Archives—December 2011





On the Road

Researchers from the Multiscale Technologies Institute (MuSTI) gained noticeable attention in the 2011 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, held Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 in Boston. Professor Yoke Khin Yap (Physics) was the lead organizer of “Symposium AA: Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Related Nanostructures.” This symposium attracted about 450 contributed papers and 22 invited lectures and was the largest symposium of the 47 in the meeting.

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Board of Control Approves New Degree Programs

The two new physics degrees are a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics with a concentration in secondary education. “The motivation for offering a BA degree in physics is to give students who are not planning to study physics in graduate school a strong foundation in physics but significantly fewer physics course requirements than our current BS programs,” Seel explained. “The resulting flexibility will allow students to pursue other scholarly interests and career goals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, entrepreneurship, medicine and law. Physics can provide an excellent foundation for interdisciplinary endeavors in all of these fields.”
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On the Road

Numerous Michigan Tech faculty, staff and students are presenting at the American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco in December. Thirty-eight people from all across campus will be involved in more than forty sessions at the conference, which runs from Monday through Friday this week. Tech people are presenting on a variety of topics, including paleomagnetism, water management, organic aerosols, changing global environments, remote sensing, cloud evolution, wildfires and more. Represented are the Departments of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics, the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, the School of Technology, as well as the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor. READ MORE