Tag: Atmospheric Sciences

Richard Honrath Memorial Lecture

Michael Hoffmann, professor at James Irvine of Environmental Science-Caltech, will present “Chemical Reactions at the Air-Water Interface of Aqueous Microdroplets,” at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in M&M U115.

The Honrath lecture is in memory of Richard Honrath, professor in Environmental Engineering and Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, who passed away in 2009.

The lecture is supported by EPSSI and the Honrath Memorial Fund, which also funds undergraduate and graduate students whose major and/or research demonstrate a commitment to protecting the environment and/or the pursuit of knowledge about our earth’s natural forces.

Lecturers are internationally recognized scholars in atmospheric sciences who also interact substantially with students during their visit.

For more information about the Honrath fund, see Memorial.

Hoffmann will be on campus for the day on Oct. 3. If you would like to meet with him, contact Associate Professor Will Cantrell (Physics) at cantrell@mtu.edu .

Published in Tech Today.


Two Michigan Tech Students Receive DOE Graduate Fellowships

The US Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded graduate fellowships to two University students.

Colin Gurganus, a PhD student in atmospheric science, and Carley Kratz, who is earning her doctorate in forest science, are among the 150 fellows nationwide selected by the DOE from among 3,300 applicants. They will each receive $50,500 per year for up to three years to support tuition, living expenses, research materials and travel to conferences or to DOE scientific facilities.

“Competition for the DOE fellowships is intense; applicants are drawn from the nation’s finest universities,” said David Reed, vice president for research.  “The fact that two of our students were selected speaks both to the excellence of Michigan Tech’s research program and to the students’ outstanding qualifications, as well as their dedication and enthusiasm. I congratulate them both.”

The new DOE fellowship program is designed to strengthen the nation’s scientific workforce by supporting young students during the formative years of their research.

Visit the Michigan Tech News for the complete story.

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