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The future is here: College of Computing to welcome first students

Sefanie Sidortsova, Michigan Tech News

October 29, 2019

As the only college of its kind in the state, Michigan Tech’s College of Computing meets the growing demand for computing skills in the workforce. On July 1, 2019, Michigan Technological University launched the state’s...

Necessary negotiations of bioenergy development

Kelley Christensen, Unscripted Research Blog

October 29, 2019

When it comes to planting trees for bioenergy feedstocks, there are tradeoffs to be made. As energy sources increasingly shift toward renewables, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that energy production always...

The birth of plastic

The birth of plastic

April 17, 2019

Engineers Grow Prevascularized Tissue for Cardiac Patches

Allison Mills, Michigan Tech News

April 17, 2019

Patching up a heart needs the help of tiny blood vessels. Aligning dense vascular structures in engineered cardiac patches can help patients recover from a heart attack. A team led by Feng Zhao, associate professor of biomedical...

Kuilin Zhang wins CAREER award for connected and autonomous vehicles

Allison Mills, Michigan Tech News

April 17, 2019

Smart traffic is more than self-driving cars. One engineer is tackling these transportation systems with an early career award grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Changing lanes, upcoming merges, blind spots —...

A (tub) toy story

Mark Wilcox, Michigan Tech News

April 17, 2019

Engineering students at Michigan Technological University face challenges on a daily basis. Recently, first-year students had their work evaluated by perhaps the toughest judges they’ll ever face — preschoolers. Since January,...

Engineers craft the basic building block for electrospun nanofibers

Allison Mills, Michigan Tech News

April 17, 2019

Biomedical engineers cut post-processing steps to make electrospun nanofibers for wound healing and improve 3D-matrices for biological tissues. They speed up prototyping using identical materials. Electrospinning uses electric...

Michigan Tech Water Day

Sam Wallace, Lode Writer

March 28, 2019

On Monday, several groups presented their research for the annual World Water Day. Students presented on topics relating to water quality and ecology. These topics ranged from studying the spread of water-borne diseases such as...

Bosch and Mind Trekkers team up to deliver ultimate STEM experience

Stefanie Sidortsova, Michigan Tech News

March 22, 2019

A year ago, Bosch partnered with Michigan Technological University’s Mind Trekkers to spark creativity and imagination in K-12 students. The result? A unique program that addresses the STEM gap crisis. Mind Trekkers, the...

Capturing and Converting Carbon Dioxide into a Useful Product

Jenifer Donovan, Michigan Tech News

March 22, 2019

Carbon dioxide is a troublemaker. So it’s a good idea to remove it from power plant emissions — and it may have an extra economic benefit. Until now, carbon dioxide has been dumped in oceans or buried underground. Industry...

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