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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to extend their congratulations to David Shonnard for winning the 2020 Michigan Tech Research Award. More information about the award can be found in the November 4 edition of Tech Today.
If the weather of late has told us anything it’s that Heikke Lunta has awakened. With winter weather just around the corner and COVID-19 disruptions continuing, ADVANCE at Michigan Tech dedicates this week’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup to the updated University policy on Children in the Workplace. This policy has been updated in . . .