Michigan Tech News

2010 Archive

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Science & Engineering Expo on National Mall: MindTrekkers from Michigan Tech Reveal the Science Behind the Mystery

October 18, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

MindTrekkers, a traveling science road show produced by Youth Programs at Michigan Tech, will share some of the stranger mysteries of science with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the first USA Science and Engineering Expo Oct. 23-24 on the National Mall.  It is one of two Tech exhibits invited to the Expo in Washington, DC.

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A FLIR camera image uses light intensity or color brightness to show levels of heat in the Santiaguito Volcano's crater in Guatemala.

Science & Engineering Expo on National Mall: Michigan Tech NSF Program Answers Burning Questions About Volcanoes

October 18, 2010
By Jillian Schwab

Michigan Tech was invited to bring two hands-on science education exhibits to the first USA Science & Engineering Expo in Washington, DC.  The University's NSF-funded PIRE (Partnership for International Research and Education) program is demonstrating some of the tools they use to monitor volcanoes, and MindTrekkers brings Youth Programs' hands-on science show to the two-day public celebration on the National Mall in DC.  

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The new Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation will help researchers take their discoveries from the lab to the marketplace.

Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation Will Help Inventors Commercialize Technologies

October 11, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has established the Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation (MTESC), a nonprofit corporation to help move early-stage discoveries from university labs to successful commercial enterprises.

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A Miracle Diet for Brake Rotors: High-Strength, High-Temp Aluminum

October 11, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Paul Sanders is working on an aluminum alloy tough enough to replace iron in brake rotors

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Menominee County Shakeup was an Earthquake, says Tech Researcher

October 11, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Wayne Pennington, researcher and chair of geological and mining engineering and sciences, says Menominee County probably experienced a magnitude one or two earthquake.

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Noyce Scholarship winner Emily Kelly of Saginaw.

Scholarships Available for People Who Would Like to Teach Science and Math

October 11, 2010
By John Gagnon

Emily Jensen of Saginaw, a fifth-year student at Michigan Technological University, was studying chemistry when she decided to become a high school science and math teacher. She Emily was able to switch majors because of Michigan Tech’s Noyce Scholarship Program, which uses federal stimulus funds to increase the number and quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers in the state.

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Jasmin Francisco, at right, and Semester at Sea friend Marie Delacruz ride camels through  the Sahara Desert.

A Semester at Sea Includes a Camel Ride in the Sahara

October 8, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Biomedical Engineering student Jasmin Francisco covered nearly 12,000 nautical miles and 7 countries during her Semester at Sea.

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Jersey Cow. Photo by Stephen Kennedy, courtesy of the Innovation Center for US Dairy

Don’t Blame Dairy Cows for (Greenhouse) Gas Emissions

October 5, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A new study reports that the dairy industry is responsible for only about 2 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions.

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Michigan Tech Kicks Off $200 Million Capital Campaign

September 30, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

With $125 million already donated, Michigan Tech has launched the public phase of a $200 million capital campaign.

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Mechanical Engineering Alumni Endow Three Associate Professorships at Michigan Tech

September 30, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Jeff Allen, L. Brad King and Jeff Naber today received endowed associate professorships in mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics. The donors are ME-EM alumni John Calder and Ron Starr. 

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