Michigan Tech News

2009 Archive

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Michigan Tech Wins Ford College Community Challenge Grant

September 16, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is one of five universities nationwide selected to receive a 2009 Ford College Community Challenge grant. The funding will enable undergraduates to work with community groups and schools to help winterize homes of elderly residents of the community. 

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Family Engineering

Family Engineering Inspires Students (and Mom and Dad)

September 15, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

The Family Engineering program helps families work together to discover what engineering is, how to solve engineering problems and inspire some youngsters to pursue education and careers in engineering.

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Madhukar Vable

Vable Publishes "Mechanics of Materials" Textbook Online

September 15, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Madhukar Vable's free textbook illustrates its subject with photos and examples of famous engineering achievements and fiascos.

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Community residents from Nepal showcase the traditional clothing of their homeland during a past Parade of Nations.

Parade of Nations Celebrates MultiCultural Character of Michigan Tech

September 11, 2009
By John Gagnon

70 nations will be represented in the 2009 Parade of Nations.

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Michigan Tech Enrollment Rises

Michigan Tech Enrollment Increases Again

September 10, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's enrollment rose again this school year, topping last year's number.

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Shuanglin Zhang

Michigan Tech Mathematicians Identify Genes Linked to Lou Gehrig's Disease

September 9, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The discovery does not mean an end to ALS, but it could provide scientists with valuable clues as they search for a cure. It can’t come any too soon. Zhang started showing symptoms of the disease himself four years ago.

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Susan Carol McCarthy

Fear Factor: Students Discuss Underlying Drivers of Racism

September 2, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech students explore underlying causes of hatred and violence with "Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands" author Susan Carol McCarthy

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Evangeline Moore

Evangeline Moore on Life as a Harbinger of Change

September 2, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The daughter of slain civil rights activists tells what got her through and keeps her going.

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Janice Glime

Glime Honored for Distinguished Service

September 2, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Recognized for support of students, building campus-wide cooperation through service on the University Senate

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Alex Mayer

Mayer Receives Distinguished Service Award

September 2, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored for interdisciplinary work, efforts to raise awareness of water issues

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