Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering and Forestry

The Sustainable Futures Institute is again hosting seven middle and high school teachers from Michigan and Wisconsin in a six-week research experience for teachers (RET) program funded by the National Science Foundation. The teachers are conducting state-of-the-art biofuels research projects in engineering and forestry in the labs of Shehkar Joshi (SFRES/Bio Sci), David Shonnard (Chem Engg), and Jeffrey Naber (MEEM).

Michigan Tech Promotes STEM with Science & Engineering Festival

The Dow Chemical Company has taken the lead as naming sponsor of the Dow Chemical Company Great Lakes Bay Science & Engineering Festival at Delta College Oct. 4-5. The festival, hosted by Michigan Technological University and Delta College on the Delta College campus, will feature the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers and the American Chemical Society Midland Section’s SciFest, performing their hands-on science shows.
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Chris Anderson: 33 Years of Service in Youth and Diversity Programs

Chris Anderson, special assistant to the president for institutional diversity, has retired after 33 years of service to Michigan Tech, including many years of leadership in STEM education and programs to promote engineering for women and minorities. As several speakers at Chris Anderson’s retirement celebration noted, she has influenced thousands of students to pursue degrees and careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

2013 Ride the Waves with GM on Michigan Tech’s Research Vessel Agassiz

General Motors Corporation is siupporting the Summer 2013 “Ride the Waves with GM”. This is an educational program that invites Copper Country youth in Grades 4-12 to explore Lake Superior and adjacent waters aboard Michigan Tech’s research vessel, the Agassiz. Explorations are led by a member of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center with expertise on the topic, assisted by undergraduate student mentors.

Find out more about 2014 version of Ride the Waves with GM

High Speed Rail Learning System Launched

Curious about the world of trains and High Speed Rail? Ready to work in collaboration with others? Ready to learn the basics of HSR to further your knowledge and career? Like the idea of participating from the comfort of your home or office?

If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, you can start your quest by visiting the new frontier of learning and high speed rail via interactive eLearning at the High Speed Rail Learning System (HSRLS). Simply go to

http://www.rail-learning.mtu.edu/

for more information and to register. Registration is FREE and simple and the site is open to anybody with interest whether a beginning student, rail enthusiast, teacher/instructor, government stakeholder, or industry member expanding your current knowledge base.

HSRLS currently includes a four-module interactive “HSR 101- An Introduction to High Speed Rail” course that can be studied individually at your own pace and we will be adding more HSR materials developed by external experts as the summer moves along. There are also video recordings of two HSR workforce development related workshops available at the site: “HSR Workforce Development at the State Departments of Transportation” and “High Speed Rail Workforce Symposium”.

The HSRLS has been made possible by a grant from the Federal Railroad Administration. Please contact us with further questions or comments (ptlautal@mtu.edu) Or visit http://www.rail-learning.mtu.edu/

Summer Students engaged in research at Michigan Tech

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion sponsored this year’s MiCUP/MI-LSAMP Research Gallery Walk, held on Thursday, June 20, in the Rozsa Center Lobby.

The event recognizes the research of students participating in the seven-week Michigan College/University Partnership Program (MiCUP) and the Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MI-LSAMP) Program here at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech is partnered with MI-LSAMP to continue our shared goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority and first-generation students in STEM and non-STEM fields.

Link to photos and some video clips

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