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Joe Licavoli Receives 2012 H. H. Harris Foundation Scholarship

Joe Licavoli
Joe Licavoli

MSE graduate student Joseph Licavoli has been awarded a $4000 scholarship from the H. H. Harris Foundation for the 2012-13 school year. The award is in support of those who have proven through professional and academic pursuits, a professional and/or academic interest in metallurgy and cast metals as well as outstanding academic performance. Licavoli provided a statement about his goals in metallurgy and a sketch of his experiences. He is working with Dr. Paul Sanders.

The H. H. Harris Foundation was created for the purpose of providing scholarships and other forms of educational aid to students and professionals in the metallurgical and casting of metals field.

Dean’s List Spring 2012

4.0 Students (EMSE)
Knudsen, Michel D SR EMSE
Michels, Taylor J SR EMSE
Nitz, Calvin A SO EMSE
Taylor, Lance P SR EMSE
Tianen, Matthew N JR EMSE

3.50-3.99 Students (EMSE)
Dillon, Jesse R SR EMSE
Glover, Alexandra G JR EMSE
Greutman, Stephen K SO EMSE
Harju, Markus K SU EMSE
Haselhuhn, Stephanie G SR EMSE
Heck, Sara M SR EMSE
Konieczny, Anthony M JR EMSE
Leonard, Samantha L SR EMSE
MacEwen, David M SR EMSE
Michael, Kelsey R SR EMSE
O’Connor, Austin D SO EMSE
Pringle, Adam M SO EMSE
Schaefer, Evan J SR EMSE
Seidl, Alex J SR EMSE
Thiel, Alexander F SR EMSE
Villeneuve, Bradley J SO EMSE
Waterman, Thaddeus W SR EMSE
Whalen, Kelsey M JR EMSE
Wittbrodt, Benjamin T SR EMSE
Wyzlic, Michael P SR EMSE


Dean’s List Fall 2011

4.0 Students (EMSE)
Deane, Kyle J SR EMSE
Honkanen, Katri E SU EMSE
Michels, Taylor J SR EMSE
Taylor, Lance P SR EMSE
Wittbrodt, Benjamin T SR EMSE
Wyzlic, Michael P SR EMSE

3.50-3.99 Students (EMSE)
Anderson, Shane M FR EMSE
Bryant, Caleb R SR EMSE
Deming, Carol J SR EMSE
Dillon, Jesse R SR EMSE
Freiberg, Daniel S JR EMSE
Glover, Alexandra G SO EMSE
Greutman, Stephen K FR EMSE
Heck, Sara M SR EMSE
Kraft, Nicholas J SR EMSE
Laureto, John J SR EMSE
Michael, Kelsey R SR EMSE
Mulder, Meredith L SR EMSE
Nigro, Elizabeth A SR EMSE
O’Connor, Austin D FR EMSE
Roeser, Mackenzie T SR EMSE
Sahr, Alyssa M SR EMSE
Steele, Alicia M SR EMSE
Thiel, Alexander F JR EMSE
Tianen, Matthew N SO EMSE
Villeneuve, Bradley J FR EMSE
Waterman, Thaddeus W SR EMSE
Wolbeck, Emily C JR EMSE
Wong, Matthew J SR EMSE



Undergraduate Student Expo showcases talent

On April 12, Michigan Technological University hosted the 13th Annual Undergraduate University Expo. In the ballroom of the Memorial Union Building, undergraduate students displayed exhibits from their Enterprise teams and senior design projects.

Senior Design winners included the Bioabsorbable Polymer-Coated Metal Stent Degradation Simulation Design team, the Economic Recovery of Alloying Elements from Grinding Swarf Design team and the Portage Health Noise Monitoring Device Design team.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Nicole Iutzi.





2012 Undergraduate Expo Winners

ExpoUndergraduate Expo 2012

Expo Awards

Senior Design Awards to MSE Projects

Taking first place was Bioabsorbable Polymer-Coated Metal Stent Degradation Simulation Design. The students devised a better way to check for the degrading of stents, which are inserted into arteries, both in vitro (in the lab) and in vivo (in the living subject). Team members were Kristina Price, Brendan Daun, Thomas Faulkner, Erin Larson, Derek Yesmunt and David Strobel (Biomedical Engineering); and Kelsey Waugh and Matt Gardeski (MSE). The team was sponsored by Boston Scientific and advised by Associate Professor Jeremy Goldman (Biomedical Engineering) and Associate Professor Jaroslaw Drelich (MSE).

Second place went to the Economic Recovery of Alloying Elements from Grinding Swarf. The students speculated that they could help metal-grinding operations reclaim cobalt and nickel, in addition to other metals, from the waste or “swarf.” It could produce as much as $1.75 million in a year. The team consisted of Alicia Steele (MSE/ME); and Daniel Hein, Michael Wyzlic and Nicholas Kraft (MSE). They worked with the Casting Services Group of ThyssenKrupp. Jaroslaw Drelich was their advisor, too.


2012 MSGC Awards

2012 MSGC Awards Announced

Michigan Tech faculty, staff members and students received awards tallying $101,875 through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which includes 11 university members.

Among the undergraduates receiving $2,500 research fellowships were Meredith Mulder (Materials Science): “Synthesis and Characterization of Multifunctional Vermiculite Containing Carbon Nanotubes and Metallic Nanoparticles” and Bradley Villeneuve (Materials Science): “Formulation and Antimicrobial Testing of Vermiculite Coated with Copper Nanoparticles.”

Among the graduate students receiving $5,000 fellowships was Patrick Bowen (Materials Science): “Exploring the effect of group IV elements on the mechanical and corrosion performance of magnesium.”

Read more at Tech Today, by Lisa Wallace.