Michigan Tech News

August 2014

Neil White visits campus as part of the Reading as Inquiry program

Summer Reading 2014: Neil White and the Outcasts

August 28, 2014
By Kevin Hodur

Neil White came to Michigan Tech to share with entering students his tale of incarceration and change, as told in his book, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts.

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Cutting the ribbon at the new physical therapy doctoral program facilities at the ATDC. From the left, Chris Ingersoll, Michael Gealt, Herm Treizenberg, Peter Loubert, Max Seel, Jason Carter and Bruce Seely.

Michigan Tech, Central Michigan University Launch Collaborative Physical Therapy Doctoral Program

August 26, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and Central Michigan University celebrate opening of collaborative Doctor of Physical Therapy program

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Michigan Tech's new transmission electron microscope will be able to generate images such as this one, which reveals the atomic structure of zinc-antimony nanowires.

Michigan Tech Receives NSF Grant for Transmission Electron Microscope

August 26, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Will let researchers capture images at the atomic level and detect the chemical composition of atoms

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Students visited the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, where they got to ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

Rail Transportation Summer Program Gives Students a Look Inside the Industry

August 25, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

High school students from across the country trek to Tech to learn about rail and intermodal transportation during a special summer program. 

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Michigan Tech biochemist Tarun Dam with a solution containing lectin, used to study how an important class of biomolecules react in the body. Sarah Bird photo

Breakthrough Understanding of Biomolecules Could Lead to New and Better Drugs

August 22, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Conventional wisdom says that the scaffold in an important class of biological molecules called glycoconjugates is essentially inert. Work led by Michigan Tech chemist Tarun Dam suggests otherwise.

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Malaysian students march in Parade of Nations.

Mahatma Gandhi's Grandson, Step Afrika! Dance Troupe Coming to Parade of Nations

August 22, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Arun Gandhi, the legendary Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, and the lively percussion dance troupe, Step Afrika!, are just two highlights of a week of festivities at the 25th annual Parade of Nations Sept. 13, 2014.

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2013-2014 Major Award Winners

Michigan Tech Athletics Names Major Award Winners for 2013-14

August 21, 2014
By Wes Frahm

Michigan Tech Athletics announces four major awards to student athletes for the 2013-14 season.

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A student in the Advanced  Sustainable Iron and Steelmaking Center at Michigan Tech  learns sustainable mineral processing techniques.

Michigan Tech Hosts Mineral Processing Experts from Around the World

August 14, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Advanced Sustainable Iron and Steelmaking Center hosts its fourth annual international meeting in Houghton.

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Michigan Tech School of Business & Economics

Michigan Tech, Portage Health Join Hands to Solve Problems

August 13, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

Michigan Tech business and engineering students solve problems for Portage Health.

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Frank Pavlis '38 cuts the ribbon opening the Pavlis Honors College named for him.

Frank Pavlis Muses on Changes at Tech as Pavlis Honors College Opens

August 11, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Frank Pavlis attends ribbon-cutting for Honors College named for him.

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John '64 '69 and Cathi Drake, center, with department chair William Predebon, left, and Professor Gordon Parker, right, who holds the new Drake Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.

John and Cathi Drake Create Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

August 7, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The new post will be held by Professor Gordon Parker.

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Glenn Mroz accepted a plaque from the State of Michigan, honoring Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Beats Fundraising Goal, Ends Year in the Black, Wins 5 NSF Career Awards

August 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Board of Control hears good financial news; state leaders honor Michigan Tech.

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Nanoscale integrated circuits are so complex that software used by computer chip designers hasn't kept up with the hardware. Zhuo Feng hopes to remedy that with a $400,000 NSF CAREER Award. Wikimedia Commons image by Antoinebercovici

Zhuo Feng Gets CAREER Award to Develop New Tools for Nanoscale Computer Chip Design

August 5, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

With tens of billions of transistors on a single chip, design software is having trouble keeping up with the hardware. Feng hopes to change that.

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Money magazine gave Michigan Tech high marks for the value and quality of its education.

Michigan Tech Scores High in Money Magazine Rankings

August 4, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

In a new ranking of colleges and universities by Money magazine, based on  affordability, quality of education and return on investment, Michigan Tech scored well in the state and nation. 

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