Day: August 11, 2020

“Radar and Risk in the Straits of Mackinac” in Michigan Tech Research Magazine

A map of the straits of Mackinac

As Great Lakes water levels rise to record highs, remotely monitoring currents and waves grows in importance. Lorelle Meadows, dean of the Pavlis Honors College, is co-conducting the first test of an onshore high-frequency radar system specifically tuned to map complex current patterns in the Great Lakes.

Read “Radar and Risk in the Straits of Mackinac” in the 2020 Michigan Tech Research Magazine.


Results of the TCNewTech Pitch Competition

On August 4, 2020, six Michigan Tech teams participated in a takeover of TCNewTech’s virtual pitch competition. TCNewTech is a community of tech enthusiasts, businesses, entrepreneurs, and Michigan policymakers building a culture of innovation, economic growth and opportunity for local talent in the Traverse City region.

Mitch DeLong won the one-minute “bar napkin” pitch with InnoFreightive, which uses software to consolidate less-than-truckload freight into full truckloads, saving time and money and eliminating the need for warehouses to consolidate services. Ranit Karmakar won the five-minute new venture category with FOCUS, which combines a cell phone and a slit-lamp microscope to make eye diseases diagnoses more accessible to all parts of the world.

Read the full results in Tech Today.