Michigan Tech News

March 2013

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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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a) shadow behind metal cylinder under plane wave illumination; b) front reconstruction after passing cylinder cloaked by thin multilayer dielectric; c) total scattering cross width for cloaked & bare cylinders. (b) & (c) demonstrate the cloaking effect.

Invisibility Cloak Research Moves Forward at Michigan Tech

March 22, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

A new design produces the simplest and most effective invisibility cloak yet. 

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I-Corps helps researchers learn to be entrepreneurs.

Researchers Invited to Learn Essentials of Entrepreneurship

March 20, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

To help researchers fast-track their technologies to the marketplace, Michigan is launching a new entrepreneurial training program called Michigan Innovation Corps (I-Corps).

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Nearly all fresh fruit and vegetables are safe and nutritious. Michigan Tech researcher Jaroslaw Drelich has developed a new antimicrobial compound that could make our food supply even safer.

Michigan Tech Scientist Honored for Food Safety Innovation

March 18, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

New material could have dozens of uses

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The colors of the rainbow on

Colors Fly for Annual Pride Week Events

March 15, 2013
By Danny Messinger

Michigan Tech has numerous events scheduled for Pride Week, March 18-23, 2013.

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Will Cantrell, Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year

Will Cantrell Named Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year

March 13, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech physics faculty member Will Cantrell has been named a 2013 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year.  

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The fibroblasts (cells involved in scar tissue formation) had adhered to a magnetoelastic coating. The top cell was subjected to vibration and became rounder and less sticky than the elongated cell, which was not vibrated.

On the Horizon: Implants with Built-in Sensors that Can Shake off Infection?

March 12, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Special coatings could fight bacteria and discourage the growth of scar tissue on medical implants

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Several of Michigan Tech's engineering graduate programs rose in the US News rankings this year.

Michigan Tech Graduate Engineering Programs Climb in US News Rankings

March 12, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Four Michigan Tech graduate engineering programs rise in US News rankings.

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Tess Ahlborn

Ahlborn Named Woman of the Year by Transportation Group

March 11, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

WTS also to honor Transportation Enterprise with Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

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Wisconsin-Madison, McGill Claim Snowmobile Crowns

March 11, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

The University of Wisconsin-Madison won the Internal Combustion category and McGill University won the Zero Emissions division in the 2013 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Michigan Tech's Keweenaw Research Center.

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Michigan Tech Moves to Plateau Tuition

March 7, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech moves to plateau tuition for undergraduates, charging a flat rate for 12 to 18 credit hours. 

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Driver Chad Kromrey after completing the 2013 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

Six Sleds Complete Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run

March 5, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Clarkson, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Kettering, Michigan Tech, University of Idaho, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Tech women are active in campus life.

Women’s History Month—Honoring and Educating Tech’s Extraordinary Females

March 5, 2013
By Danny Messinger

March at Michigan Tech is  full of events celebrating Women's History Month. 

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Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz

Michigan Tech President Reports Cost-Cutting Steps, Protests MPSERS Charges

March 5, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz testified before the House higher education subcommittee in Lansing, outlining cost-cutting measures that Tech has taken and asking for equity in applying the law regarding Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System payments. 

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Sean Kirkpatrick, new SPIE Fellow.

Sean Kirkpatrick Named SPIE Felllow

March 5, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Sean Kirkpatrick, chair of biomedical engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society forf optics and photonics. 

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Puff the Magic Sledder: PhD Student Races Snowmobiles Professionally

March 4, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

When she's not studying, PhD candidate Jennifer Fuller conquers hills and and endurance runs as a professional snowmobile racer for Bunke Racing and Polaris.

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Clarkson University's four-stroke Ski-Doo won the internal combustion category of the 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.

Clean Snowmobile Challenge on Track at Michigan Tech

March 1, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Public invited to Public Display, acceleration and handling events, and more

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Michigan Tech Receives $100,000 from General Motors

March 1, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech receives $100,000 from long-time supporter General Motors. 

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