Posted in Tech Today, April 20, 2021 Sarah Schulte, Michigan Tech’s General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, has been named one of the “Notable Women in Law 2021” by Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine. In the issue published Monday, Crain’s notes Schulte “educates on legal issues, helps assess risk and helps develop strategies . . .
by Graduate Student Government This year’s Graduate Research Colloquium organized by the Graduate Student Government was hosted virtually due to COVID restrictions. There were in total 48 presentations — 17 poster presenters and 31 oral presenters. Poster presentations took place in a pre-recorded video style and the oral sessions were hosted live via Zoom. You . . .
by Faith Morrison, Tech Today, March 23, 2021 Women earn less than men do, on average. This difference, the gender wage gap, is approximately 18 % across all workers. The gap is even larger for women of color. The problem is present even just one year from graduation. Just one year from college graduation, women . . .
by Allison Mills, University Marketing and Communications Over the summer and fall, paper after paper revealed that mothers are one of the demographics hardest hit by the pandemic. From layoffs and leaving careers to do caretaking, to submission rate decreases and additional service projects, the data were clear, but the follow up less so. Many . . .
Nancy Langston (SS/CFRES) has been awarded the 2021 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society for Environmental History. This award is given to one individual each year who has contributed significantly to environmental history scholarship and recognizes exceptional lifetime achievement in the field. Langston has published five books and more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, and . . .
Ye “Sarah” Sun (ME-EM) has accepted the Lou and Herbert Wacker Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, which was created to retain and attract high-quality faculty who are at the top of their profession, can excite students to think beyond the classroom material, and knows how to integrate their research into the classroom. Sun was chosen for . . .
Gretchen Hein (MMET) is the recipient of a major award from the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. During ceremonies held online earlier this month, Hein was honored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), with the SWE Outstanding Advisor Award. Hein is a senior lecturer in the Department . . .
by Kelley Christensen, University Marketing and Communications Erika Hersch-Green (BioSci) has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to investigate how increased nitrogen and phosphorus availability across different temperature and water regimes alters the primary productivity of some plants, while reducing the growth of others. Hersch-Green will examine how nutrient availability selects for plants with . . .
Tech Today, April 29, 2020 Michigan Tech alumna Auriel (Van Der Laar) Fournier (Wildlife Ecology and Management ’11) is one of the winners of the 2020 BioOne Ambassador Award. The award honors early career authors who best communicate the importance and impact of their specialized research to the public. Six individuals from five publications were selected from . . .
Joan Chadde, director of the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, has received a prestigious award from the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA). Chadde accepted the 2020 Informal Science Teacher of the Year Award at the MSTA’s annual conference held March 6-7 in Lansing. The Board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) . . .