Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

A hydrogel treated with dopamine and iron ions is flat under neutral conditions (top photo) and bends in an alkaline state. Michigan Tech's Bruce P. Lee borrowed chemistry found in the adhesive proteins of mussels, left, to make his hydrogel actuator.

Pumping Iron: A Hydrogel Actuator with Mussel Tone

March 5, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Using chemistry inspired by the proteins in a certain mollusk, Michigan Tech's Bruce P. Lee has developed a hydrogel that moves when its pH is raised.

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Driver William Gielda and the Michigan Technological University sled, which completed the 2014 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run.

Nine Sleds Complete 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

March 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

"The quality of the snowmobiles has really gone up."

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Joshua Pearce holds a DremelFuge chuck made from shredded plastic milk jugs.

Save Money and the Planet: Turn Your Old Milk Jugs into 3D Printer Filament

March 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Life-cycle analysis shows energy savings of up to 90 percent.

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Tech team (left to right): Eric Rinkus, Ryan McNamara, Tom Holmes and Jason Hiebel, coach.

Programmers Off to North American Finals to Prep for Russia

March 4, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech students are traveling to Chicago to compete in the Programming Nationals to prepare for world championships in Russia in June.

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Michigan Tech's AFROTC detachment

Michigan Tech AFROTC Named Tops in the Nation

February 26, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech's AFROTC named top detachment in the country.

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end of life

What do We do Now? Family Members and the Brain Dead

February 25, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities professor researches ethical decisions at end of life.

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Marilyn Clark, CEO of the MTEC SmartZone, presents a breakout session.

Reaching for the Future at Society of Women Engineers Conference

February 25, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech's Society of Women Engineers hosts 700 women in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Michigan Tech's entry in the 2013 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

15th Annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge Kicks Off Next Week

February 24, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The public is invited to see sleds run on a new kind of flex fuel.

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Highly aligned nano-fibers created by fibroblasts form a biological scaffold which could prove an ideal foundation for engineered tissues. Stem cells placed on the scaffold thrived, and it had the added advantage of provoking a very low immune response.

New Biological Scaffold Home, Sweet Home, for Stem Cells

February 24, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Highly aligned nanofibers offer a promising foundation for engineered tissues

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The historic Quincy Mine Hoist on Quincy Hill.

Quincy Mine Hoist Association Buys Back Property

February 21, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Quincy Mine Hoist Association buys property back from Michigan Tech. 

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