phi Kappa Tau

Phi Kappa Tau Cops First Place in Winter Carnival Statue Competition

February 7, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Based on "The Incredibles" 

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students fly

Actors Flying High at Michigan Tech

February 1, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech actors fly through the air in bold performance of faculty-written play. 

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