Finishing Fellowship for Hui Wang

Hui Wang
Hui Wang

Spring 2013 Finishing Fellowship Awardees Announced

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of the spring 2013 finishing fellowships. The fellowships were made available by the support of the Graduate School.

Among the recipients is Hui Wang, PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering.

The fellowships recognize outstanding PhD students who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees. The awards are made available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University.

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Metallurgist

Metallurgist

A highly successful and stable company in Michigan has asked me to help them locate and attract a metallurgist for their Gray and Ductile Iron foundry. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone to come in and immediately make a difference in a business. This position will interface directly with nearly the entire facility, providing growth and further learning opportunities not available with other companies. Besides offering a strong compensation and benefits package, this company provides career advancement opportunities throughout most of the US, as well as the opportunity to interface with some of the best in the industry.

To learn more about this amazing career opportunity, please contact:

Bo Price
Global Recruiters of Raleigh
919-460-0460
bprice@grnraleigh.com

Emily Wolbeck Wins Global Literacy Award

Materials Science Student Wins Global Literacy Award

Malta Aviation
Malta Aviation

The Provost’s Office has announced the first winner of a new Global Literacy Award. It is Emily Wolbeck, a materials science and engineering major. She also is enrolled in the Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership certificate program.

The Global Literacy Award was established to encourage students to improve their understanding of global issues. Global literacy is one of Michigan Tech’s student-learning goals.

The award is a $1,000 scholarship that Wolbeck will use to study in Malta this summer. Two other Pavlis Institute students will accompany her. They will work with the Maltese Aviation Museum to help the museum portray American participation in the Air Battle of Malta during World War II.

Read more at Tech Today, by Jennifer Donovan.

3D Printers for Peace PRIZES UPDATED

MatterHackers Sampler Pack
MatterHackers Sampler Pack

In addition to the 1st prize of a Type A Machines Series 1 3D printer and the 2nd prize of  Michigan Tech’s MOST version of the RepRap Prusa Mendel open-source 3D printer kit, we are pleased to announce the addition of a 3rd prize, courtesy of MatterHackers. They have contributed a MatterHackers sampler pack.

Read more at 3D Printers for Peace.

In the News

Associate Professor Joshua Pearce’s (MSE, ECE) 3D Printers for Peace contest was featured in Ian Stedman’s article “3D Printers for Peace Competition Seeks Ideas that ‘Benefit Humanity,” published online May 23 in Wired magazine.

From Tech Today.

In the News

Michigan Tech’s 3D Printers for Peace Contest (MSE/ECE) continues to gain media attention including Wired UK, the International Business Times and Spiegel Online, which is the sibling of Germany’s print weekly Der Spiegel.
See Wired.comInternational Business TimesSpiegel Online WCFT-TV in Birmingham, Ala., also aired a story about Associate Professor Joshua Pearce’s (MSE) “3D Printers for Peace” contest. See online.

From Tech Today.

Michigan Tech offers 3D printer as contest prize

Joshua Pearce, the professor heading up the contest, says he hopes the contest will get people to design things that can actually be useful for good.

“What we want to do is focus more on the positive uses for 3D printing,” said Pearce. “We use it often times at Michigan Tech to create scientific equipment, but really at this point, 3D printers have come down so far in cost, and they’re so useful now. It’s a tool that can be used for both bad things and good things, and we would like to focus on the good.”

Read more at Upper Michigans Source, by Sarah Blakely.

In the News

The Michigan Tech 3D Printers for Peace Contest (MSE/ECE) continues to be covered throughout the world including: Make, Inventor Spot, 3D Geeks and the Huffington Post in France: Imprimantes 3D et un “Concours pour La Paix”.

From Tech Today.

RepRap Magazine covered the Michigan Tech 3-D Printers for Peace Contest.

RepRap Community News
RepRap Community News

TechCrunch Interview of Joshua Pearce

Joshua PearceAn Interview With Dr. Joshua Pearce Of Printers For Peace

Joshua Pearce, PhD, is a researcher at Michigan Tech who rearches open source and low-impact solutions to engineering problems. He is also the founder of the Printers For Peace contest, an effort to bring together clever 3D-printed ideas that have loftier aims. You can win one of two 3D printers if you submit a winning project.

We asked Pearce a few questions about his goals for the project and about the future of 3D printing.

John Biggs: Why Printers For Peace?

Read more at TechCrunch, by John Biggs.

In the News

TechCrunch, a technology news web site, published an interview with Associate Professor Joshua Pearce (MSE) about his 3D Printers for Peace contest. The interview was picked up and republished by news aggregator STEMDaily. See techcruch.com. The 3D Printing for Peace Contest was also covered in 3D Printing Industry and 3D Printing World.

From Tech Today.

Retirement Party for Mary Peters May 24

Mary Peters is retiring after 34 years of service to Michigan Tech. Auxiliary Services will be honoring her with a reception on Friday, May 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom A. Mary started her career with Michigan Tech in the Purchasing Department in 1979. Additionally she worked in Metallurgy (now Material Science and Engineering) and University Marketing and Communications before joining Dining Services in 2007. Please join us as we celebrate Mary’s long service to Michigan Tech and wish her well in her retirement.

From Tech Today.

Zinc Research in Materials Views and Materials360 Online

Zinc Wire in Artery
Zinc Wire in Artery

PhD student Patrick Bowen’s research appeared in an article, “Zinc Could Be a Golden Bullet for Bioabsorbable Stents,” in the May 9 MaterialsViews newsletter, published by Wiley. See Materials Views.

From Tech Today.

Professor Jaroslaw Drelich (MSE) was interviewed for the story, “Is Zinc the Perfect Material for Bioabsorbable Stents?” by Joseph Bennington-Castro, which appears in Materials360 Online, published by the Materials Research Society.

To view the interview visit materials360 online.

From Tech Today.