Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

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Payments to Upstream Landowners to Protect Water Downstream: How Well is that Working

March 13, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researchers are studying Mexico's system of paying landowners to preserve forested land to protect the quality of water for communities downstream.

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Isaacson Helped US to Sled Hockey Gold

March 12, 2014
By Wes Frahm

A staff member from Michigan Tech Athletics enjoys a rare opportunity to travel to Sochi, Russia for the Paralympics with the US sled hockey team. 

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Michigan Tech offers ranked PhD programs in engineering and the sciences.

US News Ranks Michigan Tech PhD Programs in Engineering, Science

March 11, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

US News & World Report ranks Michigan Tech PhD programs in engineering and the sciences.

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The University of Kettering's four-stroke sled took first place at the 2014 SAE Clean Snowobile Challenge, held at Michigan Tech.

Kettering, McGill Win 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 10, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech honored with Bill Paddleford Founder’s Award for Most Sportsmanlike Conduct.

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Michigan Tech's Outdoor Adventure Program turns spring break into an unforgettable experience.

Spring Break for Students Who'd Rather Do than Bask

March 7, 2014
By Monica Lester

For some Michigan Tech students, spring break is a time to learn, to explore, to serve, rather a week-long beach party.

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Quantifying the Qualitative: Tony Orrico’s Artistic Works Push the Envelope of Art and Science

March 6, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Visiting artist Tony Orrico's unusual pieces gave Michigan Tech and Finlandia students and researchers a chance to connect art and performance with technology, math and science.

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For the Love of Steam

March 6, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus is living out his dream, rebuilding and operating a steam locomotive in a replica of an old Pacific Northwest logging village.

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Graduate students Lindsey Watch, Cameron Goble, Tony Mathys and Luke Bowman are learning to communicate science to school children and the public.

Budding Scientists Learn to Communicate their Research

March 6, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Graduate students in NSF-funded fellowship program learn to communicate about science. 

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Maize plants grown in stamp sand inoculated with bacteria, left, were considerably more robust than those grown in stamp sand alone, right. This research could lead to new remediation techniques for soils contaminated by copper and other heavy metals.

Maize Plus Bacteria: One-Two Punch Knocks Copper Out of Stamp Sand

March 5, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Toward a simple, practical way to clean up mine waste . . . and better understand the biochemical pathways at its heart

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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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