At its regular meeting July 15, the Board gave final approval for Tech to offer two new PhD degrees, one in environmental and energy policy and another in geophysics.
The Board also:
- Kicked off the public phase of a $200 million capital campaign.
- Approved the building of a temporary home for the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum.
- Approved the purchase of a building to be used for education efforts related to hybrid electric automotive technologies and the Keweenaw Research Center.
- Awarded the late Jacob R. Oswald an honorary posthumous Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry.
- Named a mechanical engineering research facility on Ethel Avenue in Hancock the Alternative Energy Research Building.
- Authorized the University to proceed with construction of the Great Lakes Research Center on the waterfront at Michigan Tech.