Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins


  • Senior Content Specialist, University Marketing and Communications


She’s prone to social media binges, but Cyndi also takes time to stop and smell the flowers, especially our campus roses. The award-winning editor, journalist, and columnist writes and edits for Michigan Tech’s web pages, digital media, and print publications. She finds work-life balance in the garden, on her yoga mat, and anywhere near the water.

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • Specializing in feature writing, she co-creates, writes, and edits content for the University, from web pages and Michigan Tech Magazine stories to social media.
  • A novelist active in the Upper Peninsula Authors and Publishers Association, the Authors Guild member looks forward to writing more books—and to camping trips in her RV with husband Scott and Goldendoodle Max.

Recent Stories 

Q&A with the MTU Masterminds of 3D-Printed PPE

Michigan Tech's 3D printing fleet has been put to work producing personal protective       equipment for the community.

Huskies seeking silence would instead find a mini manufacturing center operated by library staff David Holden and John Schneiderhan alongside engineer Joshua Pearce. Together with others across campus and the community, they are tapping the University’s brainpower and equipment to stem the spread of COVID-19. For now, it’s face shields, but . . . Read More

MTU Huskies Zoom in to Help Community Connect

Michigan Tech is doing a lot of Zooming these days. Student-tutors in the Building       Adult Skills In Computing program are going to teach community members how to use       it, too.

BASIC, the Building Adult Skills in Computing program, is offering online sessions from 10-11 a.m. every Saturday from April 4-25. The program, now in its 10th year, welcomes technological newcomers as well as anyone looking to expand their digital skills. The use of video chat and video conferencing surged recently due to the . . . Read More

Mission(s) Accomplished

Oculus-ASR rides Falcon Heavy rocky into orbit June 25, 2019 at Cape Canaveral.

The new space race is driven by commercialization, tech miniaturization, and lower costs. Space is easier and cheaper to reach than ever before. However, there’s still nothing simple about building a satellite. At 90-plus current members with more than 800 alumni, one satellite in orbit, and two more missions in the works, Michigan . . . Read More