Murthy Appointed to Graduate Education Board

Orignially Posted in Tech Today

Pushpa Murthy, dean of the graduate school, has been appointed to the Graduate Education Advisory Board of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for a three-year term.

The ACS is the world’s largest scientific society with more than 150,000 members. It provides leadership and guidance on the education of chemists at all levels, including the undergraduate and graduate levels. The mission of the Graduate Education Advisory Board is to advise the ACS on matters related to graduate education and postdoctoral training. As part of this mission, the Board will be developing a response to the Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018).

This report makes recommendations about how graduate education should respond to the continuing evolution of STEM disciplines and interdisciplinary research so that students are well prepared for the research workforce of the 21st century.

http://www.mtu.edu/ttoday/?issue=20190903&s=2#murthy-appointed-to-graduate-education-board


Advanced Career Management Kickoff- September 17, 2019

Looking to enrich your career? Advanced Career Management (ACM) is a career development program for all Associate Professors funded by the NSF ADVANCE Adaptation grant. The kickoff event is Tuesday September 17, 2019 in the Memorial Union Building, Ballroom B from 9-11am. Attendance at the entire event is not mandatory. Be sure to bring your Michigan Tech ID to the event to receive credit in Digital Measures.

If you anticipate being able to attend, please RSVP using our Google Form.

The ACM program is designed to facilitate guided career self-development focused on three major trajectories: Leadership, Research Intensive, and Research, Service, and Teaching (RST) Balance. Throughout the course of the 2019-2020 academic year, ACM will host a series of workshops, panels, and career guidance affinity groups.

For more information, visit the Michigan Tech ADVANCE website (www.mtu.edu/advance), stop by the ADVANCE Resource Center in Library 102B, Monday-Thursday between 8AM and 3:30PM, or email advance-mtu@mtu.edu.


Leopold PI on Forest Service Grant

Patricia Leopold (Forestry/ESC) is Principal Investigator on a project that has received a $95,000 other sponsored activities cooperative agreement with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. The project is titled “Collaborative Adaptation through the Climate Change Response Framework.” This is a potential five-year project.

Posted in Tech Today August 13, 2019


Petra Huentemeyer receives NSF funding

Originally posted by Sponsored Programs in Tech Today.

Petra Huentemeyer (Physics/EPSSI) is Principal Investigator on a project that has received a $606,172 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is titled “WoU-MMA: Tracing Cosmic-Ray Origin and Transport Using HAWC and Multi-Wavelength Data.” This is a potential three-year project.


New ADVANCE Proposal Funded

The College of Computing has released a blog post highlighting a second ADVANCE grant received by Michigan Tech. An excerpt from the post and link to the full article are below.

 

The ADVANCE team at Michigan Tech has received a three-year $170,000 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation. This project is part of the one million dollar grant, “ADVANCE Partnership: Joining Forces: A Midwestern Partnership for STEM Faculty Success,” led by Iowa State University in partnership with North Dakota State University, Western Michigan University, and Michigan Tech.

The overall aim of the ADVANCE program is increased retention and career advancement opportunities for underrepresented women and women with family responsibilities working in the STEM departments of midwestern universities. Target audiences for the ADVANCE programs include academic leadership, tenured faculty, and under-represented minorities.

“This partnership is a bold move to realize cross-institutional collaborations supporting faculty career success and equity,” said Dr. Patty Sotirin, interim chair for the Department of Humanities and professor of communication at Michigan Tech. “The grant takes a regional approach to make sure our programs engage with intersectional issues and share resources and ideas that impact Midwest campuses.”

Read more on the College of Computing blog.


Q&A with Diversity Award Winner Suzanne Sanregret

Congratulations to Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret, winner of the 2019 Michigan Tech Diversity Award.

“We’ve created a culture in this building with a really good team of people that always have in mind how to make everyone feel a part of what we’re doing,” she said. “And a big part of that is making things accessible.” Read more about how Sanregret puts diversity and inclusion into action on and off-campus in a Q&A on Michigan Tech News.

 

This article was originally posted in Tech Today on July 18, 2019.


Nancy Langston PI on Grant from National Science Foundation

Nancy Langston (SS/GLRC) is Principal Investigator on a project that has received a $113,294 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is titled, “The New Mobilities of the Anthropocene: Animal Migration, Infrastructure Development, and Wildlife Population Management.” Casey Huckins (Biological Sciences/GLRC) is Co-PI. This is the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $397,760.

 

Originially posted by Sponsored Programs in Tech Today on July 16, 2019.


Kelly Steelman Selected HFES Science Policy Fellow

Kelly Steelman (CLS) has been selected from a competitive pool of applicants to participate in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Science Policy Fellowship program.

The HFES Science Policy Fellows (SPF) program provides a valuable opportunity for HFES members to learn how to successfully advocate for human factors and ergonomics on the national stage. SPF Participants will receive extensive training in public affairs, advocacy and outreach to be provided by Lewis-Burke Associates and the HFES Government Relations Committee during the HFES Annual Meeting. They will also participate in an annual spring Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C., including a Hill visit training session and a policy-related speaker prior to the visit day. They will be invited to attend monthly conference calls with Lewis-Burke and the HFES Government Relations Committee covering ongoing events and opportunities for HFES to engage in policy decisions.

Following an initial one-year term in the SPF program, each program graduate will commit to two years of service in an outreach capacity. They will create a customized plan that may include continued participation in the Capitol Hill day and interactions with policymakers in Washington, DC, working at the local/state level, serving on the GRC or a subcommittee, and other forms of outreach developed by each participant. HFES SPF participants and graduates will form the basis of a future brain trust with expertise in outreach creating a pipeline of politically engaged and knowledgeable members within HFES.

Washington, DC, working at the local/state level, serving on the GRC or a subcommittee, and other forms of outreach developed by each participant. HFES SPF participants and graduates will form the basis of a future brain trust with expertise in outreach creating a pipeline of politically engaged and knowledgeable members within HFES.

Posted by the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences June 17, 2019


Shari Stockero Named Executive Director of the AMTE

Shari Stockero (CLS/Math) has been selected to serve as the fourth Executive Director of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) and will begin her term of service in February 2020.

She has served AMTE in a variety of ways, including as Associate Vice-President for the Emerging Issues Committee, as a member of the Conference Program Committee, and on the Editorial Panel of the seventh AMTE monograph. She also led the group that formed the Michigan AMTE affiliate (MI-AMTE) and has served as chair of the PME-NA Steering Committee. Her collaborative NSF-funded research project (Building on MOSTs: Investigating Productive Use of High-Leverage Student Mathematical Thinking) focuses on understanding what it looks like to productively use high-potential instances of student mathematical thinking during a lesson to support student learning. She is also co-PI on an NSF Noyce project (Michigan Middle School Master Teacher Fellows Program) that focuses on developing middle school science teacher leaders in Michigan. Read the full article.

Posted by Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences June 17, 2019


Gagnon, Huntoon, and Zhao Recognized as Notable Women in STEM

Three Michigan Tech women are among the “Notable Women in Stem” named by Crain’s Detroit Business editors.

Valoree Gagnon, Director of University-Indigenous Community Partnerships, Great Lakes Research Center

Jacqueline Huntoon, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Feng Zhao, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

According to Crain’s (5/28/2019): The women featured in this Notable Women in STEM report were selected by a team of Crain’s Detroit Business editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community and mentorship of others, as outlined in a detailed nomination form.

Congratulations for this well-deserved recognition!

See: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/awards/notable-women-stem?utm_source=crain-s-special-report&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190528&utm_content=article1-readmore