American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding

As a recipient of over $13 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding, Michigan Technological University is excited to be involved in this opportunity to advance research. These funds will enable our researchers to forge ahead with exploration into new technologies which will impact not only Michigan Tech but also the nation. Job creation and retention is a critical component to the future of our nation, and we are optimistic about the opportunities that will spring forth from our efforts. We are scientific and engineering visionaries, eager to be a part of the revitalization of our country and the world.

For more information on ARRA:


Ryan GilbertBiomedical Engineering
Joseph HollesChemical Engineering
David ShonnardChemical Engineering
Qingli DaiCivil and Environmental Engineering
Kurtis PatersonCivil and Environmental Engineering
Zhangping YouCivil and Environmental Engineering
Bradley BaltenspergerCognitive and Learning Sciences
Chaoli WangComputer Science
Wayne WeaverElectrical and Computer Engineering
Jason CarterExercise Science Health and Physical Education 
Alex MayerGeological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Russell AlgerKeweenaw Research Center
Yun Hang HuMaterials Science and Engineering
Wenjun YingMathematical Sciences
Carl AndersonMechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Roshan D'SouzaMechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Tammy Haut-DonahueMechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Jeffrey NaberMechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Michele MillerMechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Nancy FrenchMichigan Tech Research Institute
Christopher RoussiMichigan Tech Research Institute
Brian ThelenMichigan Tech Research Institute
Miguel LevyPhysics
David NitzPhysics
Andrew StorerSchool of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
John VucetichSchool of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Patrick MartinSocial Sciences


Funding News

Federal Stimulus Funds Help Scientists Control the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion

March 17, 2010—Michigan Technological University has received $650,000 in federal stimulus funding to support a pilot project to reduce ash tree mortality in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The project, called SLAM (SLow Ash Mortality), is designed to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer and protect the UP’s ash trees.

Michigan Tech Research Institute Receives NIH Grant to Study Wildfires, Health

October 15, 2009—Where there’s smoke, there may be health risks. And where there’s climate change, there may be more—and more intense—wildfires. What does that mean for the health of people downwind from the smoke?

National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $4.2 Million for Research at Michigan Tech

September 16, 2009—Eight research projects in eight different fields at Michigan Technological University are receiving grants totaling $4,172,719 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Funding for four of the projects comes from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA), also known as federal stimulus money.

Michigan Tech Receives $3 Million in Federal Stimulus Funds to Develop Hybrid Electric Curriculum

August 5, 2009—Michigan Technological University will receive nearly $3 million in federal stimulus funds to develop an interdisciplinary educational program to train engineers and technicians to design and build the next generation of hybrid electric vehicles.

Michigan Tech Researcher Gets Stimulus Money for Blood Pressure Research

June 18, 2009—Jason Carter, chair of the Department of Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education at Michigan Technological University, will receive $20,900 in federal stimulus funds through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Gilbert Receives NIH grant

May 7, 2009—Michigan Technological University has received $164,521 in federal economic stimulus monies to conduct medical research.