The Michigan Tech International Business Ventures Enterprise is working to create a mobile medical clinic for the rural poor of Ghana. The students are converting a van that was donated by Husky Motors in order to build the clinic.
At the annual ‘Backwoods Baja’ Invitational Event on Oct. 20-21, which is hosted by University of Wisconsin – Stout, Michigan Tech Blizzard Baja placed 2nd with car #50, 3rd with car #43, and earned the fastest lap award for the third year in a row, with car #9.
While innovation in technology inexorably rolls on, some students from Michigan Tech recently had the chance to roll on the latest technology. The whole idea was to see for themselves how the principles learned in the classroom are actually making cars better and safer.
Michigan Technological University’s Baja Enterprise team excelled in the 2012 SAE Baja Wisconsin, finishing in the top 10. “We were eighth overall, fifth in the US, and the top team among the six Michigan schools competing,” said the team’s advisor, Brett Hamlin, assistant chair of engineering fundamentals.
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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The Oshkosh Corp. will host students from the Advanced Motor Sports (AMS) Enterprise Baja team today at corporate headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis. The firm is one of the AMS Enterprise’s corporate sponsors. Read More
CBS Detroit mentioned that Michigan Tech’s Supermileage Systems Enterprise is one of three Michigan teams competing in the SAE International supermileage engineering competition, today and Friday, June 8, at the Eaton Corp. Proving Grounds in Marshall, Pa. The competition is part of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series. See Supermileage.
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.
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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) highlighted Michigan Tech’s Nanotech Innovations Enterprise on its research.gov website. The Nanotech Enterprise is using an NSF grant to sponsor a workshop that introduces high school students to nanotechnology.
The NSF article stated: High-school students are exploring the world of nanotechnology through a workshop called “Imaging the Invisible,” developed by the Nanotech Innovations Enterprise (NIE) at Michigan Technological University. The activities have sparked numerous conversations among workshop participants and NIE undergraduate members regarding nanoscale science and technology, as well as college life and STEM careers. This peer-to-peer approach enhances learning opportunities for all students involved.
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