October 10, 2017, Vol. 24, No. 3

Fall is the Air at Michigan Tech

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While the leaves in the Keweenaw haven’t reached peak color, they are changing.

We are starting to see more reds, oranges, and yellows. Cooler temps. Football games. A full moon. And, bright blue skies. Fall at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech writer Kelley Christensen recently wrote an article about peak leaf color and the science behind it.

Read her story Trees Prep for Peak Color.

And, please share your favorite fall memories and photos from Michigan Tech or wherever you have roamed, Huskies.

Send those to me and we’ll publish them.


At Tech


Atmospheric Sciences Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Faculty and students in the Atmospheric Sciences program at Michigan Tech undertake research about air currents, clouds, volcanic emissions, snow, and more.

Why is it that sometimes clouds form but not a drop of rain falls? How can we better understand environmental processes at a molecular level? How do air currents transport air pollution and . . . [ Full Story ]

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Rise of the Robots: Interview with Martin Ford

Truck drivers. Cashiers. Accountants. Automation is starting to replace human brains as well as brawn. Author Martin Ford is on a mission to let people know about it.

The idea is simple: as machines improve, so does their ability to take over repetitive, data-based tasks. Even though robots—and robot uprisings—have long been a part of . . . [ Full Story ]


Black and White and Red All Over

The Keweenaw Peninsula shoreline tells a billion-year-old story forged in fire, sculpted by ice. Geoheritage tours teach visitors and residents how to read the variegated cliffs, long-tailed tombolos and shifting sands. To see where volcanoes, glaciers and humans irrevocably altered topography. Bill Rose, a Michigan Tech professor emeritus of geology who developed and leads the . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Around the World


Tell Us About Exceptional Alumni and Friends!

What do doctors, business leaders, humanitarians, teachers, researchers, donors and volunteers have in common? As past alumni award recipients, they are shining examples of our exceptional Michigan Tech Huskies.

The Michigan Tech Alumni Board is now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards.  Honor your fellow alumni by nominating them for their achievements! Our five awards . . . [ Full Story ]


Curling in Denver

In Denver Colorado, alumni and friends of all ages grabbed a broom and hit the ice for an epic evening of curling on September 27. For most attendees this was the the first time they had stepped on a curling rink. The Denver Curling club provided the group with a lesson followed . . . [ Full Story ]


Third Thursdays are Back in Detroit

After a short break for the summer months our Detroit Alumni Chapter has started back up with their Third Thursday socials. Each month they host a social in a new location in the Detroit area. The group kicked off the season at the Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique. Special thanks to our . . . [ Full Story ]


Michigan Tech Hockey in Las Vegas

Come cheer on your Hockey Huskies in Las Vegas!

Michigan Tech will play in the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational on January 5-6, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The first-ever college hockey tournament at T-Mobile Arena, the home of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, will also feature Arizona State, Boston College, and Northern Michigan. . . . [ Full Story ]
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Alumni Gather in Utah

Tony Schwenn ’05, ‘06 (far left with hat) sent in this photo taken during an informal gathering in Salt Lake City last month while a few members of the group were in town for the wedding of a fellow Husky. “The get together was totally organic and just a reason to get together to enjoy . . . [ Full Story ]

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Around the Keweenaw

Job Opportunities

On Campus

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.

View a listing of our on-campus career opportunities.