Michigan Tech and Keweenaw National Historical Park Bring Together History and Science Tonight

Students from Michigan Tech have partnered with the Keweenaw National Historical Park to put a new tech twist on local history.

The students created an interpretive display on mine water geothermal energy. Together, the display and Youth Historian program offer young people in the Keweenaw a chance to learn more about their heritage. 

History is important to Copper Country communities—sharing that history with youth even more so. As the site of the nation's first large mining boom, the Keweenaw Peninsula preserves and interprets a unique chapter of the US story.

During 2016, to commemorate the National Park Service's Centennial, Michigan Tech and Keweenaw National Historical Park collaborated on a display that both celebrates history and looks to new science.

There will be a Student Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today, June 3, at the park's Calumet Visitor Center. 

Students from the Youth Historian program will give a short presentation and Michigan Tech students will talk about the mine water geothermal display. The event will conclude with a reception and tours of the Visitor Center.

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Tread Fest Seeks Volunteers

Michigan Tech Athletics is looking for volunteers to work the 2016 Keweenaw Tread Fest Mountain Bike Race, which will take place June 18 at the Tech Trails.

A variety of tasks are available for interested volunteers, including race setup or takedown, timing and athlete care.

To sign up as a volunteer click here.

Registration for the 2016 Tread Fest is still open. Those who would like to compete in the event can guarantee their spot by filling out a form here. Additional details on the race can be found at MichiganTechRecreation.com.

Physics Colloquium

The next Physics Colloquium will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6 in Fisher 101. 

Yasushi Iwata of the National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Japan will present "Silicon Cluster Superlattice. 

Silicon cluster superlattice is a new phase of silicon nanomaterials. Crystalline silicon (Si) clusters with an sp3 tetrahedral atomic configuration form a three-dimensional (3D) stable bcc superlattice structure.

In the talk, Iwata will describe the way to produce silicon cluster superlattice by direct deposition of monodisperse Si clusters on a graphene substrate.

Iwata is senior researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8568, Japan. He received his PhD in 1987 from University of Tokyo, and worked at Institute of Nuclear Study and National Institute of Electrotechnical Laboratory. He has published several research papers and is recipient of a prize of The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Rescheduled Softball Clinic Tomorrow

The Graduate Student Government Softball Clinic scheduled for last Saturday had to be re-scheduled due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, June 4 at the Tech ball fields.
This clinic is for those who want to learn to play softball or for experienced players who want to get in some practice. Experienced players are welcome to come and help.
If your gear needs some dusting, bring it along and if you don't have any gear, don't worry, they've got you covered.
Everyone is welcome and lunch will be provided to registered participants. You can register for the clinic here.

Koskinens Go Wire-to-wire to Capture PLGC Best Ball Title

The brother team of Jimmer and John "Gus" Koskinen of L'Anse beat a competitive field, including defending champions Paul Sintkowski and Tony Bilich of Hancock, to capture the Portage Lake Golf Course's Best Ball Tournament last weekend (May
28 and 29).
After shooting an opening round six-under on Saturday the Koskinens, along with the Marquette team of Alan Swanson and Chad Wester, held a one-stroke lead over four other teams. 
Jimmer Koskinen said "We love this course ... the challenges are there, the greens are excellent and with the improvements and the people we will always come back to play in this tournament." Gus Koskinen is the associate head coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes Women's Golf Team.
The Koskinen's Sunday score of four under 68, gave them a one-shot win over two teams tied for second, Swanson and Wester and fellow Marquette golfers, Dan Viitala and Ben Shafer, both former Northern Michigan University golfers. 
The next event at Michigan Tech's Portage Lake Golf Course is the Senior Two-person Scramble on June 8. Junior golf lessons begin June 13 and Junior Leagues start on June 16. For more information on lessons, leagues and upcoming events, call the course at 7-2642.

In the News

Tech Century, an engineering and technology news website published by the Engineering Society of Detroit, reported on research done by Michigan Tech faculty on the potential of alternative energy sources in the UP. Their findings were published in the journal Energy Policy. See the story here.


Midwest Living published an article about Isle Royale National Park, quoting Professor Emeritus Rolf Peterson (SFRES), who has lived on the island every summer since 1971. See the article here.


Guatemalan Kite Flying at McLain State Park Tomorrow

Students in Lisa Gordillo's (VPA), Outdoor Sculpture class will fly kites inspired by the Guatemalan "barrilete."

The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow (June 4) at McLain State Park.

This is a free event and open to the public. All are welcome to join us to celebrate.

After the event, kites will be on display in the Rozsa Lobby through the end of June. 


Indian Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Indian food will be served at today's (June 3) Khana Khazana in the Food Trailer in the MUB Circle. 

Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The menu features Mixed Vegetable Pakora—crispy Indian fritters served as appetizers, Chicken Butter Masala— chicken breasts marinated and cooked in butter with tomato curry, Matar Paneer Masala—Indian cottage cheese and green peas in tomato curry and Badam Shake—a milk dessert with almond and saffron.

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal. Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech page on Facebook.