Theresa Ahlborn received $42,803 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “Center for Structural Durability at Michigan Tech.”
Terry McNinch (LTAP/TDG) received $72,648 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “ORNBP Newsletter 2007.”
James Mihelcic received $164,111 for a three-year project from the National Science Foundation for “International: Integration of an International Research Experience in Bolivia with Sustainable Development Engineering Education.”
Joan Chadde, education programs coordinator for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has earned the Making a Difference Staff Award for Creating Connections award, which recognizes staff who serve the community by initiating partnerships within Michigan Tech or with community organizations, incorporate the ideals and interests of Michigan Tech into their daily work and serve as a mentor or model citizen to Michigan Tech community members outside of the university. Chadde has helped forge a strong partnership between Michigan Tech and 19 school districts. She has also secured funding to expand the programs that Tech offers to the school districts.
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”