La Tercera, a newspaper in Santiago, Chile, published an extensive feature article about Michigan Tech Research Institute scientist Chris Roussi’s work for the US Department of State, installing remote sensors on a Chilean glacier. The State Department also reported on the work on its Chilean Embassy web site. See Glaciares.
This Fall Semester the new class of engineering students assembled in the Rozsa Center Performance Hall to hear a speech by Michigan Tech alumnus David House on September 4th, first day of classes. He shared his engineering experiences from a 47 year career.
Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA) Conference is being held at Michigan Technological University August 15-19, 2012. The conference is a joint conference with the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA). Field trips and workshops are going on all over the Keweenaw area.
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The Great Lakes Research Center dedication ceremony for Michigan Technological University’s newest building was on Thursday, Aug. 2. The speakers were Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz; Stephen Hicks, chair of the Board of Control; and Guy Meadows, director of Great Lakes initiatives at the GLRC.
The three-story, 50,000-square-foot center has three distinct areas: a boathouse for the University’s three research vessels and environmental monitoring buoy network, a complex of research laboratories, and a public area that includes conference facilities and space for K-12 education.
Michigan Technological University and Arizona State University are leading a new, three-year research study to develop a way to track water flows and water use through a watershed.
The Virtual Water Accounting project is led by Michigan Tech with guidance from an advisory board of business leaders, policymakers and watershed advocates. Principal partners include Arizona State University and the Great Lakes Commission. The Great Lakes Protection Fund is funding the study.
Michigan Technological University has a new dean of engineering. William M. Worek, professor and former head of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), has accepted the post effective July 1. In addition, Worek will serve as the Dave House Professor.
Kellie Carpenter Rotunno, a 1987 geological engineering graduate and director of engineering and construction for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, was interviewed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding her job, her education, women in engineering and more.
Over the years, Debbie Huntzinger’s academic interests migrated from groundwater to the atmosphere, but a fellowship award that will help fund her research in carbon sequestration is bringing her back to her engineering roots.
Assistant Professor Shiliang Wu (GMES/EPSSI) and Research Engineer R. Chris Owen (MTRI) have received $374,960 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for a three-year project, “Extreme Event Impacts-Ozone and Particulate Matter Air.”