Feature article about Family Engineering

The Michigan Science Teachers Association’s Winter 2013 newsletter published a feature article about Family Engineering events hosted by the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network at 58 centers across Michigan during 2012. The hands-on program, designed to make engineering accessible and fun, reached nearly 5,000 elementary school students and their parents last year. It is based on a book titled “Family Engineering Activity & Event Planning Guide,” developed at Michigan Tech and disseminated nationwide. Professor Neil Hutzler (CEE), who founded the program, is quoted. See page 15,
MSTA Winter News.

Parent-Daughter Engineering Exploration Day

Parent-Daughter Engineering Exploration Day, for girls, grades 7-11 and their parents, will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., in GLRC 202.
Girls and their parents are invited to give engineering a try with fun activities led by young female engineering students at Michigan Tech! Learn what engineering is and how engineers help make a difference. Find out why engineering is a great career choice, and hear about the many career paths open to engineers.
Engineers solve all kinds of problems—and one of their most important tools is their own creativity!
Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 18, and the event is free. It Includes lunch, Engineers Week T-shirt (for girls) and all activities. To register, call 906-487-3341. Limited to 40 girls and their parent(s) or chaperones.

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New Immersive Visualization Studio

Demonstrations of the new Immersive Visualization Studio in EERC 510 were held on Feb 1. The new facility is part of the of the Paul & Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research directed by Professor Saeid Nooshabadi (ECE/CS). Displays of two current research projects were shown. The social event was cosponsored by the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Michigan Technological University. The facility can be used to analyze tremendous amount of data, study the fluid dynamics of Lake Superior, simulate volcanic eruptions, and look at weather patterns. One student opportunity: developing applications within the Husky Games Enterprise. Professor Saeid Nooshabadi directs this computing center. He envisions interdisciplinary teams addressing new problems, sharing camaraderie and a purpose, and engaging in a “cross-pollination” of ideas. His focus: “make it practical and useful.”

Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo 2013:

Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo 2013;
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013;
Where: J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, 3rd floor;
Time: 8 am to 3 pm
Deadline to register: February 8th

To register, visit Student Info page

Be sure to check out these additional competitions and opportunities for Expo teams (these are all optional):
1) Submit additional images for the Undergraduate Expo Image Contest – Click here for more info

2) Submit a team video for display on the Expo YouTube Channel – Click here for more info

3) Register for the Michigan Tech Patent Disclosure Competition – more details coming soon!

Attention Alumni, Faculty, & Friends:
Interested in judging at the Expo?
Please click here to register.

2013 Clean Snowmobile Challenge on Track for March 4-9

Teams of college students from across the Snow Belt will converge on the Copper Country March 4-9 for the 2013 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. Their aim is to reduce emissions and noise and increase fuel efficiency while preserving the riding excitement demanded by snowmobile enthusiasts. And for the first time, anybody, anywhere can support that mission through the crowdfunding site Superior Ideas.