Michigan Tech News

January 2014

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Alumnus Digs Deep into St. Thomas’s Past

January 31, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

An industrial archaeologist is uncovering bits and pieces of a lost people and hopes to share his findings in a tropical paradise.

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The 11 Quintessential Sounds of Winter at Michigan Tech

January 29, 2014
By Danny Messinger

It’s a winter wonderland at Michigan Tech—and that’s just the way we like it. Here are the 11 most essential sounds of the season.

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The Michigan Tech Archives in the Van Pelt and Opie Library is now a Keweenaw National HIstorical Park heritage site.

Michigan Tech Archives Recognized as National Heritage Site

January 29, 2014
By Sarah Kelly

Michigan Tech Archives has been recognized as a Keweenaw National Historical Park heritage site.

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Students building statues during the All-Nighter, 2013.

Winter Carnival: It’s All About the Snow

January 28, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The theme: “Nostalgic Films of Childhood Days, Come to Life in Frosty Ways.”

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Jay Meldrum

Jay Meldrum Named to SAE Board

January 27, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The board oversees a global organization with a membership of more than 138,000 engineers and other technical professionals. 

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Alum Explores a Mystery (and a Curse?)

January 24, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Oak Island, Nova Scotia, contains a centuries-old pit that might contain treasure. A Michigan Tech alumnus wants to find out.

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Sean Kirkpatrick, chair of biomedical engineering & AIMBE Fellow

Sean Kirkpatrick Named American Institute of Medical & Biomedical Engineers Fellow

January 23, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Sean Kirkpatrick, chair of biomedical engineering, has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering.

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CSSA students perform a traditional Chinese dance.

Chinese Students Share Ancient, Modern Culture at Chinese Night

January 20, 2014
By Monica Lester

Chinese Night brings Chinese New Year food and entertainment to the Keweenaw. 

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Yawei Wei inspects the solar panels he and his family installed on his cousin's roof in the rural Chinese community of Zao Yuan.

Power to the People: Michigan Tech Student Brings Solar Energy to His Village in China

January 17, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A grad student puts his electrical engineering expertise to work back home in Shanxi Province.

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Chuck Wallace, at left, helps Bob Veeser use his computer.

Michigan Tech Helping People Cross the Digital Divide

January 17, 2014
By Monica Lester

A faculty-led group of computer science and humanities students is helping people learn to use computers at the Portage Lake District Library. 

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Richard Henes

Three ME-EM Faculty Members Appointed to Henes Associate Professorships

January 16, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The latest gift to the University from 1948 mechanical engineering graduate Richard Henes.

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Nancy Barr

New Grad Course Leads to Better Writing for Mechanical Engineering Undergrads

January 14, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The most successful engineers are also good writers. Nancy Barr is leading a new, targeted program for teaching assistants at Michigan Tech that is helping mechanical engineering undergraduates learn that essential skill.

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Rick Dobson, Andre Clover (MDOT) and Colin Brooks, left to right, look at the DJI Phantom UAV.

Michigan Tech Researches Feasibility of Drone Use in Transportation

January 13, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Researchers at Michigan Tech and the Michigan Tech Research Institute are using unmanned aerial vehicles commonly called drones to analyze transportation infrastructure more efficiently and safely. 

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Coedited by Michigan Tech's Nancy Auer,

Nancy Auer's Sturgeon Book Among Michigan's Most Notable for 2014

January 8, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Twenty made the list, which honors great books focusing on Michigan.

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Online graduate programs enable employed students to earn advanced degrees or certificates where they live and work.

Michigan Tech Online Graduate Programs Rise in US News Rankings

January 8, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's online graduate business and engineering programs did well in US News 2014 best online programs ranking.

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In Search of . . . Time Travelers

January 3, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A serious search reveals no evidence of visitors from the future, but it was still a lot of fun.

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