Michigan Tech News


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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Students from more than 60 countries proudly display their flags during the annual Parade of Nations.

Parade of Nations: The World Comes to the Keweenaw

September 4, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Parade of Nations, an annual celebration of ethnic and cultural diversity, returns to Houghton and Hancock on Sept. 14, 2013.

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Touching a Van de Graaff generator literally makes your hair stand on end.

Dow Chemical Sponsors Great Lakes Bay Science & Engineering Festival

August 9, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Dow Chemical Company has becoming the naming sponsor of a Great Lakes Bay Science and Engineering Festival co-hosted by Michigan Tech and Delta College in October.

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Heat Up the Forge, Examine the Crime Scene—Summer Youth Programs Explores College Life

July 31, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Students enrolled in Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) materials science exploration share what they’ve been up to in the blacksmithing shop.

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GM, Square One Sponsor 3D Printer Workshop for Teachers

July 29, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

High school teachers are learning to build open-source RepRap 3D printers at Michigan Tech.

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Geology Grad Student Helps Indonesians Understand Their Volcanoes

July 19, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Geology Peace Corps Masters International student Jay Wellik investigates volcanoes in Indonesia and helps the locals understand them.

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Is Michigan Tech for Me? Community College Students Get an Inside Look at University

July 18, 2013
By Danny Messinger

13th annual MICUP/MI–LSAMP program offers community college students a look inside a Michigan Tech education.

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What Boy Scout could resist liquid nitrogen ice cream?

It Looks Like Magic—but It’s Really Science

July 15, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers take their traveling science show to the national Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

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Teachers examine plants growing near the shores of Lake Superior.

Teachers Learn to Bring Global Change to Life in their Classrooms

July 9, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Middle and high school teachers come to Summer Teacher Institute to learn ways to bring global change issues to life in their classrooms.

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Running on oobleck, a liquid that acts like a solid, is one of the Mind Trekkers' most popular science activities.

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Partners with National Science Festivals

July 2, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers partners with producers of national science festivals. 

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