2016 Research Magazine

  • A Michigan Tech transdisciplinary team plans to stop the spread of milfoil.

    Interdisciplinary Research 2.0

    Some people say there is no "i" in team. That’s because they’ve never done interdisciplinary work before. For a small university in a small town, we're making a big difference. Interdisciplinary encompasses research from different fields of study. For some researchers that means piling on prefixes and thinly slicing research problems, like a biogeochemist studying micronanotech accumulations in histosol soils. That's highly specialized.

On the cover: From wildfires to invasive species to diseases, we’re taking research to the next level. The work goes beyond a lone lab or single scientist. This is how our teams are solving big challenges together.


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