Month: March 2014

Physics Grads Receive Travel Grants

Graduate Student Government Travel Grant Award Winners for Spring 2014

Travel grants for spring 2014 have been awarded. Among the Presenting Travel Grants ($ 250) recipients are physics graduate students Chad Brisbois, Kamal B. Dhungana, Boyi Hao, Joseph Niehaus, Bishnu Tiwari, Gaoxue Wang, and Kevin Waters.

The full list of graduate recipients can be accessed online.

Travel grants are awards that help subsidize cost of attending and presenting at conferences. These awards are sponsored by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Graduate School. For more information on travel grants, please visit the webpage.

Should you have any questions, contact the GSG treasurer Jennifer Winikus (

From Tech Today.

Jaszczak Publishes on Star Diamonds

Star DiamondsProfessor John Jaszczak (Physics and A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum) published an article “Optically sector zoned (star) diamonds from Zimbabwe,” with co-authors J. Rakovan (Miami Univ.), E. Gaillou (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County), J. E. Post (Smithsonian Institution) and J. Betts in the latest issue of Rocks and Minerals vol. 89 173-178 (2014).


From Tech Today.

Focus on the Smithing Guild

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The Michigan Tech Lode spotlighted the Smithing Guild in the February 18, 2014, edition of the news. The article addresses the history of this relatively new student organization and its founder and current president, Adam Riederer. Riederer, a physics major, was interviewed in October 2013 in a Michigan Tech News article on blacksmithing.

Read the text version of the Lode article, by Evan Mayer.