Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins



  • Feature Writer


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, electronic 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.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.

Recent Stories 

From Campers to Counselors: Huskies Carry on Summer Youth Program Tradition

Week-long programs, which run from mid-June through early August, offer middle- through high school-age young people experiences in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), along with fostering entrepreneurship and creativity. From aerospace, blacksmithing and coding, to forensic science, mechanical engineering and wildlife ecology, instruction . . . Read More

Huskies Heal

From enhanced cancer detection to the power sources that supply surgical room equipment, Michigan Technological University is a health-care innovator that prepares people and creates technologies to improve lives and strengthen communities. Self-sterilizing wound dressings. Bone-regeneration systems. Heart muscle cells grown faster . . . Read More

Q&A: A Day in the (Wild) Life

"There's a lot of things I've never done," says zoo and wildlife veterinarian Erika Crook. But her job includes things most people will never do, like figuring out why a pregnant zebra gets hives, tending to a scarlet ibis with a broken beak, and performing wellness checks on lion cubs. The 1993 Michigan Tech biology graduate can't . . . Read More

History—and Awards—Run in the Family

Hiltunen, recognized for outstanding contributions to the preservation and promotion of Upper Peninsula history, grew up in a historic Copper Country mining town in a historic miner's house filled with a love of history and books. "History is certainly in the DNA. My grandpa was a historian and a professor of history, and my dad is a civil war buff," she . . . Read More