HOUGHTON - President-elect Richard J. Koubek will lead the University as its 10th president, the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees announced Friday. Koubek, who is executive vice president and provost of Louisiana State University, begins his tenure at Michigan Tech on July 1, 2018. He succeeds Glenn D. Mroz, who has served as president since
Michigan Technological University Students Seeking Solutions For Copper Millings Polluting Lake Superior Fishing Grounds
HOUGHTON - Millions of metric tons of legacy mine wastes threaten a key Lake Superior fish spawning ground and Grand Traverse Bay beaches and homes. Michigan Tech researchers and partners seek long-term solutions. Off the coast of Gay, a small northern Michigan hamlet in the Keweenaw Peninsula, a potential environmental catastrophe lurks beneath the surface.
HOUGHTON - Michigan Technological University will lead a team of experts in evaluating the economic and environmental impacts of a “worst case scenario” spill or release from the Line 5 Straits Pipelines. The State of Michigan announced Friday that it reached a contract agreement with Michigan Tech to have Guy Meadows lead an independent risk analysis of
HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Program is hosting two groups of PAAMEE students from the Detroit area for week-long, hands-on summer camps on clean energy. One group was at Tech last week; the other is on campus this week. The PAAMEE program, funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), runs 1.5 years for each group.
HOUGHTON - By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the United States could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as $2.5 million for each life saved, so says a study by Michigan Technological University. The study - Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.119) - was conducted by a team from MTU that
HOUGHTON - The Great Lakes are more like inland seas. From the cold depths of Lake Superior fisheries to the shallow algae blooms of Lake Erie, the bodies of water differ greatly from one another. Yet they are all part of one climate system. Up until now, atmospheric models and hydrodynamic models have remained separate
HOUGHTON - A new patent search tool developed by engineers at Michigan Technological University makes it easier to discover and track inactive patents. Many innovators and inventors feel they have squandered hours fruitlessly rifling through old patents on the US Patent and Trademark Office website, trying to figure out which are still active and how