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Lake Superior Water Festival Shows Students Careers in STEM

2013 Lake Superior Water Festival at Great Lakes Research Center on Thursday, October 17

High school students from the five western UP counties will spend today at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center, learning about the Great Lakes, water research and careers they might consider in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Water Festival is sponsored by the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, based at Michigan Tech. Continue reading

César Chávez Banquet at Michigan Tech

“Tribute to César Chávez: Living The Legacy Banquet,” was held Monday, March 26, in the Memorial Union Ballroom, featured Marc Grossman, a longtime Chávez associate, and Uziel Mendez, an Hispanic student at Tech.

Grossman was César Chávez’s press secretary, speechwriter and personal aide and directed international media coverage of Chávez’s 1993 funeral in Delano, Calif. He still serves as a spokesman for the United Farm Workers of America and is communications director for the Cesar Chavez Foundation.

Mendez, a Tech undergraduate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, will speak about his own experience as a migrant worker. He is president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter at Michigan Tech

The Memorial Union Ballroom menu featured nopales salad, stuffed poblano chile (chicken and vegetarian), traditional “flan” and “tres leches” cake.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and its Hispanic Heritage Committee, Housing and Residential Life, Student Affairs, the President’s Office, Institutional Diversity, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, the Alumni Association, Student Activities and the Parents Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund.

César Chávez Banquet at Michigan Tech Page of pictures and video

For more information, contact Madeline Mercado Voelker, assistant director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, at 487-2920 or at .

Green Film Series: Carbon Nation – Documentary about climate change SOLUTIONS

April 19 Carbon Nation – Documentary about climate change SOLUTIONS. The film is an optimistic, non-partisan film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment. (82 min.)
Discussion facilitator: Dr. Sarah Green, Michigan Tech Dept. of Chemistry Dr. Sarah A. Green earned her PhD in marine chemistry from the MIT/Woods Hole Joint Program. She currently works on the Great Lakes and is chair of the Department of Chemistry at Michigan Tech.
Location: Atrium & G002 Hesterberg Hall in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, movies will be followed by coffee, tea, dessert and facilitated discussion
Credit: Teachers may earn 0.6 SB-CEUs for attending 4 films
Cost: FREE! $3 Suggested Donation

About the Series

Celebrate E-Week Feb. 19-25, 2012

Michigan Tech celebrated National Engineers Week 2012 February 19-25.

National Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. For the past 60 years, National Engineers Week (E-Week) has been celebrated each February around the time of George Washington’s birthday, February 22, because Washington is considered by many to be the first US engineer. Each year the national celebration grows, and this year Michigan Tech will jump head first into E-Week with 30 different engineering events on campus for all to enjoy.

The E-Week Kick-off event was the Winter Baja Competition with Two 90-minute endurance races, as well as a dynamic event. Fifteen universities competing, many with multiple vehicles. See the results, photos and video at 2012 Winter Baja

Among the many events,  Engineering Fundamentals served a celebration cake and sold E-Week T-shirts at cost all week long.

Other events included the hydro-cyclone—“a must see” in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Many local high school students enjoyed a nano-materials talk and a foundry metal casting demo in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. Students made holograms in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Railroad Night, hosted by the Rail Transportation Program was at the Magnuson Hotel in downtown Houghton where students, faculty and rail industry officials met.

As a part of Engineering Week, American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosted a Cardboard Sled Race on Mont Ripley. The event included a cash prize to the top 3 finishers and is open to any student on campus. Teams can range from 2 to 5 people. The event was held on February 24. Video is at Cardboard Sled Race

These events and many others took place across campus for all to enjoy: students (all majors); faculty (all departments); staff, alumni, friends and community are all invited.

Pictures of many of the E=Week events are on the College of Engineering Flickr site

• Here’s a list of all the E-Week engineering events for the record that were held on campus, listed below or in a printable PDF File Link:
See Eweek Schedule of Events 
More info on National Engineers Week nationwide: