Emily Shearier ’12 (Biological Sciences) is our February Winner!

One extracurricular activity everyone from Tech has in common is snow. We all play in it, work in it, love it, and sometimes hate it. Emily Shearier ’12 (Biological Sciences) demonstrated that she learned a little bit about snow while she was here.

Emily guessed we’d get 41.5″ of snow in February. Of the 122 guesses we received, only Emily’s was an exact match for the KRC record for last month. She will receive a Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit for her winning guess.

There’s still time to enter the Monthly Snowfall Contest for March. The contest closes on Tuesday, March 10. Be sure to check the Snowfall Records to see how your guess measures up against February totals in the past.

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Karen Hext Wins the January Snowfall Contest

Congratulations to Karen Hext, of Michigan Tech Human Resources, for winning the monthly snowfall contest for January. Of the 126 people who guessed this month, only Karen got the exact number of 46.25 inches. Karen will receive a Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit for her winning guess.

There’s still time to enter the Monthly Snowfall Contest for February. The contest closes on Tuesday, February 10. Be sure to check the Snowfall Records to see how your guess measures up against February totals in the past.

The Yearly Snowfall Contest also closes soon, at midnight on Sunday, February 15. Alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and retirees are invited to guess the total snowfall for the 2014-15 season for a chance to win a grand prize of a two-night stay on campus and a Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit!

December Snowfall Contest Winner

Congratulations to Steven Brinker, ’02 ME, for winning the monthly snowfall contest for December. There were 288 predictions received, but only Steven’s guess of 37.5 inches precisely matched the KRC reports for December snowfall. Steven will receive a Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit for his winning guess.

While it is too late to guess the snowfall for the month of January, we expect the snow to continue for several more months! Enter your guess by the 10th of each month for your chance to win. Enter the monthly snowfall contest here: http://www.mtu.edu/alumni/favorites/snowfall/monthly/

In addition to the monthly snowfall contest, you can try your hand at guessing the total snowfall for the 2014-15 season. The annual snowfall contest gives you the chance to win a grand prize of a two-night stay on campus and a Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit! Enter the yearly snowfall contest here:


The snowfall contests are open to all alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and retirees. You can check out the snowfall totals here: http://www.mtu.edu/alumni/favorites/snowfall/

Good luck!

Enter the Fifth Annual Snowfall Contest!


The flakes are flying, and we Huskies couldn’t be more excited that the season of snow is upon us. Do you think you know what Heikki Lunta has in store for us each month and for the entire 2014-15 season?

Alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff, and Michigan Tech retirees are invited to predict our monthly snowfall and grand total for the season in our 5th annual Snowfall Contest.

Enter by the 10th day of each month and if your guess is closest to the total amount of snow that falls in the Keweenaw for the month, you’ll win a totally-Tech gift (like a winter survival kit, pasty vouchers, pint glass, or Tech gear). Enter the monthly contest here: http://www.mtu.edu/alumni/favorites/snowfall/monthly/

You can also make your best guess on how much snow is going to fall in the Copper Country during the 2014–15 season.  If your prediction is closest to the actual total amount you will win a two-night stay on campus and a Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit. Enter the annual contest here:http://www.mtu.edu/alumni/favorites/snowfall/yearly/

You can check out the snowfall totals here: http://www.mtu.edu/alumni/favorites/snowfall/

Good luck!

Reserve your spot in the Alumni Broomball Invitational!

StartBroomball cup thumbed in 2009 to provide a fun way for alumni to play Broomball, the Alumni-Student Broomball Invitational has become a tradition that both alumni and students look forward to!

The tournament started during Homecoming and is now hosted over Winter Carnival so alumni can enjoy the outdoor Broomball rinks. After preliminary tournament rounds, the top alumni team faces off against the top student team for the honor of having their team’s name and roster engraved on the Alumni Cup.

Dust off your gear and gather up your team for this action-packed event, registration is now open here! Team space is limited, so don’t delay.

Tell us about exceptional alumni and friends!

The Michigan Tech Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for our 201Alumni Dinner08082014033 edit5 awards. We encourage you to reach out to your alumni network to spread the word. Honor your fellow alumni by nominating them for their achievements! Our five awards are described below.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Presented to alumni under the age of 35 who have distinguished themselves in their careers. The award recognizes the achievement of a position or some distinction noteworthy for one so recently graduated.

Honorary Alumni Award
This award honors individuals who have provided service and support of the university characteristic of dedicated alumni. The Association reserves this award to recognize the strongest non-alumni supporters of Michigan Tech.

Outstanding Service Award
Presented to alumni and friends making significant contributions to the success of the Association and/or the University.

Distinguished Alumni Award
This award recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions both in their careers and to Michigan Tech over a number of years.

Humanitarian Award
Presented to those alumni who, through their outstanding involvement and dedication, have made a significant contribution of volunteer leadership or service which has improved or enriched the lives of others and the welfare of humanity, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or bring honor to their Alma Mater.

The nomination deadline is December 1, 2014. A list of past recipients and nomination forms are available for each award here: http://apps.alumni.mtu.edu/awards/

For additional information, please contact Bob Wojcik ’91, Governance Committee chairperson at alumni@mtu.edu.

A welcome Blizzard in October!

On Monday, October 13, after much anticipation, Husky Plaza was finally made complete with the dedication and unveiling of the new statue, dubbed “Bronze Blizzard.” The air was brisk but charged with excitement. The Huskies Pep Band gave their customary spirited performance and the Alumni Association served free root beer floats.


After brief speeches from President Glenn Mroz, Dan Lorenzetti, Darnishia Slade, Past President of the Alumni Association, and Alissa Alexander of the Student Philanthropy Council, a coalition of students removed the drape and we all welcomed our newest addition to campus.

With true Michigan Tech spirit, the students made the statue their own, taking “selfies” and even climbing up on the statue!

A video of the dedication is available here.

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2013-14 Snowfall Contest Winners Chosen

First sign of snow for winter 2013–small amount on windshield morning of October 21 with flurries mid-morning–but it wasn’t until mid-December that we started to see significant accumulation and we ended 2013 with 74.24 inches. January brought another 55.25 inches of raw material for our hardy Winter Carnival statue builders.

On the positive side, the Nordic ski trails and Mont Ripley were open until very late in the season and everyone got to talk about the weather a lot!

The Alumni Association’s fourth annual Snowfall Contest collected entries ranging from a low of 132 inches to a high of 483 inches. The official snowfall total for the 2013-14 season was 208.75 inches, according to the Michigan Tech Keweenaw Research Center’s weather station located near the Houghton County Airport.

Anna Miller, a 2012 Mechanical Engineering alumna, was the closest with her prediction of 208 inches. She will receive a stay in a campus guest room (located in the Memorial Union Building and Wadsworth Hall) and a Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit.

Our consolation prize winner, Kaitlyn Sundstrom, class of 2012, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was chosen at random from all entries and will receive a Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit.

Thank you to all of you who entered the contest. Stay tuned for the Fifth Annual Snowfall Contest for the 2014-15 season which will kick off in November on mtu.edu/alumni.

Check out the snow memories of alumni and friends at mtu.edu/memories and post your own stories about winter at Tech.