Day: May 21, 2012

Urban Forest Stewardship Program

Joan Chadde (CEE) traveled to Detroit last week as part of the Urban Forest Stewardship Program that involves eight public schools.
Michigan Tech coordinates the event at Belle Isle that showcases student work in three programs, Adopt-a-Beach, Invasive Species Removal and the Creation of an Interpretive Trail.
The initiative, funded by the USDA Forest Service, is intended to integrate forestry into curricula.
In offering the program, Tech partners with the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education and Belle Isle Nature Zoo.


RTP Attends 2012 Joint Rail Conference

Pasi Lautala, director of the Rail Transportation Program (RTP), a part of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI), PhD student Hamed Pouryousef (CEE), and undergraduate David Sutton (CEE) recently attended and presented at the 2012 Joint Rail Conference, “Technology to Advance the Future of Rail Transport,” in Philadelphia, April 17-19.

Lautala presented “Tuning Transatlantic Collaboration in Rail Higher Education (TUNRail)–Final Outcomes,” based on his project that is supported by the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), US Department of Education.

Lautala also chaired two sessions in the conference. Pouryousef presented a paper, “The Role of Railroad in Multimodal Woody Biomass Transportation in Michigan,” and Sutton presented a paper, “Industry-Student Collaboration to Develop Sustainability Metric for Concrete Tie Production.”