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 

Freshwater Flights Reveal What Lies Beneath

The ability to provide ultra-high resolution acoustic images brought GLRC researchers to the Thunder Bay Sanctuary in Lake Huron in May 2017 to help find the Choctaw and the Ohio, two recently discovered nautical graveyard dwellers. The previously undiscovered wrecks rest 300 feet down about 15 miles off the coast of lower Michigan's Presque Isle. . . . Read More

Innovation Shore

Institute of Computing and Cybersystems Twenty-seven grants, $7.5 million in funding, and 59 supported students, with 51 dedicated faculty members from 12 different schools and departments—impressive numbers for the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC), which formed just three years ago. Equally impressive are the interdisciplinary . . . Read More

Sumit Paudyal Wins CAREER Award

Paudyal, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan Technological University, has received the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER Award for his work to advance and optimize power grid efficiency from a unique perspective—compensating for load increase at the home level rather than relying on . . . Read More