Michigan Technological University

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


Matt’s Favorites: LLamasoft Speaks, MTU In Thailand, And Much More

So what’s the latest from the wonderful world of science and technology on this fine Thursday morning, when I hope to see you at Lawrence Tech? Well, here goes… * First of all, here are links to […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2013

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Matt’s Favorites: MTU Science Solves A Mystery, Mars Sooner Than You Think, And Much More

So what’s the latest and greatest as we all recover from our Halloween bacchanalia and face All Saints Day and significantly more wintry weather? Bundle up… it’s cold on Mars…. * First of all, here are links […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

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Zombie Apocalypse Set For Friday At Michigan Tech

They grace the covers of magazines. They star in a hit television series. And, they are featured in a popular new game on campus. Although from the world of the undead, zombies have certainly been enjoying their new star status. Now, there’s another venue to celebrate them — “Undead U: A Zombie Symposium,” set for 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, on the campus of Michigan Technological University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2013

A live Webcam shot of the KRC's solar panels Monday afternoon. Note the snow.

Amping Up Solar in the Snowy North

Solar farms are a no-brainer in warm and sunny places, but what about in northern climes, where snow is measured in feet, and can cover and even shut down the panels? Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center is now part of a two-year study that will help answer that question.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2013

Michigan Tech's Ezra Bar-Ziv getting his hands a little dirty, making biocoal out of tree bark.

Tech Tour Day Four: Just Another Incredible Saturday Of MTU Research

Michigan Technological University has a track record of amazing presentations on the Tech Tour. It didn’t disappoint this year either.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/20/2013

Beauty and the beast -- your humble narrator with the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid at the outset of the 2013 Fall Tech Tour

Tech Tour Day Two: A Great Ride

Greetings from St. Ignace, the lakeshore town at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge, where I pulled in for the night to write up Friday’s Technology Report before starting my 2013 Fall Tech Tour at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, still five hours distant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

Awards And Certifications From Oct. 17

The latest industry-related awards and certifications earned by Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions, groups and individuals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

Assistant Professor Mo Rastgaar and PhD student Evandro Ficanha with their new computer-driven foot. The ankle can mimic a natural walk, allowing the foot to walk in circles on the circular treadmill, shown. Emil Groth photo

Stepping Out in Style: Michigan Tech Researchers Developing Artificial Leg With Natural Gait

In cooperation with a Mayo Clinic scientist, researchers at Michigan Technological University are taking a giant step toward solving the problem of the unnatural gait of artificial legs, making a bionic foot that could make an amputee’s walk in the park feel, well, like a walk in the park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2013

Michigan Technological University Ethno App

Michigan Tech Students Develop Phone Apps for Citizen Scientists

Michigan Tech scientists are developing smartphone apps for people to help them collect data — turning them into ‘citizen scientists.’

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013