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It was a damp and cloudy day, but the solar panels were still churning out electricity today as the Keweenaw Research Center dedicated the new Michigan Tech Solar Photovoltaic Research Facility.

“It’s amazing what free energy is out there to gather up,” KRC Director Jay Meldrum told the crowd jamming the conference room in KRC’s Engineering Building.

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Since 1873, Kohler Company, a family-owned business headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, has been a benchmark of innovation, design, and quality.  Their innovation is reflected in the diversity and depth of their partnership with Michigan Tech students and programs.

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DTE Energy is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Headquartered in Detroit, DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. With such large generation and distribution systems, DTE Energy is in constant need of talented engineers and technically trained employees to provide its customers with reliable energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. A primary solution to this challenge has been a long-standing partnership with Michigan Tech.

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Since the 1970’s, Chrysler has been engaged with many areas of campus and has provided over $7.5 million in financial support.  In just the last six years, Chrysler has donated vehicles and funded a number of activities and programs including Senior Design and Enterprise teams, facilities upgrades, diversity initiatives, student organizations, scholarships, STEM outreach, recruiting and research

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CN, one of the largest railroads in North America, today announced it has donated $250,000 to Michigan Technological University's Rail Transportation Program to create the CN Rail Transportation Education Center (CN RTEC).

The CN RTEC will open in fall 2009 and function as a central location for student, faculty and industry collaboration. It will also provide education and research facilities for the Rail Transportation Program, including computer workstations with rail applications, a reference library and on-line learning technologies.

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Michigan Tech and General Motors (GM) have had a long-standing partnership dating back to at least 1940. Since that time, General Motors and the GM Foundation have provided more than $12.1 million to support a wide range of activities across campus including scholarships, capital projects, Senior Design and Enterprise programs, student organizations, sponsored research, recruiting support, youth programs, diversity initiatives, and more.

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Nucor has been recruiting at Michigan Tech since the mid-2000s and became a Gold member of the Career Service Partner Program in 2014. They demonstrate their commitment to Michigan Tech’s students by participating in the resume blitz, mock-interviews, and interview room sponsorship, in additional to other initiatives. Nucor's most recent activity highlights their strategy and growing support to Michigan Tech.

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It was a damp and cloudy day, but the solar panels were still churning out electricity today as the Keweenaw Research Center dedicated the new Michigan Tech Solar Photovoltaic Research Facility.

“It’s amazing what free energy is out there to gather up,” KRC Director Jay Meldrum told the crowd jamming the conference room in KRC’s Engineering Building.

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Do you ever ride the bus in Houghton and Hancock? Would you, if it were more convenient?

Soon it may be. Michigan Technological University Enterprise students have received a Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grant to study the existing mass transit system in Houghton and Hancock and develop a model that would be more sustainable economically, environmentally and socially.

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When Dallas Smolarek started working in the DENSO Design Center at the Keweenaw Research Center, she was afraid to use a wrench.

Sixteen months later, the mechanical engineering major is comfortable not only holding, but using just about any tool. “I can even fix my own snowmobile,” she reports.

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It was a damp and cloudy day, but the solar panels were still churning out electricity today as the Keweenaw Research Center dedicated the new Michigan Tech Solar Photovoltaic Research Facility.

“It’s amazing what free energy is out there to gather up,” KRC Director Jay Meldrum told the crowd jamming the conference room in KRC’s Engineering Building.

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ArcelorMittal is a company increasingly recognized on campus as their partnership with Michigan Tech has grown and broadened since their first visit to Career Fair in 2007. With 100 million tons of annual production capacity and 260,000 employees across 60 countries, ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. 

A leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, ArcelorMittal also has leading research and development and technology, as well as sizable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. With an industrial presence in more than 20 countries spanning four continents, the company covers all of the key steel markets, from emerging to mature.

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When Dematic needed to hire 100 engineers in 2013, the satellite office helped recruit experienced employees to fill positions. Dematic has broadened its employee pool while increasing solid employment opportunities for several Michigan Tech graduates who are now on board full-time. Today, Dematic employs ten full-time engineers and five students working in the Houghton office.

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Where is the next generation going to find exciting, well-paying jobs? Like as not, they’ll be in science, technology, engineering or mathematics—the so-called STEM fields. That’s why corporate partners like AT&T Michigan are getting excited about Michigan Technological University’s Mind Trekkers, a science road show designed to captivate youngsters by letting them manipulate the mysteries of science.

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Selected from a pool of over 50 applicants, first-year to PhD students competed in an elevator pitch event to earn a spot on the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Spring Break Experience sponsored by Brocade Communications. The school of business organizes the competition and hosts the event, while the office of corporate development orchestrates the week of tours and experiences with industry. Many of this year's visits were complimented by the dean of the college of engineering, the dean of the school of business, the department chair of electrical and computer engineering, and the vice president of advancement.

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If by chance you should have a stent inserted in a clogged coronary artery, you can probably count on it staying around for a very long time. So it’s important to know what will happen to it.

“But there’s not a lot of information on exactly how stents degrade in the body,” said Patrick Bowen, who just completed his BS in Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Technological University. What information there is, on stents and other devices that surgeons place inside us for our own good, has been derived from studies on large animals, which are expensive and time-consuming.

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