Michigan Tech News

June 2014

Rhianna Williams, a Michigan Tech master's degree student and OSM/VISTA volunteer, teaches children to test water quality in a Riverwatch program in Colorado.

Graduate Student's VISTA Broadens as She Earns a Degree Through Volunteer Service

June 27, 2014
By Monica Lester

A special program enables graduate students to pursue a master's degree while doing community service around the US.

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Before There Was C, There Was N: How Humans Derailed the Nitrogen Cycle and Are Trying to Put It Back on Track

June 27, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Hugh Gorman's look at humanity's effort to lighten its nitrogen footprint.

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Michigan Tech graduate student Alida Mau carrying an instrument used to measure photosynthesis up a mountain in Luquillo Experimental Forest, part of the El Yunque National Forest. Ohoto: Tana Wood

Will Climate Change Hurt Tropical Rainforests? Scientists Study the Effects of Warming on Puerto Rican Forest

June 26, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech tree physiologist leads study of the effects of climate change on tropical rainforests. 

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Yue Li in front of the Helsinki Cathedral in Finland

Michigan Tech Earthquake Expert Wants to Make Nuclear Power Plants Safer

June 25, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

A Michigan Tech civil engineering professor is working in Finland to address earthquake threats to nuclear power plants. 

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Geoscientists Without Borders Helping Guatemalans Monitor Pacaya Volcano

June 24, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Helping villagers stay safe: that's the goal of Michigan Tech researchers.

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Linda Ott Receives Michigan Tech's Inaugural Diversity Award

June 17, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

For her efforts to open the eyes of women and girls to the excitement of computer science

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Digging. Listening. Connecting: Cliff Mine Work Uncovers Knowledge, Family

June 16, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

An archeological dig in Cliff Mine of Keweenaw County is uncovering the past and some family history along the way.

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A researcher performs phenological observations in an activation tagging population field trial in Oregon.  Photo: Steven Strauss,

Winter's Over & It's Time to Grow Again--How Does a Tree Know?

June 16, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Molecular geneticists from Michigan Tech identify a gene that tells trees that spring has come and it's time to start growing again. 

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Jon Sticklen

Jon Sticklen to Chair Engineering Fundamentals

June 16, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The director of Michigan State University's Center for Engineering Education Research comes to Michigan Tech Aug. 1.

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Tapee Saowalakkul works in Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Caryn Heldt's lab.

Houghton Held Chemistry for Undergraduate Interns from Thailand

June 16, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Undergraduates from Thailand learn about research--and winter weather--during internships at Michigan Tech.

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Retired Professor Bill Rose has developed a website on the Keweenaw's geoheritage.

New Geological Heritage Website Focuses on the Keweenaw

June 2, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The site has information on more than 200 locations in the Keweenaw and Isle Royale.

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