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 . . .
Ms. Karen Colbert , a PhD student in Computational Sciences and Engineering and a graduate research assistant for ADVANCE at Michigan Tech has been selected as a Diversity Scholar for the 2021 RStudio Virtual Conference. Ms. Colbert is one of 70 Diversity Scholars selected from around the globe, all of them focused on building skills . . .
The post below has been reposted from the Jan. 13, 2021 edition of Tech Today. —— A team from Michigan Tech has captured the top prize in the finals of NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge. BIG stands for Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing. The Michigan Tech team was one of eight finalists in the competition. Teams were challenged to present . . .
The story below originated in Tech Today on Jan. 12, 2020 Nancy Barr (ME-EM), has been appointed associate editor for STEM for Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments. Prompt is a biannual refereed online journal that publishes academic writing assignments accompanied by reflective essays. It publishes assignments directed at both undergraduate and graduate students . . .
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 . . .
Darnishia L. Slade (PHC) has been appointed to a three-year term to the Michigan Community Service Commission, representing fellow experts in the delivery of human, educational, environmental or public safety services to communities and individuals. The Michigan Community Service Commission strives to build a culture of service by providing vision and resources to strengthen communities . . .
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 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.
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 . . .