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Celebrating Achievements by one of our former Students and the University!

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.

 

Meanwhile Michigan Tech celebrates 5th straight year of enrollment increases!




How do you serve?

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

See also Mindtrekkers: ORAU Video


Graduating Before Commencement and Dedication to Duty

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


New Staff

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.