Archives Sponsors National History Day Competition

History will come alive for more than 90 students in grades 4 through 12 this weekend as they participate in the District 1 regional competition for National History Day. The event will take place Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Memorial Union Building on the Michigan Tech campus. The district competition is sponsored annually by the the Michigan Tech Social Sciences Department, the Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, the Quincy Mine Hoist Association and the Historical Society of Michigan… [read more]

Nexus: Seely Speaks of Libraries and the Research Process

Dean Bruce Seely (CSA) will present a workshop, “Research and the Historian’s Craft: Excursions from the Archives to the World Wide Web,” at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Library East Reading Room. Seely will address the changing role of libraries, archives and the Internet in his historical research. “Over the past 35 years, I have been exploring several different topics in history of technology,” said Seely…. [read more]

Industrial Archaeology Students Involved with Smelter

Some stabilization efforts at the former Quincy Smelter Works site were recently completed. Part of Phase I included an inventory of items in and cleanup of the casting plant and reverberatory furnace building, cleanup and inventory of the carpentry building, and more. The cleaning and inventory in the buildings was done by Northwoods Environmental of Ontonagon and students from the Michigan Technological University industrial archaeology program… [read more]

Alumni Gifts Underwrite New Computing Research Center

The new Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research will soon provide a space where Michigan Tech’s computer scientists and engineers can put their heads together. The center has been a cooperative effort. “We’re excited about working with the Department of Computer Science on this,” said Fuhrmann. “We’ll be looking at experimental architectures, new applications and new ways of doing computing…” [read more]

Ott Recognized for Landmark Computer Science Paper

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (ACM SIGSOFT) recognized a paper Linda Ott coauthored, “The Program Dependence Graph in a Software Development Environment,” with a 2010 Retrospective Impact Award. The recipients are selected for their long-term impact on the field of software engineering. The award was not expected. “I was flabbergasted,” said Ott, a professor of computer science….” [read more]