Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan

About Jennifer

Jennifer Donovan is a freelance writer in Houghton. She served for 11 years as director of news and media relations at Michigan Tech. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, national magazine writer and public information officer for universities and research organizations. She loves the UP, snow and all.

Recent Stories 

Capturing and Converting Carbon Dioxide into a Useful Product

What if we could not only capture carbon dioxide, but convert it into something useful?

Until now, carbon dioxide has been dumped in oceans or buried underground. Industry has been reluctant to implement carbon dioxide scrubbers in facilities due to cost and footprint. What if we could not only capture carbon dioxide, but convert it into something useful? S. Komar Kawatra and his students have tackled that challenge, and . . . Read More

Nationally Accredited Medical Lab Science Program Serves Critical Need

The need for medical laboratory scientists is enormous, particularly in rural areas.
      Michigan Tech's recently accredited Medical Laboratory Science program will help address
      that need.

It took four years and stacks of documentation, but Michigan Tech's Medical Laboratory Science program has earned first-time accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). "By qualifying as an accredited program, the Medical Laboratory Science program is earning the type of recognition it . . . Read More

Carbon Nanotubes Shush Loud Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

A thermophone is a type of loudspeaker that generates sound using heat. Coaxial means
      two items share a common axis, so a coaxial loudspeaker fits directly in-line with
      a duct without obstructing airflow.

First there was the technical problem: developing technology to keep an industrial HVAC system quiet. Then came the next challenge: commercializing the technology. Andrew Barnard, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and his graduate student, Steven Senczyszyn, who earned his master’s degree in May and is now a research . . . Read More