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Weekly Happenings of Week 12

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a great week! I know Tech students have been happy, as the weather here has been fabulous! The warmth and beautiful bright sunshine have been starting to melt the stubborn snowbanks that loom around campus. Students have been breaking out their shorts and sunglasses as we are finally [...]

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Children and their families discover the "wow!" of science and engineering at Mind Trekkers festivals.

Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, AT&T Bring the Wonders of Science to Middle, High Schoolers at Michigan Community Colleges

April 18, 2014

Can you walk on water? Make ice cream in 60 seconds? Float a magnet in mid-air with no strings attached?

Thanks to AT&T Michigan and the Michigan Technological University Mind Trekkers, middle and high school students in three Michigan communities will have the chance to try their hand at these and other science “magic” at science and engineering festivals at local community colleges.

The festivals are scheduled for Monday, May 5 at West Shore Community College in Scottville; Tuesday, May 6 at Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison; and Wednesday, May 7 at Alpena Community College in Alpena.  All three will feature the . . .

Xiaodi "Scott" Huang in China with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Lifting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency

April 17, 2014

The work of a research leader at Michigan Technological University is attracting attention from Michigan’s Governor as well as automotive companies around the world. Xiaodi “Scott” Huang of Michigan Tech’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering helped Governor Rick Snyder promote Michigan’s automotive industry at China’s 2013 international auto parts expos. Huang’s research is the basis for his MTEC SmartZone company, LiteBrake Tech, which was one of eight companies chosen to represent Michigan automotive technology overseas.

Huang had the opportunity to network with many high level executives from large companies at the conference. Governor Snyder spoke to the audience about “Pure Michigan” . . .