Cooperative Eco-driving Automation Improves Energy Efficiency, Safety on City Streets

Connected and automated vehicles, which can interact vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and between vehicles and roadway infrastructure like traffic signals and stop signs (V2I), promise to save energy and improve safety. In a new study published in Transportation Research Part B, Kuilin Zhang (CEE/CS) along with Shuaidong Zhao ’18, now a senior quantitative analyst at National Grid, propose a modeling framework for V2V and V2I cooperative driving. Cooperative driving helps cars and their drivers safely and efficiently navigate.

The framework uses an eco-driving algorithm that prioritizes saving fuel and reducing emissions. The automated algorithm calculates location-based traffic control devices and roadway constraints using maps and geographic information. Read the full story on

Form 1095-C Available

The electronic form 1095-C is now available on Banweb for all employees that have consented to an electronic copy.

Paper forms of the 1095-Cs were mailed out yesterday (March 2). Form 1095-C is an annual reporting form as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provides information about the health coverage offered by your employer.

The World of OERs

Open Educational Resources or OERs are instructional materials made openly available on the internet for others to use, adapt or customize for their own instructional needs. Part of the larger open access movement, OERs offer an alternative to the expensive course materials for students and provide faculty with content they can tailor to their own needs. OERs include textbooks, syllabi, videos, podcasts, content modules, simulations, homework systems and more.

OERs cover many subjects and education levels. They are discoverable through dedicated search engines, repositories and specific publishers. See the library’s OER guide or contact us to learn more.

OAP Evening Snowshoe Hike Thursday

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program for an evening snowshoe hike at Pilgrim Community Forest from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (March 4). Open to all ages. Snowshoes are provided, and limited transportation is available.

Parents must accompany participants under age 14 or anyone under 18 using OAP transportation.

Michigan Tech Students $5, General Public $10. Registration closes March 3. For more information or to register, visit OAP Evening Snowshoe Hikes.

Blake Pietila and Colin Swoyer Named WCHA Players of the Week

Michigan Tech sophomore Blake Pietila was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week and junior Colin Swoyer is the WCHA Defenseman of the Week the league announced Monday (March 1).

Pietila earned the award for the third time this season after he led WCHA goaltenders with three wins last week and 88 saves. He ranked second in the WCHA with a .957 save percentage and 1.32 goals-against average. Pietila leads the WCHA this season with a .939 save percentage and is second with a 1.65 goals-against average. His 14 wins rank fifth nationally.

Swoyer received the award for the fourth time this season after he tied for the WCHA defensemen lead with three points last week. All three points came in the sweep of NMU. The Hinsdale, Illinois native scored Tech's second goal on the power play Saturday and assisted on the first goal that was also on the power play. He led blueliners with 11 shots on goal and was second with nine blocked shots. Swoyer also helped the Tech penalty kill go 9-for-10 over the week. He is second in scoring amongst WCHA defensemen with three goals and 13 assists.

The No. 19-ranked Huskies are 17-8-1 overall and 7-5 in the WCHA and have won three straight games. Tech wraps up the regular season at No. 4 Minnesota State this weekend. The puck drops at 8:07 p.m. Friday and 7:07 p.m. Saturday at the Mayo Clinic Events Center in Mankato.

Tech Hockey Ranked No. 19

The Michigan Tech hockey team is ranked No. 19 in this week's Top 20 Poll. The Huskies are 17-8-1 overall and 7-5 in the WCHA and have won three straight games.

Tech was ranked No. 20 last week, No. 18 on February 15 and January 25 while receiving votes in 12 of the 13 other polls this season.

The Huskies picked up three wins last week with a 4-1 victory over No. 18 Lake Superior State on Tuesday and a sweep of Northern Michigan on Friday and Saturday.

In the News

Civil Engineering PhD alumnus Ali Mirchi is quoted in the article "The return of a once-dying lake," on the BBC.


Michigan Tech alumnus Jason Arbuckle who earned his BS, MS and  PhD in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech, has been named to the newly formed role of Marine Autonomy Technology Lead for Brunswick Corporation. The story appeared in Yahoo Finance.


Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "Cluster of small quakes rattles Big Sur on California coast, USGS reports," that appeared in several California newspapers, including the Sacramento Bee and the Fresno Bee.

Today's Campus Events

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DENALI: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

Friday, Jan. 22 - Saturday, April 17. Art and music inspired by Alaska's wild places. This gallery exhibit features new musical compositions and works created in response to...


Education Plan & Research Plan: NSF CAREER (VPR Research Series)

What: We'll be holding this session virtually, through Zoom. Pete and I will talk a little about the research plan and the education plan, how they are different, and the...


Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons Spring Session 2

Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons are now being offered all spring. The second session is 6 weeks, February 23 - April 3. Options for participating 1 or 2 days a week. Our...


Present your Innovation - workshop with Dr. Marika Seigel

Husky Innovate invites you to join us for “Present Your Innovation” a workshop led by Dr. Marika Seigel, Professor of Humanities. Dr. Seigel will share tips and guidelines...


UP and Moving - High Intensity Interval Training "HIIT"

Michigan Tech students in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology are offering an "UP and Moving" initiative for campus and community members. UP and Moving...


Biological Sciences Undergraduate Overview

Are you looking for an opportunity to do cutting-edge research in topics including plant biochemistry and molecular biology, human ecosystems, human diseases, genetics and...


Open Log Rolling

Looking for something new to stay active? Sign up now for the OAP Open Log Rolling and test your skills on the log! Instruction and materials provided. We will be in the...


DENALI: Music and Art Inspired by Wilderness

What do you get when you set nine composers loose in Denali National Park? You get nine great pieces of music! Give this music to artists as inspiration and you get eighteen...