Helm Wilden ‘65, a Michigan Tech Academy member, was awarded the 2010 PCI Medal of Honor on May 30, 2010 at the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 56th Awards Breakfast.
Dr. Kris Mattila was awarded the 2010 Howard E. Hill award for Outstanding Faculty of the Year by the students of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Dr. Mattila teaches classes in the area of construction engineering.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has named Michigan Tech’s student chapter as one of seven winners of Premier Chapter Awards this year. The awards are sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and include a $1,000 prize. Michigan Tech’s chapter was selected from more than 250 student and professional chapters nationwide. Its president is Ashley Thode, a civil and environmental engineering major, and the advisors are David Watkins and Kurt Paterson.
The 89th Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting held in Washington, DC, from Jan. 10-14, was well represented by Michigan Tech’s faculty, staff and students.
• Visit the D80 web page
• View pictures from the conference
• Video: Jobs in Development are Yours for the Taking
• Video: Are You a Global Citizen?
• Video: Pavlis Impacts on Ghana, Africa (S. Hurt et al.)
• Video: Integrated Water and Sanitation Solutions for the Upper Sonora River Basin, Mexico
Go! Learn? Contribute. The D80 Conference is a celebration of the efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. Avery Bang of Bridges to Prosperity presented “Jobs in Development are Yours for the Taking” and Bridges for Development.
MTRI: Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor) poster presentations were on display in the Atrium of the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building where numerous faculty and students had the chance to study them.
One important feature for students was the wealth of information about becoming engaged in research. Students and researchers currently involved in research projects were present with their posters to answer questions.
The pictures and poster presented here are only a sample of the major project posters. To see more titles and examples of the posters go to the MTRI: Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor) website
Scientists at Tech are known for their expertise in lake restoration and management, much of it applied to pristine Lake Superior. Now two researchers, an old hand and a budding scholar, are working on a small UP lake that is nearly choked to death.
The Michigan Tech Distinguished Service Award for 2009 has been awarded to Alex Mayer, Director of SFI’s Center for Water and Society. Alex won for all his efforts related to raising awareness of water-related issues and building research and education efforts related to water resources. Alex shares the honor with Janice Glime (BS).