A PowerblockTV program broadcast on Spike TV featured Michigan Tech in an episode last weekend about research led by Research Scientist Jeremy Worm (ME-EM) on alternative fuels for racing engines.
The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) and the Rail Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) held the 7th Annual Railroad Night, February 21, 2012 at the Shelden Grill in the Magnuson Hotel, Houghton. This year’s keynote speaker was Kevin Kesler, Chief of the Engineer and Operating Practice Division for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). This was a great opportunirty to meet rail industry people, see photos at the Rail Transportation Program link: Railroad Night 2012 for more information.
The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will hold a business meeting from 6 to 7 p.m.,Tuesday Feb 28, in Dow 875.
This Rail Transportation Seminar presentation will be by Phil Pasterak, Sr. Vice President/Central Region Manager Rail & Transit for PB. The presentation title is:
“High Speed Rail Development in the US and Midwest”
REAC is open to members of any discipline who have an interest in finding out more about REAC activities and the rail industry.
Pizza and pop will be provided.
For more information, contact Pam Hannon, coordinator, MTTI, at 487-3065 or at email@example.com .
The Michigan Tech Sustained Support to Ensure Engineering Degrees (SSEED) program (funded by NSF S-STEM) is in its second year of four. In 2011-12, the program awarded 33 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to engineering juniors and seniors. The program awarded five fellowships of $8,000 each to first-year engineering graduate students.
The purpose of the undergraduate scholarships is to improve the retention of upper division engineering students who have financial need and other risk factors that make it difficult to complete their degrees. The purpose of the graduate fellowships is to improve the recruitment of women and minorities to graduate study in engineering.
In 2012-13, the program will again award up to 35 undergraduate scholarships and five graduate fellowships. The program also features mentoring and professional development opportunities. The application deadline is March 15 for undergraduate scholarships and May 1 for graduate fellowships. Share this information with qualified students.
For more information, see SSEED, or contact Michele Miller at 487-3025 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Saturday February 11, 2012 5:07 p.m.
MacInnes Presidential Skybox of the Student Development Complex
Reservations required, (906) 487-2551
Professor Gordon Parker (ME-EM/PRC) and co-PI Wayne Weaver (ECE) have received $325,000 for a project, “Sandia National Laboratories Agent Based Control with Application to Microgrids with High Penetration Renewables.”
Assistant Professor John Hill (ME-EM/MTTI), co-PI Colin Brooks (MTRI) and co-PI Liza Jenkins (MTRI) have received $94,789 from the Michigan State Police, Office of Highway Safety Planning for a project, “2012 Michigan Seat Belt Observation Study.”