Michigan Tech News

July 2014

David House and Dick Henes, Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction winners.

Michigan Tech Honors Two Alumni with Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction

July 25, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Two alumni and longtime supporters of Michigan Tech receive Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction.

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Middle school students learn science as problem-solving.

Michigan Tech Receives $5 Million from Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to Reform Middle-School Science Education

July 21, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

With a $5 million grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, Michigan Tech leads project to reform middle school science education. 

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programmers in russia

Programmers Score Russian Success: Finished as Top Michigan School

July 21, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech's code warriors do well in a global programming competition.

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Alumni are representing the Copper Country on their bike ride across the US.

Michigan Tech Couple Sees the USA on a Tandem Bike

July 11, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A journey of a lifetime for an alumni couple on a tandem bicycle.

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Guiliang Tang aims to decode the genetics of food crops, leading to more productive, disease-resistant varieties. Thinkstock photo

Tang Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Enhance Knowledge of Crop Genetics

July 11, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A step toward tougher plants and bigger harvests,

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William Jackson '58 and his grandchildren, Cole and Robin, cut the ceremonial ribbon dedicating the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning, while Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz looks on. Photo: Bryana Riutta, brockit inc.

Jackson Center Dedication Ceremonies Held Monday

July 8, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The center rings together a suite of technological tools to enhance teaching, learning, learning assessment and student evaluations.

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Ellen Raymond, center, donated her father-in-law's memorabilia from nearly a century ago to the Michigan Tech Archives at the suggestion of her friend, Sharon Eklund, left. Archivist Beth Russell called the gifts

Family Treasures from a Bygone Age Find a Home in the Michigan Tech Archives

July 8, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Artifacts date from World War I and the Michigan College of Mines

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Chinese students and their dragon march in the Parade of Nations.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Parade of Nations

July 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Parade of Nations gears up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in September. 

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Tolou Shokuhfar

Study of Key Biomolecule Earns Tolou Shokuhfar CAREER Award

July 1, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Her new technique lets her observe ferritin's behavior  at the atomic level and gain insight into how it malfunctions and causes disease.

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Kalvin Hartwig

"This Is Who I Am"—Preserving Indigenous Identity in a Mainstream Culture

July 1, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Through his new film, alumnus Kalvin Hartwig hopes to inspire indigenous youth to celebrate their heritage.

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