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Family Weekend 2014

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a great week! The week here has been busy and long as we’re coming up on the halfway point of the semester. It’s hard to believe that it’s gone by so fast! We’re getting into the meat of the semester now as deadlines for more exams, assignments, and [...]

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41 North Film Festival

Film Festival Brings Award-Winning Films and Filmmakers to the Rozsa Oct. 23–26

October 21, 2014

The 41 North Film Festival (formerly Northern Lights Film Festival) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a name change and an outstanding slate of recent award-winning films and special guests. It will be held Oct. 23-26 in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

The 41 North Film Festival showcases award-winning independent films and filmmakers from around the region, country and world. Its mission is to provide Michigan Tech students and the surrounding community with an opportunity to critically engage films that are currently in distribution and under discussion, as well as the chance to interact with filmmakers, producers and other industry . . .

Eyes in the sky are just one way to find problems prior to catastrophe.

Stabilizing Geotechnical Assets: New Research Aims to Identify Potential Highway, Railroad Problems

October 21, 2014

While we’re able to enjoy timeless scenery as we travel in the United States, it’s important to realize that the soils and rocks forming the base of these transportation systems may not forever be stable.

In a new project led by Michigan Technological University, Thomas Oommen, assistant professor of geological and mining engineering and sciences, heads a team that is using advanced technology to develop a comprehensive management system to monitor our nation’s geotechnical assets—the ground that forms the base for the concrete, asphalt or steel that makes up our transportation system. Co-investigators include Colin Brooks, senior research scientist at the . . .