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Michigan Tech Students Head to Detroit for Alternative Spring Break

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Students from the Michigan Tech National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) visited seven middle and high schools in Detroit over their Spring Break, March 11-14, 2014, to promote college and engineering to K-12 students. Two ME-EM students were in the group, Anza Mitchel and Taylor Driscoll. In the evenings, they conducted Family Engineering Night events at three K-8 schools. NSBE’s Alternative Spring Break is conducted in collaboration with the Detroit Public Schools Office of Science and the Detroit Math & Science Center, and funded in part, with a grant from John Deere.

WXYZ Channel 7 news in Detroit aired a feature story about an interview with Michigan Tech NSBE student chapter members in Detroit, working to motivate middle and high school students in Detroit schools to see college in their futures and to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Michigan Tech NSBE students Family Engineering session at classroom in Detroit shown here in a photo from 2014

ME-EM Senior Awards Banquet December 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics celebrated the December 2013 Fall Semester graduating class Senior Awards Banquet and Order of the Engineer Induction on December 10, 2013 at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Timothy P. Coffield was the keynote speaker for the December 2013 ME-EM Senior Awards Banquet. However, transportation to Michigan Tech was affected by a winter storm causing flight cancellations. So he spoke to the banquet by way of the internet.
Timothy P. Coffield Biographic Sketch


To the Moon: Michigan Tech Alumnus Contributes to Lunar Mission

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Aboard a spacecraft orbiting the moon is a little bit of Brandon Dilworth.
His body is comfortably here on Earth. But for the last several years, Dilworth has poured all his professional skill and passion into a game-changing scientific project that is now hitching a ride on the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer.


Local Alumnus Engineers a Trip to Le Mans and a Career in Racing

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

His cell phone area code is still 906, reflecting his Upper Peninsula roots, but Rob Waara’s role as chief engine engineer with the SRT Viper racing team has taken him far afield, including to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Hajj Flemings helps people with “personal branding”

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Center for Michigan’s “Bridge,” a web publication of Michigan news, published a feature article about Hajj Flemings, a mechanical engineering alumnus of Michigan Tech. See the link for the article.

Order of the Engineer, Senior Awards Banquet and Capstone Design Day

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The ME-EM Order of the Engineer, Senior Awards Banquet and Capstone Design Day was April 23, 2013.

The keynote speaker for the banquet was Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1983. After graduation, Colleen joined Chevron Corporation as a Project Engineer. She has been challenged for twenty-eight years by progressing through a variety of assignments in Chevron’s Marketing business, product supply operations, asset management, lubricants and retail functions. Her varied assignments have required eleven relocations, including two international assignments. (more…)

High-Tech Classrooms Usher in a New Era of Teaching

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Gordon Parker hoped the new classroom would improve the learning experience for one of his graduate classes. He didn’t expect to cover nearly a third more material.

“It’s crazy,” says the John and Cathi Drake Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. “I’ve never been able to get that far with this class. And it’s not like I just opened up the hose and talked faster.” (more…)

ME-EM Senior Awards Banquet December 2012

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The December 2012 graduates of Michigan Technological University Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics were honored at the Senior Awards Banquet December 11, 2012 at the Memorial Union Ballroom. The graduating seniors were presented with a ring for induction into the Order of the Engineer. (more…)

Engineering Better Bikes for Wounded Vets

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Michigan Tech’s involvement with the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans began when Linda Stouffer called Terry Woychowski on behalf of the General Motors Military Discount Program and asked for advice.
Michigan Tech ME-EM Video of Hand Crank Cycle Team

Wired Video of Hand Crank Cycle Team

Scholarship to Honor Donna Michalek

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

After 18 years of service to Michigan Tech, Donna Michalek left in 2010 to fulfill her dream of leading an engineering program. Tragically, she died in April after less than two years as chair of the Department of Engineering at the University of Mount Union.
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