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.

 




STC Student Part of EPA Award-Winning Team

On April 11-13, a team of nine Michigan Tech students participated in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Design Expo as a part of the P3 program for People, Prosperity and Planet in Washington DC. The team won the AIChE Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology P3 Award. This award was given to one of 40 teams by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Institute for Sustainability and SustainUS, a nonprofit organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. The award recognizes the team that has the most interdisciplinary and community engaged project that will have a significant impact on reducing resource use locally, regionally, nationally or globally and that can benefit youth.

The team also earned an Honorable Mention P3 Award from the EPA.

The team includes the following students and was mentored by Jay Meldrum (director of the Keweenaw Research Center) and Richelle Winkler (assistant professor in social sciences):

  • Edward Louie, MS environmental and energy policy
  • David Anna, BS mechanical engineering
  • Krista Blumberg, BS chemical engineering 
  • Andrew Garrod, BS mechanical engineering
  • Melissa Michaelson, BS anthropology
  • Dana Savage, BS chemical engineering
  • Nicolette Slagle, MS environmental engineering sciences
  • Theresa Tran, BS science and technical communication
  • Kayla Warsko, BS chemical engineering

(This article originally appeared in Tech Today. Writer: Allison Mills)