Michigan Tech News

2013 Archive

Saving lives after disasters like the Haitian earthquake is the focus of Thomas Oomen's remote-imaging research.

New Remote-Sensing Development Could Aid Disaster Relief

August 29, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Thomas Oommen, assistant professor of geological and mining engineering and sciences, is using his $300,000 research grant from NSF to improve remote sensing in disaster areas and ultimately save lives.

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Susan Bagley

Susan Bagley Receives Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award

August 28, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Recognizing research as well as teaching excellence

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L. Brad King's prototype of a ferrofluid ion thruster. When subjected to voltage, the points of the crown arise from a ring-shaped trench circling a one-inch block of aluminum. Sarah Bird image

From Cancer Treatment to Ion Thruster: The Newest Little Idea for Nanosat Micro Rockets

August 27, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Brad King’s self-assembling electrospray thruster uses magnets that transform a very unusual fluid into a tiny engine for moving nanosatellites into orbit.

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Field emission scanning electron microscopy image of tar balls with an aggregation of soot particles from the Las Conchas fire. Swarup China image

New Insights on Wildfire Smoke Could Improve Climate Change Models

August 27, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Two types of particles---soot and tar balls--exhibit many different properties

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Scientists from Michigan Tech and universities around the country are working together on a sustainable plan for managing Florida's water resources.

Many Viewpoints, One Problem: Managing Water Resources Responsibly

August 26, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech partners with 10 other universities to study water resources and stakeholders involved in making decisions of their use and management.

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David Flaspohler, professor in Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science,visits a eucalyptus plantation in Argentina.

Michigan Tech Helps Develop Sustainable Bioenergy Across the Americas

August 21, 2013
By Travis Gendron

Michigan Tech takes the lead in Pan American biofuel and bioenergy research network. 

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Michigan Tech student athletes play hard and study hard.

Michigan Tech Athletes Advance University's Strategic Plan

August 21, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Board of Control is told how student athletes at the University excel in the classroom as well as on the field, courts and ice.

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A field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) image of 3D honeycomb-structured graphene. The novel material can replace platinum in dye-sensitized solar cells with virtually no loss of generating capacity. Hui Wang image

3D Graphene: Solar Power's Next Platinum?

August 20, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

A unique form of carbon could lower the cost of dye-sensitized solar cells

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Brian Page conducts Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship research with his autonomous underwater glider.

SURFing for the Summer

August 14, 2013
By Travis Gendron

Summer is a time for hard work and scientific exploration for students in Michigan Tech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.

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The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts has an eclectic lineup for its 2013-14 season.

Rozsa Center Season Tickets Now on Sale

August 9, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Season tickets for performances at the Rozsa Center are on sale through August.

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