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.
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 . . .
Jim Mitchell has a long history of service to Michigan Tech. As a student he was active with Theta Tau fraternity, served as treasurer of Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, junior class student government representative and senior class president. He served on Michigan Tech's Board of Control from 1993-2001, including three years as its chair.
His service to the university also includes a 1975-1985 stint as a trustee of the Michigan Tech Fund, where he continues to participate actively . . .
Jan Olson transferred to Michigan Tech from Wayne State in 1970 and enrolled in Tech's new major, Technical Writing, after being introduced to Michigan Tech by her husband, Stan Olson, who was attending Tech's School of Business. Graduated cum laude in 1972, Jan and her husband were both hired by General Motors. Jan began her career at Buick Motor Division, as a Technical Writer for the engineering group. She was the first female college graduate to . . .
Elton J. Cairns'55, '55
Dr. Cairns graduated from Michigan Tech in 1955 with a double major in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. After receiving a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley he pursued an illustrious career at the research laboratories of General Electric, Argonne National Lab, General Motors, and, since 1978, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he is currently the Director of the Energy and Environment Division with a joint appointment as Professor of . . .
Randall E Isaacson'88, '86
Randall E. Isaacson graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1986 with a BS in Biological Sciences and an MS in Rhetoric and Technical Communication in 1988. His master's thesis studied language patterns in small group communication during simulated scientific problem solving.
He began his career as a medical copywriter at Roche Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey, and later joined VICOM/FCB, a medical advertising agency in New York. After moving to Chicago in 1990, Randy worked as a copy . . .