Spring Transition: TechTalks

By Allison Mills | Published

TechTalks are rapid-paced samplings of the work from researchers across campus that showcase both published and unpublished work.

Research is in-depth, detailed and deliberate. It's a serious challenge to condense and clarify a research project into a two-slide, two-minute presentation. But our researchers at the Michigan Tech Research Forum TechTalks are up to the challenge.

TechTalks March 2017

Research is in-depth, detailed and deliberate. It's a serious challenge to condense and clarify a research project into a two-slide, two-minute presentation. But our researchers at the Michigan Tech Research Forum TechTalks are up to the challenge.

Nearly a decade later, the Michigan Tech Research Forum revivified the TechTalks, honoring both Donna Michalek's legacy and the new developments in campus research. mtu.edu/research-forum/

13 researchers. 2 slides. 26 minutes.

Check out some of Jeremy's work at the Advanced Power Systems Research Center: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2017/february/story157617-amp.html

Jingfeng's work is making a difference in breast cancer research: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/september/virtual-breast-could-improve-cancer-detection.html

Dave is one of the lead researchers on a newly funded project to assess household consumption of food, energy and water resources: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2016/october/household-sustainability-consuming-food-energy-water.html

Kathy coordinates a group of more than 100 academic, government and NGO researchers to study forest bioenergy across North and South America: http://www.mtu.edu/unscripted/stories/2016/august/meta-view-bioenergy-across-americas.html

Ghee is the newly appointed Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Technological Innovations in Health: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2016/september/portage-health-foundation-supports-health-tech-innovation.html

NASA tapped Greg to lead the new Space Technology Research Institute to coordinate interdisciplinary research between agencies, national labs and universities: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2017/february/nasa-taps-tech-professor-lead-15-million-space-technology-research-institute.html

Get a sense of Ashutosh's work in this short video: http://www.mtu.edu/unscripted/stories/2016/december/watch-what-happens-when-proteins-misfold.html

Momoko is a lab assistant in the chemistry department and bolsters the program's biochemistry research.

Jessica is a research scientist with the Michigan Tech Research Institute: http://www.mtri.org/

Kevin Trewartha has a joint appointment in Cognitive and Learning Sciences as well as Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology.

Jeremy's research is featured as a lifesaver in our Research magazine: http://www.mtu.edu/magazine/research/2015/stories/healing-stent/

Keith is a member of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems: http://icc.mtu.edu/

Cecile collaborates with faculty from the STEM Education program to ensure student success in their math classes. Thanks to all the presenters! Join us for the next Michigan Tech Research Forum event: Simon Carn was nominated by John Gierke and selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates as the Spring 2017 Distinguished Lecturer. He will speak about remote sensing of active volcanism on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the Memorial Union Ballroom from 4 to 5:30 pm. And keep an eye out for next semester's TechTalks.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.