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Spring Break 2015

March 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a great week! We have officially started Track B this week, and are embarking on the second half of the semester. Spring break is just around the corner now and students are longing for the sunshine, relaxation, and adventure that comes with the vacation from school. However, with [...]

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Some of the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.

Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Students Weather Horrendous Storms

March 24, 2015

Weather disasters rarely hit the Upper Peninsula. Snow falls in abundance, sure, but it’s nothing compared to the devastation many others have faced due to Mother Nature.  Two Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) students at Michigan Tech have lived through 2015’s deadly Cyclone Pam and Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 when those storms struck the countries where they were doing Peace Corps service.

Tim Ward, a Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) computer science student serving in Vanuatu, was evacuated to Australia by Peace Corps just before Tropical Cyclone Pam hit in mid-March. Experts are still surveying the damage of a category 5 . . .

University Innovation Fellows attend Epicenter training in Silicon Valley.

University Innovation Fellows Promote Entrepreneurship at Tech

March 23, 2015

Many students worry about finding jobs and stability after Michigan Tech, but others are willing to take more of a chance. They are focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship as the way to make their mark on industry and the world.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are two avenues that Brad Turner, a second year software engineering undergraduate, definitely plans to explore while he is at Michigan Tech.  And it seems to be working, for he was recently named a University Innovation Fellow. 

The University Innovation Fellows program is a national initiative that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, . . .