March 20, 2018, Vol. 24, No. 14

Huskies Win WCHA, NCAA Action Against Notre Dame


Michigan Tech won its second straight WCHA Playoff Championship Saturday with a 2-0 shutout of Northern Michigan University. Read game highlights here.

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More than 700 alumni and friends packed the John MacInnes Ice Arena on Saturday night to cheer on the Huskies from a distance.

The Hockey Huskies will play Notre Dame on Friday, March 23 in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The game will take place at 3 p.m. at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Read more here.

Spring is here in the Keweenaw. Hockey continues. The ice sculptures are still standing. The snow is melting slowly. 20 inches of snow remain on the ground. And we know the last snowfall of the year still is on its way.

But we enjoy sunnier days, students are returning from spring break and there’s a hint in the air that the semester is more than half over.

Until next time,


At Tech

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When Will Fish Consumption Advisories No Longer Be Needed in the Great Lakes?

Mercury, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) make their way into Great Lakes fish. Chronic exposure is a problem for Indigenous communities.

Not many people think about fish consumption advisories. If they do, it’s a quick glance at a map, a sobering reminder that invisible pollutants are still . . . [ Full Story ]


Mending Broken Hearts with Cardiomyocyte Molds

Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair.

2.5 billion. That’s approximately the number of times the human heart beats in 70 years. And sometimes during the course of its unrelenting contractions and relaxations, the heart muscle can . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Around the World

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Purchase a Michigan Tech Burgee and Support the Sailing Club

Michigan Tech Sailing Club students are selling premium quality Michigan Tech burgees to raise money for the team to purchase new sails, life jackets, and other equipment.

Since the club was established in 2003, it has given students, alumni, and community members alike the opportunity to learn the art of sailing. Currently the club . . . [ Full Story ]

2021 will mark 100 years of Tech’s Kappa Delta Psi Fraternity

The Kappa Delta Psi Fraternity will have their 100 year reunion the week of August 1, 2021. Mike Moyle ‘84 and Tom Spelman ‘74 are chairing the reunion. Although they have a list of fraternity alumni, they are missing some contact information. Please help them reconnect with missing members. If you know of a . . . [ Full Story ]

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Breanna Cornell ’14 to Receive Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

The Manufacturing Institute announced that Breanna Cornell, Process Engineer at the Essity (formerly SCA) Bellemont, AZ paper converting site, is a recipient of the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Emerging Leader Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent . . . [ Full Story ]

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Snow Totals!

Season Snowfall: 182.75 inches
This Month to Date: 6 inches
Past Seven Days: 6 inches

As of March 20, 2018

Be sure to enter our monthly and yearly Snowfall Contests. Predict our monthly snowfall for March or our yearly snowfall amount contest. Win prizes! Good luck!

Enter the monthly contest.

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Huskies Summer Sports Camps–Learn, Play and Grow with Us!

You’re part of the Michigan Tech story. You know what it means to be a Husky! Share that spirit with the sports-minded young person in your life, back on the campus that feels so close to home. Huskies Sports Camps – the most fun you’ll have on the ice, field and court!

Sports camps are . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Profile

Jackie (Hall) Stachowski ’94

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Jackie (Hall) Stachowski ’94 chose Michigan Tech after attending a Women in Engineering summer camp which she found with the help of a high school counselor. Her husband of 30 years, Tim Stachowski ’90, whom she met at Tech, is an alumnus.

Although she went to camp interested in chemical engineering, she left knowing that . . . [ Full Story ]

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Slide Rules. Punch Cards. Technology Memories at Michigan Tech.

As an incoming freshman in Chem Eng 1968, I took a Fortran course using key punch cards (both of which were outdated by the time I graduated spring of 1972 when the IT students were using keyboard interfaces.) My freshman Introduction to Engineering course included training in the use of the slide rule which . . . [ Full Story ]

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Miss the great Keweenaw lifestyle? If you’re looking for a way to get back to this awesome corner of the world, check out these positions available right here at Michigan Tech.

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