Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

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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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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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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