Michigan Tech News

March 2010

Chris Johnson with elephant seals on King George Island, Antarctica.

Grad Student Adventure: Russians, Permafrost, Hitching a Military Ride

March 31, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech graduate student Chris Johnson had never been out of the US or on a plane. Then he flew to Antarctica.

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Peace Corps official Eric Goldman, visits Tech to recognize Michigan Tech's Master's International Programs. Pictured, left to right, are forestry professor Blair Orr, Goldman, Graduate Dean Jackie Huntoon, and President Glenn D. Mroz.

Michigan Tech, Portage Health Lauded by the Peace Corps

March 30, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Tech honored for "significant contributions to the lives of thousands of people around the world."

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Helmet with student-designed protective layer undergoes impact test.

Safer Helmet, Safer Head: Michigan Tech Team Takes its Award-winning Invention to San Francisco Inventors Expo

March 25, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech engineering students have designed  new protective inner layer for athletics helmets.

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Michigan Tech, 2010 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Madison Sweeps Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Tech Nabs a Silver

March 21, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A repeat for Madison in both divisions of the Challenge

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Michigan Tech Huskies hockey player Eli Vlaisavljevich has been named WCHA Outstanding Student-athlete of the yearY

WCHA Names Eli Vlaisavljevich Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year

March 19, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Eli Vlaisavljevich was named the WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year.

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Michigan Tech students unfurl Undergraduate Student Government rally banner in Lansing.

Michigan Tech Students Join Massive Statewide Rally in Lansing

March 18, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech students join statewide rally in Lansing to support better higher education funding.

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Young students have a hair-raising good time at the Einstein Science Expo

Michigan Tech Brings Hands-on Learning to Wisconsin Youth

March 17, 2010
By Kara Sokol

Michigan Tech Youth Programs delivers a hair-raising good time at Wisconsin Einstein Project Science Expo.

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The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect species that is destroying ash trees in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Federal Stimulus Funds Help Scientists Control the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion

March 17, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has received $650,000 in federal stimulus funds to support a pilot project to reduce ash tree mortality in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

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Danae Danen

Michigan Tech Headed to Elite 8 Again after 84-68 Win over Drury!

March 17, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Women's basketball team defeats Drury to move on to the Elite 8!

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Wisconsin-Madison's Shawn Spannbauer completes the 2010 Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

Three Sleds Complete Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

March 16, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Minnesota-Duluth, Wisconsin-Madison, North Dakota State

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student refs

Referees Get a Lot of Help, Huskies Get a Lot of Support

March 15, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Student fans at Tech's women's basketball games dress up as referees and cheer on the Huskies.

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Kara Oikarinen holds a baby in Ghana

Two Michigan Tech Students Win Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad

March 11, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech undergraduates have been named winners of the competitive Gilman Scholarships for study abroad. 

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Gary and Rob Scholie (standing, left to right), owners of Coca-Cola of Hancock, celebrate the Coca-Cola Foundation’s $10,000 donation to the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge with Challenge organizer Jay Meldrum.

Coke Gives $10,000 to Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 10, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Donation spearheaded by Coca-Cola of Hancock

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GLIAC Champs

Tech to Host NCAA Midwest Women's Basketball Regional

March 8, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Women's basketball team hosts NCAA Regionals.

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President Glenn Mroz

Michigan Tech's Board of Control Extends President's Contract

March 5, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Contract extended until June 30, 2014

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Financial aid helps make Michigan Tech affordable

Michigan Tech Board of Control Makes Strong Commitment to Student Financial Assistance

March 4, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

At its March 2010 meeting, the Michigan Technological University Board of Control announced a significant increase in financial aid for students struggling to afford a college education.

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Aerial view of Northern Forest Ecosystem Experiment site in northern Wisconsin

How Will Forests Grow as the Climate Changes?

March 3, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech, US Forest Service scientists will study how a natural aspen forest responds to climate change conditions. 

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Chile Earthquake

Dispatches from Chile: Faculty Members’ Children Relate their Earthquake Experiences

March 3, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Children of computer science faculty member Chuck Wallace and his wife, Susanna Peters, a faculty member in social sciences, relate their experiences during the Chilean earthquake.

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Charles Wallace, Computer Science

Michigan Tech Faculty Members, Family and Student Survive Earthquake in Chile

March 1, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech computer science professor Charles Wallace, his wife, social sciences faculty member Susanna Peters, their children and study-abroad Tech student Evan Johnson survive Chilean earthquake.

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grc

Radio Signals, Diabetes, Beavers: Just Another Graduate Research Colloquium

March 1, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Graduate students present their best work at the annual Graduate Research Colloquium.

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Katie Wysocky, women's basketball player and Academic All-American

2 Michigan Tech Women's Basketball Players Gain Academic All-America Status

March 1, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech women's basketball players have been elected Academic All-Americans.

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