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Expo 2013 Winners Announced

The 13th annual Undergraduate Expo was held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

The winners of the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo Awards have been posted. Congratulations to all the winners.

The Undergraduate Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. Nearly one thousand students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many of them are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at the Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. The Expo is a combined effort of the College of Engineering and the Institute for Leadership and Innovation.

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UP Health Care Network Helps Mobile Wellness Systems

submitted by Paige Hackney, Institute for Leadership and Innovation

The Upper Peninsula Health Care Network (UPHCN) agreed to match donations received for the student-run Mobile Wellness Systems project, which is converting a 15-passenger van into a mobile health clinic for Ghana. The UPHCN gave their matching donation to the team on Wednesday at an event held in the Rozsa Lobby. Administrators from UPHCN, Aspirus Keweenaw, Baraga County Memorial and Portage Health Systems were in attendance.


High School Enterprise Team Wins National Award

by Jenn Donovan, public relations director
A team from Dollar Bay High School, part of Michigan Tech’s High School Enterprise program, has won the national George B. Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the youth volunteer category. Their teacher, Tech alum Matt Zimmer, will accept the award from the National Park Service in Washington, DC, on Feb. 21. Tech’s Department of Engineering Fundamentals is purchasing airline tickets for two of the students to accompany him.
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Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo 2013:

Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo 2013
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Where: J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, 3rd floor
Time: 8 am to 3 pm

To register, visit Student Info page

Be sure to check out these additional competitions and opportunities for Expo teams (these are all optional):
1) Submit additional images for the Undergraduate Expo Image Contest – Click here for more info

2) Submit a team video for display on the Expo YouTube Channel – Click here for more info

3) Design a MindTrekkers activity for school children

4) Register for the Michigan Tech Patent Disclosure Competition – more details coming soon!

Attention Alumni, Faculty, & Friends:
Interested in judging at the Expo?
Please click here to register.


Pavlis Fundraiser at Orpheum

Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership Fundraiser at Orpheum Jan. 19:
Support the Pavlis Institute at Michigan Tech while you enjoy live music at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock, Saturday, Jan. 19. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is only $5.

Pavlis inspires international leadership by providing students with an opportunity to implement life-changing projects around the world. Students are equipped with 15 credits of leadership training before embarking on a trip dedicated to inspiring positive change in Pavlis’ partner countries.

Enjoy music by Don’t Feed the Bears, Eryka Vye and Marshall and Lucas Westcott and Heaven Hawkins. There’s also a silent auction featuring items from India and Ghana. Come enjoy some great music, delicious pizza and help Pavlis change the world while representing Michigan Tech and the Houghton/Hancock area.


NAE Report Showcases Exemplar Engineering Programs includes Michigan Tech

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has released Infusing Real World Experiences into Engineering Education which showcases 29 engineering programs at colleges and universities across the nation that effectively incorporate such activities into their curriculum and highlights best practices for schools seeking to create new programs. The publication was sponsored by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) in support of the AMD NextGen Engineer initiative.

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HIDE On World Usability Day

From Tech Today November 12, 2012 by Dennis Walikainen, senior editor

The Human Interface Design Enterprise was showing off their driver simulator in Rekhi Hall on November 8th for Usability Day. The event is celebrated around the world, and this was the fifth year Michigan Tech was involved. The event showcasess usability, when technologies or procedures make sense to us and when we can learn–and remember–how to use them, make few errors and feel satisfied with our experiences.
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