Month: March 2015

Spring Break Science & Engineering Camps for Grade 1-3, Grade 4-6

Spring Break Science & Engineering Camps for Grade 1-3, Grade 4-6 offered Mar. 31, April 1-2

Classes meet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Lake’s Research Center.

Cost: $120 per student. Up to 20 students per class. Register soon!

Register Online: Spring Break Science Camp Registration or

Pay by credit card: call the cashier 7-2247 (Your space is not reserved until payment has been received.)

Questions? Call: 7-3341

Grade 1-3 Engineering in Our World!

Learning about the engineering design process, each day of camp will present a different challenge to solve: designing bridges, improving play dough and designing walls. Following the Engineering is Elementary curricula for grades 1-3, campers will explore chemical engineering, materials engineering and civil engineering with visits from real engineers to the class.

Instructors: Marcy Erickson, Michelle Miller and Lloyd Wescoat

Grade 4-6 A Taste of Tech!

Kids will explore a variety of labs and do some cool engineering activities along the way!

  • Watch worms at home in the soil with a visit to the Rhizotron
  • Take a hike on Tech Trails
  • Bend water and make silly putty at the chemistry lab
  • Try out a real driving simulator with mechanical engineers
  • Smash concrete and test a Maglev track with civil engineers
  • Have fun with trains with transportation engineers.
  • And enjoy a free lunch at Michigan Tech (MUB) on Thursday, compliments of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

Instructors: Joan Chadde, Chris Hohnholt, along with Michigan Tech faculty and students.

From Tech Today.

Teacher Summer Institute: Engineering Applications in the Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences

Engineering Applications in the Earth Sciences
July 13 – 24, 2015

This course will show how engineers use principles from the earth sciences to solve problems and design systems. Key concepts will be linked to the Next Generation and Michigan Science Standards for precollege education.

Learn more about Engineering Applications in the Earth Sciences Summer Institute.

Margo Woller-Carter Places in Graduate Research Colloquium

Margo Woller-Carter
Margo Woller-Carter

The 2015 Graduate Research Colloquium was held on Feb. 25–26 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Winners were announced at a banquet on Thursday, Feb. 26.

Margo Woller-Carter, PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, took second place for her oral presentation “Development of the Intelligent Graphs for Everyday Decisions Tutor.”

Read more at Tech Today.


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Patrick Belling is an Outstanding Teacher

Patrick Belling
Patrick Belling

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government proudly announce the 2014-2015 academic year winners.

Patrick Belling, PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes graduate students who have exhibited exceptional ability as a teacher, have received excellent evaluations from students, as well as gaining the respect of faculty in their departments.

Read more at Tech Today.

Winter Family Hike at Maasto-Hiito

Take a snowshoe hike to investigate who lives in the world beneath the snow and what they are doing on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Those attending will meet at the Maasto-Hiito Chalet. The program will be led by Denise Landsberg, an environmental educator, who will engage the group in creative outdoor play and nature exploration.

Families are encouraged to bring snowshoes, but there will be 20 pairs available for those who need them.

The program is free. Funding is provided by the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals. The program is coordinated by the Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education.

For more information contact Joan Chadde at the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education at Michigan Tech, by calling: 7-3341 or email at

From Tech Today.