Archives—October 2012



Auto User Interface Conference for Philart Jeon

Philart JeonAssistant Professor Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS) attended the 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications in Portsmouth, NH. While at the conference, Jeon cohosted a workshop, “The Social Car (socially-inspired C2X interaction)” and presented two papers, “Cross-cultural differences in the use of in-vehicle technologies and vehicle area network services: Austria, USA, and South Korea” and “Yes, free parking lot app, no, invisible health check app in my car: Young drivers’ needs analysis on vehicle area network services.”

From Tech Today.





Silver Medal to Blair Orr of PCMI Program

Michigan Tech’s Board of Control has awarded its Silver Medal to Professor Blair Orr (SFRES) in recognition of his efforts to establish and grow the University’s Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program. Orr is the second faculty member ever to receive the Board’s rarely awarded Silver Medal.

Tech’s PCMI program now is the largest in the nation and has held that distinction for seven years. Since Orr launched the program in forestry in 1995, PCMI at Michigan Tech has expanded to eight graduate programs in departments across campus.

From Tech Today.

Orr receives Silver Medal Award

Orr’s areas of expertise include forestry in developing nations, forest economics, and land use in the Upper Peninsula. Congratulations, Blair!

Read more at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.




Lake Superior Water Festival

Water FestivalIf you were a raindrop, where would you go? Can you drink your groundwater? Fourth through eighth graders will have a chance to wrestle with these and other questions related to preserving our most precious resource–clean, fresh water–at the 2012 Lake Superior Water Festival on Friday, Oct. 5, at Michigan Tech’s new Great Lakes Research Center.

The Water Festival is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, Michigan Space Grant Consortium and the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition.

Read more at Tech Today.

Water Festival 2012

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Nicole Iutzi.

First-ever Water Festival

Michigan Tech faculty and students and other organizations held 45 different stations for the younger kids to go to. Some talked about the importance of recycling to maintain a clean environment, while others showed students wildlife that lives in the lake.

Read more at Upper Michigan’s Source. WATCH THE VIDEO