Computation and Data

Computation, Data, Electronics, and Sensing

Computing has changed the world—there’s no denying it. Michigan Technological University researchers are at the forefront of these changes each and every day. Computation, data, electronics, and sensing research at Michigan Tech crosses countless engineering and science disciplines as well as many fields within the School of Technology.

Big data poses big research questions, and expert researchers at Michigan Tech tackle these issues with gusto. From the security of networks and data, to back-end data support, to distilling big data into useful sets, our work is on the cutting edge of computing and data. Major areas of electronics research include peta-scale computing and sensing while other researchers study automation and control systems. Research in computation, data, electronics, and sensing at Michigan Tech stretches far beyond just science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields; our experts use the information gleaned from these fields for other work in forecasting, modeling societal change in social sciences, and understanding how to better communicate electronics training topics for elderly populations.

Graduate Research

At Michigan Tech, graduate students work one on one with faculty to conduct research in computation, data, electronics, and sensing and related areas.

Are you a prospective or current graduate student? Connect with faculty members whose research interests are related to computation, data, electronics, and sensing through our faculty locator.

Undergraduate Research

Our undergraduate students receive valuable hands-on learning and research experiences through enterprise and senior design teams. Learn more about related undergraduate research:

Enterprise Teams

Students earn credit for working on real client projects across multiple disciplines. Active enterprise teams in related categories include:

Senior Design Projects

Senior Design experiences provide students with an opportunity to further develop their teamwork and communication skills through unstructured "real-world" problem-solving.


Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are more in demand than ever. Michigan Tech offers a variety of STEM outreach programs to help spark the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers.

Mind Trekkers

The Mind Trekkers traveling road show revels the science behind the mystery! Hands-on activities allow young and old learners alike to experience STEM in new and exciting ways. Walk on water, make ice cream in 60 seconds, and shatter roses like glass. Check the schedule to see when Mind Trekkers will be in your area.

Learn more about Mind Trekkers

Summer Youth Programs

Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is not your ordinary summer camp! SYP offers more than 50 career and adventure explorations for grades 6–11. Learn new software, rappel down a cliff, fly an airplane, cast molten metal, build a robot, produce a film . . . the opportunities are endless. The weeklong explorations are a great chance to explore college life at Michigan Tech.

Learn more about SYP

Western UP Center for Math, Science, and Environmental Education

The Western UP Center (a partnership between Copper Country Intermediate School District, Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District, and Michigan Tech) offers a wide variety of award-winning student and community programs including:

  • summer institutes and courses for teachers,
  • Great Lakes education,
  • investigations aboard Michigan Tech’s Research Vessel Agassiz,
  • outdoor science field trips, and
  • family forest, science, and engineering nights.

Learn more about WUP Center

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