Lauren Fry (Environmental Engineering) has received a $17,000 Graduate Fellowship from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $51,000.
Lawrence Sutter (Research) has received $30,808 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “Impact of Hydrated Cement Paste Quality and Entrained Air-Void System on the Durability of Concrete.”
Ann Brady, scientific and technical communication/arts (STC/A) program director and assistant professor, received an early career/best paper award from the American Society for Engineering Education for “Interdisciplinary International Senior Design: How Service Learning Projects in Developing Countries Support ABET Accreditation,” in the environmental engineering division.
The award, given June 26 on the moonlit beaches of Waikiki, was accepted by co-authors Linda Phillips, international senior design director and lecturer in civil and environmental engineering, and undergraduate Karina Jousma (STC), who presented the paper during the society’s annual conference in Honolulu.
“I am deeply honored to receive an award from an engineering society,” said Brady. “It demonstrates the power of interdisciplinary and student-professor working relationships.”
Terry McNinch (LTAP director) has received $83,536 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “MERL 2007.”
Joan Chadde and the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach received $125,000 over five years from the Kinship Foundation to continue the outdoor science and environmental educational field trip program, which serves K-8 students in 19 school districts in a five-county area of the western Upper Peninsula. Last year, more than 3,000 students participated in 73 field trips led by the center’s staff.
Zhanping You (CEE/MTTI), $39,620 for “Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube-reinforced Asphalt Binder”
Theresa Ahlborn received $42,803 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “Center for Structural Durability at Michigan Tech.”
Terry McNinch (LTAP/TDG) received $72,648 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “ORNBP Newsletter 2007.”
James Mihelcic received $164,111 for a three-year project from the National Science Foundation for “International: Integration of an International Research Experience in Bolivia with Sustainable Development Engineering Education.”
Joan Chadde, education programs coordinator for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has earned the Making a Difference Staff Award for Creating Connections award, which recognizes staff who serve the community by initiating partnerships within Michigan Tech or with community organizations, incorporate the ideals and interests of Michigan Tech into their daily work and serve as a mentor or model citizen to Michigan Tech community members outside of the university. Chadde has helped forge a strong partnership between Michigan Tech and 19 school districts. She has also secured funding to expand the programs that Tech offers to the school districts.