Month: July 2021

Dr. Samantha Smith is Exploring Effects of Completing Physically-Demanding Tasks Simultaneously with Memory Tasks

You’ve heard that people are bad at multitasking, but have you thought about how well you process and remember information while exercising? Or how a heavy cognitive load impacts your workout performance?

Dr. Samantha Smith’s lab is currently conducting research to explore the bidirectional effects of completing physically-demanding tasks while simultaneously engaging in different types of memory tasks.

Want to participate? Here’s information on how to sign up!


Dr. Kelly Steelman and CLS Affiliated Faculty Receive National Science Foundation Grant

Dr. Kelly Steelman (CLS) is the Principal Investigator of a newly funded project titled “EAGER: SAI: Illuminated Devices: A Sociotechnical Approach to Empowering Digital Citizens and Strengthening Digital Infrastructure.” The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding a research and development grant of $299,617.

Michigan Tech faculty members Dr. Briana Bettin and Dr. Leo Ureel, who have joint appointments in CLS and CS, and Dr. Charles Wallace, who is affiliated with CLS, are named as Co-Principal Investigators.

Find the project’s abstract and additional information on the NSF’s website here.


Psychology Student Tyrell Buckley Named Krampade All-American Scholar

Tyrell Buckley, a senior Psychology student and Michigan Tech hockey player, has been named a Krampade All-American Scholar for the 2020-2021 school year. He is one of nine Huskies who were awarded the honor by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Congratulations, Tyrell!

Find the full announcement on the Michigan Tech Athletics website.