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David Edwards

David Edwards

'83

Michigan Tech named Harvard biomedical engineer David A. Edwards '83 (chemical engineering) the winner of its highest honor, the Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction. This is only the fifth time the University has awarded the prestigious medal since it was created in 1985. The Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction recognizes individuals who have had an affiliation . . .

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Kerry Irons

Kerry Irons

'72, '73

Why did you choose Michigan Tech? I was interested in skiing, and wanted a good engineering school. Tell us about a memorable experience you had with a class or about a favorite professor? I enjoyed racing bicycles on a team with my thermodynamics professor (Davis Hubbard) and two other chemical engineering students. . . .

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Randy Cortright

Randy Cortright

'77, '86

A Farm Boy Grows Up to Grow Biofuels Randy Cortright pursues a prospect that is both well-grounded and lofty: clean, carbon-neutral energy to supplant fossil fuels that are expensive, not easily available anymore, and dirty. Cortright founded and leads Virent Energy Systems, of Madison, Wisconsin. The firm is on the cusp of new technology as it . . .