Day: January 22, 2014

Michigan Tech Software Distribution Center Launched

Michigan Tech IT has launched a new site for students, faculty and staff to download software packages available to them for installation on their personal computers. Software includes Matlab, AutoCad, ChemBioDraw, EndNote, Microsoft Office and more.

To see a list of available software, login to www.it.mtu.edu/downloads, using your Michigan Tech ISO username and password.


Tech Student Brings Solar Power to Chinese Village

Yawei Wei inspects the solar panels he and his family installed on his cousin's roof in the rural Chinese community of Zao Yuan.
Every Chinese New Year, the power goes out for everyone in Yawei Wei’s hometown. That got him wondering: isn’t there some way to get more electricity to China’s rural villages?

Wei, whose specialty is power engineering, realized he might not be able to keep the lights on during the surge in power demand over New Year’s Eve. But he could do something. He could bring solar panels to sunny Zao Yuan. Specifically, he could bring them to his cousin’s roof.

Read the full story.

Published in Tech Today by Marcia Goodrich, magazine editor