Noel Urban received $242,199 for a four-year project from the National Science Foundation for “Collaborative Research: The Carbon Balance of Lake Superior: Modeling Lake Processes and Understanding Impacts on the Regional Carbon Budget.”
Richard Honrath has received $20,000 for year one of a potential five-year award from the United States Department of Agriculture for “Development of an Observatory on Pico Mountain for Atmospheric Research in Azores, Portugal.”
Terry McNinch (Michigan Tech Transportation Institute Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)) has received $22,264 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “MDOT Rural Safety Forums-Presentations.”
Associate Professor Kris G. Mattila was elected chair of the Construction Safety Standards Commission, Department of Labor and Economic Growth, in November. Mattila represents the general public. Then-governor John Engler appointed him in July 1999 and again in March 2001. The Construction Safety Standards Commission has the authority, along with the director of the department, to promulgate construction safety standards in Michigan. It is the vision of the commission that Michigan become a national leader in safety for industry by incorporating the changing needs of new technologies and methods into standards.
James R. Mihelcic, civil and environmental engineering professor and co-director of the Sustainable Futures Institute, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP). Mihelcic begins his three-year term in October.
The mission of AEESP is to assist its members in the development and dissemination of knowledge in environmental engineering and science. AEESP also seeks to strengthen and advance the environmental engineering field through cooperation among academic and other communities. In 2002 Mihelcic was awarded AEESP’s Wiley Interscience Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Engineering & Science Education.
Thomas J. Van Dam has received a $176,000 contract from the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation for research titled “Concrete Mixes and Pavement Construction for De-Icing Facilities”
LTAP Director Terry McNinch received a $22,439 contract from the Michigan Department of Transportation for a sponsored activity titled “LTAP-2004.”
Assistant Professor David Watkins has received a $48,515 award from the United States Department of Defense–Army Corps of Engineers for his project, “Research on Overlake Rainfall Estimation for Lake Michigan and Lake St. Clair.”
LTAP Director Terry McNinch has received an $87,514 award from the Michigan Department of Transportation for his project, “2004 Video Production Completion.”
Michigan Tech researchers, Professor Martin Auer , Associate Professor Judith Perlinger , Assistant Professor Casey Huckins (Bio-Sci) have received three grants totaling about $200,000 from the Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund.