A multitude of our undergraduates have recently returned from a spring trip to CERN. This trip was kindly funded by our alum Werner Vogt and chaperoned by Professor Borysow!
PhD candidate Kevin Waters (Physics) is one of 52 new doctoral students nationwide selected for the US Department of Energy (DOE) 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
The program provides support for graduate students to spend 3 to 12 consecutive months at a DOE national laboratory conducting graduate thesis research in a priority research area in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist.
Waters will do his DOE research at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. His PhD research focuses on predictive materials science and chemistry. See here.
We are so happy to hear about her in the news this week! You can read a lot about her life story and how she fell in love with science in this article
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Edward M. Leonard, Jr.
Physics Alum ’12
Mind Trekkers is a group of undergraduate students from all disciplines that take STEM. “The best part about this group? It’s 100% volunteer on the student side. After finishing homework for the night, it’s Mind Trekker time. There are always more logistics to work, more lessons to plan, and more demonstrations to write, and it’s with the will power and dedication of the volunteers that we are the dynamic sensation that we are today.” READ MORE
On the Wednesday before obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree, I left Houghton at 05:00 with 16 other Mind Trekkers for DC (story here). On Saturday, I woke up, donned my Mind Trekkers jersey, and went to the event. I noted that Bill Nye would be signing things starting at 11am, so around then I put on my cap and gown, grabbed my diploma cover, and John Lehman (assistant VP, enrollment services) and myself headed over there. READ MORE
Adam Webb joins MTRI as a research engineer/scientist. Previously, Webb was senior engineer-systems for General Dynamics and a research engineer at Emag Technologies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in physics from Michigan Tech. He lives with his wife, Traci, in South Lyon.
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award goes to Katerina Aifantis, BS Engineering, 2002. She is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Michigan Tech Department of Physics.
View the Michigan Tech Magazine article
The photo in the newsletter is Dr Byers with the Bendix G15 computer. It was a vacuum tube digital (not analog) computer. Dick Hill (’62 Applied Physics) and I used to run electron density maps on this thing. –Gary Rhoney. READ MORE