Month: July 2012

Michigan Tech opens new research center

Michigan Tech’s Joan Schumaker Chadde has traveled the state connecting the public, particularly the young, to nature and the sciences. She’s made several visits to Detroit to educate teachers and students on everything from forest stewardship to basic outdoor education. Now the Great Lakes Research Center will serve as a focal point for those efforts. “One of our goals is to get students excited about learning,” Chadde said. READ MORE

Michigan Tech Faculty, Researchers Endorse Michigan’s 25% by 2025 Renewable Energy Initiative

More than a dozen Michigan Tech faculty members and researchers have gone on the record in support of a ballot initiative designed to give a big boost to the state’s renewable energy industry. Among the Michigan Tech signers of the Union of Concerned Scientists letter is Brad Baltensperger, chair of cognitive and learning sciences. READ MORE

Sign Up for Family Fun at Michigan Tech’s Alumni Reunion

Friday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m., all kids are invited to “Children’s Laboratory Exploration: Investigating the Lake Superior Food Chain Using a Lake Trout Stomach!” Professor Marty Auer and Joan Chadde, director of the Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education, will lead this workshop that involves dissecting trout innards. Parents and grandparents are also welcome to come to the University Waterfront, near the Great Lakes Research Center. The workshop is free, but please register in advance so organizers have enough supplies for everyone. READ MORE