michigan tech http://michiganradio.org en Sexism addressed at Michigan Tech http://michiganradio.org/post/sexism-addressed-michigan-tech <p>In response to what they call palpable hostitlity toward women, a group of students at Michigan Technological University has been publishing a newspaper called&nbsp;<em>Beyond the Glass Ceiling.&nbsp;</em></p><p>We wondered what this says about the campus culture and attitudes toward women at the campus in Houghton in the Upper Peninsula, and what those who write in&nbsp;<em>Beyond the Glass Ceiling&nbsp;</em>are trying to say to fellow students, faculty, and school administrators.</p><p>Katie Snyder, a PhD candidate in rhetoric and technical communication at Michigan Tech, joins us today.</p><p></p><p></p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:07:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 16579 at http://michiganradio.org Sexism addressed at Michigan Tech Ice bridge to Isle Royale is complete, will new wolves cross it? http://michiganradio.org/post/ice-bridge-isle-royale-complete-will-new-wolves-cross-it <p>The last time I checked, the ice bridge to Isle Royale had not fully formed, but there's an ice bridge now.</p><p>Michigan Technological University's Rolf Peterson confirmed it in an e-mail to me last night.</p><p><em>"There's been a good ice bridge for the past 10 days."</em></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:02:14 +0000 Mark Brush 16351 at http://michiganradio.org Ice bridge to Isle Royale is complete, will new wolves cross it? Michigan Tech tests if solar power works up North http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-tech-tests-if-solar-power-works-north <p>HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - Researchers at Michigan Technological University are trying to figure out if solar power generation that works in the sunny South can function in the snowy North.<br /><br />A two-year-study underway at the Houghton school's Keweenaw Research Center seeks to measure how snow affects solar panels' power generation.<br /><br />The international engineering company DNV GL is helping underwrite the project. Michigan Tech spokeswoman Marcia Goodrich says the company specializes in "large energy and sustainability related projects."<br /> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 19:13:00 +0000 The Associated Press 15315 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Tech tests if solar power works up North Michigan Tech builds phone apps to connect researchers with citizen scientists http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-tech-builds-phone-apps-connect-researchers-citizen-scientists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a new project out of </span><a href="http://www.mtu.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan Technological University</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Houghton that involves phone apps.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The idea is to use apps to share information with professional researchers.</span></p><p>So far the team of professors and students have made four web apps.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Kyle Norris 15261 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Tech builds phone apps to connect researchers with citizen scientists Program seeks more women for computer fields http://michiganradio.org/post/program-seeks-more-women-computer-fields <p>HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Tech University has been chosen for a program designed to get more women involved in computer-related disciplines.<br><br>Twenty universities and 14 companies were selected for the National Center for Women and Information Technology Pacesetters program, in which leaders commit to increasing the number of women in the nation's computing and technology workforce.<br><br>It's sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Google and Qualcomm.<br> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:10:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11393 at http://michiganradio.org Campus safety after Virginia Tech http://michiganradio.org/post/campus-safety-after-virginia-tech <p>The shootings at Virginia Tech happened five years ago this month. That event caused many colleges and universities to reevaluate safety issues on campus.</p><p>Pat Gotschalk is associate dean of students at <a href="http://www.mtu.edu/">Michigan Technological University</a> in Houghton.&nbsp; She says after the Virginia Tech shooting, her university created what they call an <a href="http://www.mtu.edu/dean/eit/">&ldquo;early intervention team.&rdquo; </a>The team is made up of staff members who identify students who may be struggling.</p><p>Gotschalk says originally the team looked for students with academic problems. But over time, they&rsquo;ve broadened their focus. She says now they deal with students struggling with behavioral, conduct, mental health, or adjustment issues.</p><p>The team reaches out to about one-hundred students each year and helps connect students with counselors or support services. Gotschalk says most large schools and universities have programs that are similar. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:51:13 +0000 Kyle Norris 7143 at http://michiganradio.org Campus safety after Virginia Tech