Addressing the Challenges and Complexities of the Global Community

The College of Science and Arts at Michigan Tech is dedicated to pursuing education and research in all aspects—business, scientific, and technical; human, social, cultural and artistic; structural and organizational—of the technological world we live in. Offering over 50 degrees and certificates for both graduate and undergraduate students, with an emphasis in cross-disciplinary work—students in the College are uniquely prepared to solve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century.

General Sciences and Arts Program: Explore all the options, then choose a major!

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Randall E. Winans

Dr. Randall E. Winans

'71

Dr. Winans received his B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan Tech in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Cornell in 1975. He joined the Chemistry Division at Argonne National Laboratory where he is now Senior Chemist.

In his distinguished career in fuel science he chaired conferences, served on review panels for DOE, NSF, and universities, and he is on the editorial board of several journals. In 1988 he received the American Chemical Society's Henry H. Storch Award . . .

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Melvin Calvin

Melvin Calvin

'31

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1911, Melvin Calvin received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1931 and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1935. He began his academic career in 1937 at the University of California at Berkeley, where he stayed for the remainder of his career. He died in 1997.

Calvin was the first scientist to unravel the secrets of photosynthesis—knowledge that became known . . .

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Carl R. Adams

Carl R. Adams

'62

Carl Adams received his BS degree in Applied Physics from Michigan Tech in 1962. He earned an MS degree in 1963 and a PhD in 1966 from Purdue University in Industrial Administration. In 1966, he joined the Systems Analysis Group in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

Since 1970, he has been a professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He has served as the chairman of . . .

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Marek Urban

Dr. Marek Urban

'84

Dr. Urban received his B.S. degree in 1979 in Material Science and Chemistry from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, Poland. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Solid State Chemistry with Professor Bahne Cornilsen in 1984, after joining the Chemistry Department of Michigan Tech with a master's degree in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from Marquette University in 1981.

Since 1986, after spending two years as Research Associate in the Macromolecular Science Department at Case Western Reserve . . .

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Donald G. Saari

Dr. Donald G. Saari

'62

Donald G. Saari is Professor of Mathematics, Economics and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1962 from Michigan Tech, followed by a Master's degree in 1964 and a PhD in Mathematics in 1967, both from Purdue University.

After a year at Yale, he moved to Northwestern in 1968. Full Professor since 1974, he has been a member of the Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics. He also served as Department . . .