Megan Frost, Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). Alan Smith, president of AKA, said her selection “from a stellar pool of candidates, is a reflection of the confidence of Kinesiology leaders in [her] capacity to advance . . .
Originally posted in Tech Today on Nov. 30 by Vice President for Research Office. The Vice President for Research Office announces the Fall 2020 REF awards. Thanks to the individual REF reviewers and the REF review panelists, as well as the deans and department chairs, for their time spent on this important internal research award . . .
ADVANCE PI and dean of the College of Computing, Adrienne Minerick, has been appointed the interim dean of the Pavlis Honors College beginning Feb. 1, 2021. Read the full story in the Nov. 20, 2020 edition of Tech Today.
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to congratulate Darrell Robinette (ME-EM/APSRC) for their new funding from the Department of Energy. Read more about the award in the November 20, 2020 edition of Tech Today.
Disabilities, both visible and unseen, impact approximately 26% of the US population and research has shown that both graduation and retention rates for students with disabilities are lower than those of their peers. Faculty ranks are also impacted with only 3.6% of tenured faculty identifying themselves as individuals with disabilities. While efforts to include disability . . .
Future faculty are the students at colleges and universities today. The bias in selection for success changes the demographics of potential faculty. The student debt crisis in the United States continues to rise to unprecedented levels with total student debt totalling in excess of $1.5 trillion. The burden of borrowing to finance higher education is . . .
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to congratulate Jared Anderson (VPA) for receiving funding from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. Read more about the award in the November 11, 2020 edition of Tech Today.
Invisibility. Both gender and sexual minorities in STEM experience invisibility on a regular basis at their universities, in their laboratories, and even in the classroom. To alleviate these inequities and foster an environment of inclusion within the STEM community, it is important to listen to the “invisible” voices. In today’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly . . .
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to congratulate Issue Nakamura (Physics) for receiving an NSF CAREER Award for their research on computational methods to simulate how polymeric liquids interact with electric charges. Read more about the research and award in the Michigan Tech News article.
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to congratulate Sanaz Habibi and their research advisor (and ADVANCE PI!!) Dr. Adrienne Minerick on winning the 2020 Bhakta Rath Research Award. More information about the award and a Q&A with the award winners can be found on the Michigan Tech News website.