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.
Walter E. Kauppila'64
Professor Walter Kauppila graduated from Michigan Tech in 1964 with a BS in Physics. He attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, from which he received a PhD in Experimental Atomic Physics. After post-doctoral work at the University of Colorado and a visiting professorship at the University of Missouri-Rolla, he joined the physics department at Wayne State University where he has been since 1972.
Professor Kauppila is the author and co-author of more than 200 publications, . . .
Dr. Susan E. Skochelak'77
Dr. Skochelak graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. degree in Medical Technology in 1975 and a M.S. degree in Biology in 1977. Graduate work at the Medical School of the University of Michigan (M.D., 1981) and as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina (M.P.H., 1986) prepared her for a very distinguished career in the field of primary care medical programs.
She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Family . . .
Adil Shafi'86, '86, '93
Adil Shafi graduated from Michigan Tech in 1986 with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. In 1993, he also received an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Tech. He is president of SHAFI Inc, the company he founded in 1991 in Houghton with $1,000.
Prior to founding SHAFI in Michigan, Adil worked and lived in Manhattan, Silicon Valley and Chicago. Since the opening of the main office in Brighton, Michigan, cumulative sales have . . .
Dr. Mary Jane Kachmarsky Knapp'72
Dr. MJ Kachmarsky Knapp graduated from Michigan Technological University in three years in 1972 with a BS in Biology and Pre-Med. She furthered her medical education at Georgetown University and Wayne State University, earning her master’s in physiology and pharmacology, summa cum laude. Her research in blood coagulation under professor Dr. Walter Seegers included studies of Antithrombin III, Thrombin and Heparin. MJ graduated from Michigan State University’s medical school in 1977. She also conducted independent . . .
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 Quality Control at . . .