Michigan Tech News

June 2013

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Mining in Northern Climes: Whose Decision is it?

June 24, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Reindeer herders and others might be negatively affected by a proposed open pit mine in northern Skandinavia.

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Potential earnings are part of the value of a university education.

Business Insider Gives Michigan Tech High Marks for Graduates' Earning Potential

June 21, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

A new university ranking system takes the potential earning potential of graduates into account, and Michigan Tech fares well. 

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Electrons flash across a series of gold quantum dots on boron nitride nanotubes. Michigan Tech scientists made the quantum-tunneling device, which acts like a transistor at room temperature, without using semiconducting materials. Yoke Khin Yap graphic

Beyond Silicon: Transistors without Semiconductors

June 20, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech researchers have built a super-small transistor with nanotubes and quantum dots—without a speck of silicon or any other semiconductor.  

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Performers Spread their Wings on Stage

June 20, 2013
By Travis Gendron

Performers take to the air, and a skilled student crew keeps them there, in the high-flying production of Beautiful at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. 

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Bryologist Janice Glime, professor emerita of biological sciences

Glime Receives Hattori Prize for Bryology Masterwork

June 18, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Her encyclopedia on the tiny world of mosses and their ilk is both a reference for experts and an introduction to students.

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Blocking the Scent, Enjoying the Good Life: Tech Alumnus Hunts for a Living

June 13, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

A Michigan Tech alumnus created Scent-Lok, a hunting clothing line that masks human odor.

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Fish Oil Lowers Stress Response

June 11, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers have determined that fish oil protects the heart in stressful situations.

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A closeup view of the prosthetic knee mechanism.

Tech Students Help Patients in India Get a Leg Up

June 10, 2013
By Travis Gendron

A Senior Design team makes a prosthetic knee more affordable and effective for patients in India. 

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PhD student Hui Wang was honored by the Chinese government for her academic excellence. She researches the use of graphene to enhance the performance of photovoltaic cells.

Hui Wang Awarded China's Top Honor for Overseas Grad Students

June 7, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Advised by Yun Hang Hu, she is the first Michigan Tech student to earn one of China's top student prizes

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Students excavating in historic Clifton, the Keweenaw's first successful mining community.  Photo by Timothy Scarlett.

Archaeology Tours at the Cliff Mine, Clifton

June 7, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Weekend tours begin June 15 and run through the end of the month.

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Winners of Michigan Tech's 2013 Distinguished Teaching Awards are Tom Werner and Nilufer Onder.

Onder, Werner Receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

June 4, 2013
By Travis Gendron

Excellence: it's all in the planning.

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GLRC scientists will do cutting-edge research with this new generation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

Great Lakes Research Center: One Year Old and Growing

June 4, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

As the GLRC approaches its first anniversary, the research center is humming.

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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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