SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge on March 15-20, 2010

The ME-EM Department, along with the Keweenaw Research Center, hosted the event. See KRC link for sponsorship, schedule of events and other information.

Clean Snowmobile Challenge Video Player at Michigan Tech ME-EM Page
Final Results: Madison Sweeps Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Tech Nabs a Silver
Three Sleds Complete Clean Snowmobile Challenge Endurance Run
More MPGs on the Trail: Fuel Economy the Focus of Clean Snowmobile Challenge Twenty-ten
2010 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Michigan Tech (KRC)
Coke Gives $10,000 to Clean Snowmobile Challenge
Banquet Video

Researcher Envisions Many Uses for Small Biosensors

Picture yourself with an aortic aneurysm, a weak spot in the vessel that bulges outward and is in danger of bursting. Your doctor has fixed it with a stent, which is like sealing off the weak spot and putting in a new, stronger channel. But what if the stent leaks? That’s a problem that Keat Ghee Ong, an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering department, is addressing.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet Held

The annual Michigan Tech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet was held on Saturday, Jan. 23 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The keynote speaker was Joe Rogers, a Colorado Republican who served as Colorado’s lieutenant governor from 1999 to 2003. In 2000 he was a principal speaker at the GOP National Convention. Many other activities happened during the week and can be reviewed at 2010 Annual Commemorative Program in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What Happened in Haiti?

“Every disaster situation is different,” says Bill Rose, professor of petrology in the geological and mining engineering and sciences department. “Haiti sits on a major strike-slip fault, where one side moves one way, and one moves another.” “The Caribbean plate is moving eastward relative to the North American plate,” explains Wayne Pennington, professor and chair of the department.

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