Michigan Tech News

March 2011

Callie Bertsch with school children in a Muslim village in Bulgaria.

Michigan Tech Peace Corps Master's International Volunteers Make a Difference—One Step at a time

April 1, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Three Peace Corps Master's International graduate students from Michigan Tech make a difference around the world.

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Jodhbir Singh makes his pitch

Students Pitch a Business with a Difference

March 31, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Student-created businesses were offered a chance at prize money and free consulting services as part of the second annual Business Plan Competition.

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TThe large, lighter colored wolf in the center is the immigrant from Canada dubbed The Old Gray Guy. The wolf to the left is his daughter and mate, who died during 2010. Photo by John Vucetich

Poop Reveals an Immigrant in Isle Royale Wolves' Gene Pool

March 30, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

An immigrant male wolf came to Isle Royale from Canada in 1997 and made his mark on the gene pool of wolves there.

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Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz

Michigan Tech President Tells House, Senate: Universities are the Engine Driving Economic Recovery

March 24, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

President Glenn Mroz testifies before Michigan House and Senate higher education subcommittees in Lansing.

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Michigan Tech women's basketball team wins a chance at the championship.

Huskies to Play for National Title after 89-78 Win over Northwest Missouri

March 24, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball team won the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball semifinals Wednesday, March 23, in St. Joseph, Mo. They will play in the National Championship on Friday, March 25.

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Michigan Tech observes World Water Day.

World Water Day: Making a Difference, One Drop at a Time

March 21, 2011
By Jillian Schwab

Michigan Tech joins World Water Day observance.

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Norman Augustine is the featured speaker at Michigan Tech's 2011 Spring Commencement.

Norman Augustine—Engineer, Businessman, STEM Advocate—To Speak at Michigan Tech Spring Commencement

March 17, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin and STEM education advocate, will speak at Spring Commencement.

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Michigan Tech's Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science supports the Climate Change Resource Center, which helps researchers and teachers communicate science to the public.

Making Sense of Climate Change: A Communications Challenge

March 17, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Researchers and graduate fellows--the next generation of researchers--work together to find better ways to communicate science to the public.

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Mary Christiansen, a graduate student in civil & environmental engineering, at work in the lab.

Michigan Tech Graduate Engineering Programs Move Up One Position in US News Rankings

March 15, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's graduate engineering programs move up one position in US News rankings.

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An aerial view of the marshes of southern Iraq.

Michigan Tech Graduate Student Wins a Spot in International Satellite Imaging Competition

March 14, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Graduate student Sinan Abood has been invited to participate in a worldwide 8-band satellite imaging competition. He will analyze the salinity of marshlands in southern Iraq.

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Clarkson University's winning sled.

Clarkson Claims Top Spot in Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 13, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

University teams from across the US and Canada competed in the 12th Annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge. Clarkson University won top honors.

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Renee Batzloff, 2010-11 president of Michigan Tech's award-winning chapter of the Society of Physics Students

Michigan Tech Society of Physics Students Receives Two National Honors

March 12, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

"Outstanding Chapter," Blake Lilly Prize for outreach

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville finishes the 2011 Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run.

Three Sleds Complete Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

March 8, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

UW Platteville, Clarkson, Idaho, UW Madison

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Fruit is a favorite food in Michigan Tech residence halls.

Bellying Up to Healthy Meals

March 7, 2011
By John Gagnon

March is National Nutrition Month, and at Michigan Tech, students, faculty and staff are trying to eat healthy.  

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Scott Kuhl’s lab offers visitors an often uncomfortable brush with virtual reality. Image courtesy of World Viz.

High Anxiety: Virtual Reality in a Michigan Tech Lab

March 4, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Designing illusions that mimic real dangers

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Jason Carter attaches sensors in his lab.

NIH Sleep Deprivation Study Examines Gender Differences

February 23, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Sleep deprivation is common, and it can cause or exacerbate serious health problems. Jason Carter is studying sleep deprivation's links to high blood pressure and differences in the effects of sleep deprivation in men and women.

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