Category Archives: news

D80 Conference Report

The 9th Annual D80 Conference was held on October 24th on the Michigan Tech campus. Over 30 student presenters and 10 faculty participated in the dialogue on design and cross-cultural collaboration. Thanks to everyone who joined us! For a full report, including videos of the presentations, see the College of Engineering blog.



Michigan Tech student runs across Kalahari for water

Environmental engineering major, Breanna Cornell, is part of impossible2Possible, a venture to bring attention to water. She is a part of an eight person team running daily ultra marathons to highlight water challenges in Africa. Read more:

http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2012/october/story79743.html

Follow along at the website below as Breanna and her team cross Botswana, October 29 to November 12:

http://impossible2possible.com/botswana/daily-summary


Swimming in It or Drinking It, Water Beckons Graduate Student

Graduate student Ben Savonen knows a thing or two about the importance of water. As a competitive swimmer and former captain of the varsity swim team at Ohio State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, he spent a lot of time in and around it.  As a Peace Corps Master’s International student at Michigan Technological University pursuing a master’s degree in environmental engineering, he’s studying water resources and purification techniques. Read the full story.