The Best Technology Jobs Outside Tech Companies

Burgeoning giants like LinkedIn and Facebook are driving some of that demand, but much of the growth is expected to come from companies that don’t directly sell technology products or services. The annual Michigan Tech job fair, for instance, historically draws about 200 companies, including Apple, Google, Intel and Microsoft. Steven Carr, director of the computer science department at Michigan Tech, said the jobs still susceptible to outsourcing are in roles that were vanguard a decade ago…. [read more]

Scholar Coauthors Book on Mining Company, Marquette Iron Range

The new book, published by Wayne State University Press, is titled Iron Will: Cleveland-Cliffs And The Mining of Iron Ore, 1847–2006. The authors are Terry Reynolds, a professor of social sciences at Michigan Tech, and Virginia Dawson, an independent researcher from Ohio. According to one scholar, this account is “a major contribution to the literature on Lake Superior metal mining and the best book on the Marquette iron range in many decades….” [read more]

US Postage Stamp Recognizes Alumnus Who Won a Nobel Prize

Melvin Calvin, a Michigan Tech alumnus who was awarded a Nobel Prize, now has his name and face on a postage stamp–a stamp of approval for a distinguished man. Calvin was the first scientist to unravel the secrets of photosynthesis—knowledge that became known as “the Calvin cycle.” That work won him and a colleague the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1911, Calvin received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1931… [read more]

Barkdoll, Meyer Receive Teaching Awards

The 2011 Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize Associate Professor Brian Barkdoll, of the Department of Civil and environmental Engineering, and Senior Lecturer Michael Meyer, of Physics. Meyer has helped “to transform and improve” the introductory physics programs; has re-invented the way the department teaches introductory physics laboratories; has spearheaded the creation of new laboratory sections… [read more]

Three Michigan Tech Faculty Win NSF CAREER Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named three assistant professors at Michigan Tech winners of NSF CAREER Awards. Among them is Shari Stockero of Mathematical Sciences and the Teacher Education Division in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences. Stockero is designing teacher education experiences to help beginning mathematics teachers “notice” and build on important student questions and comments that are often missed by inexperienced teachers. Prospective teachers will record and analyze math instruction in local schools… [read more]

Veterans Group Gearing Up for Fall

Plans are underway to revitalize a student veterans’ group on campus. “People have served and are back in school,” says Luke Vermeulen, 29, who helped reestablish the group. Vermuelen was aided by three advisors: Rob Bishop of Student Affairs, Glen Archer of the electrical and computer engineering department, both vets, as well as Lt. Col James Spence of the Army ROTC…. [read more]

Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

The Department of Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education is now the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. The name change was approved by the Board of Control as of April 27, 2011. The department offers majors in Exercise Science and Health & Physical Education, as well as a Coaching Minor and Coaching Certificate… [read more]

Army ROTC Cadets: Notable by their Presence

The Army ROTC Detachment hosted a competition for cadets from Tech as well as five other schools with ROTC programs: * Northern Michigan University * University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign * University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, River Falls, and Oshkosh. Called the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, it was set up as a collaborative effort in the 1960s… [read more]