Michigan Tech News

2013 Archive

Deer like to gather under the protection of evergreens like northern white cedar in the winter.

The Science of Yellow Snow: White-tailed Deer may be Ruining their own Winter Havens

June 3, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Researchers find that white-tailed deer may be making the soil in their preferred winter homes unfit to grow the very trees that protect them there.

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overall bottle shot

Student Makes a Graphic Point about Recycling and Reducing

May 29, 2013
By Sarah Kelly

Tech student Melissa Wolfe Michaelson created a dramatic display of 600 empty plastic water bottles to raise awareness about plastic bottle consumption.

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map of US

Migration Patterns Reveal Much about US Population, Research Finds

May 29, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Richelle Winkler, assistant professor of social sciences, is analyzing population migration patterns over the past 60-plus years and discovering some interesting trends.

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ThIs image shows the moon's shawdow as it crosses the HAWC observatory, blocking cosmic rays from detection. LANL image

Michigan Tech Scientists Design Laser Calibration System for Next-Gen Gamma-Ray Telescope

May 23, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

HAWC Observatory will capture gamma rays with trillions of times more energy than visible light.

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A winter view from Seven Mile Point

Tech Students, Local Conservancy Group Team Up on Seven Mile Point Project

May 23, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

Students from two courses at Michigan Tech have teamed up to help the North Woods Conservancy design and build a compostable toilet at Seven Mile Point Beach.

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Undergraduate Faith Lambert sampling Hills Creek water upstream of the main restoration site.

Michigan Tech Researchers Receive Two Great Lakes Restoration Grants

May 21, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Two Michigan Tech research teams have received highly competitive grants to conduct Great Lakes restoration projects.

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Most Scientists Agree: Humans are Causing Global Climate Change

May 16, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

An international consensus study shows that most climate scientists believe human activity is the primary cause of global climate change.

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Radar threat screen

Michigan Tech Research Institute Receives Radar Defense Contract

May 15, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute has signed a contract with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to conduct research in adapative radar countermeasures.

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Bryan H. Suits demonstrating his hybrid clarinet/flute

Demonstrating Physics and a Passion for Teaching

May 15, 2013
By Kevin Hodur

For many, teaching is a passion. And when the subject matter gets to be complex, many who teach turn to their other passions to help explain, guide and enlighten. One of Physics Professor Bryan H. Suits' passions is music, and he uses it to make physics come alive for undergraduates.

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Students and teachers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario will have a chance to explore Lake Superior on the Research Vessel Agassiz during the Lake Superior Youth Symposium at Michigan Tech.

Students, Teachers Gather at Tech to Learn about Lake Superior

May 14, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Teachers and students from Great Lakes states and Canada gather at Michigan Tech for 10th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium.

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