Michigan Tech celebrates World Water Day

Michigan Tech celebrated World Water Day on Thursday, March 22, with a poster session, a guest lecture and a reception.

Lana Pollack, U.S. delegate  of the International Joint Commission delivered the World Water Day Lecture: “Critical Issues for the Great Lakes.” The program is Co-sponsored by CWS and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecture Series. Lana Pollack, chair of the US Section of the International Joint Commission, discussed threats to the health of the Great Lakes and how research data-based policy-making can protect these unique natural resources. The International Joint Commission is an independent, binational organization that works to prevent and resolve boundary waters disputes for the common good of the US and Canada. Lana Pollack – bio

Poster Session

Before the lecture, the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society (CWS) sponsored a graduate poster session and competition to highlight the ongoing interdisciplinary research on water at Michigan Tech, looking toward the opening of the Great Lakes Research Center this summer. The poster session was held in the front atrium of the Dow Building. Cash prizes were awarded in 2 Poster categories:
Original Research (presentation of thesis or project research)
Coursework/Informational (presentation of coursework or literature based research)

View the Photos of the Posters and Presenters on World Water Day at Michigan Tech Report

Award Winning Posters

The Department of Biological Sciences won several of the awards in the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society (CWS) presentation and poster session competition.

First Place Award Coursework/Informational;

BL4465 Biological Oceanography: Josh Papacek, Abby Raguse, Bethany Blease, Alicia Doyle, Mike Kraft, Taylor Luginbill, Danielle Scott, Jade Woiderski, and Melanie Lemerande; Advisor: Nancy Auer; “Human Noise Pollution and its Impact on Marine Life”

Second Place Award Original Research;

Aparupa Sengupta; Advisor: Rupali Datta & Sue Bagley; “Degradation of antibiotics in wastewater using tetracycline resistant microbes recovered from an invitro hydroponic phytoremediation system”

Third Place Award Original Research (Tie):

Jonathon Ebel, Advisor: Amy Marcarelli; “Biofilm Response to Nutrient Mitigation Using Salmon Carcass Analog in Central Idaho Streams:

Third Place Award Original Research (Tie):

Ashley A. Coble, Advisor: Amy Marcarelli “Nutrient spiraling and export responses to seasonal changes in a 1st-order tributary of Lake Superior”

Several Bio Sci students participated, More Photos of the Posters and Presenters on World Water Day at Michigan Tech are here.