Tech Fares Well in Money Magazine Best Colleges Ranking

Michigan Tech ranked 90th of 705 universities nationwide in Money Magazine's just-released ranking of best colleges and universities. The ranking reflected 50 percent of students receiving need-based financial aid; 24 percent receiving merit-based aid; early-career earnings averaging $63,100; and average ACT scores of 27.

The magazine set out to determine which of the roughly 2,000 four-year U.S. colleges and universities deliver the most value, defined as a great education at an affordable price and one that prepares students for rewarding careers.

Money screened out schools with graduation rates below the median, financial difficulties or fewer than 500 undergraduates.

The remaining 705 colleges were ranked on 24 factors in three categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni success. The magazine also measured comparative value by assessing how well students at each school did compared to what's expected for students with similar economic and academic backgrounds.

The data they used for the ranking came from the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, and MONEY/College Measures own calculations.

See the Money rankings here.

CDI to Host Dialogue on Realities of Violence

In light of the tragic killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and the five Police Officers-Brent Thompson, Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Sgt. Michael Smith, Michael Krol and Patrick Zamarripa, who were killed in Dallas last week, Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the realities of violence plaguing the nation.

The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday (July 15) in the Hamar House.

The CDI intends to use its space to help process and reflect on recent events.

CDI Director Kellie Raffaelli says "the Center is a place where all members of the community are welcome for purposes of healing, empowerment, affirmation and support." 

For more information please contact Raffaelli at 7-2920 or

Possible Water Outages

The Department of Facilities Management is performing reactive maintenance on an underground water main on campus today (July 13).
Although not anticipated there may be temporary water service interruptions to the following buildings: 
  • Fisher Hall
  • Rekhi Hall
  • Van Pelt & Opie Library 
  • EERC
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciate your patience while we make the necessary repairs. 

In the News

Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and Michigan Tech were highlighted for research innovations in Wohlers Report 2016: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry Annual Worldwide Progress Report

PhD student Bas Wijnen (MSE) and Pearce (MSE/ECE) were covered in an article in Design News.

Materials Today ran an article on HardwareX, edited by Pearce  (MSE/ECE).
Materialise, a corporate blog, published an article about 3-D printed orthopaedic casts designed by a team from Michigan Tech to conform to the individual needs of each patient's fracture. Read the article here.



Italian Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Tastes of Italy are on tap at Friday's Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the food trailer in the MUB Circle across from the Library. 

The menu includes:

  • Pasta with Chicken—chicken breast with mushroom, cheese and Alfredo sauce served over pasta
  • Veggie Pasta—fried mixture of green bean, carrot and mushroom with Alfredo Sauce taste.
  • Eggplant Gratin—baked side dish of eggplant, bell pepper, onion, tomato, basil and cheese
  • Panna Cotta—traditional Italian custard with milk, cream, coffee and vanilla.

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal. Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.