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Mind Trekkers

Children discover that they can jam a skewer into the top or bottom 
of a balloon, where the rubber is thicker, without popping it, while the same skewer punched through the thinner, central part of the balloon where the 
tension is greater will burst it. MTU photo.

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers To Show Off At NBA All-Star Game

Basketball fans in New Orleans for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game will also have the chance to learn about the science of basketball, thanks to the Michigan Technological University Mind Trekkers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2014

Michigan Tech's Ezra Bar-Ziv with 'biocoal' (left) and its raw material, wood shavings

Tech Tour Day Three: More Tech Terrific

How on Earth could Michigan Tech top a spectacular Friday? With an even better Saturday of high-tech research efforts, of course.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2011

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AT&T Sponsors MTU Hands-On Science Across Northern Michigan

AT&T Michigan has awarded Michigan Technological University a $20,000 Innovation Grant to sponsor four Mind Trekkers hands-on science shows across northern Michigan in early May.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2011

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Michigan Tech’s Trekkers Celebrating Engineers Week

National Engineers Week? Doesn’t sound like much of a cause for celebration. But kids of all ages are going to be celebrating it in Detroit and Jackson this weekend, by oozing through oobleck, making the hair on their head stand on end and gobbling ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. In other words, the Michigan Technological University Mind Trekkers are headed downstate.

02/23/2011