Michigan Technological University Research Space Opens in Traverse City

Michigan Technological University has officially arrived in Traverse City.

On Monday, a ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of a new research space in the Traverse Connect Building.

This is Michigan Tech’s first workspace in the Northern Lower Peninsula.

It will help further research in areas like renewable energy, aerospace communications and manufacturing simulations.

“We’ve only been trying to get something in Traverse City for 20+ years. We’ve had some ups and downs; it was just a natural fit,” said Jay Meldrum, Director of the Keweenaw Research Center.

“This was an opportunity, frankly, with some space available in our building here in downtown,” said Warren Call, President and CEO of Traverse Connect. “We saw it as an opportunity to invite Michigan Tech in and it’s been exciting to see it happen.”

The new Michigan Tech space is open now with program announcements coming in the near future.