Iver 3 Charts New Waters

Iver 3—a third-generation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)—is charting new territories in the field of underwater exploration, and researchers at Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) couldn’t be more excited. Iver represents the latest AUV technology available from its Massachusetts-based manufacturer, Ocean Server, and the first robot of its type available for public use.

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2013 Lake Superior Water Festival

2013 Lake Superior Water Festival at Great Lakes Research Center on Thursday, October 17

High school students from the five western UP counties will spend today at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center, learning about the Great Lakes, water research and careers they might consider in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Water Festival is sponsored by the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, based at Michigan Tech. Continue reading

After-School Science and Engineering Classes at GLRC

Michigan Tech’s Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education is inviting children in grades 1-7 to spend six Monday afternoons after school learning about science and engineering.

Classes for grades 1-3 begin Monday, Oct. 14 and run through Monday, Nov. 18. Children will design and build wind turbines and engineer animal sounds. The instructor is Betsy Tahtinen, who has a master of science in applied ecology and forest management. Continue reading

Houghton Middle School at the Great Lakes Research Center

Houghton Middle School will bring their entire 7th grade class (83 students) to the Great Lakes Research Center to experience the Agassiz research vessel, limnology lab, and several other exciting opportunities including a knapweed pull along the GLRC waterfront and using cell phone technology to do environmental monitoring More than ten Michigan Tech scientists, graduate students and staff will help lead the activities.

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