Short overview of Michigan Technological University

Short overview of Michigan Technological University

October 12, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Michigan Technological University (MTU) is
a public research university located in Houghton, Michigan. It was founded in 1885 as the first post-secondary
institution in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and was created to train mining engineers
to operate the local copper mines. Its main campus sits on 925 acres (374 ha)
on a bluff overlooking Portage Lake. The main part of campus is relatively small,
and can be traversed in about 10 minutes. Many of the buildings are tall, reducing the
physical size of the campus and giving the impression of being a park of high-rise office
buildings. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate
and graduate degrees in engineering, natural and physical sciences, computing, business
and economics, technology, environmental studies, arts, humanities, and social sciences. The university is divided into five schools
and colleges. Students attending Michigan Technological
University have a wide range of activities to participate in, whether or not they are
living in the residence halls. The school’s sports teams are known as the
“Huskies” and they compete in the NCAA’s Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Notable alumni include Nobel laureate and discoverer of the Calvin
Cycle Melvin Calvin, NHL player Chris Conner and NFL player Joe Berger.