Matters of health weigh heavy on the minds of society, but at Michigan Technological University, researchers are turning some of the most challenging questions into incredible answers. Health researchers at Michigan Tech investigate countless medical issues—bringing expertise in biological sciences, biomedical engineering, chemistry, cognitive and learning science, and kinesiology and integrative physiology together to find solutions to society’s demands. From sleep depravation and diabetes to obesity and neurovascular control, our research addresses nearly every aspect of health research.

Researchers at Tech focus their work on areas like exercise and integrative physiology, biomechanics and motor learning, cardiovascular engineering, and occupational safety and health. Our researchers’ engineering know-how pairs with advanced scientific knowledge to bring innovative solutions to a multitude of complex medical concepts. And our cutting-edge laboratories and equipment offer researchers a robust suite of analytical tools with which to conduct their work; the Biomedical Optics Lab focuses on the way light interacts with human tissue and how to best image physiological processes, while the Biosensors Lab aims to develop implantable wireless sensors for taking real-time stress and pressure measurements.

Graduate Research

At Michigan Tech, graduate students work one on one with faculty to conduct research in health and related areas.

Are you a prospective or current graduate student? Connect with faculty members whose research interests are related to health 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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