Michigan Tech News


Driver William Gielda and the Michigan Technological University sled, which completed the 2014 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run.

Nine Sleds Complete 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

March 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

"The quality of the snowmobiles has really gone up."

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Marilyn Clark, CEO of the MTEC SmartZone, presents a breakout session.

Reaching for the Future at Society of Women Engineers Conference

February 25, 2014
By Monica Lester

Michigan Tech's Society of Women Engineers hosts 700 women in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Michigan Tech's entry in the 2013 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

15th Annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge Kicks Off Next Week

February 24, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The public is invited to see sleds run on a new kind of flex fuel.

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Children discover that they can jam a skewer into the top or bottom of a balloon, where the rubber is thicker, without popping it, while the same skewer punched through the thinner, central part of the balloon where the tension is greater will burst it.

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Share the Science of Basketball at NBA All-Star 2014

February 11, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers will share the science of basketball with fans and their families at the 12014 NBA All-Star Jam in New Orleans before the NBA All-Star Game. 

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New Sponsor, New Trophy and New Fuel at the 2014 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

February 4, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

This year, the winner will take home the MacLean-Fogg Cup.

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Chuck Wallace, at left, helps Bob Veeser use his computer.

Michigan Tech Helping People Cross the Digital Divide

January 17, 2014
By Monica Lester

A faculty-led group of computer science and humanities students is helping people learn to use computers at the Portage Lake District Library. 

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Class Investigates Tapping Mines for Geothermal Heat in Calumet

December 11, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Social Sciences Assistant Professor Richelle Winkler led students through a semester-long research project encompassing community, history and the environment.

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High school students board the Agassiz to collect water samples and see how scientists use the research vessel.

Science is Spelled Excitement during STEM Awareness Month

October 31, 2013
By Erika Vichcales

Michigan Tech shares the excitement of science and engineering with school children. 

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Pena Blanca villagers who work with Chet Hopp.

Peace Corps Master's Student Tackles Water, Waste, Volcanoes, Earthquakes in Panama

September 9, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Chet Hopp, a Peace Corps Master's International geology student, is helping Panamanians with water, waste and hazard mitigation.

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John Van Tuyl's VaxBeads, designed to serve as a vaccination record for children in the developing world, won first prize in the 3D Printers for Peace contest.

Immunization Beads Garner Top Prize in 3D Printers for Peace Contest

September 5, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

A competition to showcase how 3D printing can benefit humanity

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