Michigan Tech News

2013 Archive

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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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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The Mechanical Engineer and the Sunken Treasure

March 29, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Alumnus Mike Milosh did the engineering for a sunken treasure dive for one the biggest gold retrievals ever.

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Sarah Green,  Jefferson Science Fellow

Sarah Green Named Jefferson Science Fellow

March 29, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Sarah Green, chair of the Department of Chemistry, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the US Department of State.

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An open-source 3D printer printing an optical component, specifically, a filter bracket.

3D Printing Slashes Optics Lab Costs

March 29, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

The study found cost reductions generally over 97 percent, with some components costing only 1 percent of the market price.

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Wolves of Isle Royale National Park.

Isle Royale Wolves Fall Prey to Inbreeding Problems

March 26, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Winter Study shows Isle Royale wolf population down to eight wolves, no new pups. 

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