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Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition

November 13, 2015 in Academics, Community, Events

Hello parents! I hope everyone has been doing well. I’m sure people would agree that the weather up here has been crazy. Students have been studying and enjoying the sun. We’re two weeks into November and today is the first real snow we’ve seen. ┬áStudents have registered for broom ball teams for next semester and [...]

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Elementary school children and University Innovation Fellow Magann Dykema discuss innovative solutions to real-life human problems.

University Innovation Fellows Bring Design Thinking to Campus, School Children

February 9, 2016

University Innovation Fellows nationwide are changing the way students think. UI Fellows at Michigan Technological University and across the country are teaching a fresh mindset known as “design thinking,” a methodology that helps users identify human-centered problems and imagine and implement innovative solutions through experimentation.  

Michigan Tech’s UI Fellows introduced design thinking to incoming first-year students during last fall’s orientation week. Now they’re reaching down into the elementary and middle schools, offering after-school classes called “Discovering Your Creative Confidence and Inner Maker.”

Magann Dykema, a second-year civil engineering student, taught the class for third through fifth graders. Brad Turner, a . . .

The Menominee Crack opened up in October 2010 and now researchers from Michigan Tech have determined it is a geologic pop-up structure.

Menominee Crack is a Geological Pop-Up Structure

February 9, 2016

To a geologist, a rock is not just a rock, and a big crack in the ground is not what it first seems either. One such split, north of Menominee, Michigan, in the state’s Upper Peninsula, is a large crack that formed in 2010. Not known for its earthquakes, Michigan is considered aseismic, and the Menominee Crack registered the Upper Peninsula’s first recorded earthquake—measured at less than magnitude 1. The feature and its causes were mysterious.

Now, researchers from Michigan Technological University think they have identified what the feature is: a geological pop-up. The Seismological Society of America published the . . .