Michigan Tech News

September 2013

A forest of titanium dioxide nanotubes etched into metallic titanium. The surface holds promise for improving the longevity of dental implants.

Smile! Better Dental Implants are on the Horizon

September 27, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

A new nanotube surface promises dental implants that heal faster and fight infection.

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Michigan Tech is working with LanzaTech to develop new technology to produce low-carbon biofuel from waste methane gas.

Michigan Tech Collaborates on $4 Million Department of Energy Project

September 24, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech collaborates on $4 million US Department of Energy alternative fuels research project. 

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Career Fair Crowd

Fall Career Fair Features New Companies and Veteran Recruiters

September 23, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

The spring Career Fair brings more than 260 companies to campus to recruit students.

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Students are excited to learn that  the Generations of Discovery campaign not only met, but  beat its goal.

Generations of Discovery Campaign Meets & Beats Its Goal

September 19, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Generations of Discovery capital campaign meet and beat its $200 milliion goal, raising $215,366,353.

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Michigan Tech students gather around the Guinness World Record snowball they created last spring.

Biggest Snowball Honor Returns to Michigan Tech

September 19, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

ASME chapter goes after the Guinness World Record

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New students get a look at the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts.

Board of Control Celebrates Fall Enrollment Numbers at Michigan Tech

September 19, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Board of Control hears good news about enrollment numbers, makes official the policy of granting in-state tuition to military veterans.

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Beyond the Glass Ceiling is a new publication where writers can examine gender balance issues.

Women at Tech Have Things to Say

September 16, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Beyond the Glass Ceiling, a new campus publication, aims to keep the gender and equality conversation going.

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Art by Todd Johnson

Electrical Engineer Turns Particle Physics into Art

September 16, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Particle accelerators have allowed scientists to uncover the secrets of physics for years, but one Michigan Tech alumnus not only ran one of these monster machines, but also used it to make pieces of art.

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For patients with sleep apnea, a CPAP mask that gently blows air to keep breathing regular during sleep can have many benefits. The new study suggests CPAP may even improve a person�s appearance.

Sleeping Better, Looking Better

September 13, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute and the University of Michigan collaborate on a study that shows that sleep apnea treatment not only makes patients feel better, but look better too.

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Numbers of women, minorities and graduate students are up this year.

Female and Graduate Student Enrollment Rises

September 12, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Official fall enrollment figures rose this year, particularly for female and graduate students.  

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New Public Safety Video Cameras Help Keep Campus Safe

September 12, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Public Safety rolls out new technological tools—in the form of small, wearable video cameras—to help keep Michigan Tech safe.

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Undergraduates at Michigan Tech enjoy small classes and accessible faculty.

Undergraduate Ranking Rises Among Public Universities; Michigan Tech Also Named Military Friendly School

September 10, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's ranking rises among national public universities in US News & World Report's annual ranking of undergraduate education.

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Pena Blanca villagers who work with Chet Hopp.

Peace Corps Master's Student Tackles Water, Waste, Volcanoes, Earthquakes in Panama

September 9, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Chet Hopp, a Peace Corps Master's International geology student, is helping Panamanians with water, waste and hazard mitigation.

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A Strange, New Home: International Arrivals Volunteers Help Foreign Students Feel Welcome at Tech

September 9, 2013
By Danny Messinger

New international students find a helping hand as soon as they arrive, thanks to International Programs and Services's arrivals volunteer program.

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John Van Tuyl's VaxBeads, designed to serve as a vaccination record for children in the developing world, won first prize in the 3D Printers for Peace contest.

Immunization Beads Garner Top Prize in 3D Printers for Peace Contest

September 5, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

A competition to showcase how 3D printing can benefit humanity

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MTRI research scientist Mike Sayers sampling the most recent HAB event in Lake Erie's Western Basin in August 2013.

New Satellite Maps Track Harmful Algal Blooms in Great Lakes

September 5, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Research Institute scientists develop satellite mapping system for monitoring harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

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Students from more than 60 countries proudly display their flags during the annual Parade of Nations.

Parade of Nations: The World Comes to the Keweenaw

September 4, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Parade of Nations, an annual celebration of ethnic and cultural diversity, returns to Houghton and Hancock on Sept. 14, 2013.

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