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May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a great week! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written to you, and a lot has happened. The “summer weather” still comes and goes (as usual), and Track A is on its way to being halfway complete, and will be by next Wednesday, June 3. It’s hard [...]

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Employers find well-qualified students at Michigan Tech's semi-annual Career Fairs.

Employers Say Michigan Tech Grads are Well-Prepared, Contrary to Gallup Poll

May 27, 2015

A recent Gallup poll shows that while the vast majority of Americans feel a college education is important, only a small percentage believe that college graduates are well prepared for success in the workplace. Feedback from employers who hire graduates of Michigan Technological University tells a different story.

 The Gallup Poll results were included in the 2014 Gallup-Lumina Foundation Study of the American Public’s Opinion on Higher Education.

Gallup found that 96 percent of those surveyed feel it is “somewhat” or “very” important for American adults to have a degree or certificate beyond high school. But only 13 percent strongly . . .

Spotting twin boundary defects in tin oxides requires the aid of a transmission electron microscope: The yellow streaks, highlighted by green arrows, show where lithium ions travel along twin boundaries.

Turn That Defect Upside Down: Twin Boundaries in Lithium-Ion Batteries

May 21, 2015

Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries — which are small, symmetrical defects in materials — may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries. The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries.

This finding, published in Nano Letters earlier this year, turns a previously held notion of material defects on its head. Reza Shahbazian–Yassar helped lead the study and holds a joint appointment at Michigan Tech as the Richard & Elizabeth Henes associate professor in nanotechnology and . . .