Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

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Lifting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency

April 17, 2014
By Zachary Dubiel

Faculty scientist's innovative brake design is attracting attention around the world. 

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Kathleen Halvorsen,

Kathleen Halvorsen Wins Research Award

April 17, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored as “a major force in joining social science with natural science and engineering disciplines.”

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To win the Georgetown Energy Prize, communities will need to reduce their use of electricity and natural gas.

Houghton County Aiming for $5 Million Energy Prize, with Help from Michigan Tech

April 16, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

For the community that “leads the way in energy efficiency.”

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Engineering on Alcatraz: Alumna Involved in Restoration and Stabilization

April 15, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

The buildings on Alcatraz island are undergoing major structural renovations, and a civil engineering alumna is part of it all.

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Bounce-o-rama 2014 was a howling success.

Up in the Air: Bounce-o-rama Raises Funds, Spirits

April 15, 2014
By Kevin Hodur

Bounce-o-rama, hosted by Michigan Tech's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), is a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish foundation. And a can't-miss event on the elementary school social calendar.

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Blue Marble Security Enterprise students help middle schoolers assemble a heart monitor from a kit designed and built by the Enterprise. From the left, Philip Wolschendorf, Olivia Hohnholt, Hannah Hansen, Geneva Archer and Mike Switala.

Student-designed Heart Monitors Bring the Excitement of Engineering to Kids

April 11, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech students use hand-built heart monitors to teach circuitry to children in a fun, hands-on way. 

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Mo Rastgaar with the prosthetic limb that he hopes will provide amputees with greater mobility and agility.

Rastgaar Receives CAREER Award to Develop Ankle-Foot Prosthetic Robot

April 9, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A new prosthetic to help amputees walk more naturally

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Dan Fuhrmann, House Professor in Computer Engineering

Dan Fuhrmann Named Dave House Professor in Computer Engineering

April 9, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Dan Fuhrnann, chair of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the Dave House Professor in Computer Engineering.  

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FinnForum X and Retrospection & Respect Remember the Copper Strike of 1913-14 this Weekend

April 9, 2014
By Monica Lester

FinnForum X and Retrospection & Respect honor memories of the copper strike of 1913-14 at Michigan Tech and Finlandia Universities.

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TTAP Road Safety Audit

Tech’s Tribal Technical Assistance Program Shares Expert Know-how with Local Tribes

April 8, 2014
By Danny Messinger

The Tribal Technical Assistance Program, with regional offices at Michigan Tech, link Native American tribes with transportation experts.

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