The news was not good. An underwater drone armed with the best technology on the planet had descended repeatedly to the bottom of the Indian Ocean, trying to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Time after time, it turned up nothing.
It began as a risk communication class assignment. It’s turned into a risk communication initiative that is getting a boost from the City of Houghton and could make a real difference in control of an invasive species of plant in the Keweenaw.
Krysten Cooper, who just graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Science and Technical Communication, was taking one of her final classes: a risk communication course. Her assignment: identify a threat to the health or wellbeing of the community and design a project to communicate about that hazard to a target audience.
Study after study shows children in the United States lagging behind those in other countries in terms of education, especially the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more of the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette Editorial
A dozen students in 10th-12th grades from Lake Linden-Hubbell (LLH) High School participated in their 2nd annual “Green Tour” at Michigan Tech today, along with their teacher/advisor, Jennifer Saaranen. The students are all members of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School Green Club and asked to come to Michigan Tech to learn about college majors and possible careers in environmental sustainability. Joan Chadde, of the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach and Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI), organized the tour for the students. Continue reading
The Great Lakes Research Center’s underwater observatory has been featured in an Environmental Monitor article written by Daniel Kelly on May 5, 2014. Guy Meadows, director of the GLRC, was interviewed for the article.