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Final Exams and Summer Preparations 2.0

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a great week!  As we encroach on the last week of classes, students are burned out and definitely ready for summer. Projects, papers, and last-ditch exams are in full swing now as we prepare for the dreaded week of final exams. But there are a plethora of fun [...]

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Mind Trekkers, Dow Chemical Bring Science Magic to Washington, DC

April 22, 2014

Can you walk on water?  Stick a skewer through a balloon without popping it?  Make delicious ice cream in 60 seconds?

It sounds like magic.  But it’s all science, hands-on excitement that the Michigan Technological University Mind Trekkers are bringing to the nation’s capital to capture the minds and imagination of 350,000 children and their families at the USA Science & Engineering Festival and Expo April 26-27, 2014.

The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.  Featuring more than 3,000 exhibits and 100 stage . . .

Leland D. Melvin

Former Astronaut and NASA Official to Speak at Michigan Tech Commencement May 3

April 18, 2014

Leland D. Melvin, former astronaut and associate administrator for education at NASA, will be the featured speaker at Michigan Technological University’s Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 3.

At commencement, the University will honor the achievements of nearly 1,000 graduates, including 747 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 203 master’s degree candidates and 38 PhD graduates.

Melvin was responsible for NASA’s education programs, strengthening awareness of the agency’s scientific goals and missions. He traveled across the country talking about space exploration with teachers and students, using NASA’s unique mission to promote interest in STEM education.

Melvin began his NASA career in 1989 as an aerospace research engineer . . .