Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

Maija Erikson, a 2010 Michigan Tech alumna, collects field data during the northern hardwood forests study.

Sustaining Northern Hardwood Forests--Are We Doing What We Think We're Doing?

May 12, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

There's a proven system for sustainably manage northern hardwood forests.  Everyone says they're using it, but it turns out many  aren't. 

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Visual & Performing Arts student Chris Trevino spent this year capturing the special sounds of Japan.

Michigan Tech Student Records the Sounds of Japan

May 12, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

A Michigan Tech sound design student applies his art to the sounds of Japan.

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A sea of stories and support behind the Class of 2014

Ten Times Over

May 7, 2014
By Kevin Hodur

Commencement is the culmination of years of study and millions of stories. The web of support standing with each graduate makes them who they are. This is one of them.

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Advanced Motorsports Enterprise students tune an engine in the new DENSO Undergraduate Dynamometer Facility.

DENSO Underwrites Undergraduate Dynamometer Facility at Michigan Tech

May 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

DENSO North America Foundation helps Advanced Motorsports Enterprise teams with new dynamometer facility.  

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The cover of IEEE Transactions on Nanobiosciences featured Shiyan Hu's research on using CAD to create labs-on-a-chip that could run dozens of medical tests in minutes.

A Lab in Your Pocket

May 7, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Shiyan Hu's research could make it possible for labs-on-a-chip to hold dozens of medical tests on a piece of plastic the size of a credit card.

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Michigan Tech Alumnus, Apps Turn Ordinary People into Hydrologists

May 7, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus, students, and faculty are enabling citizen scientists to help study streams and lakes.

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A programmable logic controller (PLC) training system.

Nucor Funds New Industrial Control and Automation Lab

May 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Nucor Corp. establishes the Nucor Industrial Control and Automation Laboratory at Michigan Tech.

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Peace Corps Masters International graduate student Erica Jones helps a village boy shuck beans in Panama.

Peace Corps Ranks Michigan Tech Tops in the Nation—Again

May 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Masters International program ranks number 1 in the nation for the 9th year in a row, for the number of graduate students actively serving in the Peace Corp overseas. 

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Johnson to Chair National Academies Committee on 21st Century Truck Partnership

May 6, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Effort addesses engine systems, hybrid propulsion systems, safety and more

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ALMMII will serve the automotive, aerospace, rail and trucking industries.

Michigan Tech to Partner in American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute

May 2, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Institute will serve industry by developing advanced manufacturing technologies and education and workforce training programs.

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