Michigan Tech News

2009 Archive

Michigan Tech Board of Control Approves Bonds for $24 Million in Capital Projects

March 5, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

At its regular meeting today, Michigan Technological University's Board of Control approved issuing bonds totaling more than $24 million for capital improvement projects.

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Flourescent E Coli

Beautiful Bugs in Blue: The Making of Luminous Bacteria

March 5, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

A team of Michigan Technological University researchers led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Haiying Liu has discovered how to make a strain of E. coli glow under fluorescent light. The technique could eventually be used to track down all sorts of pathogens and even help in the fight against breast cancer.

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Former Students Establish Scholarship in Memory of Bill Gregg

March 4, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Two of Bill Gregg's former students have established a scholarship fund in his memory.

Seth and Shannon (Bair) Lemke both graduated from Michigan Tech in 2000, Shannon with a BS in Geological Engineering and Seth with a dual major in geological engineering and geophysics.

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Michigan Road Commissions Share Winter Road Maintenance Expertise Nationwide

March 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Nearly 600 road maintenance personnel at 191 locations in 19 states learned about the latest research and best practices in de-icing and sustainable road maintenance during a national winter road maintenance web conference.

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Entrepreneurship Flourishes During Tough Times

February 27, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Bad economic times can be good times for entrepreneurs, says Michigan Tech alumnus Kanwal Rekhi.

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Paul Ollila Named to Michigan Tech Board of Control

February 25, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Former school superintendent appointed to eight-year term

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Scott Miers

Miers Receives SAE Award for Outstanding Presentation

February 24, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Scott Miers, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics at Michigan Technological University, has received a Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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Abandon Hope: Live Sustainably Just Because It's the Right Thing to Do

February 20, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Do you "hope" that everyone will start living more sustainably to save the environment? If so, you may be doing more harm than good.

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Michigan Tech Faculty Member Wins NSF CAREER Award

February 19, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Roshan D'Souza, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, has been named the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

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Susan T. Blagley

Bagley to Lead Society for Industrial Microbiology

February 18, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The new president-elect of the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM).

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