Michigan Tech News


Representatives of Thailand and Turkey march in last year's Parade of Nations.

Parade of Nations Returns on September 22

September 4, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

The 23rd annual Parade of Nations celebrates the diversity of the Houghton-Hancock community on Sept. 22, 2012.

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Green Energy

Michigan Tech Faculty, Researchers Endorse Michigan’s 25% by 2025 Renewable Energy Initiative

July 25, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Measure would require that 25 percent of Michigan’s electricity be generated using renewable energy sources by the year 2025

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International students find much worth traveling for in Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Programs

A Whole New World: International Students Head to Tech for Summer Youth Programs

July 20, 2012
By Danny Messinger

Young students representing more than 10 nations are attending summer Youth Programs at Michigan Tech. From forensic science crime scene investigation to aerospace engineering to digital photography, global citizens easily find programs to suit their talents and interests.

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John Velat

Outreach Addresses Tribal Transportation on Reservations

May 7, 2012
By John Gagnon

John Velat travels the high road to help Native American communities attain safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation.

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Dollar Bay High School Enterprise student shows an Isle Royale National Park ranger how their remotely operated vehicles work to locate invasive zebra mussels.

Enterprising High School Students Showcase Accomplishments in Detroit

May 2, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

12 High School Enterprises present their work at a High School Enterprise Showcae in Detroit, sponsored by Michigan Tech and General Motors.

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A Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers student volunteer holds a soda can ripped apart by a pingpong ball.

Air Power Can Blow Holes in Soda Cans; You Can Walk on Water Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Brings the Mysteries of Science to Washington, DC

April 25, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A karate master can break a brick with his bare hands, and children visiting the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers exhibit at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center this weekend can hurl a ping pong ball right through a soda can—learning for themselves the physics of air pressure. 

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Michigan Tech's Hybrid Electric Vehicle Mobile Lab heads for Washington, DC.

Mobile Lab Takes Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology on the Road

April 23, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Washington, DC and the Detroit area are getting a peek at the workings of hybrid electric vehicle technology, as Michigan Tech's HEV mobile lab goes on the road.

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A little girl can't wait to taste liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Mind Trekkers Bring the Magic and Mystery of Science to Wisconsin, DC Is Next

April 17, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers brings hands-on science excitement to Sheboygan, Wis.; next stop,Washington, D.C.

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Seismometer is shown near Clintonville, Wis.

Boom Time in Small-town Wisconsin

April 10, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers lend their expertise and their equipment to Clintonville, Wis., in search of a reason for the booms that residents have been hearin g.

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A middle school student collects measurements on an EarthCache search.

Researchers, Teachers, Join Ranks to Make Earth Science More Engaging

April 2, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researchers collaborate with public school teachers to make earth science more relevant to middle-schoolers.

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