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Michigan Technological University

Yawei Wei in his native Chinese village, Zao Yuan, with a solar power installation he engineered on his cousin's roof. Michigan Tech photo.

Michigan Tech Student From China Brings Solar Power To His Home Village

A Chinese student in power engineering at Michigan Technological University takes what he’s learned back to his native village — hoping to keep the lights on more reliably.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2014

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Where Do Snowflakes Get Their Start? Michigan Tech Has Some Answers

Snowflakes need a tiny speck of dust to form. But how does that happen in the pristine air of the Arctic? Researchers at Michigan Technological University in the snowy Upper Peninsula may have the answer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2014

#1: The DeLorean from "Back to the Future"

Michigan Tech Prof Comes Up Empty In Web Search For Time Travelers

If time travelers exist, they’re covering their tracks pretty well. At least, that’s the word from a study set up by a physics professor at Michigan Technological University searching for prescient Web content on social media Web sites.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2014

HR Notices From Dec. 20 – Jan. 5

The latest staffing, leadership and boardroom news from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions, and organizations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/30/2013

An artist's rendering of the planned John Edgar McAllister Welcome Center at the Memorial Union Building. The current Peninsula Room (in pink) will be renovated and an addition (in blue) will be built.

MTU To Add $1M Welcome Center

Michigan Technological University will honor alumnus and longtime supporter John Edgar McAllister by building a new Welcome Center named for him to introduce future students and their families to the campus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2013

Wayne State's Joseph Dunbar

Five Michigan Universities Get NSF Grant To Boost Minority STEM Success

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.32 million grant to five Michigan universities for a project that will increase the academic success of underrepresented minority graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM (science, technology , engineering, and mathematics) fields, as well as women graduate students in gender-imbalanced fields.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

A new 3D metal printer in action in the Open Sustainability Lab at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo, Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Prof Invents Low-Cost 3D Printer That Works With Metal

Until now, 3D printing has been a polymer affair, with most people in the maker community using the machines to make all manner of plastic consumer goods, from tent stakes to chess sets. A new low-cost 3D printer developed by Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce and his team could add hammers to that list. The detailed plans, software and firmware are all freely available and open-source, meaning anyone can use them to make their own metal 3D printer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013

MTEC SmartZone Houghton

Five UP Tech Companies Band Together For Defense Work

A new collaboration of five Upper Peninsula manufacturing technology companies, along with the Houghton tech business accelerator MTEC SmartZone and Michigan Technological University, is pitching its expertise to the aerospace and defense industries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2013

"Open Source Lab," a new book by Michigan Tech's Joshua Pearce, is a guide to help researchers slash the cost of doing science by making their own lab equipment.

MTU Prof Writes 3D Printing Guide For Scientists On A Budget

Joshua Pearce is not one for understatement. “This is the beginning of a true revolution in the sciences,” says the author of “Open-Source Lab.” For cash-strapped researchers, he could be right. His new book, published by Elsevier, is a step-by-step do-it-yourself guide for making lab equipment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2013

A view of Houghton, including the Michigan Technological University campus, from Hancock. Matt Roush photo.

MTU In Deal With Indian University

Mechanical engineering faculty from a private Indian university will soon be pursuing their Ph.D.’s from Michigan Technological University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2013

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