2015 Michigan Tech Magazine: Issue 1

Terminally ill armed forces vet Justin Fitch hopes to leave behind a remarkable legacy: ending veteran suicides.

By Kevin Hodur

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Field Engineer

Joe Berger talks about life as a Minnesota Viking and Michigan Tech engineering alum—just don’t call him the smartest guy in the locker room.

A Viking Sharpens Up

Minnesota Vikings mascot Ragnar has a surprising second life leading research and development for his family's metals company.

Throwing Shade

Thinking beyond plastic, a Michigan Tech undergraduate student teams up to create a smarter, more sustainable pair of shades.

Turning a New Ankle

Walking is not so straightforward. Tech researcher and CAREER Award recipient Mo Rastgaar designs robotic prostheses to improve mobility and agility.

Smart Security for Smart Technology

The technology of the future is here—but is it safe? Find out how to keep your home and information secure in our increasing connected world.

Bootstraps to Big Success

Michigan Tech earned high marks in a new ranking that measures how well universities contribute to solving the problem of economic disparity—but what does it mean for real people?

Tech Trivia: How Well Do You Know Alumni Reunion?

From pasties and pickled eggs to weird weather and Golden M's, how well do you know Michigan Tech's annual Alumni Reunion? Take our quiz and find out.

A Banner Year

On the ice, field, and court, our Huskies athletes gave their all—and Michigan Tech had an incredible season to show for it.

From Abbeville to Ziebach and Sea to Shining Sea

A Michigan Tech couple spends nine years and 500,000 miles proving there’s plenty to see in our United States.

1400 Townsend Drive

PhD students learn the art of communicating research, Tech's PCMI program grows, an associate vice president writes the book on STEM, and more.

From the Alumni Association

Student—alumni broomball invitational, Winter Carnival Pictorial history, an important update to the War Memorial Wall, and more.