Applicant criteria: must be a Michigan resident; must demonstrate financial need; must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (calculated on a 4.00 scale); must be a full-time student in good standing at a postsecondary, accredited Michigan “Educational Institution” at the time the award is paid (an “Educational Institution” is an organization that normally maintains regular faculty and curriculum and has a regularly enrolled student body in attendance); must be enrolled in a course of study which will allow for full time employment in the crude oil and natural gas industry. Renewable for up to 3 years or until a Bachelor’s Degree is earned, whichever occurs first) DEADLINE IS JULY 15th see attached application form.
The Department of Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
13th Annual Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Downtowner Restaurant Hall in Houghton. In addition to graduating seniors and graduate students getting recognition, numerous scholarship awards and special presentations were made by Department Chair Dr. Wayne Pennington.
Congratulations to our faculty receiving $5,000 Michigan Space Grants:
*Louisa Kramer (GMES): “Remote sensing of gases in smoke stack plumes”
Graduate students receiving $5,000 fellowship Michigan Space Grants:
*Kathleen McKee (GMES): “Analysis of Temporal Velocity Changes from Seismic Ambient Noise in Volcanic Environments: Source Modeling and Evaluation for Monitoring”
*Lauren Schaefer (GMES): “Application of remote sensing and numerical modeling to volcanic hazard monitoring”
*Emily Gochis (GMES): “Increasing Native American involvement in geosciences through interdisciplinary community-based student investigations”
Alex Guth for being selected as Michigan Tech’s representative for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award. One particular aspect of her teaching innovations that fascinated the selection panel was her work in online education.
Wayne D Pennington said “We are honored to have Alex represent Michigan Tech in this competition!”
Graduate student Patrick Manzoni (GMES) received the platinum corporate sponsor award for his outstanding student abstract at the 54th annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, held in Anchorage, Alaska. Manzoni was selected as one of the three awardees based on his abstract, “Slope Stability Analysis of the Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, Using Limit Equilibrium and Finite Element Method.” A review committee of three AEG members selected Manzoni’s abstract from more than 30 student abstracts. The fieldwork forming the basis of the research was conducted as part of the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) project.
The Department of Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences 11th Annual Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, April 14, 2011 in the Banquet Room at The Downtowner.