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.

General Sciences and Arts Program: Explore all the options, then choose a major!

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Lisa Harrington

Col. Lisa M. Harrington PhD

'85

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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Robert Martin

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 . . .

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Perl J. Ozker

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 . . .

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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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Daniel Maki

Dr. Daniel P. Maki

'66

Dr. Maki graduated from Michigan Tech in 1966 with a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences. After continuing his studies in Mathematics at the University of Michigan and earning an M.S. in 1963 and a PhD in 1966, he began a long and distinguished faculty career at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he began as Assistant Professor in the same year. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the University in Helsinki, a Visiting Professor at the . . .