Day: March 17, 2014

Forest Ecology and Global Change Teacher Institutes for Summer 2014

Forest Ecology and Resources
June 23-27, 2014
Deadline: May 5, 2014

Global Change
July 7 – 11, 2014
Deadline: May 5, 2014

Teachers are invited to apply to these summer institutes, which are part of Teacher Professional Development in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences.

Both Forest Ecology and Resources (Urban Forest Ecology at Belle Isle) and Global Change are worth two college credits. They are coordinated by the Western U. P. Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education.

Association of Psychology Students on Eating Disorders

Perceived body image affects all members of a society. The desired look present in a culture determines how others will view themselves. In Western cultures, women who are considered beautiful are tall, skinny, have facial symmetry and light skin. Not every member of our society looks like this ideal and it creates problems across the sexes socioeconomic backgrounds.
Darryl Roberts examines our “obsession with beauty” in his documentary “America the Beautiful,” which was screened on Feb. 20 on campus.

Who really benefits from people’s insecurities? That’s what Darryl Roberts is trying to find out. On February 25 there was a showing of his newest installation of the series, “America the Beautiful 3,” as a part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This film focuses on “the sexualization of our youth,” and is having its first showing ever here. On February 27, there was free and confidential eating disorder screenings in the MUB Peninsula room conducted by MTU Counseling Services, supported by the Association of Psychology Students.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Sarah Harttung.

High Schoolers Invited to Learn to Make a Mobile App

The Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education, based at Michigan Tech, is offering a four-week class for students in grades 9-12, covering the fundamentals of computer programming for Android mobile devices, graphic design and mobile app development. Students will work in small teams to create a working Android mobile app for a community or school organization.

The class will be taught at Houghton High School, Room 124, from 3:45-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, starting March 17. Classes will not meet during the public schools’ spring break. There will be one class on Wednesday, April 9.

The class is free and no experience is required. It will be taught by Chad Norman, a science and technology outreach specialist with Michigan Tech’s Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.

More information is available at 7-3341.

From Tech Today.

NSBE at Alternative Spring Break

Michigan Tech Students Head to Detroit for Alternative Spring Break

Students from the Michigan Tech National Society of Black Engineers will visit seven middle and high schools in Detroit to promote college and engineering. In the evenings, they will conduct Family Engineering Night events at three K-8 schools. NSBE’s Alternative Spring Break is conducted in collaboration with the Detroit Public Schools Office of Science and Detroit Math & Science Center, and funded in part, with a grant from John Deere.

Read more at the WUP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

WXYZ Channel 7 news in Detroit aired a feature story about Michigan Tech student members of the campus chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, who are spending their spring break working to motivate middle and high school students in Detroit schools to see college in their futures and to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

From Tech Today.

The Family Engineering Activities and Presenters were posted by TechAlum Newsletter. The events took place March 11-14, 2014.

Read more at TechAlum Newsletter, by Dennis Walikainen.

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break