Michigan Tech News

February 2014

Michigan Tech's AFROTC detachment

Michigan Tech AFROTC Named Tops in the Nation

February 26, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech's AFROTC named top detachment in the country.

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end of life

What do We do Now? Family Members and the Brain Dead

February 25, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities professor researches ethical decisions at end of life.

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Marilyn Clark, CEO of the MTEC SmartZone, presents a breakout session.

Reaching for the Future at Society of Women Engineers Conference

February 25, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech's Society of Women Engineers hosts 700 women in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Michigan Tech's entry in the 2013 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

15th Annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge Kicks Off Next Week

February 24, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The public is invited to see sleds run on a new kind of flex fuel.

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Highly aligned nano-fibers created by fibroblasts form a biological scaffold which could prove an ideal foundation for engineered tissues. Stem cells placed on the scaffold thrived, and it had the added advantage of provoking a very low immune response.

New Biological Scaffold Home, Sweet Home, for Stem Cells

February 24, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Highly aligned nanofibers offer a promising foundation for engineered tissues

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The historic Quincy Mine Hoist on Quincy Hill.

Quincy Mine Hoist Association Buys Back Property

February 21, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Quincy Mine Hoist Association buys property back from Michigan Tech. 

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Michigan Tech has established the Pavlis Honors College for a variety of high-impact academic programs.

Michigan Tech Board of Control Creates Pavlis Honors College, Approves Two New Master's Degree Programs

February 21, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Board of Control approved creation of a Pavlis Honors College at the University.  

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Frank Pavlis

Michigan Technological University Announces Creation of Pavlis Honors College

February 21, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

In recognition of benefactor Frank E. Pavlis, Class of 1938

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Students waiting to connect at Career Fair

Career Fair: Connections for the Future

February 20, 2014
By Kevin Hodur

Whether looking for internships, co-ops, or careers, students made some important connections at the spring Career Fair.

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Shiyue Fang

A Better Way to Purify Peptide-Based Drugs

February 14, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Peptide drugs can be powerful, but also difficult and expensive to make. Now a chemist at Michigan Tech has developed a way to overcome one hurdle.

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Womens' Recruitment Initiatives—Women in Engineering

Closing the Gender Gap: Michigan Tech Recruitment Initiatives Aim to Attract Female Students

February 14, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Michigan Tech aims to recruit female students through a variety of initiatives.

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radioactive

Bob Johnson Garners NCTE National Book Award

February 13, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities Professor Bob Johnson's book, Romancing the Atom, has won the 2014 NCTE Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication Award.

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career fair

Companies Target High Tech at Career Fair

February 13, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

More than 200 employers are coming to the Michigan Tech campus for the 2014 Spring Career Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 18.

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International students discuss opportunities with an employer representative at last spring's Career Fair.

International Students Learn Job-Seeking Skills

February 13, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

Michigan's Global Future Conference helps international students prepare to do well when seeking jobs, co-ops or internships.

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Children discover that they can jam a skewer into the top or bottom of a balloon, where the rubber is thicker, without popping it, while the same skewer punched through the thinner, central part of the balloon where the tension is greater will burst it.

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Share the Science of Basketball at NBA All-Star 2014

February 11, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers will share the science of basketball with fans and their families at the 12014 NBA All-Star Jam in New Orleans before the NBA All-Star Game. 

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A satellite image of the Great Lakes.

One-Celled Plants Key to Understanding Changes in the Great Lakes

February 11, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

GLRC researcher tells American Association for the Advancement of Science how satellite images can be used to understand changes in the Great Lakes.

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ophone

Scents that are Sent: oPhone Delivers Aromas

February 11, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus heads a team that is developing the oPhone, capable of sending scents around the world.

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phitau

Phi Taus Capture Seventh Straight Statue Crown

February 6, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech's famous Winter Carnival snow statues have been completed, and they are a winter marvel.

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One Small Piece of Carnival 2014

We Are Carnival

February 6, 2014
By Kevin Hodur

Glimpses of Winter Carnival 2014. 

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Michigan Tech's Shiyan Hu, who is designing speedier computer chips by replacing copper wires with graphene and carbon nanotubes. His work is supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Michigan Tech’s Shiyan Hu Receives NSF CAREER Award to Design Next-Generation Computer Chips

February 5, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

His strategy: replacing copper wire with carbon nanotubes and graphene

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Nathan Sankary heads for graduate school in Israel.

Michigan Tech Alumnus Tackles Graduate School in Israel

February 5, 2014
By Monica Lester

Nathan Sankary, a Michigan Tech alumnus, is learning more than engineering as he pursues a master's degree in Israel.

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New Sponsor, New Trophy and New Fuel at the 2014 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

February 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

This year, the winner will take home the MacLean-Fogg Cup.

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Tolou Shokuhfar discovered how to take images of hydrated samples in an electron microscope by encapsulating them in a graphene sandwich.

It’s the Water: Graphene Balloon Yields Unprecedented Images of Hydrated Protein Molecules

February 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A breakthrough technology allows researchers to image proteins and other biomolecules in electron microscopes without freezing them, paving the way to a deeper understanding of subcellular processes.

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Officer Reid DeVoge

Meet Your New Neighbor: the Michigan Tech Police

February 4, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Police officer Reid DeVoge lives in a campus residence hall to connect one-on-one with students in a casual, meaningful, and novel way.

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