Archives—September 2011

Tech Reseachers Honored for Great Lakes Research

The International Association for Great Lakes Research has honored five Michigan Tech faculty members and students. The Chandler-Misener Award for the outstanding article published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research (JGLR) in 2010 was given to coauthors Professor W. Charles Kerfoot, PhD student Foad Yousef (Biological Sciences), Professor and Chair Sarah A. Green (Chemistry), former faculty member Judith W. Budd (GMES), and David J. Schwab and Henry A. Vanderploeg of NOAA… [read more]

Michigan Tech Video Game on Xbox Live

The Husky Game Development Enterprise (HGD) video game Arcane Brawlers is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Indie Marketplace. This is a first for the group and the culmination of nearly two years of intensive effort for the game’s creators, including Ryan Wilson, who earned his BS in Computer Science from Michigan Tech and is now a software engineer with GE Aviation in Houghton… [read more]

Distinguished Alumni 2011

The College of Sciences and Arts welcomes new members John H. Christianson and David J. Pruett to the Academy of Sciences and Arts Distinguished Alumnae and Alumni for 2011. Participation, commitment, and outstanding leadership in their profession, as well as public service, are the distinctions required for this election… [read more]

Michigan Tech Climbs in US News Rankings

Michigan Technological University is listed among the top universities in the nation in US News & World Report’s 2012 edition of “Best Colleges.” Michigan Tech Provost Max Seel said “Employers recognize the value of a Tech education. We already have 225 companies signed up to recruit our students…” [read more]

ROTC Detachments Stage 9/11 Memorial

About 150 people, most not in uniform, gathered on the south lawn outside the ROTC Building Sunday for a service to remember the victims of 9/11. The Air Force and Army cadets organized the ceremony. Air Force Cadet Mark Ingram, a fourth-year student in physics from Livonia, was glad to participate. “It’s always a big deal to be a part of something meaningful…” [read more]

Air Force Cadet Excelled in Summer Training; He was Too Good

Cadet Robert McNeil, a junior in the Air Force ROTC program, reflected well on himself and Michigan Tech this summer. He was named a distinguished graduate of a four-week field training exercise–what amounts to a boot camp for officer candidates. He said McNeil, who was one of only 8 percent of trainees to graduate with distinction, displayed “really, really high performance.” Christiana adds, “This is a big deal for us…” [read more]