Enterprising High School Students Showcase Accomplishments in Detroit

Michigan Technological University and General Motors sponsored a High School Enterprise Showcase at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. Teams of high school students from Detroit, elsewhere in Michigan, and as far away as Puerto Rico, Atlanta and Chicago will present their work to find scientific and technological solutions to real-world problems in business and industry.

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Exchange Program with Engineering School in Denmark

Officials from the Aarhus School of Marine & Technical Engineering recently had meetings at Michigan Tech concerning the international student exchange program. Anna Kathrine Jørgensen, international coordinator, and Leif Tranborg, Provost, Engineer, Master in adult education, were in Houghton for several days of meetings and tours.

They met with International Programs and Services, Thy Yang, director, and faculty from the School of Technology, College of Engineering, School of Business and Economics to promote the international exchange programs. These photos show them touring the Great Lakes Research Center with Michael Abbott, Director, Great Lakes Research Center Operations, Dr. David Shonnard, Chemical Engineering and Sustainable Futures Institute, and Dr. Leonard Bohmann, Associate Dean of Engineering, with Darnishia Slade, assistant director, International Programs and Services.

The organizational structure of the school is based in the Danish Maritime Authority under the Danish Ministry of Business and Industry. The school was founded in 1896 and from the year 1968, the school has been a self-governing institution with its own board of directors authorized to educate Marine and Technical Engineers.

A Bachelor of Technology Management and Marine Engineering is a Danish polytechnic Profession Bachelor education. The main subjects of the education are Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automation and Management.

AAMS Website: http://www.aams.dk/da-DK/English.aspx

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Michigan Tech Engineering Programs in Washington D.C.

The HEV mobile laboratory was on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. On the labs first trip outside the state, United States Senator Carl Levin stopped by to give the students and their work a stamp of approval. “It may be located the Upper Peninsula, but all of Michigan has been impacted by it. Tens of thousands of engineers have come out of Michigan Tech,” said Sen. Levin. Michigan Tech Staff and faculty from four programs participated in the National Transportation Workforce Summit in Washington, DC, April 24 to 26.

See a news video and photos with Senator Carl Levin and Tyler Daavettila at the nation’s capitol

Michigan Tech – Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers SHPE Students


A group of six Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) students is heading to Grand Rapids to make 12 presentations at Burton Middle School in Grand Rapids during the school day on Friday, May 4. The students will reach nearly 500 students in Grades 6-8. After school, they will meet with Hispanic high school students to discuss college options and possible majors and careers.

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Undergraduate Expo: Students Dazzle with Great Inventions

More than 50 Senior Design and two dozen Enterprise teams converged on the Memorial Union Thursday, and their projects were as impressive as they were varied.

The Union filled up early as crowds, judges, media and local school children checked out the inventive creativity on display.

Photos and a list of winners can be viewed at the www.expo.mtu.edu website

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Michigan Tech Hosts Event To Increase Girls Interest In Engineering.

First Bell, an engineering education newsletter published by the American Society of Engineering Education, mentioned WLUC-TV Channel 6’s coverage of Michigan Tech’s Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program, held last week to interest girls in careers in science and engineering. The subscriber-only newsletter reported:

Michigan Tech Hosts Event To Increase Girls Interest In Engineering.

Upper Michigan Source (3/30, Mays) reports, “Two hundred 7th and 8th grade female students’ attended Michigan Tech’s Pre-College Outreach event called Get WISE or Get Women In Science and Engineering.” The girls “got a chance to learn about different scientific concepts like the center of mass and how balance is distributed using certain objects.” Michigan Tech “hopes that events like these can help change the students’ perspectives about science and open their minds to a possible future in engineering.”

Michigan Tech Students Head to Detroit for Alternative Spring Break

Members of Michigan Tech’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are in Detroit to participate in an alternative spring break 2012 week. Eight members of the Michigan Tech student chapter of the NSBE will visit six middle schools and one high school to talk with students. They will also conduct Family Engineering events at three schools. Family Engineering includes fun, hands-on activities for the whole family, such as “Mining For Chocolate” and “Glue Is The Clue.” The program, developed at Michigan Tech and now available across Michigan and nationwide, is designed to engage and inspire young people and their families to consider careers in engineering and science. Read More about NSBE Family Engineering in Detroit