General Motors, a long-time supporter of Michigan Tech, presented the University with a $100,000 grant from the General Motors Foundation.
Steve Tomaszewski, GM’s global facilities director of operations North America, presented the check to President Glenn Mroz.
The grant will fund a variety of student activities. Among them are the Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Advanced Motorsports Enterprises, Environmental Engineering Senior Design, student groups and diversity programs.
Many people from the campus community were there for the check presentation on Thursday October 30 in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library.
GM will fund the “Ride the Waves with GM” program for the Great Lakes Research Center for 2015 for the third year. Steve Tomaszewski presented Dr Martin Auer with a check for $25,000 for the 2015 program. This program invites youth to join scientists from Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center in the exploration of Lake Superior, Portage Waterway and Torch Lake. Among the many events that the program supports include:
- Great Lakes Investigations Aboard Michigan Tech’s Research Vessel Agassiz for Students in Grades 4‐12;
- Aquatic Food Web & Lab Investigations toind out how scientists investigate water quality and collect samples to examine in the lab to find out what makes a lake trout?;
- Mine Waste Remediation & Torch Lake Restoration – The history of the Copper Country is explored by land and water as students visit historic copper milling sites, reclaimed mine waste sites, and the bottom of Torch Lake.
- Investigate the lake with a Remotely Operated Vehicles – Students get to see what lies beneath the waves without a remotely operated vehicle
- Explore an area in Lake Superior where the shrimplike organism Diporeia is up to 20 times more abundant than in any other part of Lake Superior! How does this affect the Lake Superior food web? Ideal for high school students.
- Lake Superior’s Ring of Fire – Explore an area in Lake Superior where the shrimplike organism Diporeia is up to 20 times more abundant than in any other part of Lake Superior! How does this affect the Lake Superior food web?
- Free scientific excursions aboard Michigan Tech’s research vessel Agassiz will be held at the Strawberry Festival
- Houghton: A Look at How Scientists Study the Great Lakes at the Portage District Library to host a special science program that will pique students interest in the Great Lakes and what lives there with excursions on the RV Agassiz.