Michigan Tech News

November 2013

A new 3D metal printer in action in the School of Technology machine shop at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo

Scientists Build a Low-Cost, Open-Source 3D Metal Printer

November 26, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Open-source 3D printing has been a polymer affair--until now.

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Supercomputer Helps Model Lakes, Oceans and Much More

November 26, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech's new supercomputer, only five months old, is already in high demand.

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Michigan Tech students are creating a website for 31 Backpacks, a local charity that provides food for local schoolchildren who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend.

Students Build a Website to Help Hungry Kids

November 21, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Russ Louks's class learns web design while supporting the local charity 31 Backpacks

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From Mountaintop to Desktop: Making Atmospheric Chemistry Accessible to High School Students

November 18, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Lorentyna Harkness, an applied science education master's student, works to make mountain-top atmospheric chemistry concepts digestible for a high-school audience.

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Pearce Pens a 3D Printing Guide for Scientists on a Budget

November 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

An introduction to the new technology that could revolutionize how science is done.

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The Siddheswar Temple in Baramati, India. The city is home to Vidya Pratishthan, a private university that is partnering with Michigan Tech to create a 2-plus-2 doctoral program for faculty. AbhijeetHS photo

Michigan Tech Enters PhD Program Agreement with University in India

November 13, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Qualifying candidates will spend two years in India, two years at Michigan Tech

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$1.45 Million Study to Address the Northbound Flow of Airborne Toxics

November 13, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Scientists to track flow of pollutants, measure their economic impact, and work with stakeholders to develop solutions

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Michigan Tech's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity spearheads the main food drive for local charity Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.

Lambda Chi Alpha Food Drive: Three Tons and Counting

November 13, 2013
By Erika Vichcales

Fraternity brother: "It's better than Christmas."

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Ancient Copper Spear Point in Special Exhibit at A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum

November 12, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Found by a Michigan Tech employee while she was wading in Portage Lake.

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Winning Pitch Cleans Up at Michigan Tech Business Contest

November 8, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

A service to scrub embarrassing evidence from social media sites took top honors at the fifth annual Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition.

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From Sustainability Demo to Fish Taco: Aquaponics at Michigan Tech

November 7, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

On the ninth floor of a campus building, a scientist has created an edible ecosystem.

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Martial Art Fuels Psychology Major’s Fire

November 6, 2013
By Monica Lester

Third-year psychology major Alyona Zhuravlyova has been inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.

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Not everyone who seems unconscious is unaware. Syd Johnson says it's critical to pursue ways to communicate with people who appear unresponsive, particularly since decisions made on their behalf are often a matter of life and death.

Researcher Seeks to Help Those Who Can’t Speak for Themselves

November 5, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

A humanities professor is focusing on communicating with those who suffer from debilitating brain injuries.

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