Michigan Tech News

2013 Archive

Maria Stull, Haley Le and Christina Li (left to right) developed mobile apps as part of their week-long scholarship program for Women in Computer Science at Michigan Tech.

Young Women Explore Computing Careers

July 12, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Computer science is a wide open field for women, as 19 high school girls learned during a week-long scholarship program at Michigan Tech.

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Teachers examine plants growing near the shores of Lake Superior.

Teachers Learn to Bring Global Change to Life in their Classrooms

July 9, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Middle and high school teachers come to Summer Teacher Institute to learn ways to bring global change issues to life in their classrooms.

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Stephen Mashl

Stephen Mashl Named ASM Fellow

July 8, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Recognized “for technical contributions in the fields of powder metallurgy processing and hot isostatic pressing technology and for technical leadership within the hot isostatic pressing industry.”

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Above, the in nanobattery setup inside AC-STEM. Below, atomic resolution imaging of the front line of lithium ions entering a SnO2 nanowire. The images show the parallel Li-ion channels and the formation of dislocations at the tip of the channels.

Scientists Spy on Lithium Ions

July 5, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Reza Shahbazian-Yassar has developed a device to eavesdrop on individual lithium ions—and potentially develop the next generation of batteries.

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Students preparing dishes in the Cooking with a Physicist class: (l-r) Renee Batzloff, Colin Gurganus, Kathryn Cox, Jonathan Curtis

Fried Rice and Physics Make Perfect Classmates

July 3, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

It's not everyday you see a fully functional kitchen in a lecture hall. But with Cooking with a Physicist, students learn hands-on about the principles of physics and the challenges of culinary adventures.

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Running on oobleck, a liquid that acts like a solid, is one of the Mind Trekkers' most popular science activities.

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Partners with National Science Festivals

July 2, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers partners with producers of national science festivals. 

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Victor Busov, left; Yordan Yordanov, center; and Hairong Wei, right, examine their experimental poplar trees.

Getting to the Root of the Matter

July 2, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Plant researchers figure out the genetics of poplar root growth under low nitrogen conditions.

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In November 2009, the muddy north slopes of San Vicente volcano gave way, destroying communities and killing hundreds. Michigan Tech and University of El Salvador scientists are working together to help mitigate future disasters. Fredy Cruz photo

PEER Program Crosses Borders to Save Lives

July 2, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Program brings Latin American scientists to Michigan Tech for remote-sensing workshop designed to mitigate natural disasters.

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Mining in Northern Climes: Whose Decision is it?

June 24, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Reindeer herders and others might be negatively affected by a proposed open pit mine in northern Skandinavia.

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Potential earnings are part of the value of a university education.

Business Insider Gives Michigan Tech High Marks for Graduates' Earning Potential

June 21, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

A new university ranking system takes the potential earning potential of graduates into account, and Michigan Tech fares well. 

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