Archives—May 2015


Students Talk About STEM

Michigan Tech students Tanya Juarez and Stephanie Hubble recently appeared on a pod cast on the Website Remarkable Chatter.

The students, who appeared at the C-L-K Schools, talked on the podcast about women in STEM fields and how teachers can incorporate more STEM into their classrooms.

From Tech Today.

Michigan Tech University Students Talk Women In STEM (STEM Everyday 23)

Chris Woods visits with a couple of students from Michigan Tech University from the Women’s Leadership Council. The MTU students presented to the 11th and 12th grade girls of the Public Schools of CLK about STEM. Tanya Juarez, chemical engineering student and Stephanie Hubble, science and technical communication student from Michigan Tech University tries to spread the word that women do belong in STEM careers.

Read more and listen to audio at Remarkable Chatter, by Chris Woods. The podcast is 7 minutes 34 seconds.


Humanities, French Embassy Sponsor Workshops

The Department of Humanities will host two professional training sessions financed and co-sponsored by the French Embassy in Washington, DC. The purpose of these workshops is to provide practical training in curriculum and teacher preparation for French for Science and Technology classes and French for the Medical Professions.

These training sessions will also certify universities offering the Professional French Language Diploma–Science and Technology and the Professional French Language Diploma–Healthcare.

An instructor from the Paris International Chamber of Commerce, Alexandra Crendal, will teach the training sessions (May 18-22 for French for Science and Technology classes; May 25-29 for French for the Medical Professions) for a total of 42 faculty members from throughout the United States, structured as follows:

  • Distinguishing the specificities of FLE (French as a Foreign Language) and FOS (French for Specific Purposes).
  • Implementing FOS.
  • Elaboration of a French for Science and Technology/Medical framework.
  • Designing educational activities using authentic documents.
  • Assessing students for French for Science and Technology/Medical framework curriculum.


REF Award for Marika Seigel

Dr. Marika Seigel
Dr. Marika Seigel

The Vice President for Research Office has announced the Research Excellence Fund Awards. Among the grantees is the Humanities Department’s Dr. Marika Seigel, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, who was awarded a Scholarship and Creativity grant.

See this article for the full list of awards.