Michigan Tech News

2013 Archive

Touching a Van de Graaff generator literally makes your hair stand on end.

Dow Chemical Sponsors Great Lakes Bay Science & Engineering Festival

August 9, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Dow Chemical Company has becoming the naming sponsor of a Great Lakes Bay Science and Engineering Festival co-hosted by Michigan Tech and Delta College in October.

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A streetcar travels a snowy Shelden Ave. in downtown Houghton. <br><br> Photos reprinted with permission from Copper Country Streetcars by William J. Sproule. Book available from the publisher online at www.arcadiapublishing.com or 888-313-2665

Professor Takes a Journey on Streetcars Past

August 9, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Bill Sproule, a professor in civil and environmental engineering, has written an historical book about local streetcars.

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princeton cover

Michigan Tech Ranked Among Best Midwestern Colleges

August 8, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Princeton Review has again ranked Michigan Tech a Best Midwestern College in its 2014 ratings.

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Brian Barkdoll, associate professor of environmental water resources

Brian Barkdoll Named EWRI/ASCE Fellow

August 7, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Brian Barkdoll named a Fellow of the Environmental Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineeers.

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Street Food

Asian Street Food Comes to Campus

August 7, 2013
By Travis Gendron

Street Food brings the flavors of the world to the summertime campus.

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Fans at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena cheer on the Huskies.

Hockey Season Tickets Now on Sale for 2013-14

August 6, 2013
By Wes Frahm

Michigan Tech's 93rd season of hockey begins in just two months, and season tickets are available to the general public now. 

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

Yun Hang Hu Named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

July 31, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The society is the largest European organization dedicated to advancing the chemical sciences.

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Heat Up the Forge, Examine the Crime Scene—Summer Youth Programs Explores College Life

July 31, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Students enrolled in Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) materials science exploration share what they’ve been up to in the blacksmithing shop.

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physical therapy patient

Getting Physical Therapy Patients Moving

July 30, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Researcher Philart Jeon and his graduate students are studying why physical therapy patients don't exercise on their own, and they may have some solutions.

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Alex Bruns, left, and Tony Hayes tend the vegetables in their sustainable garden.

Sustainable Vegetable Garden Takes Root at Tech

July 30, 2013
By Karina Jousma

A sustainable vegetable garden is putting fresh produce on residence hall tables.

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