Month: February 2013

Portage Library Hosts Family Science Night

Family Science NightThe Portage Lake District Library will host kindergarten through 6th-grade students and their parents for an evening of science fun at a Michigan Tech Family Science Night program Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library in downtown Houghton.

This event is sponsored by the Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education and Michigan Tech.

Read more at Tech Today.

Family Engineering in MSTA Newsletter

Family EngineeringThe Michigan Science Teachers Association’s Winter 2013 newsletter published a feature article about Family Engineering events hosted by the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network at 58 centers across Michigan during 2012. The hands-on program, designed to make engineering accessible and fun, reached nearly 5,000 elementary school students and their parents last year. It is based on a book titled “Family Engineering Activity & Event Planning Guide,” developed at Michigan Tech and disseminated nationwide. Professor Neil Hutzler (CEE), who founded the program, is quoted. See page 15,
MSTA Winter News.

From Tech Today.

Perelman, Zhang, Ellis, Shortz, Suss, Ghazal and Thanasuan at GRC 2013

Graduate students in Cognitive and Learning Sciences will be giving poster and oral presentations at the Graduate Research Colloquium 2013. Their presentations will take place on the first day of the colloquium, February 21, 2013, in the MUB Ballrooms A & B. Presenters, abstracts, and schedules are posted on the Graduate Student Government website.

Day 1 Feb 21 Poster Presentations 10am-12pm
Brandon Perelman
Wei Zhang
Katrina Ellis
Ashley Shortz

Day 1 Feb 21 Oral Presentations 3:00pm to 4:20 pm
Joel Suss
Saimia Ghazal
Kejkaew Thanasuan

New Peace Corps Graduate Fellowships

Peace Corps Fellowships 2013New Graduate Fellowships Lure Returning Peace Corps Volunteers to Michigan Tech

A new partnership between Michigan Technological University and the US Peace Corps will enable returning Peace Corps volunteers to attend graduate school at Michigan Tech while putting their Peace Corps skills to work. Michigan Tech is one of the universities recently selected by the Peace Corps to offer new or expanded Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program graduate degrees, which include scholarships and degree-related internships in underserved American communities.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Jennifer Donovan.