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Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer 2013

Students in the Research Experience for Undergraduates REU summer 2013 programpresented posters on research projects they have worked on over the summer. The project topics include: measurement of diesel emission particulate matter, experimental hybrid vehicle fuel system, lithium ion battery characterization and SOC measurement, hybrid vehicle dynamometer test stand development, heavy duty truck driving simulation, and measuring temperature variations in combustion vessels.


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).


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

Read more from the article “Is Michigan Tech for Me? Community College Students Get an Inside Look at University”


Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

Michigan Tech is again hosting seven middle and high school teachers from Michigan and Wisconsin in a six-week Research Experience for Teachers (RET), a program funded by the National Science Foundation, which ends this week.
The teachers presented posters on their research experiences, as well as the development of classroom/laboratory units, Friday, Aug. 17, in Memorial Union Alumni Lounge B.
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National Transportation Council Meeting at Tech

The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) is holding their summer meeting at Michigan Tech. The CUTC’s membership represents over 70 of the nation’s leading university-based transportation research and education programs. The purpose for the program is to advance the state-of-the-art in all modes and disciplines of transportation and improve the nation’s mobility, economy, and defense. The CUTC provides a forum for improving and enhancing research and education in transportation and related areas.

The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) was established in 1979 by the major transportation research centers and institutes in the United States.

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Students from Community Colleges are Engaged in Research Projects

Undergraduate Students from Community Colleges are engaged in university research projects at Michigan Technological during Summer 2012: MiCUP program stands for Michigan College/ University Partnership Program. It is for Community College Students from: Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Wayne County Community College District.

“MICUP = My Cup. My cup of knowledge that was filled with diversity, higher education, innovation, and hands-on experience. From this experience, I have grown culturally, educationally, and mentally” according to Reginald Hicks, Michigan Tech Marketing Student, WCCCD Transfer Student.
MiCUP is Michigan Tech’s “Transfer Transition Program” helps community college students transfer to a four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree.

Page of pictures from the 2012 MiCUP Student Projects

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World Water Day at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech celebrated World Water Day on Thursday, March 22, with a poster session, a guest lecture and a reception.

Lana Pollack, U.S. delegate  of the International Joint Commission delivered the World Water Day Lecture: “Critical Issues for the Great Lakes.” The program is Co-sponsored by CWS and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecture Series. Lana Pollack, chair of the US Section of the International Joint Commission, discussed threats to the health of the Great Lakes and how research data-based policy-making can protect these unique natural resources. The International Joint Commission is an independent, binational organization that works to prevent and resolve boundary waters disputes for the common good of the US and Canada. Lana Pollack – bio

Before the lecture, the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society (CWS) sponsored a graduate poster session and competition to highlight the ongoing interdisciplinary research on water at Michigan Tech, looking toward the opening of the Great Lakes Research Center this summer. The poster session was held in the front atrium of the Dow Building. Cash prizes were awarded in 2 Poster categories:
Original Research (presentation of thesis or project research)
Coursework/Informational (presentation of coursework or literature based research)

View the Photos of the Posters and Presenters on World Water Day at Michigan Tech Report


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.) http://www.carbonnationmovie.com/
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

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