Archives—February 2015




DeVlieg Foundation Fellowship for Joseph Niehaus

Joseph NiehausGraduate student Joseph Niehaus is a recipient of the DeVlieg Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship for Engineering students. Niehaus is a PhD student in the interdisciplinary Atmospheric Sciences program at Michigan Tech. His advisor is Will Cantrell.

The DeVlieg Foundation has generously provided support for graduate students pursuing research in engineering, wildlife, and biology at Michigan Tech. The award is strongly competitive. The panel was impressed with Joseph Niehaus’ research, publication record, and contribution to the mission of Michigan Tech. He will receive support in the form of stipend plus one-credit of tuition for summer 2015.



Communicating Nanoscience and Engineering

PhD Students Learn to Communicate their Research

Alex Mayer, the Charles and Patricia Nelson Presidential Professor at Michigan Tech, runs a fellowship program that teaches PhD students in a variety of fields to explain their research in K-12 classrooms and to write news releases to communicate with the public through the media.

Here are this year’s student releases.

Communicating Nanoscience and Engineering – Possibilities and Pitfalls

Nanoscale science and engineering is a flourishing field that holds great potential for solving current and future problems.

But what is the best way to communicate with an audience unfamiliar with the nanoscience and engineering community? Yoke Khin Yap, professor of physics and adjunct professor of materials science and engineering, says, “In order to communicate really effectively, you need to speak in their language.”

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Jennifer Donovan, Anika Kuczynski and others.