Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

Students experiment with a plasma ball at a Mind Trekkers science and engineering festival.

Dow Chemical Sponsors Great Lakes Bay Science & Engineering Festival at Delta College

September 22, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

The Dow Chemical Company, MIchigan Tech Mind Trekkers and Delta College bring science and engineering fun to the Great Lakes Bay Area.

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Despite Rockets and Sirens, Graduate Student Feels Safe in Israel

September 18, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech alumnus in graduate school in Israel describes the situation on the ground.

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Researchers can save thousands of dollars and slash the time it takes to complete experiments by printing parts for their own custom-designed syringe pumps. Joshua Pearce's lab made this web-enabled double syringe pump for less than $160. Emily Hunt photo

Science Just Got Cheaper (and Faster): Design Library Lets Researchers Print their Own Syringe Pumps

September 17, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Researchers can now make their own customized syringe pumps for pennies on the dollar using free designs and a 3D printer.

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Michigan Tech celebrates diversity.

Michigan Tech Wins 2014 Diversity Award

September 16, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Tech honored for diversity efforts for the third year in a row. 

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Michigan Tech graduates find well-paying jobs.

Survey Shows that a Michigan Tech Education Pays Off

September 15, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech graduates earn higher than average starting and mid-career salaries, according to Payscale.com.

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Percentages of women in engineering and minority students hit an all-time high at Michigan Tech this fall.

Michigan Tech Fall Enrollment at All-time Highs for Female Engineering, Minority, International & Graduate Students

September 11, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Fall enrollment figures at Michigan Tech hit all-time highs in numbers of females in engineering, American minorities, international students and graduate students.

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Michigan Tech senior Paul Hagadone of the Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise, which aims to bring clean-burning biochar to wood-fired cook stoves in Benin. A jar of biochar is pictured in front of a student-made biochar kiln. Sarah Bird photo

Black is the New Green: Biochar Beats Wood in Cook Stoves

September 10, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech students are working with a company in Benin to make biochar, a smokeless cooking fuel, out of  waste from a palm kernel oil factory.

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Michigan Tech undergraduate education receives high marks.

Michigan Tech Moves Up in US News Undergraduate Rankings

September 9, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

US News ranks Michigan Tech as one of nation's "Best Colleges."

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MTRI Demos Uses for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Transportation

September 4, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute is demonstrating its family of unmanned aerial vehicles at the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress in Detroit.

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Neil White visits campus as part of the Reading as Inquiry program

Summer Reading 2014: Neil White and the Outcasts

August 28, 2014
By Kevin Hodur

Neil White came to Michigan Tech to share with entering students his tale of incarceration and change, as told in his book, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts.

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