85 parents and their PreK children from the Miigiziinsag Little Eagles Pre-School, KBIC pre-primary , KBIC early headstart, and BHK pre-school attended the first Family Engineering Fun Night held November 13th, 2019, at KBOCC. A pizza dinner was available at 5:30 pm with hands-on engineering activities from 6:00-7:00 pm. The event was conducted by Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, with help from Michigan Tech students with the Chemical Engineering Honors Society Omega Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society student chapters, and funding from the Michigan Space Grant Consortium and the “For the Wisdom of the Children Grant from the American Indian College Fund.”
Ten members of the Michigan Tech chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) went to the 2019 national conference, WE19, November 7-9, in Anaheim, California. Advisor Gretchen Hein (EF) accompanied the delegation of eight undergraduates and two graduate students.
The WE19 conference was attended by more than 16,000 SWE members, both collegiate and professional, from across the nation, who enjoyed professional development breakout sessions, inspirational keynotes, a career fair, and multiple opportunities for networking.
Romana Carden, a 5th year student in engineering management, participated in the SWE Future Leaders (SWEFL) program. Along with Mackenzie Brunet, Carden went to the SWE Collegiate Leadership Institute (CLI), a day-long leadership development event. Both programs, led by female engineers working in industry and academia, help college students gain leadership skills.
Full list of students who attended:
- Mackenzie Brunet, 4th year, Engineering Management (College of Business)
- Romana Carden, 5th year, Engineering Management (College of Business)
- Amber Ronsman, 3rd year, Civil Engineering
- Erika Carne, 4th year, Mechanical Engineering
- Josie Edick, 2nd year, Chemical Engineering
- Natalie Green, 4th year, Systems Engineering
- Claire Langfoss, Masters student, Biomedical Engineering
- Katy Pioch, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering
- Lauren Sandy, Masters student, Biomedical Engineering
- Sheridan Waldack, 2nd year, Chemical Engineering
The Health Research Institute hosted its first Research Slam Student forum Nov. 8, 2019. The event was divided into three categories: Two-Minute Introduction, Three-Minute Thesis, and Eight-Minute Talks.
Presenters from the Three-Minute Thesis and Eight-Minute Talk categories were judged on comprehension, content, audience engagement and ability to communicate their work and findings clearly.
The winners are:
Three Minute Thesis
- 1st – Rashi Yadav, Biological Sciences
- 2nd – Dylan Turpeinen, Chemical Engineering
- 3rd – Ami Kling, Biomedical Engineering
Eight Minute Talk
- 1st – Ariana Tyo, Biomedical Engineering
- 2nd – Dhavan Sharma, Biomedical Engineering
- 3rd – Wenkai Jia, Biomedical Engineering
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the presenters for sharing your research with the HRI community. We would also like to give special thanks to our faculty judges: Tatyana Karabencheva-Christova (Chem), Sangyoon Han (BioMed), Samantha Smith (CLS), Jingfeng Jiang (BioMed), Marina Tanasova (Chem), Rupak Rajachar (BioMed), Traci Yu (BioSci), and Shiyue Fang (Chem).