Michigan Tech News

2009 Archive

Volt Electric Hybrid

Michigan Tech Receives $3 Million in Federal Stimulus Funds to Develop Hybrid Electric Curriculum

August 5, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech will develop undergraduate and graduate hybrid electric curricula with federal stimulus funds.

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Ford Fusion

Michigan Tech Offering Free Course for Auto Engineers on Next-Generation Hybrid, Battery Technologies

August 5, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Detroit-area class to be led by Jeff Naber

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Mackinac Bridge, photo courtesy of the Mackinac Bridge Authority

Former Tech Faculty Member Inducted into Construction Hall of Fame

August 4, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The late Ed Haltenhoff, who served 15 years on Michigan Tech's civil and environmental engineering faculty, was inducted July 29 into the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame.

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Kilauea Volcano

New Geoscience Graduate Program builds Global Partnerships in Education and Research

July 31, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech has received support from the US Department of Education to fund a new, international dual master’s program in volcanology and geotechniques.

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Pasties with catsup

Something for (Most) Everyone at Michigan Tech Alumni Reunion 2009

July 31, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Tech Talks, gospel music, chili, basketball, pasties, canoeing, biking, hiking, waterfalls . . . 

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Victor Busov

From the Roots Up, Developing Trees for Sustainable Biofuel

July 29, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

With $900,000 from the USDA and the DOE, Victor Busov hopes to develop varieties of poplar trees that will thrive in dry, nitrogen-poor soils. Ultimately, they could be grown sustainably as a biofuel crop on lands that aren't suitable for food production.

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Construction Brings Change to Michigan Tech Campus

July 29, 2009
By Kara Sokol

Change is in the air—and on the grounds—of Michigan Tech thanks to an innovative new construction project. 

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Michigan Tech professor Stan Vitton's insights are incorporated in this bestseller.

How Georgia and Alabama Got Their Shapes

July 29, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

...and how Stan Vitton solved the 200-year-old mystery.

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Princeton Review Best 371 logo

Michigan Tech among Princeton Review’s Best Colleges

July 27, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech is recognized by The Princeton Review for quality academics and quality of life.

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Alumnus Jim Cooper

Remembrances of Dimes Past

July 27, 2009
By John Gagnon

We had the pleasure of talking with alumnus Jim Cooper, visiting from Arizona, who earned a degree in metallurgy in 1939 and parlayed it to worldwide achievement. Jim spent nearly 40 years in the mining industry, much of it in Mexico, and at one time his operation was the most efficient in the world. “That,” he says without a touch of swagger, “was probably, in the business sense, as outstanding as you can do.”

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