Category: Research

Century II Campaign Endowed Equipment Fund Awards Announced

C2E2John Durocher, Shiyue Fang, and Andrew Galerneau are among the recipients.

Vice President for Research David Reed has awarded the following Century II Campaign Endowed Equipment Fund (C2E2) awards at the recommendation of the C2E2 Committee. Recipients in the College of Sciences and Arts are:

John Durocher (Biological Sciences/CSA)
“Promoting Wellness at Michigan Tech through Physical Activity Monitored with Wireless Accelerometers”

Shiyue Fang (Chem)
“Acquisition of a Fluid Cell to Enable Interdisciplinary Research . . . Atomic Force Microscopy”

Andrew Galerneau (Chem)
“Gas Chromatograph with Autosampler”

From Tech Today.


CLS and KIP at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting

HFES Annual MeetingFaculty and students attended the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society last week in Boston.

Attending were faculty and graduate students from the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (CLS) and the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP). The contributed to oral presentations, a discussion panel, and poster presentations.

Read more at Tech Today.


Go West, Young Microbiologist

Mosquito“Yuritzi went out of her comfort zone when she joined my chemical engineering research lab, even though she is a biological science major,” Caryn Heldt says. “My lab is biochemistry focused, so her expertise fit well. She has added depth to my lab, and I have enjoyed working with her.”

“I am really excited that Yuritzi was able to present her research results at SACNAS,” Sue Bagley added. “This is a premier venue. Hopefully other Michigan Tech students will be inspired to the same in the future.”

Read more at Tech Today, by Dennis Walikainen.


Bruce Seely Presents on NSF GRFP

NSFNoon to 12:50 pm, Thursday, October 18, in the Pat Nelson Graduate Conference Center on the fourth floor of the Administration Building. Dr. Seely’s presentation is entitled “How to Write Exceptional NSF GRFP Letters of Recommendation.” He will discuss tips for writing exceptional letters that result in funding for graduate students.

Read more at Tech Today.

Seminar Addresses “Letters of Recommendation”

The session is open to all faculty interested in learning tips about writing great (good is often not good enough) letters of recommendation for competitive fellowship, scholarship or graduate school opportunities.

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Technical Communication Scholars to Converge on Tech

Technical CommunicationMichigan Tech is hosting the 40th Annual Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Thursday to Saturday, September 27 to 29. It is one of the largest international meetings of its kind, according to Ron Strickland, chair of the humanities department, and it brings many benefits with it.

Strickland said the annual meeting is also a chance to showcase the University’s humanities programs, faculty, and facilities. The humanities department will set up a couple of tables to present their publications and grants, one focusing on technical communication.

Read more at Tech Today, by Dennis Walikainen.


NY Times Article Leads to Scholarly Text

Beatrice SmithBeatrice Smith was intrigued by an article she read in the New York Times: jobs were being outsourced to her native Ghana. Her curiosity led her into a yearlong study resulting in “Reading and Writing in the Global Workplace: Gender, Literacy, and Outsourcing in Ghana,” recently published by Lexington Books.

Smith, an associate professor of literacy studies in Michigan Tech’s humanities department, looked at data-processing work coming from US health care companies, utilities, municipalities and others.

Read more at Tech Today, by Dennis Walikainen.