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New Era of Research at Michigan Tech

By Jennifer Donovan, Director of News & Media Relations
University Marketing & Communications
Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University has entered a new era of research, Vice President for Research David Reed told the University’s Board of Trustees at its meeting Friday, April 28, 2017. 

Michigan Tech’s research enterprise has been expanding steadily, hitting $72.5 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2016, he reported. 

What is the next step?  “Everyone says we need to reach the next level as a research institution,” Reed said.   He defined “the next level” as being the primary institution on an increasing number of large, multi-institutional research projects funded by a variety of sponsors and including nationally recognized research institutions, including Michigan Tech.

Within the past year, Michigan Tech has been the lead on four different projects that meet these criteria:

  • Environmental Protection Agency Regional Environmental Finance Center.
  • Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Technology Research Institute.
  • Department of Transportation Beyond Traffic Innovation Center.

For the full story on the Board of Trustees meeting, see http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2017/april/new-era-research-michigan-tech.html

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