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
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs announces this year’s University Professors and Distinguished Professors recognizing outstanding faculty. The Distinguished Professor title recognizes outstanding faculty members who have made substantial contributions to the University as well as their discipline but are not presently recognized through an endowed position or faculty . . .
Environmental Engineering BS & MS alumna Kaye LaFond was awarded a Best Investigative Reporting Award from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors for her work on “One Year After Bias Study, Black Grand Rapids Drivers Skeptical About Improvement”. Posted by Civil and Environmental Engineering in Tech Today, May 2, 2019
Nancy Langston has been awarded two fellowships for her upcoming sabbatical leave. In the fall, she will be the Mellon Visiting Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the Center for Environmental Futures, University of Oregon. In the spring, she will be the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Canada. . . .
Professor Emerita Sheryl Sorby (ME-EM) has been elected president of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The ASEE recently elected eight officers to its Board of Directors. The board members will begin their terms at our annual conference in June in Tampa. The following is a list of the elected officers. Sorby, professor of Engineering . . .
AAAS is searching for 100 women from a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program furthers women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors . . .
Elizabeth Flynn (HU) and Denise Heikinen (HU) have recently been named directors of the Elaine Bacon Literacy Program. They succeed Andrea Hauge-Bacon, who was director for twenty years. The Program aims to improve the literacy of international adults including reading, writing and speaking. Participants come from countries such as China, Iran, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Korea and Georgia. . . .