Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

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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Alumni and their families enjoy a nature walk during Alumni Reunion 2013. Sarah Bird photo

Pasties, Hollywood and Outdoor Fun: Alumni Reunion 2014

July 29, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Reconnect with old friends and explore new activities Aug. 7-9

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Just as kinetic energy can move through pendulums, scientists have shown that light energy can be transferred from one waveguide to another by applying the mysterious concept of supersymmetry. Thinkstock image

A Little Light Magic

July 29, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

An optical twist to a puzzle of particle physics could lead to innovations in applications as varied as lasers and high-speed data transmission.

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This exercise tests balance and teamwork. . The metal cable is taut, but the cotton ropes are very loose and cross in the middle. The trick is to keep your body straight, lean into the ropes and trust your spotters.

Not Even the Sky's the Limit for Women in Engineering

July 28, 2014
By Monica Lester

High school girls from around the world get a hands-on taste of engineering during a summer scholarship program called Women in Engineering.

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David House and Dick Henes, Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction winners.

Michigan Tech Honors Two Alumni with Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction

July 25, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Two alumni and longtime supporters of Michigan Tech receive Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction.

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Middle school students learn science as problem-solving.

Michigan Tech Receives $5 Million from Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to Reform Middle-School Science Education

July 21, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

With a $5 million grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, Michigan Tech leads project to reform middle school science education. 

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programmers in russia

Programmers Score Russian Success: Finished as Top Michigan School

July 21, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech's code warriors do well in a global programming competition.

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