Michigan Tech volleyball player Rachel Pohlod was one of six female recipients of the 2016 Fall GLIAC Commissioner’s Award the league announced Friday.
A total of 12 student athletes (six male and six female) that excel academically and on the fields of play are presented after the fall, winter, and spring athletic seasons with the award.
Pohlod is a senior setter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is one of only three players in Tech history to record more than 2,000 assists and 1,000 digs in her career.
Pohlod was a CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team selection and All-GLIAC First Team pick in 2016 after career highs in assists (1,238), digs (361), blocks (27), assists in a match (68) and digs in a match (27).
Pohlod was a three-time member of the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team, holding a 3.99 grade-point average in mechanical engineering. She was also a GLIAC Honorable Mention choice in 2015 and team Co-MVP in 2016.
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By Krista Siler, Assistant Director of Athletic Communication.
Andrew Barnard’s (ME-EM) CNT active exhaust system was chosen to compete in the semifinals of the Global Automotive and Mobility Innovation Competition (GAMIC) Feb. 23, 2017, in Detroit. Graduate student Suraj Prabhu is also working on the project.
Presented by SAE International and the MI Innovation Alliance, GAMIC provides early‐stage start‐ups with an opportunity for competition‐prep coaching and targeted exposure to decision‐makers.
The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the instructional mission of the University.
Based on more than 50,000 student ratings of instruction responses, ten finalists have been identified for the 2017 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty and alumni to aid in deliberation.
Among the finalists in the Associate Professor/Professor Category is Scott Miers.
The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their spring classes.
The selection committee makes the final determination of the award recipients. The 2017 Distinguished Teaching Awards will be formally announced in May.
For more information, contact Nancy Seely at 7-1896.
By the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning.
L. Brad King (ME-EM) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $19,372 research and development contract with the Utah State University Research Foundation.
This is a one-year project.
By Sponsored Programs.
Bo Chen (ME-EM) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $24,000 research and development contract from the Argonne National Laboratory. The project is titled, “Modeling and Control Development for Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Integration.” This is a five-month project.
Students from ME-EM 4200/5290 and 4201 “Principles of Energy Conversion” and “Intermediate Thermodynamics” presented the results of their semester-long projects on energy conversion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 9, 2016, in MUB Commons.
Some topics investigated included:
- Replacing UPPCO with off-shore wind power
- Renewable and alternative residential backup power
- Can you run your car on wood in the UP?
- Off-grid hot water
Umesh Korde (ME-EM/AIM) is the PI on a research and development project that has received a $167,379 grant from the National Science Foundation. The title of the project is “Collaborative Research: On Making Wave Energy an Economical and Reliable Power Source for Ocean Measurement Applications.”
This is a one-and-a-half-year project.
GirlTalkHQ, a news web site focusing on women’s empowerment, published an article about Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Program for women in automotive engineering, sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Michigan Tech University Encouraging Girls To Enter The Automotive Industry With New Program
While there are a number of universities and schools around the US which offer automotive engineering programs open to both boys and girls, Michigan Technological University is going one step further.
Earlier this summer they launched the inaugural Women in Automotive Engineering program, a week-long initiative that invited girls to get first-hand experience in the industry from female role models who are working in the field. The program was sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and was part of the University’s Summer Youth Program. The leadership team was headed up by Jennifer Shute and Jody Hand who are former MTU students who wanted to provide role models for the current students, something the two women did not have while they were attending college.
We are making a direct investment that will hopefully encourage promising young women to consider engineering as a field of study and a career in the automotive industry. —Stephen L. Williams, ’86
There will be a retirement celebration for Madhukar Vable (ME-EM) from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday (Oct. 21, 2016) in the Portage Room of the Bonfire Steakhouse Grill & Pub (formerly the Sheldon Grill) on the 7th floor of the Magnuson Hotel .
Vable will be retiring after 32 years of dedicated service to the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department.
Join us in celebrating his achievements. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.