Michigan Tech News

August 2011

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Keeping Kids Safer in the Car: Blocking the Buckle

September 7, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech students create a device to keep children from unbuckling their seat belts.

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Michigan Tech's Nordic Ski Trails are now among the top six in the nation.

Tech Trails Now One of Nation's Top Six Cross-Country Ski Courses

August 25, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Improvements make Tech Trails one of top six cross-country ski courses in the nation.

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GGoal: a more sustainable mass transit system for the Michigan Tech community.

Ford and Michigan Tech Team Up to Imagine a Better Bus System

August 25, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech Enterprises have received a Ford College Community Challenge Grant to design a more sustainable mass transit system for Houghton and Hancock.

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Nathan Saliga runs the 400-meter dash.

Michigan Tech Track & Field Team Wins Academic Honors

August 22, 2011
By Ian Marks

The men's and women's Track & Field teams at Michigan Tech have won national recognition for their academic excellence.

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Staff Sgt. Chris Fessenden�s Traxxas Stampede, modified for reconnaissance in the Middle East

Alum's tricked-out toy truck a lifesaver for US troops

August 17, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Computer science grad Ernie Fessenden wanted to do something to help his brother in Iraq. He didn’t know how many other lives would hinge on his effort.

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A color-banded Oma'o just before being released.  Note the bird's vent is stained with the juice of the purple berries of the Olapa tree.

How Do Native Hawaiian Birds Survive in a Fragmented Forest?

August 17, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Conservation biologists examine how native and non-native species of birds adapt and survive when their forest habitat is fragmented by the work of human hands or natural forces such as lava flows. 

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Nancy Auer, associate professor of biological sciences, at right, and Marty Holtgren, a biologist with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, conducting an electro-fish survey of the fish in one of the tributaries to the Big Manistee River in July 2011.

Can We Bring the Grayling Back to Michigan?

August 15, 2011
By John Gagnon

Michigan Tech biologists are working with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians to explore the possibility of reintroducing Arctic grayling to Upper Michigan waters.

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Michigan Tech Hires 11 New Faculty in Health and Energy Initiatives

August 11, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has hired 11 new faculty members whose research focuses on health or energy systems, as part of its ongoing Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative.

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Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research

Board of Control Attends Dedications of A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research

August 4, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Both projects made possible by private support from donors

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Princeton Review Best in the Midwest 2012

Michigan Tech Named a “Best in the Midwest” by Princeton Review

August 2, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech is honored again by the Princeton Review as a Best in the Midwest.

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Bud Rieckhoff '60 and Mark Jarmus '80 tour the Keweenaw Waterway aboard Tech's research vessel, the Agassiz, during Reunion 2010.

Alumni Reunion Kicks Off Thursday, Aug. 4

July 29, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Featuring old friends, pickled eggs, volleyball, waterfalls, a Tom Hanks movie, and lots more

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