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Be Brief: Tracks

Michigan Tech sits on the edge of the Keweenaw Waterway, which marks the passage of
      time through the year.

Sunlight returns to the Northwoods — and feet of snow still cover the ground. . . . Read More

Guest Blog: A Field Guide

For a forestry professor, Hesterberg spent a fair bit of time in the woods — looking
      at birds. Today, David Flaspohler's continues the time-honored and snowy traditions
      of springtime birding in the Keweenaw. Credit: David Flaspohler

Ornithologist and ecologist David Flaspohler discovers an old book and reflects on its owner, Gene Hesterberg, and its importance today. . . . Read More

Radiocarbon Dating

Sealing off a sample vial with a hydrogen-oxygen torch; the bright-white light of
      the extremely hot torch requires special safety goggles to avoid human eye damage.

A centuries-old kernel of corn’s journey lets us explore the Carbon, Water and Soils Lab, where samples are graphitized for radiocarbon dating. . . . Read More

Be Brief: Viral Communication

Students in the 2018 IRES cohort lived in University Town at the National University
      of Singapore for eight weeks of immersive, interdisciplinary research.

International Research Experience for Students (IRES) teaches undergraduate and graduate students to communicate research. See the 2018 cohort in action. . . Read More

Guest Blog: What Our Forests Can Do

In the U.S., many people think biorefinery is the same as ethanol production, which
      is only one of many possible products.

In his guest blog, Mark Rudnicki, director of the Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute, explains the role of forests in a sustainable future. Sustainably harvested trees . . . Read More

Be Brief: Symmetry

There’s more to symmetry than what meets the eye.

Symmetries are all around us and extend deep into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). . . . Read More