Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins


  • Feature Writer


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 web pages, electronic 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.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.

Recent Stories 

Trail Blazers

"Readyyyy! Let's go!" The air-piercing yips leave no doubt how these Alaskan huskies, straining forward on bootie-clad paws, feel about the starting command. They're ready to run. And so are the human Huskies who harness, drive, feed, encourage, and ensure that four-footed team members stay healthy, safe, and happy. "They're all different," . . . Read More

Comfort Food

In Michigan Tech’s Wadsworth Dining Hall kitchen, the scent of cilantro mingles with the aroma of chicken breasts pulled golden and bubbling from the ovens. The staccato chop of knives and rhythmic ting of giant metal spoons scraping against industrial-size vats of fragrant sticky rice punctuate the din, as plastic-gloved and capped students from . . . Read More

Countdown. Ignition. Liftoff. Huskies in Space!

Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the historic site of the Apollo missions that sent the first astronauts to the moon nearly 50 years ago, is now also a part of Michigan Tech history. In a dramatic example of space research in action, the student-built nanosatellite Oculus-ASR — aptly named for its role as an orbiting eye — rode the . . . Read More

Michigan Tech's Pipeline to Space

With more than 800 alumni, 106 current team members and one award-winning satellite — Oculus-ASR, which is set to ride the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket into low earth orbit in late June — Michigan Tech's Aerospace Enterprise is a proven conduit to space. The eyes turned to the sky later this month encompass nearly two decades of the . . . Read More