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Education

CTE supports student’s trip to US competition

HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District is proud to announce a significant collaboration in its Career and Technical Education programs. Carter Worm, a junior from Calumet High School and a CTE Automotive Tech program leader, has been raising funds to attend the Skills USA ...

Tech launches Center for Artificial Intelligence

HOUGHTON — The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems at Michigan Technological University announced the launch of its Center for Artificial Intelligence last month. The center will be housed within the ICC and supervised by Vinh Nguyen, a professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering ...

Tech cybersecurity duo recognized for data research

HOUGHTON — Have you ever wondered what happens when you delete something from a phone, tablet, or computer? You may be convinced it’s gone forever. However, this isn’t always the case. Michigan Tech’s Bo Chen and Niusen Chen are working to change this.  The pair won Michigan ...

CTE student-built tiny house up for auction

The Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Construction Technology program students and staff have designed and built a beautiful tiny home. This two-year design and build project is now available for the community to purchase via silent ...

Finnish language classes offered for children, adults

HANCOCK — Registration is now open for Finnish language classes for children and adults this June at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. Learning opportunities will include 3-session classes for 3–6-year-olds and 7–10-year-olds as well as a 5-session class for adults. ...

‘Good to everybody’: Longtime H-PT educator remembered

HOUGHTON — Former students and administrators are mourning a longtime Copper Country educator. Bill Polkinghorne died Wednesday at the age of 78. Polkinghorne had a 40-year career at Houghton-Portage Township Schools, starting as a sixth-grade teacher and eventually becoming elementary ...