Archives—March 2013

Civil Engineering Seminar: Mineral Occurrence Revenue Estimation and Visualization Tool

Civil Engineering Seminar: Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:00 pm, Room 642 Dow Bldg.
Speaker: Michael Billmire, Research Scientist, Michigan Tech Research Institute, MTRI
Title: The Mineral Occurrence Revenue Estimation and Visualization Tool, MOREV

Abstract: Under a cooperative project between MTRI and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, the MOREV tool was developed in order to effectively assess and communicate the value of mineral occurrences within regions of interest in Alaska, Yukon, and British Columbia. Intermodal optimal routing and carbon accounting modules help assess anticipated mineral development logistics and costs.


World Water Day 2013

The Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society celebrated World Water Day on Thursday, March 21 with a student poster competition. The posters covered different topics in water research occurring at Michigan Technological University. Posters were displayed on the 1st floor of the Great Lakes Research Center; CWS Faculty presented a showcase of CWS research, followed by A dinner in the Atrium overlooking the lake.

2013 Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society Award Winners
Original Research Category:
1st – Miles Corcoran
2nd – Julie A. Padilla
3rd – Jade E. Ortiz and Martin Hobmeier (Tie)

Coursework/Informational:
1st – Nancy Auer’s BL4465 Biological Oceanography class:

Photos of the award winners and all other presenters



Civil Engineering Seminar: Mar 7

Civil Engineering Seminar: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Dow 642
Professor William Sproule: “COPPER COUNTRY STREETCARS”
With the aid of photos, fables, 1/4 truths, 1/2 truths, and a few facts, Bill will take is back to the copper boom days and PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.


Puff the Magic Sledder: Env. Eng. PhD Student Races Snowmobiles Professionally

Michigan Technological University environmental engineering PhD candidate Jennifer Fuller grew up dabbling in snowmobiling in her native Saginaw, where they have just a few inches of snowfall per year. So when she got to Houghton and Michigan Tech, she was hooked.

“I started with a local hill climb, found the Sledheads student organization and eventually moved on to the Midwest pro circuit,” she says.

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