College of Sciences and Arts
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.
John H. Christianson'75
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, John Christianson grew up blocks from Lambeau Field during the Lombardi Glory Years which instilled in him a love of sports and competition. He graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School with high honors, while playing on the tennis team, participating in newspaper and forensics, and tutoring his classmates in chemistry, physics and calculus, foreshadowing his eventual career choice.
Upon graduation in 1971, John enrolled at Michigan Technological University to
Dr. Carol A. Kolinsky'74
Dr. Carol A. Kolinsky graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1974 with a BS in Medical Technology. Carol was employed for six years as a medical technologist before returning to school to earn her medical degree from Michigan State University, graduating in 1984. She completed a one-year rotating internship at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI and completed two years of family practice in Tiptonville, TN to pay back her government sponsored
Paul D. Pietila'62
Paul Pietila graduated from Michigan Tech with a BS degree in Applied Physics in 1962. He earned an MBA degree in 1972 from Bowling Green State University.
His distinguished business career included five years with General Motors followed by 30 years at Ford. The first half of his career was spent in the areas of quality and reliability—the second part in manufacturing and general management. His responsibilities included managing plants in Basildon, England (where he
Peri J. Ozker'77, '74
Peri Ozker received a B.S. degree in Biology in 1974, followed by a M.S. degree in 1977. After leaving Michigan Tech she first supervised a clinical microbiology laboratory and then returned to graduate school in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan to receive a second master's degree in Epidemiology in 1983. She relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts where she began a distinguished career in the biotechnology industry.
She is currently Associate Director of Microbiology for
Robert W. Lane'72
Bob Lane grew up on a family farm in southern Michigan and graduated from Addison High School where he developed his love for chemistry. He enrolled in Michigan Technological University in the fall of 1968. While at Tech, Bob took just about every chemistry course that was offered and graduated with high honors in 1972. Bob continued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a PhD in Chemistry in 1976 under the