Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan

About Jennifer

Jennifer Donovan is a freelance writer in Houghton. She served for 11 years as director of news and media relations at Michigan Tech. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, national magazine writer and public information officer for universities and research organizations. She loves the UP, snow and all.

Recent Stories 

Carbon Nanotubes Shush Loud Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

First there was the technical problem: developing technology to keep an industrial HVAC system quiet. Then came the next challenge: commercializing the technology. Andrew Barnard, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and his graduate student, Steven Senczyszyn, who earned his master’s degree in May and is now a research . . . Read More

Grand Traverse Region Day Connects Michigan Tech Students to Industry

Michigan Tech partnered with the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce to sponsor Grand Traverse Region Day, part of fall CareerFEST. "We are seeking to make Michigan Tech students aware of the tech businesses and potential future job opportunities in our area," says Bill Myers, CEO of . . . Read More

NSF Funds Program to Recruit and Keep Diverse Faculty

Original efforts began with former Provost Leslie Lovett-Doust and a team of faculty who earned a $500,000 ADVANCE grant in 2008 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a recruitment program that would attract more women to Michigan Tech. Now, NSF has granted Michigan Tech Faculty Adrienne Minerick, Patricia Sotirin, Sonia Goltz, Andrew . . . Read More

Community College Collaboration Preps Students For Industry

Industry is not a monolith. One employer needs to hire people with electrical skills. Another is looking for employees who understand fluid power systems. A third needs someone who can read blueprints. How can one educational program meet all their needs? Partnering with Bay de Noc Community College and funded by the National Science Foundation, . . . Read More