Archives—April 2013

Zinc: The Perfect Material for Bioabsorbable Stents?

In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked by clots or plaque deposits. After about six months, most damaged arteries are healed and stay open on their own. The stent, however, is there for a lifetime.

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Undergraduate Expo Michigan Tech Awards

The 13th annual Undergraduate Expo was held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

The winners of the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo Awards have been posted. Congratulations to all the winners.

The Undergraduate Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. Nearly one thousand students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many of them are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at the Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. The Expo is a combined effort of the College of Engineering and the Institute for Leadership and Innovation.


Two Students win Biotechnology Research Center Awards

Biotechnology Research Center Student Research Forum Winners Announced
The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center announced award recipients of the Ninth Annual ESC/BRC Student Research Forum, held March 27. Posters will continue to be on display in the atrium of the Forestry building through April 12.

Undergraduate Research:
$150 Grand Prizes Award: Biotechnology Research Center: Morgan Owen-Cruise (BE) for, “Synthesis and Characterization of Dopamine and Nitrodopamine Modified Poly(ethylene glycol),” Advisor: Bruce Lee
Undergrad Merit Award: Keegan Yates (BE) for, ” Divalent Ion Removal Improves Stability and Mechanical Properties of Gelatin Hydrogel,” Advisors: Megan Frost and Feng Zhao