Michigan Tech News

April 2013

beth flynn and class

The Last Class: Beth Flynn, Humanities

April 30, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities Professor Beth Flynn teaches her last class and Tech, reflecting on the past and looking toward the future.

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Sunburns sneak up on us. A UV sensor developed by Michigan Tech students can let us know when to get in the shade. Ingram Publishing photo

Student Engineers’ Skin Patch Warns When It’s Time to Get Out of the Sun

April 30, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

When the happy face disappears, go sit under the beach umbrella.

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Permanent stents are lifesavers, but they can also cause health problems when they are in the body for a long time. Michigan Tech researchers are investigating a new stent material, zinc, that would dissolve safely after the artery has healed. iStockphoto

Zinc: The Perfect Material for Bioabsorbable Stents?

April 30, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Some materials dissolve too quickly in the body, and some hang around forever. Zinc, however, may be just right.

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Teachers get up close and personal with an African elephant.

Michigan Teachers to Explore Africa, Use it to Inspire their Students

April 26, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech' Institute for  Leadership and Innovation is coordinating a summer trip to Africa for 15 Michigan teachers, to encourage them to find ways to bring the excitement of Africa into their classrooms.

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Campus, Two Weeks Before Commencement

Late Spring Puts the Pressure on Facilities Management

April 26, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Spring on campus usually runs like clockwork. This year, however, winter  hung on longer than usual, putting a lot of pressure on Facilities Management to get campus ready for Spring Commencement and summer months that follow.

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Chang Kyoung Choi, faculty advisor to the Korean Student Association.

South Koreans at Michigan Tech Hold on to Hope for their Homeland

April 26, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

South Koreans express both concern and hope for the situation between North and South Korea.

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W. Charles Kerfoot

Kerfoot to Receive 2013 Research Award

April 24, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

"Charlie is considered an international star in the field of freshwater zooplankton ecology."

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David Barnes

IBM Technology Strategist to Speak to Spring Graduates

April 23, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

University to honor nearly 1,000 students at commencement

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Work from the 2013 Student Art and Design Show

Tech Teaches Creativity of Many Kinds

April 23, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

The annual Student Art and Design Show is an exhibition of the fruits of the creativity of students taking courses in Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). With all of the technical talent on campus, it can be easy to overlook the artistic creativity of Tech students.

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Michigan Tech Named a Bike Friendly University

April 22, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The League of American Bicyclists has named Michigan Tech a Bicycle Friendly University.

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Wolves in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Bear Baiting May Put Hunting Dogs at Risk from Wolves

April 17, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Researchers compare bear-baiting practices and reparations paid for hunting dogs attacked by wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin .

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The non-aligned manganese dioxide nanorods on the left were made using conventional methods. The aligned nanorods on the right were grown in Dennis Desheng Meng's lab using electrophoretic deposition. Photos by Sunand Santhanagopalan

Michigan Tech Scientist's Discovery Could Lead to a Better Capacitor

April 16, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The key lies in growing nanorods with all the right stuff

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Biomass-burning cookstoves cause poor air quality, health hazards in many countries around the world.

Two Michigan Tech Teams Take Sustainable Designs to Washington, DC

April 16, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech student teams will compete in the EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, DC.

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Michigan Tech's canoe, Mesektet, pulls ahead of the competition during regional Concrete Canoe races in Sutton's Bay. Sarah Reed photo

Michigan Tech’s Concrete Canoe Paddles the Competition Again

April 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Next step: the Nationals

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Steel Bridge team member Woody Beardsley grinds the top rails of Michigan Tech's Steel Bridge entry to make them smooth.

Steel Bridge Team Qualifies for National Competition

April 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Entry earns top marks in aesthetics and economy

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Gupta Named Fellow by Society of Plastics Engineers

April 11, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored for outstanding achievements in plastics engineering

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Tron

Undergraduate Expo Showcases Student Ingenuity

April 8, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

More than 60 Student Design and Enterprise teams solve problems for industry and other organizations at the Undergraduate Expo.

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