Michigan Tech News

November 2011

2011 Fall Career Fair at Michigan Technological University

Education in Tune with Industry Raises Michigan Tech's Job Placement Rate to Nearly 95 Percent

November 30, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

An education tuned to meet industry's needs raises Michigan Tech job placement rate to 94.6 percent.

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Solar Panels

Affordable Solar: It's Closer Than You Think

November 30, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Prices are plummeting, and past studies overestimated solar's true cost

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Michigan Tech researchers are using carbon foam to develop greener, ultra-long-life batteries.

Carbon Foam: The Key Ingredient of a Better Battery?

November 17, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

A novel design twist on an asymmetric capacitor

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Winners and Dean Radson

Pitching the Perfect Game (Plan): Students Sell Their Business Ideas

November 15, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Students competed for a $1,000 first prize in the Bob Mark Memorial Elevator Pitch Competition.

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Michigan Tech serves as a host site for the 2011 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Michigan Tech Team Earns Top 10 Finish in Regional "Battle of the Brains"

November 15, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Tens of thousands of college students are vying for a chance to compete in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest world finals in Poland.

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cResearch by Assistant Professor Aleksey Smirnov and colleagues from University of Rochester indicates that  the earth's inner core is much older than we thought.

How Old is the Earth’s Inner Core? Tech Researcher Weighs in with New Evidence

November 11, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Geophysicist Aleksey Smirnov says the Earth's inner core might be a lot older than we thought.

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Aerial view of Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Among Universities Receiving $6.63 Million in State Economic Development Funding

November 10, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech shares in a $6.63 million dollar state economic development initiative to improve university-industry relationships and expand tech-transfer capabilities.  

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Tech alumnus Hajj Flemings featured on CNN's

Alumnus/Entrepreneur Featured on CNN

November 7, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Detroit area Michigan Tech alumnus/entrepreneur featured on CNN's "Black in America" Series

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Tess Ahlborn

Ahlborn Named PCI Fellow

November 4, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

For "outstanding contributions to the precast prestressed concrete industry."

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Members of Michigan Tech's student chapter of the American Chemical Society, 2011

Michigan Tech Students Honored by American Chemical Society

November 2, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Group earns Commendable Chapter Award

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A student at this year's Spirit of the Harvest Powwow

Michigan Tech Celebrates Native American History

October 23, 2011
By Danny Messinger

Introduction to the Ojibwe language and quill earring making are among the special events slated for Native American Heritage Month on the Michigan Tech Campus. 

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