Sustainable Futures Institute Annual Banquet and Poster Session for Fall 2009 features Dr. W. Charles Kerfoot speaking about the new $25 million Great Lakes Research Center
MTRI: Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor) poster presentations were on display in the Atrium of the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building where numerous faculty and students had the chance to study them.
One important feature for students was the wealth of information about becoming engaged in research. Students and researchers currently involved in research projects were present with their posters to answer questions.
The pictures and poster presented here are only a sample of the major project posters. To see more titles and examples of the posters go to the MTRI: Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor) website
Scientists at Tech are known for their expertise in lake restoration and management, much of it applied to pristine Lake Superior. Now two researchers, an old hand and a budding scholar, are working on a small UP lake that is nearly choked to death.
The Michigan Tech Distinguished Service Award for 2009 has been awarded to Alex Mayer, Director of SFI’s Center for Water and Society. Alex won for all his efforts related to raising awareness of water-related issues and building research and education efforts related to water resources. Alex shares the honor with Janice Glime (BS).
July 13, 2009 — The main hallway at Fisher was a nucleus of student recruitment last Thursday. Nearly one hundred high school students visited with folks from fourteen academic departments to learn about what Tech has to offer them.
The students represented two summer programs: Explorations in Engineering (EIE) and the Detroit Area Precollege Engineering Program.
Richard E. Honrath
Alex Mayer and David Hand, both professors of civil and environmental engineering, and Karen Endres, a former PhD student, have been named winners of the 2009 Rudolph Hering Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The award is given annually for the best paper on environmental engineering or water resources published in an ASCE journal during the previous year.
Cory McDonald, a PhD candidate in environmental engineering, received the JGLR/Elsevier Young Student Award. This award is given to “emerging young scientists with a JGLR article ranked in the top 10, as determined by the IAGLR Chandler-Misener Review Committee.” Recipients receive a complimentary one-year IAGLR membership and a $750 cash prize.