Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins


  • Feature Writer, 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, 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 

The Gift of Computing

On any given Saturday during the academic year, you’ll find Michigan Technological University students serving as coaches and teachers in the community and on campus in a couple of programs that have been around since 2011. Building Adult Skills in Computing, or BASIC, helps older people with computer-related questions. Copper Country Coders . . . Read More

20 Years of Enterprise

Our Enterprise program heads into its third decade of preparing students for the work       they’ll do when they graduate.

A Multitude of Multi-Year Projects Enterprise students design and build satellites and hybrid electric cars. Develop better hockey blades and roof tiles. Build low-cost alternatives to expensive hardware and software, then share designs with the commons for collaboration and improvement. More innovations developed by Enterprise students on . . . Read More

Meditation Walk

At the final of four contemplation stations, the bench offers a view of all the panels—a       symbiotic placement that brings the feeling of being the point that completes the       circle.

The Contemplative Forest Art Walk at Michigan Tech's Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan, is open to all. But it was created for students. The installation, a series of panels (the largest roughly 10 feet long and 73 inches wide) by public artist and visual arts professor Anne Beffel, is a five-minute walk from the dorm. . . . Read More

Q&A: Nicole Lopez

FBI Agent Nicole Lopez ’08 is often asked how to forge a career like hers: “Study       for a degree you enjoy, gain experience in a job you enjoy, have fun, work hard, stay       out of trouble, and stay in shape!”

But the psychology major, who minored in military arts and sciences and Spanish (later earning a master's in forensic psychology), knew that figuring out what you want and pursuing the goal for as long as it takes will take you where you want to be—from Army ROTC cadet and setter on the Michigan Tech Women's Volleyball team to a . . . Read More