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Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award for Katrina Ellis

Katrina Ellis is a Fall 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences recognizing her teaching performance. The department nominated her for this award. A certificate of recognition for this award will be presented at the Graduate Research Colloquium Banquet that is held in the spring.

Ellis is a PhD student in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors. Her advisor is Edward Cokely.

2013 Lake Superior Water Festival

LS Water Festival 20132013 Lake Superior Water Festival at Great Lakes Research Center
Thursday, October 17

Come to the Great  Lakes Research Center(GLRC) on MTU’s waterfront campus for an exciting day of activities that will increase your student’s knowledge of Great Lakes science and engineering! During each half-day session, students will attend four 35-minute activities.

2013 Water Festival made possible with funding from Michigan Space Grant Consortium, MTU Center for Water & Society and Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. Coordinated by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and Michigan Tech University.

Learn more at the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

Water Festival at GLRC Draws High School Students Today

The goals of the Water Festival are to motivate high school students to study STEM fields in college, to introduce them to a variety of STEM and Great Lakes-related careers, to encourage Great Lakes stewardship and to showcase Michigan Tech’s new Great Lakes Research Center.

Read more at Tech Today.

Lake Superior Water Festival Shows Students Careers in STEM

More than a dozen scientists, students and representatives of groups involved in Great Lakes conservation will make presentations to the high schoolers.

View photos at the College of Engineering Blog.

After-School Science and Engineering Classes at GLRC

Science and EngineeringMichigan Tech’s Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education is inviting children in grades 1-7 to spend six Monday afternoons after school learning about science and engineering.

Classes for grades 1-3 begin Monday, Oct. 14 and run through Monday, Nov. 18. Children will design and build wind turbines and engineer animal sounds.

Read more at Tech Today.

Jeon and Students Present at HFES2013

HFES 2013Assistant Professor, Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS) and his students presented two projects at the 57th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES2013), San Diego, Sept. 30 through Oct. 4. The projects were “Sadder but wiser? Effects of negative emotions on risk perception, driving performance, and perceived workload,” and “Increasing physical therapy patient compliance and satisfaction with web-based applications.”

From Tech Today.

Global Climate Change Institute and Peatlands

PeatlandsTeachers learn about peatlands, carbon, climate change at Michigan Tech’s Global Change Institute

Carrie Wilkinson, a science teacher at Grayling (Mich.) Middle School, may begin one of her science classes this fall by showing students how to make “a bog in a bottle” — one of the take-home projects resulting from a week at Michigan Tech’s summer Teachers’ Institute on Global Change July 8-12, 2013.

During the 5-day institute, Wilkinson said she was learning a lot about exposure of soils and peatland to the global carbon cycle and hoped she could apply this new knowledge in her classroom.

Read more at Keweenaw Now, by Michele Bordieu.

Dean’s List Spring 2013

Spring 2013 4.00
Grew, Kristin* JR SPSY
Lehman, William E* SR SPSY
Nelson, Bradley D* SR SPSY
Nigro, Elizabeth A* SR SPSY
Veach, Emma G* SR SPSY

Spring 2013 3.99-3.50
Anderson, Krista M SR
Beirne, Jolene A JR SPSY
Cherubini-Sutinen, Alysa R SR SPSY
Deane, Katrina E SR SPSY
Franchock, Rachel M SR SPSY
Jones, Taylor E SO SPSY
Kemppainen, Marshall T SO SPSY
Mason, Jacob J JR SPSY
Mauer, Tessa K SR SPSY
Mayra, Kerri B SR SPSY
Neubauer Lieburn, Robin M SR SPSY
Shull, Catherine E SO SPSY
Westphal, Abbey M SR SPSY