Michigan Tech News

2010 Archive

Charlie Kerfoot and a quagga

Death of the “Doughnut”: How Quaggas Are Casting a Pall on the Lake Michigan Fishery

September 2, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Something has been eating Charlie Kerfoot’s doughnut, and all fingers point to a European mollusk about the size of a fat lima bean.

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Phragmites australis, the common reed, is invading Great Lakes wetlands and beaches.                                  Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989

Michigan Tech Research Institute Maps Spread of Invasive Reed in Great Lakes Basin

September 2, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute is mapping the spread of an invasive reed with a taste for the wetlands and beaches of the Great Lakes.

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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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