Michigan Tech News

May 2014

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Tess Ahlborn, Scott Miers Receive Michigan Tech's Highest Honors for Teaching

May 30, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Enthusiasm for the material and dedication to students are hallmarks of their teaching styles.

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Michigan Tech’s Industrial Research Gains Stature

May 29, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Industry partners work closely with Michigan Tech researchers and students, with good reason.

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Heading out to open water.

Toward Smarter Underwater Drones

May 29, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

With better brains, drones would spend less time searching and more time finding what they’re looking for, including missing airliners.

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A high school student trained by Mind Trekkers shows rapt elementary school children that money really doesn't burn--if you soak it in an alcohol-water solution before setting it afire.

State Farm Grant Helps Students Learn to Help Younger Students

May 28, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

University students help high school students learn how to get elementary and middle school students excited about science.

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ITOxygen Enterprise team members work on an IT project for Target.

Enterprise Students Target IT Solutions for Retailer

May 28, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Target Corp. turns to Michigan Tech Enterprise students for help with innovative IT solutions.

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Alumni Way at Michigan Tech: Husky Statue, Pavers Become Signature Pieces

May 23, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A campus improvement project will involve alumni, friends, and an iconic husky.

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The Grass is Always (Going to Be) Greener: Tech Welcomes New Master Gardener

May 15, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Quincy Higgins Arney, Tech's new master gardener, sets out to make campus even more picturesque than before.

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Tomahawk, one of Michigan Tech's handcycle prototypes.

TV Documentary Portrays Partnership of College Students, Wounded Veterans and Corporate America

May 15, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

A TV documentary details the life-changing partnership of Michigan Tech Senior Design students, General Motors and the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. 

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Meral Jackson, left, and Krysten Cooper, with a sample of the sign and brochure that Krysten designed to prevent the spread of reed canary grass at Nara Nature Park. The actual signs will be larger, brighter, sturdier, and mounted on posts.

STOP the Spread of Invasive Plants—Clean Your Boots!

May 14, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Tech students and the City of Houghton join hands to help prevent the spread of an invasive plant. 

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Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory at the Kentucky Derby.

Michigan Tech Alumnus is no "Dumb Ass": California Chrome Proves Perry Martin Right

May 12, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

California Chrome heads to the Belmont as the favorite, bringing his co-owner, a Michigan Tech alumnus, with him.

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Maija Erikson, a 2010 Michigan Tech alumna, collects field data during the northern hardwood forests study.

Sustaining Northern Hardwood Forests--Are We Doing What We Think We're Doing?

May 12, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

There's a proven system for sustainably manage northern hardwood forests.  Everyone says they're using it, but it turns out many  aren't. 

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Visual & Performing Arts student Chris Trevino spent this year capturing the special sounds of Japan.

Michigan Tech Student Records the Sounds of Japan

May 12, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

A Michigan Tech sound design student applies his art to the sounds of Japan.

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A sea of stories and support behind the Class of 2014

Ten Times Over

May 7, 2014
By Kevin Hodur

Commencement is the culmination of years of study and millions of stories. The web of support standing with each graduate makes them who they are. This is one of them.

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Advanced Motorsports Enterprise students tune an engine in the new DENSO Undergraduate Dynamometer Facility.

DENSO Underwrites Undergraduate Dynamometer Facility at Michigan Tech

May 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

DENSO North America Foundation helps Advanced Motorsports Enterprise teams with new dynamometer facility.  

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The cover of IEEE Transactions on Nanobiosciences featured Shiyan Hu's research on using CAD to create labs-on-a-chip that could run dozens of medical tests in minutes.

A Lab in Your Pocket

May 7, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Shiyan Hu's research could make it possible for labs-on-a-chip to hold dozens of medical tests on a piece of plastic the size of a credit card.

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Michigan Tech Alumnus, Apps Turn Ordinary People into Hydrologists

May 7, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus, students, and faculty are enabling citizen scientists to help study streams and lakes.

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A programmable logic controller (PLC) training system.

Nucor Funds New Industrial Control and Automation Lab

May 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Nucor Corp. establishes the Nucor Industrial Control and Automation Laboratory at Michigan Tech.

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Peace Corps Masters International graduate student Erica Jones helps a village boy shuck beans in Panama.

Peace Corps Ranks Michigan Tech Tops in the Nation—Again

May 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Masters International program ranks number 1 in the nation for the 9th year in a row, for the number of graduate students actively serving in the Peace Corp overseas. 

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John Johnson

Johnson to Chair National Academies Committee on 21st Century Truck Partnership

May 6, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Effort addesses engine systems, hybrid propulsion systems, safety and more

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Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves Budget, Tuition Rates for 2014-15

May 2, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Board of Control approves a 2014-15 operating budget of $168.2 million and a new differential tuition structure.

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August, Charlotte and Elizabeth Skultety are all set for Commencement.

The Littlest "Graduate" Celebrates Her Parents' Commencement

May 2, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

Husband and wife both graduate from Michigan Tech as their 3-year-old daughter wears cap and gown in their honor.

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