Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

The University of Kettering's four-stroke sled took first place at the 2014 SAE Clean Snowobile Challenge, held at Michigan Tech.

Kettering, McGill Win 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 10, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech honored with Bill Paddleford Founder’s Award for Most Sportsmanlike Conduct.

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Michigan Tech's Outdoor Adventure Program turns spring break into an unforgettable experience.

Spring Break for Students Who'd Rather Do than Bask

March 7, 2014
By Monica Lester

For some Michigan Tech students, spring break is a time to learn, to explore, to serve, rather a week-long beach party.

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Tony Orrico

Quantifying the Qualitative: Tony Orrico’s Artistic Works Push the Envelope of Art and Science

March 6, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Visiting artist Tony Orrico's unusual pieces gave Michigan Tech and Finlandia students and researchers a chance to connect art and performance with technology, math and science.

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locomotive

For the Love of Steam

March 6, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus is living out his dream, rebuilding and operating a steam locomotive in a replica of an old Pacific Northwest logging village.

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Graduate students Lindsey Watch, Cameron Goble, Tony Mathys and Luke Bowman are learning to communicate science to school children and the public.

Budding Scientists Learn to Communicate their Research

March 6, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Graduate students in NSF-funded fellowship program learn to communicate about science. 

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Maize plants grown in stamp sand inoculated with bacteria, left, were considerably more robust than those grown in stamp sand alone, right. This research could lead to new remediation techniques for soils contaminated by copper and other heavy metals.

Maize Plus Bacteria: One-Two Punch Knocks Copper Out of Stamp Sand

March 5, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Toward a simple, practical way to clean up mine waste . . . and better understand the biochemical pathways at its heart

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A hydrogel treated with dopamine and iron ions is flat under neutral conditions (top photo) and bends in an alkaline state. Michigan Tech's Bruce P. Lee borrowed chemistry found in the adhesive proteins of mussels, left, to make his hydrogel actuator.

Pumping Iron: A Hydrogel Actuator with Mussel Tone

March 5, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Using chemistry inspired by the proteins in a certain mollusk, Michigan Tech's Bruce P. Lee has developed a hydrogel that moves when its pH is raised.

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Driver William Gielda and the Michigan Technological University sled, which completed the 2014 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run.

Nine Sleds Complete 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

March 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

"The quality of the snowmobiles has really gone up."

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Joshua Pearce holds a DremelFuge chuck made from shredded plastic milk jugs.

Save Money and the Planet: Turn Your Old Milk Jugs into 3D Printer Filament

March 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Life-cycle analysis shows energy savings of up to 90 percent.

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Tech team (left to right): Eric Rinkus, Ryan McNamara, Tom Holmes and Jason Hiebel, coach.

Programmers Off to North American Finals to Prep for Russia

March 4, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech students are traveling to Chicago to compete in the Programming Nationals to prepare for world championships in Russia in June.

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