Isle Royale Winter Study: Wolf Count Rises Slightly, Moose Population Drops

Three wolves stand in a snowy circle of footprints as views aerially on Isle Royale National Park in the winter of 2022-23.

Wolves, up by three, stabilize and organize. Moose, down by 379, starve and decline. The 64th annual Isle Royale Winter Study report includes updates about the lives of wolves and moose along with population estimates.

The report, published by Isle Royale wolf-moose study co-leaders Sarah Hoy, John Vucetich and Rolf Peterson (all CFRES) is an integral part of the longest running predator-prey study in the world — now in its 65th year. As always, winter study was conducted during a seven-week expedition at Isle Royale National Park.

Read about this year's key findings and access the report at Michigan Tech News.

Juneteenth Celebration

Join Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) and Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) for a Juneteenth celebration! We invite you to come and commemorate this significant day in history.

The celebration will take place on Monday (June 19) from 2-4 p.m. on the DHH Patio. There will be an array of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy, including delicious food, refreshing drinks, engaging outdoor games and a thrilling trivia contest with fantastic prizes.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate and learn more about Juneteenth. Mark your calendars and join us for a memorable event!

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, June 15, 2023

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available on the Human Resources website. For more information regarding staff positions, call 906-487-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Logistics Coordinator, Great Lakes Research Center. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Accommodations are available. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

New Funding

Jeremy Goldman (BioMed/IMP) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $281,768 research and development grant from Oregon Health & Science University.

The project is titled "Biodegradable metal stent alloys for vascular applications."

Jaroslaw Drelich (MSE/IMP) is the co-PI on this potential four-year project.

In the News

Canada’s Western Standard mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about agrivoltaics research findings by the University of Alberta that certain crops would thrive when planted under solar arrays. The story referenced a 2021 Michigan Tech study findings that more than 80% of respondents were more likely to support solar development if it was combined with production of both energy and agriculture.


The University of Mississippi and Hotty Toddy News quoted Thomas Oommen (GMES) in stories announcing him as the new chair of UM’s geology and geological engineering department. Oommen will take up the position in August.


Shelly Galliah (GC) and the Michigan Tech Global Campus News blog were cited in the report “Michigan’s Great Inflection.” The report reviewed how Michigan's unique assets of innovation, industry, location, and university talent will help pave the way for the state's economic transformation.


The Keweenaw Report covered the recently announced recipients of Michigan Tech’s spring 2023 Research Excellence Fund awards.


The Daily Mining Gazette mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about former Michigan Tech Air Force ROTC Cadet Dante Cyrus’ road to the U.S. Air Force Academy, his recent graduation and commissioning as a second lieutenant in the Air Force, and his plans for the future.


The Mining Journal mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Ishpeming Public Schools’ Halls of Excellence, created to honor former students, staff and others who have contributed honor and prestige to the school district. Gary Anderson ’67 (B.S. Chemical Engineering), who established a scholarship trust for IPS students at MTU, is one of the inaugural inductees.


The Mining Journal mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the Upper Peninsula roots of Steve Short ’10 (B.S. Exercise Science/Biological Sciences), vice president of sports medicine for the Denver Nuggets. Short attended Kingsford High School and was a two-time football MVP for Michigan Tech. The story was first published by the Iron Mountain Daily News.


UPWord mentioned Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival in a story about a 35% percent increase in tourism revenue in Houghton and Keweenaw counties between 2021 and 2022.


Wisconsin’s Door County Pulse mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Write On, an event featuring conversation about writing inspired by visual arts between poet and writer Camille LeFevre and artist Rebecca Carlton. Artwork by Carlton is currently displayed at Michigan Tech.

Today's Campus Events

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High School Team Shootout - Boys Basketball

This shootout is for boys' team players entering grades 9 - 12 as of Fall 2023. You know that when it comes to success, it’s all about teamwork. So what are you waiting for?...


Master's Defense: Emma Shedd

Forest Ecology and Management Co-advisors: Molly Cavaleri and Andrew Burton Fine Root Respiration in Northern Red Oak is Influenced by Multidimensional Root Economics...


A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum + Alumni Social - SOLD OUT

Due to the remarkable demand and limited capacity, all available tickets for the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Tour and Social have been reserved. We encourage you to stay tuned...


Fox Valley Alumni Husky Happy Hour

Fox Valley-based Michigan Tech alumni and friends are invited to join Leah Enking '10 for a happy hour on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 7-10 p.m. CT at Appleton Beer Factory....


Pine Mountain Music Festival Presents: The Bergonzi Trio