Archives—September 2016

Department Employment Opportunities

Positions currently available in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Tech:

Assistant Professor of Environmental/Energy Justice – Tenure Track  –    The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. We seek a scholar specializing in environmental and/or energy justice. Candidates with strengths in policy analysis and/or spatial methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.   Assistant Professor Environment_Energy Justic

Post Doctoral Position in Bioenergy Development and Sustainability     The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a one-and-a-half year Post–Doctoral Fellowship, beginning on or about January 1, 2017, focused on the socioecological impacts of sustainable bioenergy development across the Americas.  MTU PIRE SE Post-Doc


Lafreniere Co-PI on Grant Tracing Early French Canadian Migration and Settlement Patterns

ljdrc6Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) is Co-Pi on a partnership development grant that has received $197,500 from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project, “Nouveaux regards sur l’occupation du continent nord-am-ricain par la population canadienne-fran-aise 1760-1914,” is tracing the migration and settlement patterns of French-Canadians from Quebec across the North American continent, including the establishment of communities in the Upper Peninsula. This is a two-year project.

From Tech Today.


On the Road

Keweenaw Time TravelerDon Lafreniere and John Arnold, along with two Copper Country high school students, recently presented a paper at the 22nd Annual Michigan Communities GIS conference held in Boyne Falls, Michigan Sept. 6-8. The presentation highlighted the work of eleven local high school students who partnered with Michigan Tech’s Historical Environments Spatial Analytics Lab and the Keweenaw National Historical Park in their work building GIS datasets, webmap-based National Park visitor guides and learning mobile GIS data collection and analysis in conjunction with the Keweenaw Time Traveler project.

From Tech Today.


Schelly Co-PI on the Project “Reducing Household Food, Energy and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation”

Chelsea Schelly
Chelsea Schelly

Dave Watkins is the principal investigator on a research and development project that has received a $1,477,068 grant from the National Science Foundation. Buyung Agusdinata, Chelsea Schelly, Rachael Shwom and Jenni-Louise Evans are co-PIs on the project, “Reducing Household Food, Energy and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation.”

This project starts on Oct. 1 and is scheduled to finish in 2021.

From Tech Today.