Legacy of Action:
Professor Edwin W. Niemi
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Edwin Niemi was born in Hancock on January 13, 1917. He was a professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech for 33 years from 1941 to 1974.
He served as director of the Keweenaw Research Center from 1965 to 1974. He was a member of the Professional Society of Automotive Engineers.
He served on the Hancock City Council, the Quincy Mine Hoist Association, and the Portage Lake Water and Sewage Authority.