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Youth Programs Helps Science Score Big with Young People

November 19, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

MichiganTech Youth Programs takes science on the road to Grand Rapids.

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Sparky, a barred owl

Birds of Prey at Michigan Tech Thursday, Oct. 29

October 28, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The public is invited to drop by between 5 and 8:30 p.m. to see raptors up close and talk with experts.

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Alex Guth in Kenya

Student Transforms into National Geographic Star

October 15, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Alex Guth, PhD student, online lecturer and Kenyan geology researcher, was tapped as an expert for a National Geographic television show airing next spring.

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Michigan Tech Receives State Grant to Help Science Teachers

September 28, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has received nearly $200,000 from the Michigan Department of Education for a professional development program for grades 5-12 physics and chemistry teachers.

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Wall insulation

Michigan Tech Wins Ford College Community Challenge Grant

September 16, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is one of five universities nationwide selected to receive a 2009 Ford College Community Challenge grant. The funding will enable undergraduates to work with community groups and schools to help winterize homes of elderly residents of the community. 

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Family Engineering

Family Engineering Inspires Students (and Mom and Dad)

September 15, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

The Family Engineering program helps families work together to discover what engineering is, how to solve engineering problems and inspire some youngsters to pursue education and careers in engineering.

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MentorNet Provides Success and Service

July 24, 2009
By John Gagnon

MentorNet links students and young teachers with professionals for career guidance.  

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Teaching the Teachers: Grand Rapids Science Teachers Converge on Tech

June 17, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A group of Grand Rapids middle-school science teachers are spending this week at Michigan Tech, finding ways to make earth science more engaging for students.

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Michigan Tech Partners With IBM in Global Rail Innovation Center

June 11, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

IBM is opening a Global Rail Innovation Center in Beijing, China, and the company has tapped Michigan Tech as one of only two university partners. The other is MIT.

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Michigan Scientist, Ethicist Urge Scientists to Speak Out on Environmental Policy

May 19, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Scientists should take a stand in the environmental policy debate.

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