Category: News

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

National Science Foundation (NSF) highlighted Michigan Tech’s Nanotech Innovations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) highlighted Michigan Tech’s Nanotech Innovations Enterprise on its 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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Enterprise Students Help Winterize Homes

Baby, it’s cold outside—but with help from a group of Michigan Technological University students, low-income and fixed-income households in nearby communities aren’t feeling the chill. With support from Range Valley State Bank and the Ford College Community Challenge grant, members of Michigan Tech’s Efficiency through Engineering and Construction Enterprise (ETEC) students are working with local service agencies on an energy-saving initiative to winterize homes in this cold and snowy community.

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Celebrate E-Week Feb. 19-25, 2012

Michigan Tech celebrated National Engineers Week 2012 February 19-25.

National Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. For the past 60 years, National Engineers Week (E-Week) has been celebrated each February around the time of George Washington’s birthday, February 22, because Washington is considered by many to be the first US engineer. Each year the national celebration grows, and this year Michigan Tech will jump head first into E-Week with 30 different engineering events on campus for all to enjoy.