Author: Sue Hill

Michigan Tech Remains the Nation’s Top Peace Corps Master’s International Graduate School

Michigan Tech ranks as the No. 1 Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) university nationwide for the seventh consecutive year. With 31 PCMI graduate students currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Michigan Tech has earned top spot in the 2012 rankings of Peace Corps’ Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows graduate schools.

Reminder: K-12 Outreach and Diversity Can Strengthen Grant Proposals

Presenters will be Steve Patchin, director of Pre-College Outreach and Youth Programs; Joan Chadde, education coordinator for the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education and the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach; Shezwae Fleming, director for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion; and Jodi Lehman, coordinator for Proposal and Fellowship Development.

Showing off science projects

About 350 students demonstrated their pursuit of scientific knowledge at the 14th annual Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair Tuesday night. Fourth- through eighth-graders from 16 schools in Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon and Gogebic counties participated in the fair, held in the Memorial Union Building at Michigan Technological University. “We had the most students and the most projects this year,” said Shawn Oppliger, director of the Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, which sponsored the event along with the Michigan Tech Chapter of American Society for Engineering Education and the Carnegie Museum.