Category: News

Michigan Tech Nominates Four for Goldwater Scholarships

Two of the nominees are in the College of Sciences and Arts. Sarah Mets is majoring in biological sciences. She is studying centrosome assembly in the nematode C. elegans, investigating the genes involved in centrosome duplication and how they are related. Physics major Ben Malec tracks particles in a turbulent fluid in which gravitational settling also plays a role… [read more]

Despite Military Drawdown, ROTC Programs in Good Shape

The drawdown of America’s military force means less opportunity and more competition in ROTC programs nationwide. But Michigan Tech is expected to weather that storm in good shape. “We will buck the trend,” says Col. Michmtuael Brothers, commander of the Air Force ROTC program. Adds, Col. James Spence, commander of the Army ROTC program, “Michigan Tech will need to grow, not shrink…” [read more]

Social Sciences and Archives Assist with Planning for 1913 Strike Centennial

Community input and volunteers are sought for planning activities to mark the centennial of the 1913 Michigan copper miners’ strike. Initial planning and discussion for commemorative events have included representatives from the social sciences department and Michigan Tech Archives, as well as National Park Service staff and members of the local community… [read more]

Social Sciences Graduate Student Will Represent Tech for MAGS Competition

Valoree Gagnon is Michigan Tech’s nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis Award. Gagnon is now a PhD student in environmental and energy policy, her work is funded by a National Science Foundation fellowship, and she was nominated for the thesis award by her advisor, Associate Professor Carol MacLennan, of the Department of Social Sciences… [read more]