Michigan Tech News

2013 Archive

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to focus on responsible relationships at Michigan Tech.

Domestic Violence Awareness Projects Help Keep Everyone Safe

October 24, 2013
By Erika Vichcales

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Michigan Tech is sponsoring a number of self-protection and conciousness-raising projects.

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Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick.

Faculty Take Students Abroad

October 24, 2013
By Erika Vichcales

Faculty take Michigan Tech students on international trips ­— and it's all for college credit.

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Solar energy scientist Joshua Pearce, left, and Jay Meldrum, director of the Keweenaw Research Center, with the array of solar panels behind KRC. Even on this gloomy day, the solar cells were cranking out electricity.

Amping Up Solar in the Snowy North

October 21, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

What's the best way to capture photovoltaic energy where snowfall is measured in feet?

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Clockwise, microplasma dissociates ethanol vapor, carbon particles are collected and dispersed in solution, and an electron microscope image reveals nanosized diamond particles. Case Western Reserve University image

Michigan Tech Scientists Verify Nanodiamond Discovery

October 21, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

UV Ramen spectroscopy confirms creation of ultra-small diamonds

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Students talk with representatives from Gerdau, a major steel industry company.

Steel is Real--and Growing

October 17, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Steel companies come to Tech to talk with students about careers in the steel industry.

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3 zombies

Zombies Are Coming to Michigan Tech!

October 17, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Undead U: A Zombie Symposium, on All Saints Day: Friday, Nov. 1.

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GLRC scientists will do cutting-edge research with this new generation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

Iver 3 Charts New Waters

October 17, 2013
By Zachary Dubiel

GLRC tests new-generation autonomous underwater vehicle that could make inspecting pipelines, cables and municipal water intakes safer and simpler. 

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Adrienne Minerick

Minerick to Present at NAE Symposium on Engineering Education

October 17, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

A hands-on course that teaches grad students and undergrads how to do research and solve complex engineering problems from the ground up.

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Orientation team leaders learn and teach cultural awareness.

Michigan Tech Receives Diversity Award for Second Year

October 17, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech receives INSIGHT into Diversity magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the second year in a row.

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A blacksmith works his art and craft.

Blacksmithing: a Problem-Solving Art

October 16, 2013
By Monica Lester

Students forge ahead in the Michigan Tech Smithing Guild.

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