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.

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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.

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2012 MSGC Awards Announced

Michigan Tech faculty, staff members and students received awards tallying $101,875 through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which includes 11 university members.

Among the faculty members receiving $5,000 seed grants was Ranjana Mehta (Cognitive & Learning Sciences): “Interactive effects of physical and mental fatigue on task performance during orthostatic challenge.”

Among the faculty and staff members receiving $5,000 or more for pre-college, public outreach, teacher training, and/or augmentation programs was Joan Chadde (Center for Science and Environmental Outreach): “Great Lakes Teacher Institute.”

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