Archives—October 2010


New Henes Gift Enables First Step Toward Institute of Quantum Phenomena at Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University’s Physics Department sees itself poised on the brink of greatness.  Richard and Elizabeth Henes agree.  Longtime and generous supporters of Michigan Tech, the couple has donated another $700,000 to the University to upgrade research facilities in Fisher Hall, including infrastructure improvements.

“This latest gift will help Michigan Tech continue to build an outstanding physics department that is working at the cutting edge of modern physics,” said University President Glenn D. Mroz.  Building and improving our facilities helps attract and retain researchers at the forefront of their fields, he explained. Both goals are priorities of a $200 million capital campaign now under way.

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