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About ResNet, Inc.

Conceived in 1992, ResNet is an international organization providing a forum for discussion, collaboration, and development for IT professionals in higher education. Students, faculty, staff, and vendors participate in ResNet both through the ResNet Listserv and by attending the annual Student Technology Conference. The ResNet organization is dedicated to the research and advancement of student technologies and services and their use in higher education.


ResNet, Inc. is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and research of technology support, with a strong focus on educational and student technologies and their integration with the academic mission.

About Michigan Technological University

In 1885, the University was founded as the Michigan Mining School, specializing in training for mining engineers, with four faculty members and twenty-three students in the second story of the old Houghton Fire Hall.

During the period of 1887 to 1898, student and faculty numbers increased, and the School was moved to its present location. Between 1925 and 1935, the Michigan Mining School became the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.

By the time the institution became officially known as Michigan Technological University in 1964, several programs had been added to the curriculum: chemical, electrical, civil, mechanical, and geological engineering; forestry; engineering administration; and physics. Under the leadership of J. Robert Van Pelt, from 1956 to 1964, the University’s long-dormant PhD programs were revived and an aggressive research initiative began.

Between 1964 and present time, the University has grown into a leading public research university and a key educational partner within the state of Michigan, the nation, and beyond.

A Perfect Mix

Our setting on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan provides a beautiful backdrop to a world-class education. Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton, Michigan, which was included in the guidebook The 100 Best Small Towns in America, by Normal Crampton, as one of the best rural places to live in the U.S.

Located near the shores of Lake Superior, Houghton (and its sister city, Hancock) is part college town, part historic downtown, and part cutting-edge modern town, with an eclectic combination of local-owned shops and eateries, high-tech companies, and awesome hometown events—music festivals, parades, and more.