Kimberly Geiger

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  • Director of Communications, College of Engineering


Kimberly is the director of communications in the Michigan Tech College of Engineering. She studied journalism at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her professional background includes work in book publishing, media relations, special event production, and sales.

Recent Stories 

A member of Michigan Tech's Supermileage Systems Enterprise works on the team's vehicle in a lab at the university

Huskies to Compete at Annual Design Expo Undergraduate Showcase

Design Expo places Michigan Technological University’s undergraduate student innovators and their corporate and faculty sponsors front and center as teams solve complex, real-world and life-changing challenges while competing for nearly $4,000 in cash awards. More than a thousand students from Michigan Tech Senior Design and Enterprise teams will showcase their projects to the public and judges from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in Michigan Tech’s Van Pelt and Opie Library. Projects include equipment required for a typical day of life on the moon, minimally invasive and more efficient medical devices, and a remotely operated vehicle that explores and maps flooded mines. Read More

A Michigan Tech researcher working on intermodal freight transportation improvements is seen smiling in this portrait in the civil engineering department at Michigan Tech.

Getting Goods to Market: MTU Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Strengthen, Improve and Decarbonize Intermodal Freight

Led by Kuilin Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering, the Michigan Tech project is titled "A Decarbonized and Resilient Intermodal Freight Transportation (DRIFT) Modeling Platform for Intermodal Logistical Decisions Under Uncertainty." DRIFT will model a low-carbon, intermodal freight transportation system of the future. It’s one of six projects nationwide funded by the DOE through an Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) exploratory topic called INcreasing Transportation Efficiency and Resiliency through MODeling Assets and Logistics (INTERMODAL). Michigan Tech’s project is the only one in the state of Michigan. Read More

The Michigan Tech ME-EM building, with the Tech 1995 logo and an American flag in the foreground, is the center for a new national program run by the Department of Commerce offering $5.4 million in funding potential to support faculty and student researchers.

$5.4 Million Federal Cooperative Agreement Will Support Michigan Tech Student and Faculty Researchers

Michigan Tech’s NIST PREP agreement will support undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty participants. The program provides laboratory and financial assistance, with fellowships awarded to forward the continued growth and progress of science and engineering in the United States. With the addition of Michigan Tech, there are now 17 NIST PREP universities. Tech is the only NIST PREP institution in Michigan. Read More

A crowd of students and guests looking at their projects throng around tables at the Design Expo 2023, where undergraduate projects are on display for the public and judges each year as part of Michigan Tech's commitment to hands-on learning.

Student Ingenuity on Display at Tech’s 2023 Design Expo

Recycled asphalt pavement made with used motor oil, a climbing assistive exoskeleton and a human-following robot assistant are among the hundreds of life-improving projects exhibited at the 23rd annual Design Expo, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The showcase will take place on the first floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library and in the third floor ballroom of the Memorial Union Building. A reception and awards ceremony follows from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Read More

A Michigan Tech researcher who discovered a new fuel cell stands in his lab with fuel tanks in the background. He's wearing safety glasses.

An Energy Breakthrough: Tech Researchers Create New Type of Fuel Cell

Like batteries, fuel cells produce energy through an electrochemical process. Unlike batteries, they don’t run down or require recharging. However, the potential advantages of fuel cells are offset by challenges that include cost, performance and durability.
Michigan Technological University researcher Yun Hang Hu and two graduate students, Hanrui Su and Wei Zhang, took on those challenges, changing the conventional path of a fuel cell by creating an interface between the electrolyte and melted carbonate as an ultrafast channel for oxygen ion transfer. Read More

A memristor powers neuromorphic computing in a Michigan Tech lab dedicated to helping direct brain stimulation systems be more efficient and responsive.

Michigan Tech Researchers Develop ‘Smart’ Deep Brain Stimulation Systems for Parkinson’s Patients

Currently incurable, Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions worldwide. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an alternative to medications that are effective but lose effectiveness as patients develop drug resistance. Over time, larger doses of medication become necessary to control the condition and with them come potentially serious side effects. DBS is one alternative. Read More

A researcher works in a Michigan Tech lab that is perfecting battery recycling technologies.

Michigan Tech Awarded $2.5 Million to Unlock Net-Zero Emission Mineral Extraction Technologies in Mining Industries

The project, to help mines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Minnesota achieve net-zero emissions while extracting critical minerals from mine tailings, has received $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
The DOE awarded grants to develop rapid carbon mineralization and critical mineral extraction technology to 16 projects nationwide, totaling $39 million. Michigan Tech’s project is the only one in the state to receive funding from Mining Innovations for Negative Emissions Resource Recovery (MINER), a new initiative through the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The MINER initiative funds technology research that increases mineral yield, while decreasing required energy and subsequent emissions, in order to mine and extract energy-relevant minerals. Read More