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Drop Dates, Fall Departure, and Upcoming Events

November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a great week. Campus is busy as usual as students prepare for the last two weeks of homework, exams, and projects before Thanksgiving break. The weather continues to grow colder and colder as winter approaches with snow flurries appearing and disappearing throughout the day. I’d like to remind [...]

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Putting Education into Action: Michigan Tech Student Spearheads Energy Prize Project

January 27, 2015

“The area we live in has high unemployment, low to median income but high energy bills,” says Abhilash Kantamneni, a Michigan Tech computer science graduate student who is leading Houghton County’s effort to win the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition. The county just recently celebrated advancing to the semifinals of the competition, and Kantamneni wants to get more people involved.

The Georgetown University Energy Prize was created to encourage communities to develop creative solutions to cut energy consumption. The prize is sponsored by the American Gas Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the National League of Cities, the . . .

Superior Ideas Challenges Enterprise Students to Help Fund Their Projects

January 26, 2015

Michigan Tech Enterprise program students are hard-working and innovative, but their creativity can be hindered by their spending limits. That’s where Superior Ideas comes in.

Superior Ideas—Michigan Tech’s crowdfunding site—helps bring university research and public service projects to life. Superior Ideas established the Rekhi Funding Challenge, supported by alumnus and longtime donor Kanwal Rekhi, to help Enterprise teams gain funding for their projects.

“The challenge is a new concept, and competition is always fun,” says Natasha Chopp, research development and marketing manager for Superior Ideas.

The challenge is this: The Enterprise team that raised the most money on the Superior Ideas . . .