Michigan Tech News

2013 Archive

Snow Guns

9 Things that Make Winter Epic at Michigan Tech

December 10, 2013
By Kara Sokol

The calendar tells us that the official start to winter hits on December 21. But here at Michigan Tech, we’re just a little bit more ambitious than that. For the true winter lovers out there—the skiers, the snowboarders, the happy snow-angel makers—December at Tech is absolutely epic. Here are nine things that every true snow-loving Husky celebrates come early-winter time.

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mining team

The Business of Mining: How Michigan Tech Won an International Competition

December 6, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Four engineering students--the only American representatives in the competition--conquered challenging mining problems  to win a national mining competition in Canada. 

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Scott Usitalo

Fortune 150 Executive and Copper Country Native Scott Usitalo to Speak at Midyear Commencement

December 6, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

More than 400 students to graduate

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Community ESL Presentation

New ESL Course Makes Life at Tech Easier for International Scholars’ Spouses

December 3, 2013
By Danny Messinger

A new seven-week crash-course in social English aims to make life in Houghton easier for spouses of international scholars.

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Adrienne Minerick

Adrienne Minerick Named AAAS Fellow

December 2, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Honored for development of successful "lab on a chip" technologies and professional leadership

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A new 3D metal printer in action in the School of Technology machine shop at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo

Scientists Build a Low-Cost, Open-Source 3D Metal Printer

November 26, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Open-source 3D printing has been a polymer affair--until now.

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nantucket

Supercomputer Helps Model Lakes, Oceans and Much More

November 26, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech's new supercomputer, only five months old, is already in high demand.

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Michigan Tech students are creating a website for 31 Backpacks, a local charity that provides food for local schoolchildren who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend.

Students Build a Website to Help Hungry Kids

November 21, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Russ Louks's class learns web design while supporting the local charity 31 Backpacks

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From Mountaintop to Desktop: Making Atmospheric Chemistry Accessible to High School Students

November 18, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Lorentyna Harkness, an applied science education master's student, works to make mountain-top atmospheric chemistry concepts digestible for a high-school audience.

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Pearce Pens a 3D Printing Guide for Scientists on a Budget

November 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

An introduction to the new technology that could revolutionize how science is done.

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