Michigan Tech News

June 2012

Over 50 years ago, the Golden Gate Bridge District derailed efforts at regional regional planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, guaranteeing future generations some of the nation's worst traffic. Bay Bridge photo by Peter Ginter

Go Big, Play Hard, Michigan Tech Historian Tells Regional Planners

July 2, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Seventy-five years after the Golden Gate Bridge opened, Louise Nelson Dyble tells how its governing body stifled regional planning--a cautionary tale on the power of entrenched special interests.

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SURFing at Tech

June 29, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Tech students conduct research all across campus in the summer, thanks to Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

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Stephen L. Kampe

Kampe Named Fellow of ASM International

June 25, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Recognized for contributions to the science and technology of functional metal matrix composites and leadership in engineering education

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Incoming Board of Control Chair Stephen Hicks

Michigan Tech Board Approves Budget, Lowest Tuition Increase in 8 Years

June 21, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Board of Control approved a $165.5 million general fund budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2012. The budget includes a tuition increase of 3.9 percent for Michigan resident undergraduates. 

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Resilient Editors Create a New Scholarly Book

June 21, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities professors team up to create a new scholarly book on feminism.

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Driver Scott Rhudy in the four-hour Endurance Race of the 2012 SAE Baja Wisconsin. Zack Peck photo

Michigan Tech Nabs Top-10 Finish in SAE Baja Wisconsin

June 20, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Fifth in the US, first in the state in a grueling test of off-road vehicle design

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Yue Li, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is organizing the US-Vietnam Workshop on Multiple Natural Hazards Assessment and Mitigation Under the Impact of Climate Change.

Workshop to Address Threat of Rising Ocean Levels in Vietnam

June 15, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Rising ocean levels  worsen the dangers posed by typhoons and tsunamis.

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Romeo, one of the wolves that died in the mine shaft, is seen here following a female wolf in 2010. His eagerness to mate earned him his nickname.

A Mystery Solved: 3 Wolves Drowned in Old Mine Shaft at Isle Royale National Park

June 14, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Three Isle Royale wolves fell into an old mine shaft and drowned last winter.

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Members of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans at the start of the 2011 Detroit Marathon. Steve Fecht photo

Engineering Better Bikes for Wounded Vets

June 12, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Sponsored by General Motors, students in the Huskies Helping Heros Senior Design program are working with Achilles International and wounded veterans to improve the design of racing wheelchairs.

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Suk-Jun returns Jonathan Clifton's wallet.

Honesty is the Korean Policy

June 12, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan


Korean student reaches across the ocean to return Tech student's lost wallet.

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Michigan Tech's Steel Bridge team took two first places and fourth overall in national competition.

Steel Bridge Team Earns 2 Firsts, Fourth Overall in National Competition

June 11, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech team brings home 2 first places,  fourth overall in National Student Steel Bridge Competition.

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Chanavia Smith is getting ready for a year of study in Japan.

From Detroit to Houghton to Japan

June 8, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Student from Detroit wins Gilman International Scholarship for study in Japan.

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At G&A Garden Center, Amber Campbell grows and sells a wide variety of plants.

A Growing Concern

June 4, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Student entrepreneur brings a wealth of flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables to Houghton gardeners.

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Michigan Tech student Emily Baker models cap and gown made from recycled plastic water bottles.

Used Water Bottles Become Commencement Caps & Gowns

March 27, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Starting with the spring 2012 Commencement, Michigan Tech's graduates will wear caps and gowns made from recycled plastic water bottles. 

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