Spring 2014 Michigan Tech Magazine

  • Class Notes

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    1940s Edward O. Falberg '43 (Metallurgical Engineering) died September 10 in Traverse City. He was a captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers in World War II, earning a Bronze Star, and spent most of his career with Gulf & Western Industries, retiring in 1982 as president of the metals group. Along with his wife, Jeanne, he was an avid sailor and loved travel and flying. Falberg received the Board of Trustees Silver Medal and the Distinguished Alumni Award and served ten years on the Michigan Tech Fund Board of Directors.

On the cover: PhD student Martin Hobmeier samples the waters of Portage Lake for the spiny water flea, an invasive exotic species. He is aided by Research Associate Foad Yousef. Sarah Bird photo; story on page 26.

Inside cover: Winter stayed late at Tech this year. Sarah Bird captured this photo in April.


  • Marcia Goodrich—Editor
  • Clare Rosen—Graphic designer
  • Sarah Bird—Photographer
  • Brandy Tichonof—Art director