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It’s Not Too Late!

April 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a fantastic week! Campus has been busy here as projects, presentations, exams, and homework assignments are getting squeezed in these last few weeks of the semester. This period between spring break and finals week can be a doozy for a lot of students. Keep sending them good thoughts [...]

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SAE International elected mechanical engineering professor Gordon Parker a Fellow this April.

Gordon Parker Elected SAE International Fellow

April 24, 2015

What do machines that travel through water, air and on land all have in common? Control systems that coordinate the machines. For his work in control system design, Gordon Parker was elected a Fellow by SAE International, the society’s “highest grade of membership.” Parker is the John & Cathi Drake Chair Professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University and the co-director of the Agile and Interconnected Microgrid (AIM) Center.

SAE International’s Fellows are the society’s model members and are recognized for their research and teaching, but more so for their professional achievements. In Parker's case, his work shows the . . .

Kathleen Ikeda holds a 3-D printed plastic model of an artery in her hand.

Design Expo 2015 Success: Winners, Senior Design and Enterprise Projects

April 17, 2015

Student innovators filled the ballroom of the Memorial Union Building on Thursday, April 16, and the space buzzed with conversation and the occasional metallic clank. More than 600 Michigan Technological University students participated, through Senior Design teams and the Enterprise Program.

The International Business Ventures took first place in the Enterprise program and the “Aluminum Corrosion Study—Automotive Electrical Systems” team placed first for Senior Design. In Enterprise, Consumer Product Manufacturing and Velovations took second and third. In Senior Design, “Front End Protection for Data Acquisition” team and “Design & Development of an Automated Stacker for Highway Products of Nucor Steel Corporation” . . .