Michigan Tech News


A closeup view of the prosthetic knee mechanism.

Tech Students Help Patients in India Get a Leg Up

June 10, 2013
By Travis Gendron

A Senior Design team makes a prosthetic knee more affordable and effective for patients in India. 

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overall bottle shot

Student Makes a Graphic Point about Recycling and Reducing

May 29, 2013
By Sarah Kelly

Tech student Melissa Wolfe Michaelson created a dramatic display of 600 empty plastic water bottles to raise awareness about plastic bottle consumption.

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A winter view from Seven Mile Point

Tech Students, Local Conservancy Group Team Up on Seven Mile Point Project

May 23, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Students from two courses at Michigan Tech have teamed up to help the North Woods Conservancy design and build a compostable toilet at Seven Mile Point Beach.

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Bryan H. Suits demonstrating his hybrid clarinet/flute

Demonstrating Physics and a Passion for Teaching

May 15, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

For many, teaching is a passion. And when the subject matter gets to be complex, many who teach turn to their other passions to help explain, guide and enlighten. One of Physics Professor Bryan H. Suits' passions is music, and he uses it to make physics come alive for undergraduates.

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Art brings people together and can be a powerful force in community development, says Michigan Tech social scientist Richelle Winkler.

Study: Art Strengthens Community Ties in Calumet

May 10, 2013
By Karina Jousma

Social sciences class investigates the impact of First Fridays

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A RISEing Star: Biomedical Engineering Student Awarded International Research Internship

May 1, 2013
By Karina Jousma

Leslie LaLonde will conduct research at the University of Hannover, in Germany, focusing on cardiac tissue graft support structures.

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beth flynn and class

The Last Class: Beth Flynn, Humanities

April 30, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities Professor Beth Flynn teaches her last class and Tech, reflecting on the past and looking toward the future.

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Biomass-burning cookstoves cause poor air quality, health hazards in many countries around the world.

Two Michigan Tech Teams Take Sustainable Designs to Washington, DC

April 16, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech student teams will compete in the EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, DC.

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Michigan Tech's canoe, Mesektet, pulls ahead of the competition during regional Concrete Canoe races in Sutton's Bay. Sarah Reed photo

Michigan Tech’s Concrete Canoe Paddles the Competition Again

April 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Next step: the Nationals

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Steel Bridge team member Woody Beardsley grinds the top rails of Michigan Tech's Steel Bridge entry to make them smooth.

Steel Bridge Team Qualifies for National Competition

April 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Entry earns top marks in aesthetics and economy

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