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 

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 . . . Read More

Bocce Ball Returns to Michigan Tech

In 1977, a group of Michigan Tech engineering students from the Iron Mountain, Michigan, area brought the game to campus. An informal tournament was held at Winter Carnival that year on a makeshift ice court. The students continued playing in the lobby of East Coed Hall (now McNair) for the remainder of the year. Eventually, a club was formed that lasted . . . Read More

Commercialization Projects Garner MTRAC Funding

Four technologies from universities across Michigan that demonstrate commercial potential in applied advanced materials earned funding from the Michigan Technological University Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) statewide Innovation Hub. The support will help them continue their path toward commercialization. Michigan Tech engineering . . . Read More