Michigan Tech News

May 2013

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Student Makes a Graphic Point about Recycling and Reducing

May 29, 2013
By Sarah Kelly

Tech student Melissa Wolfe Michaelson created a dramatic display of 600 empty plastic water bottles to raise awareness about plastic bottle consumption.

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Migration Patterns Reveal Much about US Population, Research Finds

May 29, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Richelle Winkler, assistant professor of social sciences, is analyzing population migration patterns over the past 60-plus years and discovering some interesting trends.

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ThIs image shows the moon's shawdow as it crosses the HAWC observatory, blocking cosmic rays from detection. LANL image

Michigan Tech Scientists Design Laser Calibration System for Next-Gen Gamma-Ray Telescope

May 23, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

HAWC Observatory will capture gamma rays with trillions of times more energy than visible light.

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A winter view from Seven Mile Point

Tech Students, Local Conservancy Group Team Up on Seven Mile Point Project

May 23, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Students from two courses at Michigan Tech have teamed up to help the North Woods Conservancy design and build a compostable toilet at Seven Mile Point Beach.

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Undergraduate Faith Lambert sampling Hills Creek water upstream of the main restoration site.

Michigan Tech Researchers Receive Two Great Lakes Restoration Grants

May 21, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech research teams have received highly competitive grants to conduct Great Lakes restoration projects.

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Most Scientists Agree: Humans are Causing Global Climate Change

May 16, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

An international consensus study shows that most climate scientists believe human activity is the primary cause of global climate change.

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Michigan Tech Research Institute Receives Radar Defense Contract

May 15, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute has signed a contract with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to conduct research in adapative radar countermeasures.

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Bryan H. Suits demonstrating his hybrid clarinet/flute

Demonstrating Physics and a Passion for Teaching

May 15, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

For many, teaching is a passion. And when the subject matter gets to be complex, many who teach turn to their other passions to help explain, guide and enlighten. One of Physics Professor Bryan H. Suits' passions is music, and he uses it to make physics come alive for undergraduates.

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Students and teachers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario will have a chance to explore Lake Superior on the Research Vessel Agassiz during the Lake Superior Youth Symposium at Michigan Tech.

Students, Teachers Gather at Tech to Learn about Lake Superior

May 14, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Teachers and students from Great Lakes states and Canada gather at Michigan Tech for 10th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium.

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Art brings people together and can be a powerful force in community development, says Michigan Tech social scientist Richelle Winkler.

Study: Art Strengthens Community Ties in Calumet

May 10, 2013
By Karina Jousma

Social sciences class investigates the impact of First Fridays

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These Michigan Tech grads have a lot to be happy about. According to Payscale.com, Tech graduates rank 18th in the nation among 437 public universities in ROI from their degrees.

What's A Michigan Tech Education Worth?

May 9, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Quite a bit, according to PayScale.

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Michigan Tech Launches 3D Printers for Peace Contest

May 8, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Designs should help address problems plaguing humanity

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A startling experience: Touching a Van de Graaff generator makes a girl's hair stand on end.

Making Aha Moments: Mind Trekkers and Industry Join Forces to Bring STEM Alive for Kids

May 7, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers partner with industry to take a thrilling science road show to Wisconsin school students.

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Michigan Tech Peace Corps Master's International student Mary Snyder helps villagers in Cameroon weed peanuts.

Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Program Ranked Number 1 in the Nation

May 7, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The US Peace Corps names Michigan Tech number one Peace Corps Master's International program in the nation for eighth consecutive year.

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Tyler Losinski

Commencement 2013: The Last Day, the First Day

May 6, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

The Commencement ceremony is a celebration, but it is also a transition from one stage of life to another. On Saturday, we got a glimpse of the future with the first day of nearly 1,000 of our students as they became Michigan Tech graduates and alumni.

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Michigan Tech students will soon benefit from two gifts from alumni designed to support teaching and learning.

Alumni Gifts Fund Two Major Learning Initiatives at Michigan Tech

May 3, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The Wahtera Center for Student Success and the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning

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Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz

Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves Budget, Tuition Rates

May 3, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Tuition rises at the lowest rate in nearly a decade

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A RISEing Star: Biomedical Engineering Student Awarded International Research Internship

May 1, 2013
By Karina Jousma

Leslie LaLonde will conduct research at the University of Hannover, in Germany, focusing on cardiac tissue graft support structures.

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