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.
Shaw Walker graduated in 1937 from Yale. He is the retired chairman and CEO of Shaw-Walker Company, a former manufacturer of office equipment in Muskegon.
Shaw is presently honorary chairman and president of the Shaw-Walker Foundation. In the fall of 1982 Shaw Walker walked into former President Dale Stein's office and asked what he could do to help Michigan Tech. Dale responded that the university's most urgent need at that time was the development of its capability to . . .
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 was one of the . . .
Fred M. Ross'43
Fred Ross graduated from Michigan Tech in 1943 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. His remarkable career in the chemical industry started at Pure Oil Company in Chicago and led him to his current position of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Robonard, Inc. He contributed more than 40 articles to professional publications. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and Recipient of the Board of Control Silver Medal for Outstanding Alumni . . .
Dr. Robert Martin'76
Dr. Robert Martin joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC in 1999 as Director, Division of Laboratory Systems, PHPPO. His responsibility is to assure quality laboratory testing in the United States and to provide leadership in the development of laboratory systems and quality assurance programs in developing countries. Dr. Martin was formerly with the Michigan Department of Community Health since 1973 where he was the Laboratory Director since 1991.
Bob graduated from Michigan State . . .
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 . . .