Michigan Technological University

is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

About Michigan Tech

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10 hours ago - In 2011, I took a bus trip to Michigan Tech with my high school. I fell in love with the area and campus right away. I got my undergrad in biological sciences from Tech in 2016. Now I’m working on my master’s degree in the same major. After I finish, I’ll work toward a PhD in integrative physiology. Will I officially be a Yooper after nine years in the UP? My dad is an alumnus, too. Transitioning from undergraduate to grad school was difficult at first. A lot of things demanded my time. Classes. Labs I teach. Studies for my thesis. Ever heard the phrase, "Sitting is the new smoking"? My thesis is on the standing desk study. We’re looking to see if there's a cardiovascular effect of standing versus sitting at a desk during the workday. Researchers all over the world are discovering that a sedentary lifestyle alters your body physiologically. Doing nothing is hurting you. Healthy people have elastic arteries, expanding and recoiling with changes in blood pressure, when your heart is beating and relaxing. Our arteries become stiffer with age—sometimes leading to hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Your arteries can stay more elastic by doing aerobic exercise like walking and running—so your artery health isn't doomed. We classify participants into four groups: high-fit standing, low-fit standing, low-fit seated, and high-fit seated. We use pulse-wave velocity, the gold standard of arterial health assessment. When your pulse-wave velocity is lower, your arteries are more elastic and considered healthier. We also screen blood pressure, like in the doctor's office, and aerobic fitness level by walking on a treadmill as fast as possible for a mile. We started in February and recently achieved our target sample of 48 people. I’ll defend my thesis using the final results this spring. I plan to pursue a postdoctoral research position and eventually a faculty position at a university. My girlfriend and I really like the West, especially Montana. So maybe we will end up there. #mtuhumans
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Yesterday - Bounce. Pounce. Play in the leaves! 🍁 #mtuscenes #gohuskies #itstheweekend 📷 @siberianboyscout 🙌🏻 #thoseblueeyes #huskiesofinstagram #keweenawpeninsula
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Friday - Support the home team and show your Husky pride! Today is Spirit Friday at the Campus Store, University Images and online! Today only, all Michigan Tech Apparel in school colors (black, gold, grey, and white) is 25% off.
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Thursday -