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 webpages, 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 webpages 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 

Two students speaking at spring commencement at Michigan Tech smile on a balcony overlooking the library.

Class of 2023 Celebrates Spring Commencement

More than 1,000 Huskies will celebrate a hard-earned and long-awaited milestone in ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29. Graduate student commencement will be at 3 p.m. Friday. Undergraduate commencement is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Both events will take place in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex. Read More

Unmanned waverunner making a circular wake in the water.

Meet the Intelligent Fleet: Smart Ships, Cyber Boats, and Underwater Robots

Security, supply chains, and blue economies that support both commerce and recreation are dependent on healthy, sustainable waterways. Autonomous and intelligent tools give us the means to document what's previously been uncharted and to leverage that data to make informed predictions. At Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center, researchers utilize a fleet of autonomous marine applications to understand and protect our freshwater resources. Here's a closer look at some of the equipment you'll find in Tech's boathouse. Read More

The Quincy Mine Hoist.

Inclined to Innovate: Old Mines Inspire a New Energy Landscape

Some people get their best ideas in the shower. Or while they're driving. Or working out. Energy policy expert Roman Sidortsov got one of his on an uphill run through an iconic Keweenaw copper mine site. His aha! moment came on Quincy Hill, home to Old Reliable, the mine nicknamed for the steady dividends it paid to investors from 1864 to 1920, and led to an initiative called PUSH: pumped underground storage hydropower. Read More

The alumni advisory board poses as a group.

Growing Diversity

Each DEIS Alumni Advisory Board member brings a unique perspective and skill set to their advisory role. In their first visit to campus since forming, they explained why and how they're focused on helping to create a welcoming environment where every student who chooses Tech can put down roots and thrive. Read More

A red fox stares intently at the camera on Isle Royale National Park in the snow in an image captured by Michigan Tech researcher Sarah Hoy.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side Through the Lens of an Isle Royale Researcher

The wolves and moose of Isle Royale are the Lake Superior island’s best-known inhabitants. But the full cast of characters in the national park include an array of other fascinating inhabitants who contribute to the rich complexity of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems. Amid the drama, most recently including the headline-grabbing saga of a wolf who fell through the ice (captured by Hoy’s colleague and fellow Michigan Technological University researcher Rolf Peterson), are moments of iridescent beauty and comic relief in the everyday lives of the sentient beings who call the island home. Read More

Phi Kappa Tau of Michigan Tech takes first place with

A Golden Ticket to First Place: Phi Kappa Tau’s Chocolate Factory Wins Snow Statue Contest

The suspense was terrible — but unlike Wonka's sardonic wish in the classic movie, it didn't last, as Blue Key National Honor Society announced the 2023 snow statue winners in the afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 9. Teams in monthlong and one-night categories created statues based on the overall Carnival theme "Tasty Foods for Wintry Moods." Within each category there are three divisions: co-ed, women's and men's. In both monthlong and one-night competition, the overall statue winner is determined by the top scores in each of the three divisions. Read More