Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins



  • Feature Writer


She’s prone to social media binges, but Cyndi also takes time to stop and smell the flowers, especially our campus roses. The award-winning editor, journalist and columnist writes and edits for Michigan Tech’s web pages, electronic media and print publications. She finds work-life balance in the garden, on her yoga mat and anywhere near the water.

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.

Recent Stories 

Scholar Finds a Magic Way to Improve Language Skills

A PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University, Jafari Kang says his novel approach to language fluency originated in Reno, Nevada. "Now it makes more sense, right, about the card tricks?" he asks, smiling.  Actually, his motivation was less about living in a gaming-industry hub and more about . . . Read More

Don't Just Sit There: Do Science and Engineering

Mi-STAR, the acronym for Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform, was spearheaded by faculty and staff at Michigan Technological University and launched in 2015 with a $5 million grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. It's been expanding ever since, in cooperation with universities, school districts and educators across the . . . Read More

Nuggets of Wisdom from a Pro

He taught. He toured. He even fit in a workout in the human performance laboratory. Steve Short, a 2010 graduate with a dual major in biological sciences and exercise science, was honored by the Michigan Tech Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP), and inducted into the Michigan Tech College of Sciences and Arts Academy. The former . . . Read More

New Grads Present Straits Tunnel Project to Lawmakers

The corridor, a 21-foot-diameter, 4.5-mile tunnel that would house utility lines that cross the Straits, was this year's senior capstone project for 13 civil engineering and three construction management graduates. The four students representing the group presented the project to the state's 15-member Pipeline Safety Advisory Board at its . . . Read More