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4th Annual Global City Photo Competition!

Posted by dwatkins under Uncategorized

Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3rd.  Submit your photos to globalcitymtu@gmail.com.
The categories are: People, Landscapes, Sustainability, and “Glocal” (meaning anything that is a local image or an image of Michigan Tech-related activities).
For more information, http://global.students.mtu.edu/.

Design Global, Engineer Local

Posted by dwatkins under education

Join Engineers Without Borders USA, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the University of Colorado Boulder for their Global Leadership Program: Design Global, Engineer Local, a one-week course held Oct. 5-11, 2014.  The course is limited to 300 attendees, so register now! Discounted tuition of$1,250* is available through March 15, 2014.

*Course tuition includes registration to ASCE/EWB-USA’s Global Engineering Conference 2014 and daily meals. Course tuition does not include hotel or airfare. Travel arrangement information will be available soon at www.panama2014.org

Sustainability The Game at Michigan Tech

Posted by dwatkins under Uncategorized

Andres Tarte, M.S. Environmental Engineering graduate, will be presenting Sustainability, a strategy board game that aims to promote ecological thinking for sustainable development. Described as “Monopoly meets Risk, but instead of conquering the world you have to save it,” the game dynamics are based on real-world statistics and allow players to better visualize connections between socioeconomic development, public policy, and resource consumption. Two events are scheduled:
Monday, Nov. 11, 3-4 pm – Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar, GLRC 201
Monday, Nov. 11, 7-9 pm – Game session, Fisher 138 (pizza and snacks will be served)

7th Annual D80 Conference a Success!

Posted by dwatkins under education

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s D80 Conference!   The conference featured 12 presentations and 2 workshops by Michigan Tech undergraduate and graduate students, along with one workshop by a faculty member on behalf of a student overseas.  The keynote presentation by Professor James Boyce, University of Massachusetts, illustrated some social and economic “pitfalls” that can affect engineering project outcomes, and encouraged students to think holistically about benefits and costs, as well as who gains and loses from a project.

All presentations are available for viewing on-line:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB44FDF7A83DC1C7B

Michigan Tech’s Peace Corps Program Ranked #1 in Nation

Posted by paterson under news

Michigan Technological University ranks as the top Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) university nationwide for the eighth consecutive year.

Full story here: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2013/may/story88794.html

Michigan Tech student runs across Kalahari for water

Posted by paterson under education, news

Environmental engineering major, Breanna Cornell, is part of impossible2Possible, a venture to bring attention to water. She is a part of an eight person team running daily ultra marathons to highlight water challenges in Africa. Read more:

http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2012/october/story79743.html

Follow along at the website below as Breanna and her team cross Botswana, October 29 to November 12:

http://impossible2possible.com/botswana/daily-summary

Swimming in It or Drinking It, Water Beckons Graduate Student

Posted by paterson under news

Graduate student Ben Savonen knows a thing or two about the importance of water. As a competitive swimmer and former captain of the varsity swim team at Ohio State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, he spent a lot of time in and around it.  As a Peace Corps Master’s International student at Michigan Technological University pursuing a master’s degree in environmental engineering, he’s studying water resources and purification techniques. Read the full story.

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