Michigan Tech News

August 2010

Michigan Tech's Class of 2014 gathers for a photo during Orientation Week

Celebrating O-Week: New Students Learn about Life at Tech

August 27, 2010
By Danny Messinger

O-Week, Michigan Tech’s annual Orientation Week for incoming students, is anything but ordinary.

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Michigan Tech and H2Opportunities are partnering to develop new water resources technologies.

Michigan Tech and H2Opportunities Partner to Develop New Water Resource Management Technologies

August 26, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech is partnering with a business accelerator called H2Opportunities to develop emerging water resources management technologies.

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Merit Network broadband expansion will benefit Michigan Tech.

Federal Stimulus Grant Will Improve Broadband Service at Michigan Tech, Throughout the UP

August 24, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Federal stimulus funding to Merit Network, a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities, will bring more and better broadband Internet service to Michigan Tech and communities throughout the Upper Peninsula. 

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Project Seeks a Better Image Inside Earth

August 23, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Geology students and professor will be setting up underground seismographs to detect earthquakes and other phenomena.

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Research Addresses Volcanic Eruptions: Guatemalan VP Seeks Michigan Tech Input

August 23, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Guatamala's vice president, scientific council seek advice from Michigan Teach geology PhD student. 

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At the Hill Climb

Michigan Tech Baja Team Wins Best Design

August 18, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Earned high marks for the use of nontraditional materials

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Student studies in Library

Michigan Tech Moves Up in US News Undergraduate Rankings

August 17, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has moved up in the latest US News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" undergraduate rankings.

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Alumnus Domenic Popko will reclaim Keweenaw's stamp sand for roofing market.

Alumnus Teams with Tech to Reclaim Stamp Sand and Grow an Industry

August 16, 2010
By John Gagnon

A copper mining waste product will be used for roofing.

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Forest science PhD student Carley Kratz at work in the field

Two Michigan Tech Students Granted DOE Graduate Fellowships

August 13, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Colin Gurganus and Carley Kratz are among the 150 fellows selected from among 3,300 applicants.

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Travis Pierce, director of housing, greets alumni and members of the campus community at the open house for Michigan Tech's new Residential Apartment Building

Living the Suite Life: Michigan Tech Unveils New Residential Apartment Building

August 9, 2010
By Danny Messinger

Alumni and members of the campus community toured Michigan Tech's new Residential Apartment Building at the open house celebration, held during Alumni Reunion. 

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Aaron Hemme took this photo of an in situ oil burn over the source of the Gulf oil spill.

Biology Alumnus Puts Education to Work over the Gulf

August 6, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Hemme has been peering out of MH-60 helicopters and C-130 transport aircraft for weeks, searching for oil floating on the Gulf of Mexico.

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McGruff the Crime Dog and Blizzard T. Husky

National Night Out a Hit at Daniell Heights

August 6, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Featuring McGruff the Crime Dog and Blizzard T. Husky

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Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz and State Rep. Mike Lahti at the groundbreaking of the Great Lakes Research Center

Great Lakes Research Center: An Investment in the State, the Nation and the World's Freshwater Resources

August 5, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A center of freshwater research and education on the Lake Superior watershed

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Simple Design Equals Smaller Footprint: Rail-Veyor System for Mining (and More?)

August 5, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech Alum Mike Dibble creates a cool, new rail-veyor system for moving ore and more.

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princeton review midwest

Michigan Tech Rated A Best in the Midwest; Among Nation’s Top Universities Again by Princeton Review

August 4, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Princeton Review ranks Michigan Tech a top midwestern university in 2011 Edition of Best 373 Colleges.

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Mackinac Bridge, photo courtesy of the Mackinac Bridge Authority

Michigan Tech Prof Helps Mighty Mac Gain National Recognition

August 3, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Bridge now a ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

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