William (Bill) M. Colton, Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning at Exxon Mobil, gave two presentations at Michigan Tech. Mr. Colton was born in Massachusetts and received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1975.
Nineteen students from Michigan Tech spent a day in Neenah, Wisconsin touring Kimberly-Clark facilities, meeting with company representatives and alumni, and learning about careers with Kimberly-Clark. The students included members of Michigan Tech’s Society of Women Engineers collegiate section and other professional university organizations. – See more
Today’s university students are reminded to be careful about what they put up on their Facebook or Twitter accounts. Sometimes they forget, and that’s a job for Clean It Up, the winning entry in the fifth annual Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition held Thursday night on the campus of Michigan Technological University.
The late business professor Bob Mark created the competition so students could polish their 90-second, new business pitches, emulating the length of an elevator ride.
The brainchild of accounting major Nikoli Wiens and chemical engineering major Zach Eckert, Clean It Up promises to clean up content and profiles on the Internet, even beyond the cleansing that Facebook and Twitter claim to do upon request.
At the Society of Rheology meeting in Montreal Canada in October 2013, Dr Faith Morrison met with James Eickhoff, Michigan Tech class of 2004, and Mark Cieslinski, Michigan Tech class of 2011. James works for Anton Paar, a rheometer manufacturer. He travels all over the world. Mark is a graduate student in Don Baird’s group at Virginia Tech, set to get his Ph.D. in chemical engineering/rheology in two years. Both students took CM4650 Polymer Rheology from Dr. Morrison when they were at Tech.
Adrienne Minerick has developed a new, split-level course that teaches students how to navigate the rocky road of research and real-world problem-solving. She will soon be telling her peers about it at the Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, hosted by the National Academy of Engineering.
Come visit with our faculty over food & drinks, learn about our innnovative research, our outstanding lab facilities, our undergraduate and graduate education, and how we are creating the future.
AIChE ANNUAL MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO
MICHIGAN TECH RECEPTION
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 • 7-10 PM
HILTON SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE, CONTINENTAL ROOM 9
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Michigan Technological University is one of three colleges and universities that will collaborate with the biotech-based alternative fuels and chemical company LanzaTech on a $4 million research project. They will work to find ways to convert waste methane into low carbon fuels and chemicals.
Funding for the 3-year research project comes from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
Chemical Engineering Professor David Shonnard will lead the research at Michigan Tech, with Robert Handler providing technical and program management support. Shonnard is director of the University’s Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI) and holds the Richard and Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Materials. Handler is SFI operations manager
Chemical engineering faculty and students at Michigan Tech attended a forum of “Challenges and Opportunities in Chemical Engineering” at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Atrium where several chemical engineering alumni talked about their career experiences and then met with students and enjoyed some pizza.
Michigan Tech undergraduates and graduate students studying chemical engineering took first and second place in the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s (SME) Mineral and Metallurgical Processing Division 2013 student poster contest at the SME annual meeting in Denver.
First place: Katrina Swanson
Second place: Paul Hagadone II
Graduate student winners:
First place: Brett Spigarelli
Second place: Howard Haselhuhn