Instructional resources provides Michigan Tech faculty, staff and students with a wide variety of audio-visual equipment for academic or other activities that supports the mission of the university. As instructional technology has become intrinsic to teaching and learning, we remain dedicated to supporting traditional learning technologies and integrating the latest classroom instructional technologies into classroom facilities and assisting faculty with making the best use of these technologies. We take reservations, deliver equipment, and provide training either in our office or in the classroom.
You can also view a listing of instructional equipment. We appreciate one days notice and there is no charge for instructional use of instructional equipment on campus. For more information about instructional technology in classrooms, email us or call 487-2655.
This building was originally the library and administration building on campus. The building is now home to the following:
- School of Business and Economics, which is AACSB-accredited. This is the same organization that accredits Harvard, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Yale.
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (Students can pursue teaching degrees in just about all disciplines, from English to physics.)
"Chem-Sci" is where you'll find the:
- Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
- Psychology program offices and labs
The Unit Operations Lab and Simulated Process Control Center is located on the first floor. Most schools have a unit operations lab, but Tech's goes further by running the lab via remote. The computer lab, sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, is used primarily by students in the School of Business and Economics. There is a time capsule in the wall of this building, placed there in 1969 and scheduled to be opened in 2050. Dr. Melvin Calvin '31 won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961, and is a Tech alum.
Named after a former Tech president, this building houses the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, an avenue for students who are not certain what engineering major they want to pursue. There is a "room of rocks" in this building: shelves and shelves of rocks for observation, labs, and quizzes. There are also labs, such as the "Smash Lab."
This "green" facility, built with funds from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, has won awards for its design. The Dow houses:
- Biological Sciences—supported by the latest laboratories.
- Civil and Environmental Engineering—ranks among the leaders in the nation in the number of degrees awarded, has research funding of $4.5 million per year. Michigan Tech has one of the few Peace Corps Master's International Programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences—located on the north side of the building. Geology students have access to many local streams, rock outcroppings, and lakes to do their research.
The Robbins Atrium is named after alumnus Dick Robbins '56, whose company made the tunneling machine that dug the English Chunnel. It is three stories high on the north side of the building and is another great place to hang out, read, or just admire the view of the Keweenaw Waterway and the ski hill across the water.
Michigan Tech's School of Technology and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are housed here. The sixth floor has great examples of posters of Senior Design projects.
Fisher houses Tech's physics and math departments. Built in 1962, it is named after James Fisher, former head of the Department of Physics. Many first-year classes are held in Fisher. Tech's largest lecture hall, room 135, is located in the southeast corner of the building. Every weekend, Fisher 135, which seats 476, doubles as the campus movie theater. The Michigan Tech Film Board selects and shows recent movies at a low cost for students, staff, and faculty members. The Aftermath Café provides food between classes and labs.
The lakeshore section of the M&M building has more than eighty labs, and undergrad labs on the sixth floor—which include a scanning electron microscope—are some of the best in the nation. The Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering are in this building, as is the College of Engineering office. The M&M building has one of the few university-run foundries in the nation and it houses three cutting-edge biomedical engineering research labs: the Regeneration and Repair, Engineered Biomaterials, and Biosensors Laboratories.
The building is named for the founder of the forestry degree program (and former football coach) "Bert" Noblet. It includes a greenhouse and a soaring atrium that promotes studying and socializing among students and faculty. The forestry complex is a stunning display of carved wood murals, wildlife prints, and sculpture that illustrate the School's focus on natural resources. It also features flags of the countries where our students have served or hail from.
The native maple panels in the staff office area on the first floor were carved using original historic photos as guides. The University owns the 4,500-acre Ford Forest forty miles from campus that provides a natural outdoor laboratory for faculty and students.
Named after a former Tech president, the "MEEM" is where you'll find Michigan Tech's mechanical engineering program. The MEEM, the tallest building in the UP, consists of eleven floors with more than 55,000 square feet of laboratory space. It also has a wonderful view of Houghton and a great map of the Keweenaw on the eleventh floor.
This facility, opened in 2005, is an addition to Fisher Hall, houses the Department of Computer Science, and provides new classrooms and laboratories. Because of ever-changing computing technology, the design features easily adaptable research and laboratory space. Kanwal '69 and Ann Rekhi donated funds to help build the hall. Kanwal was a computer-networking pioneer who now helps Indian immigrants start businesses in the US.
Michigan Tech's ROTC program is housed in the University's original gymnasium and clubhouse. Constructed in 1904, it includes a suspended running track in the auditorium. One hundred years ago, students were so eager to use the building that a dance was held before construction was completed.
Named after the Shaw Walker Foundation that helped fund it, "Walker" is the home of the College of Sciences and Arts, Department of Humanities, and Department of Visual and Performing Arts. It houses
- an art/sculpture studio
- modern language lab
- McArdle Theatre
- writing center
- costume design shop
- lighting studio
Michigan Tech has its own jazz bands, concert choir, and two orchestras. The world-famous Huskies Pep Band is a crowd-pleaser open to students with at least one year of high school band experience.