Michigan Tech News

April 2014

ALMMII will serve the automotive, aerospace, rail and trucking industries.

Michigan Tech to Partner in American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute

May 2, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Institute will serve industry by developing advanced manufacturing technologies and education and workforce training programs.

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Three Generations, Seven Graduates, One Family

May 1, 2014
By Sarah Kelly

The Kilpela family will celebrate their seventh Michigan Tech graduate Saturday at Spring Commencement.

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Isle Royale wolves trek through the snow.

Inbred Wolves Struggle, Moose Proliferate at Isle Royale National Park

April 30, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

The 2013-14 annual report on Michigan Tech's wolf-moose predator-prey study at Isle Royale National Park shows that inbreeding is posing a threat to the continued existence of the wolves, while, with numbers of wolves decreasing, the moose population has doubled.

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TDWS Consulting's rendering of a trailhead lodge at the Tech Trails, designed by project manager Kelcey Traynoff, Allyssa Demers, Eric Simmons and Kevin Wilks.

Tech Students Design a Lodge for the Tech Trails

April 29, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The Outdoor Adventure Program turns to Senior Design to imagine a first-class lodge for all trail users.

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Last Blast of Energy Econ: Mark Roberts Bids Farewell

April 29, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Economics Professor Mark Roberts gives his last lecture after 29 years of teaching.

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PhD candidate Durga Pokharel, left, and his advisor, chemist Shiyue Fang, working out solutions to challenges in their research on purifying DNA and peptide molecules. Sarah Bird photo

Fang, Pokharel Receive Rath Award for Breakthrough Method of Purifying Biomolecules

April 28, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored for "exceptional research . . . that anticipates the future needs of the nation while supporting advances in emerging technology."

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Ooblek is sticky fun for everyone.

Mind Trekkers, Dow Chemical Bring Science Magic to Washington, DC

April 22, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers partners with Dow Chemical to bring the wonders of science and engineering to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC.

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Leland D. Melvin

Former Astronaut and NASA Official to Speak at Michigan Tech Commencement May 3

April 18, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Ceremonies will honor nearly 1,000 graduates

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Children and their families discover the

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, Dow Chemical Bring the Wonders of Science to Middle, High Schoolers at Michigan Community Colleges

April 18, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

AT&T Michigan brings Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers' science magic to three Michigan community colleges.

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Lifting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency

April 17, 2014
By Zachary Dubiel

Faculty scientist's innovative brake design is attracting attention around the world. 

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Kathleen Halvorsen,

Kathleen Halvorsen Wins Research Award

April 17, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored as “a major force in joining social science with natural science and engineering disciplines.”

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To win the Georgetown Energy Prize, communities will need to reduce their use of electricity and natural gas.

Houghton County Aiming for $5 Million Energy Prize, with Help from Michigan Tech

April 16, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

For the community that “leads the way in energy efficiency.”

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Engineering on Alcatraz: Alumna Involved in Restoration and Stabilization

April 15, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

The buildings on Alcatraz island are undergoing major structural renovations, and a civil engineering alumna is part of it all.

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Bounce-o-rama 2014 was a howling success.

Up in the Air: Bounce-o-rama Raises Funds, Spirits

April 15, 2014
By Kevin Hodur

Bounce-o-rama, hosted by Michigan Tech's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), is a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish foundation. And a can't-miss event on the elementary school social calendar.

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Blue Marble Security Enterprise students help middle schoolers assemble a heart monitor from a kit designed and built by the Enterprise. From the left, Philip Wolschendorf, Olivia Hohnholt, Hannah Hansen, Geneva Archer and Mike Switala.

Student-designed Heart Monitors Bring the Excitement of Engineering to Kids

April 11, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech students use hand-built heart monitors to teach circuitry to children in a fun, hands-on way. 

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Mo Rastgaar with the prosthetic limb that he hopes will provide amputees with greater mobility and agility.

Rastgaar Receives CAREER Award to Develop Ankle-Foot Prosthetic Robot

April 9, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A new prosthetic to help amputees walk more naturally

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Dan Fuhrmann, House Professor in Computer Engineering

Dan Fuhrmann Named Dave House Professor in Computer Engineering

April 9, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Dan Fuhrnann, chair of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the Dave House Professor in Computer Engineering.  

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FinnForum X and Retrospection & Respect Remember the Copper Strike of 1913-14 this Weekend

April 9, 2014
By Monica Lester

FinnForum X and Retrospection & Respect honor memories of the copper strike of 1913-14 at Michigan Tech and Finlandia Universities.

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TTAP Road Safety Audit

Tech’s Tribal Technical Assistance Program Shares Expert Know-how with Local Tribes

April 8, 2014
By Danny Messinger

The Tribal Technical Assistance Program, with regional offices at Michigan Tech, link Native American tribes with transportation experts.

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Kerri Sleeman

Michigan Tech Facilities Management Director Testifies in DC for Equal Pay Act

April 8, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Facilities Management Director Kerri Sleeman testifies before US Senate on fair pay legislation.

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Isle Royale wolves face harsh winters and suffer from inbreeding.

Michigan Tech Wolf-Moose Study Named to Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

April 8, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Isle Royale wolf-moose study is being inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

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Associate Professor of Humanities Marika Seigel examines her new book, The Rhetoric of Pregnancy.

Humanities Professor Explores the Assumptions, Usefulness of Pregnancy Manuals

April 4, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech humanities researcher has written a book examining the usefulness of pregnancy manuals. 

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Alumni Power at the Straits of Mackinac

April 3, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech alumni are instrumental in a major power station at the Straits of Mackinac.

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The GLRC's under-ice observatory was manufactured from repurposed instruments and materials.

What's Going On Under the Ice? A Cabled Observatory Gives Michigan Tech Researchers a Peek

April 2, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

An under-ice observatory at the Great Lakes Research Center is providing a rare view of what goes on under water during the long UP winters.

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APMP Gold Team Rises to the Occasions, Champs Times Two

April 1, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Students from the School of Business and Economics won first place in two investment competitions recently.

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