Day: August 19, 2013

ORAU Presentation August 20

Steve Roberts, university partnership specialist from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), will give a presentation, “Value through Partnerships,” Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 2:30 p.m. in GLRC 202.

ORAU is a consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 105 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry.

Michigan Tech has participated in ORAU-administered programs such as the Powe Junior Faculty Award, DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship, ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates, and the NETL, DOE and EPA Research Participation Programs.

For additional information: ORAU

This presentation is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Forestry Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science has honored four SFRES alumni. Francisca (Panchita) Paulete ’06 and Aaron M. Everett ’01 were named 2013 Outstanding Young Alumni. David Myrold ’77 received the School’s 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Award, and Jacob Hayrynen ’81 was inducted into the SFRES Honor Academy.

Paulete is a graduate of the Peace Corps Master’s International program at Michigan Tech. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gambia, West Africa, from 2003 to 2005. She now is district planning and environmental coordinator for the Eugene District of the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon.

Read more about the alumni awards in Tech Today.

Tom Drummer Passes Away

Fisher Hall will no longer resonate with the hearty laughter of Tom Drummer. The 59-year-old professor of mathematical sciences passed away over the weekend at his home in Chassell.

“It is a big shock,” said Department Chair Mark Gockenbach. “Tom was such a great guy.”

Drummer joined the math faculty in 1985, after completing an MS in Applied Statistics from Bowling Green State University and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Wyoming. He served as interim chair of the department for several months during the 1996–97 academic year and at the time of his death was the department’s graduate program director. He was a member of the Academy of Teaching Excellence, composed of faculty who are finalists for the Distinguished Teaching Award.