Associate Professor Reza Shahbazian Yassar (ME-EM) provided expert commentary for an ABC Science story, “Cotton T-shirt to Charge Mobile Phones?” on a University of South Carolina scientist’s effort to convert a T-shirt into a supercapacitor. Read more
Assistant Professor Bo Chen (ME-EM/Advanced Power Systems Research Center) and coPIs Professor Jeff Naber (ME-EM), Professor David Shonnard (ChE) and Dean Jacqueline Huntoon (Graduate School) have received $48,660 from the National Science Foundation for a project, “US-China Workshop and Planning Visit on Sustainable Fuels and Clean Vehicles.”
Ben Mitchell, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, and Wade Aitken-Palmer, a student in the Peace Corps Master’s International program, have been working on the business idea since last year. Mitchell said the inspiration began with his stint in the Peace Corps a couple of years before that.
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Four Michigan Tech students have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Six other Tech students received honorable mentions in the competition. Nationwide, the NSF awarded 2,000 fellowships and 1,835 honorable mentions.
The 14th Annual Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair AND Science & Engineering Festival was held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Memorial Union Building on Michigan Tech’s campus. Three hundred fifty students in grades 4-8 have entered projects into the Western UP Science Fair.
The Science & Engineering Festival showcased more than two dozen fun, hands-on activities conducted by more than one hundred Michigan Tech and Finlandia University students and local organizations, in the MUB Commons area. The Festival is open to ALL elementary students, accompanied by an adult.
Jaipur Foot gets an American facelift: There is soon going to be a Michigan version of the celebrated Jaipur Foot, considered to be among the world’s cheapest and most user-friendly artificial limbs. Read more from the Hindu Times
Four graduate students are going to Lansing for Graduate Education Day, Thursday, March 29. Governor Rick Snyder has declared the week of March 26 as Graduate Education Week, and more than 50 students from universities and colleges across the state will meet with legislators at the Capitol Building in Lansing.
Represenmting Michigan Tech and ME-EM, Mark Hopkins, a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering from Charlotte. He will be discussing his work on in-space electric rockets.
‘Horsepower TV’, a Spike TV program about building hot rod engines, showed Michigan Tech research being done testing engines running on E85 fuels.
The episode is posted online at: Horsepower TV
The segment about E85 is at 13 minutes.