Addressing the Challenges and Complexities of the Global Community

The College of Sciences 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.

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Lisa Harrington

Col. Lisa M. Harrington PhD


Lisa M. Harrington graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1985 with a BS in Mathematics. She entered the Air Force in 1985 as a graduate of Michigan Technological University's ROTC Program.

Lisa is a senior operations researcher at the RAND Corporation where she has focused on research problems ranging from examining Air Force science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) requirements for officers and civilians, to cost analyses for AF Academy faculty, to defining competencies for Air Force senior leaders. She . . .

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Suzanne Jurva

Suzanne Jurva


Suzanne Jurva graduated from Michigan Tech in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Scientific and Technical Communication. She came to the film business after working first for Wisconsin Public Television in Green Bay. Other TV credits are with BBC, Fox, NBC, and MTV.

Suzanne is currently Feature Film Development Executive with Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios were she created and heads the research department for feature films.

Her film credits include Amistad, Men in Black, Peacemaker (with world premier in . . .

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Myron G. Berry

Dr. Myron G. Berry


M.A. in physical chemistry, Harvard - Ph.D. in chemistry, Syracuse - professor of chemistry at Michigan Technological University 1955 to 1984 - 1964 first recipient of Clair M. Donovan Award from Blue Key Society for service to the university - 1971 distinguished teaching award.

From 1996 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy

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Steven Misenheimer

Steven L. Misenheimer


Steve Misenheimer received a B.S. in Computer Science with an Application specialty in Electrical Engineering in 1981. While focusing on his degree, Steve maintained a strong interest in the fine arts, especially the Jazz Lab Band and Pep Band.

During his college years and throughout his career, Steve believed that software engineering offers an incredibly flexible discipline that can be applied to any number of products and applications.

Following graduation, Steve worked for Honeywell in the area of aviation . . .

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David J. Pruett

David J. Pruett

'75, '74

David J Pruett, from Pontiac, Michigan, earned a BS (1974) and MS (1975) in Chemistry at Michigan Technological University and a PhD (1978) at Michigan State University. While at Michigan Tech, Dave studied experimental anti-malarial drugs, lanthanide complexation chemistry and a non-sulfur wood pulping process. He also took "Chem Magic" shows to Keweenaw high schools. Once he demonstrated an oscillating reaction that usually began within seconds, but this time took 10 minutes because the chemicals had . . .

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