Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins


  • Senior Content Specialist, University Marketing and Communications


She’s prone to social media binges, but Cyndi also takes time to stop and smell the flowers, especially our campus roses. The award-winning editor, journalist, and columnist writes and edits for Michigan Tech’s webpages, digital media, and print publications. She finds work-life balance in the garden, on her yoga mat, and anywhere near the water.

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • Specializing in feature writing, she co-creates, writes, and edits content for the University, from webpages and Michigan Tech Magazine stories to social media.
  • A novelist active in the Upper Peninsula Authors and Publishers Association, the Authors Guild member looks forward to writing more books—and to camping trips in her RV with husband Scott and Goldendoodle Max.

Recent Stories 

2023 Michigan Tech Diversity Award winner Brigitte Morin smiles in her inclusive classroom.

MTU Diversity Award Winner Creates Classrooms Where Every Husky Belongs

As an associate teaching professor, Morin’s classrooms are a microcosm of her efforts to expand Michigan Tech’s capacity for inclusive teaching. Her courses are as challenging as any at Michigan Tech. But her students consistently rave about the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award winner’s ability to make everyone feel welcome and included in her classroom, said nominator Michael Meyer, a teaching professor of physics and past director of faculty development at Michigan Tech’s William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Read More

Award winner Petra Huentemeyer, a Michigan Tech physicist, in a portrait sitting on a couch on campus as she shares her work in particle astrophysics in this research profile on Michigan Tech News.

Michigan Tech Research Award Winner Pursues Discovery of Galactic Mysteries

Huentemeyer views the career path she has followed as a natural if not always easy progression. Fueled by a persistent curiosity to probe the unknown origins of the universe, her work has led her to study and conduct research at the world’s leading institutions in her field.
The researcher, who enjoys watching movies in her leisure time, said summer 2023’s blockbuster biopic "Oppenheimer" sparked reflections on how she chose her discipline. "In the context of ‘Oppenheimer,’ I thought about how I actually started in the field of physics coming out of high school," she said. "I grew up in the Cold War era. In 1991 I was watching a German miniseries, called the "End of Innocence," about the competition with the Manhattan Project and the work of Otto Hahn." Read More

A researcher smiles in the foreground framed by the Keweenaw Waterway in the biological sciences department of Michigan Technological University.

NSF CAREER Award Winner Studies Cell Function, Works to Inspire New Generation

Goetsch, assistant professor of biological sciences, is a member of Michigan Technological University’s Health Research Institute, where he focuses on cancer biology. He joins two other Michigan Tech faculty selected as CAREER Award recipients during the current funding cycle. Goetsch’s project, "Priming CUREs to dissect how the DREAM Complex protects cell identity," is slated for more than $1 million in funding support over five years. Read More

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

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

The annual winter study, led by Sarah Hoy, John Vucetich and Rolf Peterson of Michigan Tech’s College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES), is the longest-running predator-prey study in the world — now in its 65th year. As always, fieldwork for the winter study of wolves and moose was conducted during a seven-week expedition at Isle Royale National Park. Read More

Two students speaking at spring commencement at Michigan Tech smile on a balcony overlooking the library.

Class of 2023 Celebrates Spring Commencement

More than 1,000 Huskies will celebrate a hard-earned and long-awaited milestone in ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29. Graduate student commencement will be at 3 p.m. Friday. Undergraduate commencement is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Both events will take place in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex. Read More

Unmanned waverunner making a circular wake in the water.

Meet the Intelligent Fleet: Smart Ships, Cyber Boats, and Underwater Robots

Security, supply chains, and blue economies that support both commerce and recreation are dependent on healthy, sustainable waterways. Autonomous and intelligent tools give us the means to document what's previously been uncharted and to leverage that data to make informed predictions. At Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center, researchers utilize a fleet of autonomous marine applications to understand and protect our freshwater resources. Here's a closer look at some of the equipment you'll find in Tech's boathouse. Read More