Michigan Tech News

May

Stephen L. Kampe

Kampe Appointed Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, Receives Franklin St. John Professorship

May 31, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

St. John Professorship to support lab enhancements and other department priorities

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By comparing sexual and asexual species of evening primroses, pictured, Erika Hersch-Green demonstrated that sexual reproduction offers a significant advantage.

Sex: It’s a Good Thing, Evolutionarily Speaking

May 29, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Way more than fun and games, sex appears to give an evolutionary advantage.

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Little brown bats help control insect pests.

Chemical Fingerprinting Tracks the Travels of Little Brown Bats

May 29, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A new technique enables Michigan Tech researchers to track the origins of the little brown bats that hibernate in old mines in the western Upper Peninsula. 

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An illustration of the buoy used to study the wind above Lake Michigan. The three red lines represent the laser beams, which measure wind speed and direction 1,000 times a second. Axys Technologies illustration

Everyone Knows It's Windy . . .

May 24, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Now they have the data that details just how windy Lake Michigan can be, critical information for anyone considering a wind farm on the Great Lakes. 

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Adrienne Minerick

Adrienne Minerick Receives Williams Award for Innovative Teaching

May 24, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Recognized for energizing graduate education, encouraging students to think beyond traditional models 

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Martha Sloan

Martha Sloan Receives Distinguished Service Award

May 24, 2012
By John Gagnon

"I don't think she realizes what an impact she has on so many faculty because she sincerely wants everyone to excel and do well."

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Roger Woods

Cantrell, Woods Receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

May 22, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored for their teaching skills and exceptional outreach to students

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Durdu Guney, center, has received a 2012 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Also pictured are Vice President for Research David Reed, left, and Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz.

Michigan Tech's Durdu Guney Receives ORAU Award

May 18, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

To advance his research into metamaterials and superlenses

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Bwindi schoolchildren

Alumnus Brings Education to Ugandan Children

May 17, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Alumnus Jim Tanis and his wife, Jan, have created a foundation to help Ugandan village children succeed in school

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New business dean

Klippel Named Dean of School of Business and Economics

May 15, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Slated to take over the post July 1

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Nazmiye Yapici, left, and Lanrong Bi

Shining Light on Cells' Inner Workings

May 15, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

New fluorescent dyes could help diagnose pathologies such as cancer in the early stages.

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Michigan Tech is hosting high school junior girls at Leadership Institute. nvited to Michigan Tech to learn leadership skills.

Leadership Institute Shares Success Secrets with High School Girls

May 4, 2012
By Jillian Schwab

Michigan Tech invites girls who are high school juniors and interested in STEM fields to a Leadership Institute.

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Ruts like these pose a serious threat to motorists. Zhanping You and his team have discovered that adding nanoclay to the asphalt pavement mix may help roads resist rutting.

Michigan Tech Researcher Using Nanoclays to Build Better Asphalt

May 3, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

His paper on the subject made ScienceDirect’s Top 25 Hottest Articles list for the journal Construction and Building Materials.

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Archaeologist Timothy Scarlett with a pulley stand at the Quincy Mine, near Hancock. He�s searching for a simple way to keep such iron artifacts from rusting away.

Archaeologist, Chemical Engineer Unite in a War on Rust

May 2, 2012
By John Gagnon

Iron artifacts corrode and break down, a process that spells ruin for preservationists. What if you could stop the rust?

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Dollar Bay High School Enterprise student shows an Isle Royale National Park ranger how their remotely operated vehicles work to locate invasive zebra mussels.

Enterprising High School Students Showcase Accomplishments in Detroit

May 2, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

12 High School Enterprises present their work at a High School Enterprise Showcae in Detroit, sponsored by Michigan Tech and General Motors.

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