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Dennis Grumm

Dennis Grumm


"A well-respected education in engineering and the unique location made Michigan Tech an easy choice. The UP has always been a place I considered special." In his Dynamic Controls class, Dennis Grumm ’05 was given the opportunity for extra credit by solving a calculus problem based on the origins of Bode plots. "I learned a lot about problem solving with that . . .

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James Gerdeen

James Gerdeen


Dr. James C. Gerdeen (BSME '59) retired as Professor and Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair from the University of Colorado - Denver. After graduation, Jim worked in industry before completing his MS in 1962 from Ohio State University and later his PhD from Stanford in 1965, both in mechanical engineering. He returned to Michigan Tech as a faculty member from . . .

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Douglas Parks

Douglas Parks


Changing fuel consumption, monitoring energy usage, and enhancing safety are the focus of hybrid vehicle manufacturers around the world. Doug Parks ('84) achieved those goals while working on the Chevy Volt at General Motors as the Global Vehicle Line Executive and Chief Engineer for Global Electric Vehicles. For . . .

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Martha Sullivan

Martha Sullivan '80

Martha Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1980 and has since completed studies towards a master’s in Business Administration at the University of Michigan. She started her career with Texas instruments in 1984 and is now the Chief Operation Officer and Vice President of Sensata Technologies, Inc. in Attleboro, . . .

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