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Dematic Opens Satellite Engineering Office In Houghton

Dematic, a logistics company based in Luxembourg with North American operations headquartered in Grand Rapids, has opened a satellite engineering office in Houghton and hired a team of 11 interns. The interns include students from the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, as well as the School of Technology.
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CBS Detroit and the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report published a news story about the international logistics firm, Dematic, opening a satellite office in the MTEC SmartZone in Houghton, where they will employ 11 or more Michigan Tech student interns. See Dematic’s Satellite Office.

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

Students Hit the Jackpot in Venture Competition, $40K with Two Awards; Third Place Brings Home $5K

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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