- Administration Building G03
- 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.
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- 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.
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
Inclined to Innovate: Old Mines Inspire a New Energy Landscape
Some people get their best ideas in the shower. Or while they're driving. Or working out. Energy policy expert Roman Sidortsov got one of his on an uphill run through an iconic Keweenaw copper mine site. His aha! moment came on Quincy Hill, home to Old Reliable, the mine nicknamed for the steady dividends it paid to investors from 1864 to 1920, and led to an initiative called PUSH: pumped underground storage hydropower. Read More
Each DEIS Alumni Advisory Board member brings a unique perspective and skill set to their advisory role. In their first visit to campus since forming, they explained why and how they're focused on helping to create a welcoming environment where every student who chooses Tech can put down roots and thrive. Read More
Take a Walk on the Wild Side Through the Lens of an Isle Royale Researcher
The wolves and moose of Isle Royale are the Lake Superior island’s best-known inhabitants. But the full cast of characters in the national park include an array of other fascinating inhabitants who contribute to the rich complexity of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems. Amid the drama, most recently including the headline-grabbing saga of a wolf who fell through the ice (captured by Hoy’s colleague and fellow Michigan Technological University researcher Rolf Peterson), are moments of iridescent beauty and comic relief in the everyday lives of the sentient beings who call the island home. Read More
MTU Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture Invites Discussion on the Changing Workplace
The Work in Transition lecture series features three livestreamed virtual talks with Q&A sessions on three consecutive Tuesdays: March 14, 21 and 28. On Thursday, March 16, there’s a live event at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, which will also be livestreamed for those who can't attend in person. All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Read More
A Golden Ticket to First Place: Phi Kappa Tau’s Chocolate Factory Wins Snow Statue Contest
The suspense was terrible — but unlike Wonka's sardonic wish in the classic movie, it didn't last, as Blue Key National Honor Society announced the 2023 snow statue winners in the afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 9. Teams in monthlong and one-night categories created statues based on the overall Carnival theme "Tasty Foods for Wintry Moods." Within each category there are three divisions: co-ed, women's and men's. In both monthlong and one-night competition, the overall statue winner is determined by the top scores in each of the three divisions. Read More
Have a Taste of What’s Cooking at Michigan Tech Winter Carnival
While some Winter Carnival games and competitions are already completed or underway, the region's largest seasonal festival fires up to peak level on Wednesday, Feb. 8, as students construct one-night statues and complete monthlong builds during the legendary All-Nighter. From cheers at the broomball rinks to dance jams thumping from a wall of snow-embedded speakers, campus will be alive with sound and motion throughout the evening. Students have until 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to complete statues; judging follows at 9:30 a.m., with results announced late Thursday afternoon. Read More