Nancy Barr (ME-EM) has been elected to the IEEE Professional Communication Society’s board of governors. The PCS’s mission is to foster a community dedicated to understanding and promoting effective communication in engineering, scientific and other technical environments. Barr’s three-year term began Jan. 1 and runs to December 31, 2021. Posted in Tech Today, January 11, 2019 . . .
A faculty member of Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and an alumnus of the school are among the seven recipients of the Animal Welfare Institute’s (AWI) Christine Stevens Wildlife Award. The Animal Welfare Institute announced the winners are developing innovative, less intrusive wildlife study techniques and more humane methods of resolving conflicts . . .
After a University-wide search, Shari Stockero was selected for and has accepted the position as assistant to the provost for faculty development. Stockero’s role in this position begins immediately. In her new position, she will provide leadership for faculty and will collaborate with others from across campus to promote professional development and career success among . . .
Ruth Archer, director of Continuous Improvement at Michigan Tech, was installed on the Michigan Lean Consortium’s (MLC) Board of Directors during the eighth annual Michigan Lean Consortium conference held Aug. 8-10 in Traverse City. This is Archer’s first three-year term on the 10-member board. At the conference, she presented a session titled “Sustaining a Culture of . . .
The Great Lakes Research Center announces the appointment of Valoree Gagnon as director, University-Indigenous Community Partnerships. In this new role, Gagnon serves as a resource for those desiring research partnerships with indigenous communities by providing guidance for creating and sustaining equitable partnerships, supporting growth for mutually-beneficial research design and practices, and by strengthening inclusion of . . .
An innovative idea to replace wearable health monitoring devices with embroidered electronics garners attention from the National Science Foundation. Health monitoring devices—FitBit or Garmin accelerometer watches, apps on cell phones, heart monitors—are becoming ubiquitous, but they have their drawbacks. In some climates, these devices can rub irritatingly against skin. Some are heavy and bulky. So . . .
Brigitte Morin’s parents are educators, so it is not surprising that she became a teacher herself. In fact, she’s become a very good one. Morin knew she wanted to teach since she was a kid. It was in her blood she says. “Both my parents were educators—my mother was a first-grade teacher and my father taught high . . .
With the goal of understanding and promoting community sustainability, Richelle Winkler introduces her students to new ways of thinking about society and how they fit within it. Winkler, associate professor of sociology and demography, in the Department of Social Sciences, is the recipient of Michigan Technological University’s 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award in the Associate Professor/Professor . . .
Valoree Gagnon, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science instructor and research assistant professor of social sciences at Michigan Technological University, was selected as the 2018 University Diversity Award recipient. The Award recognizes the accomplishments and commitments of a Michigan Tech faculty or staff member who promotes diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention efforts, . . .
Victoria Sage, technical writer in the Center for Technology & Training (CTT), is the recipient of the 2018 Carmine Palombo Individual Award from the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC). In addition to her duties as a technical writer at the CTT, Sage is editor of the Michigan Local Technical Assistance Program’s The Bridge newsletter. In . . .