MTU Excels at 2024 National Steel Bridge Competition
Michigan Technological University Blog
by Kim Geiger
1w ago
Congratulations to Michigan Technological University’s Steel Bridge Team for an impressive performance at the National Finals Steel Bridge Competition! MTU secured a 9th place overall finish on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. The Michigan Tech Steel Bridge Team qualified for the national AISC 2024 National Steel Bridge Competition, continuing their legacy of participating in this time-honored, annual competition.  The competition first began 37 years ago with undergraduate engineering students from just three schools—Lawrence Tech, Michigan Tech ..read more
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Multidisciplinary Team Publishes on Self-Disinfecting Coating
Michigan Technological University Blog
by College of Engineering
1w ago
Professors Bruce Lee (BioMed) and Caryn Heldt (ChE/HRI) are co-authors of a new paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. The paper is titled “Utilizing Rapid Hydrogen Peroxide Generation from 6-Hydroxycatechol to Design Moisture-Activated, Self-Disinfecting Coating.” The paper describes the use of a novel biomimetic coating that could be activated to generate disinfectant when wetted, such as by moisture found in respiratory droplets. This moisture-activated coating was demonstrated to disinfect various strains of bacteria and viruses and can potentially be used as a self-di ..read more
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MTU Team Competes in NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
Michigan Technological University Blog
by Kim Geiger
1w ago
Earlier this month a team of students from Michigan Technological University won the Judge’s Choice for Design in the 2024 National Fluid Power Association Fluid Vehicle Challenge, a national competition. Competing with 21 other universities from all over the country, the Michigan Tech team set out to design, build, and test a bicycle powered by pneumatics. This requires an in depth understanding of fluid power, pneumatic fittings, and electronic control systems. The contest, dubbed “Hydraulics, Meets the Bicycle,” combines human-powered vehicles along with fluid power and consists of three r ..read more
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MTU Engineering Students Embrace Meaningful WERC
Michigan Technological University Blog
by Kim Geiger
3w ago
MTU’s WERC. 4 Team, L to R: Francine Rosinski (graduated), Jenna Cook (senior), Eden Traub (graduated), Nadia Stauffer (senior), Dr. Audra Morse (faculty advisor), Isabel Smith (sophomore), Allison Olson (graduated), and Andrew Wozniak (senior). Environmental engineering students from Michigan Tech traveled to New Mexico State University to compete in the 34th annual WERC Environmental Design Contest—and took home numerous awards, $4,000 in prize money, plus the opportunity to be published in IEEE Xplore. All are members of Michigan Tech’s Built World Enterprise (BWE), part of Michigan Tech’s ..read more
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Spring 2024 REF Awards Announced
Michigan Technological University Blog
by College of Engineering
3w ago
The Vice President for Research Office (VPR) announces the Spring 2024 Research Excellence Fund (REF) award recipients. Congratulations to each of the awardees. The REF team also wishes to thank the individual REF reviewers and review panelists, as well as the deans and department chairs, for their time spent on this important internal research award process. The principal investigators of the awarded projects include: Research Seed Grants: Dylan Gaines (CS) Jiehong Guo (CEGE) Yixin Liu (ChE) Erich Petushek (CLS) Bhisham Sharma (ME-EM) Richard Canevez (HU) Jiehong Guo Yixin Liu Bhisham Shar ..read more
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Chris Middlebrook to Discuss MTU Semiconductor Learning Opportunities as Panelist for UPEDA Meeting
Michigan Technological University Blog
by Kim Geiger
1M ago
Christopher Middlebrook (ECE) was a panelist at a meeting on May 9 hosted by the Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance (UPEDA). The event took place at Northern Michigan University. Distinguished leaders from universities and community colleges in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula discussed innovations in the higher education landscape of the U.P. Panel discussions will explore challenges and collaborative opportunities with the workforce. Middlebrook, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will discuss the new semiconductor-focused curriculum an ..read more
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Joint ROTC Commissioning Ceremony April 26, 2024
Michigan Technological University Blog
by College of Engineering
2M ago
The Air Force and Army ROTC invite you to the Spring 2024 Commissioning Ceremony on Friday (April 26) at 7 p.m. at the Rozsa Center. This semester, we have 10 Air Force cadets and four Army cadets commissioning. Those commissioning are from the following programs: Chemical Engineering | Chemistry | Civil Engineering | Computer Science | Electrical Engineering | Environmental Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mining Engineering | Molecular Biology By Air Force and Army ROTC ..read more
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Dean’s Teaching Showcase: First-Year Engineering Team
Michigan Technological University Blog
by College of Engineering
2M ago
L–R: Ken Thiemann, Michelle Jarvie-Eggart, Jon Sticklen, AJ Hamlin, Matt Barron, Brett Hamlin, Mary Raber, Amber Kemppainen, Amy Monte, Darlene Saari, and James Bittner. College of Engineering Dean Audra Morse has selected the core first-year engineering faculty team from the Department of Engineering Fundamentals (EF) for the Deans’ Teaching Showcase for their work in developing and delivering an innovative learning experience. The team includes Matt Barron, James Bittner, Gabriel Draughon, Amy (AJ) Hamlin, Brett Hamlin, Michelle Jarvie-Eggart, Amber Kemppainen, Amy Monte and Ken Thiemann, an ..read more
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2024 World Water Day: GLRC Student Poster Award Winners
Michigan Technological University Blog
by College of Engineering
2M ago
Congratulations to the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) Student Poster Award winners, in recognition of World Water Day 2024. The GLRC winner for the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium coordinated by the Pavlis Honors College on March 22 was: Cailin Bishop — Environmental Engineering, advised by Noel Urban A big thank-you to our graduate student judges: master’s students Hunter Roose and Ryan Heines (both Biological Sciences) and Cassandra Reed-VanDam (Applied Ecology). The GLRC winners at the Graduate Student Government (GSG) Graduate Research Colloquium on March 26 placed ..read more
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Dean’s Teaching Showcase: Jaclyn Johnson
Michigan Technological University Blog
by College of Engineering
3M ago
Jaclyn Johnson Dean Audra Morse has selected Jaclyn Johnson, associate teaching professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM), for this spring’s Deans’ Teaching Showcase. Johnson will be recognized at an end-of-term luncheon with other spring showcase members and is a candidate for the CTL Instructional Award Series. “Dr. Johnson’s passion for helping students succeed is evident not only inside the classroom but also within extracurricular activities, where her success in mentoring students impacts students across campus,” Morse said. Johnson serves as adv ..read more
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