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.
Debasis Datta graduated with a PhD in Physics from Michigan Technological University in 1994. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, he received his master’s in physics from Indian Institute of Technology. His research work at Tech resulted in ten publications in American Physical Review. Following the completion of his postdoctoral work, he started his career in Information Technology in 1996 as a software engineer in the IT services industry.
During his 16 year IT career, Debasis
Lina Taskovich (Tormen)'52
Lina Tormen Taskovich ’52 studied chemistry and chemical engineering at Michigan Tech almost thirty years before Sally Heidtke, and she has some words of wisdom for women students too: “Study a field you like—you have to spend all your life working in it. And go for the top degree in the field of your choice. Also, do not go for the most lucrative job, but for the job you would love to do.”
Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen'75
A resident of Ypsilanti, Michigan and graduate of Ypsilanti High School, Dr. Jentzen is a 1975 graduate of Michigan Technological University. He received a B.S. degree in biological sciences. While at Tech he also played varsity football and competed in wrestling. He was the 1971 Outstanding Freshman Athlete.
After attending Michigan Tech, he began his medical career attending the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico from 1975-77. In 1977 he attended Wayne State University School
Ray E. Cross'35
Retired president Culligen Water Conditioning of Washtenau County - distinguished career as metallurgist and service executive of water quality improvement industry - 1969 Donald L. Petit Award - 1983 Award of Merit Water Quality Association - member of President's Club.
From 1975 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy
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