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Why should I choose the School of Technology?

The hallmark of an education in the School of Technology is the practical application of technical knowledge—a hands-on education that prepares you to address and solve the problems of our global society.

Technology graduates work as applied engineers who are involved with the design, installation, management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems.

As a result of a broad education, skills in working with people, and technical problem solving abilities, technology graduates are often the go-to person in many organizations. Industries employing technology program graduates are extremely diverse, ranging from construction to health care, from small family-owned business to international corporations.

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What is the difference between engineering technology and engineering?

BS degrees in engineering technology and engineering both prepare students for a career in engineering. An engineering technology education provides many opportunities for hands-on experiences and most classes have an accompanying lab component. This differs from traditional engineering classes which have a more mathematical, theory-based approach and fewer labs. Technology graduates are sought after by companies that need applied engineers that are familiar with industrial processes and equipment. If you are interested in research and development or very focused design work, a traditional engineering degree may be appropriate. If you want to be where the action is in a company and have the desire to be a contributor as early as possible, then an engineering technology degree is for you.

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Are the School of Technology programs accredited?

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Jinshan Tang

Jinshan Tang

Contact

906-487-3386 (Office); 906-487-1723(Lab)
jinshant@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Dr. Jinshan Tang is currently an associate professor of the computer network and administration program in the School of Technology at Michigan Technological University. He got his PhD degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and National Institute of Health.From 1998 to . . .

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Danny Miller

Danny L. Miller

BS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-2230
danny@mtu.edu

Lecturer, School of Technology

Danny Miller is a lecturer in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are UNIX system administration and computer networking.Miller is an educational member of the System Administrators Guild, which is a special technical group within the Advanced Computing Systems Association. He is also active within the . . .

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Robert W. Maatta

BS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-2529
rwmaatta@mtu.edu

Professor of Practice, School of Technology

Bob Maatta is a professor of practice in the computer network and system administration program in the School of Technology. He joined the School in the Fall of 2011 after several years in the School of Business and Economics, and a career as a consultant with IBM. He is a Sun . . .

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Mark A. Johnson

Mark A. Johnson, PE

PhD, Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University, 2001

Contact

906-487-1662
marjohns@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Mark Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Technology and holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech.Johnson’s areas of expertise are lean manufacturing practices, manufacturing and service-sector simulation, the design of experiments, power transmission using turbo-fluid machinery, and the design of . . .

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Ted Anderson

Ted L. Anderson

MS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2009

Contact

906-487-2157
tlanders@mtu.edu

Lecturer, School of Technology

Ted Anderson, a lecturer in the School of Technology, joined the Michigan Tech faculty in 1984. Previously, Anderson worked for fourteen years in a small-electronic manufacturing business in the design, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing of strain-gage instrumentation, custom educational laboratory equipment, custom electronic scales, and portable (static and dynamic) weighing and . . .

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Eugene Levin

Eugene Levin

PhD, Photogrammetry, State Land Organization University, Moscow, Russia

Contact

906-487-2446
elevin@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology and Program Chair, Surveying Engineering

Eugene Levin is an associate professor and program chair of surveying engineering, as well as the director of the integrated geospatial technology graduate program in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are photogrammetry—the design, development, customization, integration, and delivery of off-the-shelf commercial and research software . . .

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Sunil S. Mehendale

Sunil S. Mehendale

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park

Contact

906-487-1663
ssmehend@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Sunil Mehendale is an Assistant Professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Technological University.  Prior to joining Michigan Tech as a faculty member, he worked for Carrier Corporation, Syracuse, NY as a Staff Engineer and Scientist in the Heat Transfer Technology and Components group.  There, he was responsible for . . .

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Nasser Alaraje

A. Nasser Alaraje

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University, 2005

Contact

906-487-1661
alaraje@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Nasser Alaraje is an associate professor and program chair of electrical engineering technology in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Prior to his faculty appointment at the University, he was employed by Lucent Technologies as a hardware design engineer, from 1997 to 2002, and by vLogix as chief hardware . . .

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Yu Cai

Yu Cai

PhD, Computer Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2005

Contact

906-487-1471
cai@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Yu Cai is an assistant professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of interest include computer networking and engineering education. Cai has extensive industry experience as a software analyst and network engineer, with his past clients including IBM and Ford. His credentials include the following:Microsoft Certified . . .

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John L. Irwin

John L. Irwin

EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Wayne State University

Contact

906-487-2525
jlirwin@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology and Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology

John Irwin is an associate professor and program chair of mechanical engineering technology in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise include jig, fixture, and gage design; the design and manufacture of environmental simulation chambers and A/C units for locomotives and mass-transit units; and the design and . . .

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Ronald M. Mauno

Ronald M. Mauno

MS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1997

Contact

906-487-2237
rmmauno@mtu.edu

Senior Lecturer, School of Technology

Ronald Mauno is a senior lecturer in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Mauno’s areas of expertise are construction safety, CAD (e.g., AutoCAD, Carlson, and Revit), material testing (e.g., soils, aggregate, and concrete), and surveying fundamentals. He advises the Michigan Tech Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders.Mauno has . . .

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Todd Arney

Todd O. Arney

BS, Computer Network and System Administration, Michigan Tech

Contact

906-487-1085
toarney@mtu.edu

Lecturer, School of Technology

Todd O. Arney is a Lecturer in Computer Network and System Administration in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech.  His areas of expertise are Linux based systems with an emphasis on the practical application of theory and real-world network and system administration.  With over 18 years of experience working in . . .

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Aurenice M. Oliveira

Aurenice M. Oliveira

PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Contact

906-487-3657
oliveira@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Dr. Aurenice Oliveira joined the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Michigan Technological University in spring 2007. She received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil in 1995, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil in 1998, and . . .

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Lynn A. Artman

Lynn A. Artman

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1998

Contact

906-487-3484
laartman@mtu.edu

Lecturer, School of Technology

Lynn Artman is a lecturer in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Artman’s areas of expertise include construction project management and project control. She advises two student groups on campus: the student chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and the Efficiency through Engineering and Construction Enterprise (ETEC). The . . .

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Chunming Gao

Chunming Gao

PhD, Computer Science, Michigan Technological University, 2011

Contact

906-487-1657
chgao@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Chunming Gao is an assistant professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Gao's areas of expertise are efficient algorithm designs, data management, systems security, and innovative HCI designs. Gao's research activities include designing big data security and privacy, designing vehicular ad-hoc network security and efficiency, exploring instruction level . . .

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Paul R. Buda

Paul R. Buda

BS, Surveying, Michigan Technological University, 1992

Contact

906-487-1665
prbuda@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Paul Buda is an assistant professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are pedagogy and the application of academic/administrative software. Buda is a member of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors and holds an NCEE Fundamentals of Land Surveying certificate. His professional honors include . . .

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Yushin Ahn

Yushin Ahn

PhD, Geodetic Science and Surveying, The Ohio State University

Contact

906-487-2445
yahn@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Yushin Ahn is an assistant professor of surveying engineering as well as of the integrated geospatial technology graduate program in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His area of expertise is digital photogrammetry, digital mapping, sensor modeling/calibration, 3D reconstruction from remote sensing data, polar region monitoring and change

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Guy C. Hembroff

Guy C. Hembroff

PhD, Candidate for Computational Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-3248
hembroff@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Guy Hembroff is an associate professor and program chair of computer network and system administration in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are network engineering, medical/health informatics, Internet security, and programming.Hembroff is the principal investigator on two healthcare projects for local clients: UP Healthcare Health . . .