When Michigan Technological University launched its Generations of Discovery capital campaign in 2006, announcing a goal of $200 million, there were some doubters. But Michigan Tech did it — and then some.
If you question the need for a feminist publication at Michigan Technological University, where the student body is 83 percent male, Megan Walsh, one of the student editors of a new publication called Beyond the Glass Ceiling, has an answer.
Seasoned overseas travelers know the challenges faced when stepping off the plane in a new country. Signs and conversations are suddenly gibberish. A host of confusing customs redefine your every move. And, how will you even get to town from the airport? These challenges pose almost no problems for Michigan Technological University’s newest international students– all thanks to the efforts of the International Programs and Services’s arrivals program.
A brightly colored innovation to help families and doctors keep track of childhood vaccine records in the developing world has won the 3D Printers for Peace Contest.
Scientists from the Michigan Tech Research Institute are using satellite data to determine where harmful algal blooms are proliferating in the Great Lakes and what threats they may pose to water quality and public health.
Michigan Technological University is participating in the state’s University Center for Regional Economic Innovation, with a project designed to inform entrepreneurs of opportunities in the Upper Peninsula while identifying gaps in resources and possible ways to bridge those gaps.
Some of the most remote places in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula now have Internet access that can be measured in gigabits per second.
Michigan Technological University’s Sustainable Futures Institute and a broad range of Pan American partners see biofuel as a good answer to society’s growing need for alternative energy. But they want to make sure that it is produced in a sustainable way, benefiting rather than harming the societies and environments producing it.
Hiking to waterfalls, enjoying the beaches of Lake Superior, getting ahead of schedule with summer classes — all things that a summer at Michigan Technological University has to offer. As it turns out, developing a new autonomous underwater glider is also on the list.
Bill Sproule’s expertise in transportation — and a love of history and rail transportation — has led to a book on streetcars that once carried passengers up and down Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula.