Congratulations, Assistant Professor Jeon and Graduate Students!

Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS/CS) and his graduate students Jason Sterkenburg (CLS), Steven Landry (CLS) and Ridwan Khan (CS) presented five papers at the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD) which was held at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia July 3 through July 7.

The graduate students earned the Best Student Paper Award at the conference. Sterkenburg and Khan’s research proposals were selected for the doctoral colloquium at the conference and their travel was partly supported by NSF.

The papers presented were “Tempo-fit heart rate app: Using heart rate sonification as exercise performance feedback”, “Musical robots for children with ASD using a client-server architecture”, “Listen to your drive: Sonification architecture and strategies for driver state performance”, “LifeMusic: Reflection of life memories by data sonification” and “Towards an in-vehicle sonically-enhanced gesture control interface: A pilot study.”

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Jackson Graduate Online Learning Grant Winners Announced

The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning announces the funding of three proposals intended to build and strengthen online learning at the graduate level.

These proposals were selected for their potential to expand online graduate enrollment and help instructors learn online instructional tools and current best practices.

The funded proposals are:

  • “Master’s Degree Program in Natural Resources.” PI—Andrew Storer (Associate Dean, SFRES), $21,000.
  • “Core Courses for Applied Sciences Education Masters.” PI— Shari Stockero (CLS), Co-PI— Emily Dare (CLS), Co-PI— Kedmon Hungwe (CLS), $10,000.
  • “Pilot Development for Graduate Program in Powertrain Systems.” Co-PI’s—Jeff Burl (ECE) and Jeremy Worm (ME-EM/Mobile Lab Director), $5,000.

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2016 REF Grants for Cognitive and Learning Sciences Faculty

The Vice President for Research Office announces the 2016 REF awards and thanks the review committees, the deans and department chairs for their time spent on this important internal research award process. Among the recipients are:

Research Seed (RS) Grants

Joshua Ellis, Cognitive & Learning Sciences (Co-PI); Cecile Piret, Mathematical Sciences (PI)

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) Research Seed (RS) Grants

Adam Feltz (PI), Cognitive and Learning Sciences; Selin Philips (Post-Doc), Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Scholarship and Creativity Grants

Amy Lark (PI), Cognitive and Learning Sciences

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Engaging Students in Physical Science

Physical ScienceEngaging Students in Physical Science

ED 5650 2 credits, FREE!
June 13 – 17, 2016
Summer 2017 (Dates TBD)
Deadline: May 15, 2016

Cost: Free! (includes room and board.)
The purpose of the course is to increase the content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge of secondary science physics and physical science teachers. Specific content focus will be around forces and motion, energy, and properties of and change matter and the application of these content areas in engineering to prepare teachers for NGSS. These topics are the core of understanding physical phenomena all around us and address the state standards. Instructional focus will be placed on improving skills to delivery inquiry-based science instruction in the classroom. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on learning how to provide students with meaningful, real-world contexts and applications by learning about engineering design processes.

ED 5650
2 credits

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Lake Superior Celebration 2016

Great Lakes Research Center
Great Lakes Research Center

HOUGHTON — The community is invited to the Lake Superior Celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016, at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC). The event is FREE, family-friendly, and open to all.

The event is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan STEM Partnership, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, and the Copper Country Recycling Initiative.

Visit the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative on the web or on Facebook.

Read more at Keweenaw Now.

Chadde Presents at Belle Isle State Park

Joan Chadde, director of the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, presented at the Belle Isle State Park Natural Resource Roundtable last Thursday, April 14, 2016. The roundtable was hosted by the Belle Isle Conservancy’s Environmental Conservation Committee and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to share interests and potential collaborations.

Michigan Tech and Wayne State University were the only two universities in Michigan invited to participate, in addition to a dozen government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Chadde has engaged Detroit teachers and students in natural resource stewardship activities on Belle Isle since 2009, supported by three different grants.

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The Engineering Process

EngineeringThe Engineering Process

ENG 5100 4 credits
July 11 – 22, 2016
Deadline: May 6, 2016

The course is intended to introduce engineering to pre-college teachers* in order to help teachers acquire tools for integrating engineering into their science classrooms under the framework of the new Michigan Science Standards. The course provides teachers with a meaningful experience about the process and methods that engineers use to solve problems. The engineering process (as compared with the scientific process) will be outlined, as will some of the “non-technical” aspects of engineering. Students will explore how the course objectives are related to the NGSS (and the new Michigan Science Standards), specifically identifying ties to the foundational dimensions of the standards; Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). Students will be required to complete a design project that meets design criteria culminating in testing of the project and analysis of the results. This course is a required, cornerstone course for our Master’s degree program in Applied Science Education.

*Mi-STAR curriculum developers will be given first preference.

ENG 5100
4 credits

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