Save the Date: K-12 Outreach Can Strengthen Grant Proposals

The Center for Pre-College Outreach and the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach will collaboarte on a Lunch and Learn, “Grant Writing: Easy K-12 Outreach Options with a Big Impact,” from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in Memorial Union Ballroom A2. Presenters will be Steve Patchin, director of Pre-College Outreach and Youth Programs, and Joan Chadde, education coordinator for the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education and Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.


Students Head to Detroit for Alternative Spring Break

Eight members of the Michigan Tech student chapter of the NSBE will visit six middle schools and one high school to talk with students. They will also conduct Family Engineering events at three schools. Family Engineering is designed to address the nation’s need for an increased number–as well as a greater diversity–of students skilled in math, science, technology, and engineering (STEM disciplines). For more information about Family Engineering, contact Joan Chadde, K-12 program coordinator, at 487-3341 or at jchadde@mtu.edu.





GSG Research Colloquium

The Graduate School Government held its annual research colloquium on February 2-3, 2012. Presenters from CLS include:

Improvement of Decision Making in Complex and Dynamic Environments (oral)
by Patrick Belling & Paul Ward

Using a Prediction and Option Generation Paradigm to Understand Decision Making (oral)
by Joel Suss & Paul Ward

The Effect of Encoding Type and Experience on Spatial Recognition of Dynamic Information (poster)
by Patrick Belling, Emma Veach, Brynn Ahonen, & Paul Ward




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Scholarships Available to Career Changers
Michigan Tech alums who are interested in pursuing a career as a mathematics or science teacher in secondary schools are eligible for one-year fellowships, under a Tech program funded by the National Science Foundation until early 2014.