Month: February 2013

Mayra Sanchez Gonzalez and SFI

Mayra Sanchez GonzalezCold Treat to (Cool) Tech Education: Mexican Grad Student Finds a New Home

“I went out for an ice cream cone,” Mayra Sanchez Gonzalez says, of a routine journey in her native city of Merida, Mexico, on the Yucatan Peninsula. “I noticed this man asking directions in English, and the store clerk couldn’t help him.”

The man was Richard Donovan, operations manager of Michigan Technological University’s Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI).

Sanchez Gonzalez wound up receiving a very competitive Mexican government scholarship to pursue a PhD in Environmental and Energy Policy at Tech and do research on her native Yucatan. Her work is part of a $5 million National Science Foundation grant with Donovan, Shonnard and others.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Dennis Walikainen.


Dyble Presents on Calumet River

Rachel Carson CenterLouise Nelson Dyble presented a paper on her current research on Chicago’s Calumet River entitled, “Fate of the Calumet: Continuity and Confluence between Economic Policy and the Urban Environment.” The paper was presented as part of the “Conference on Rivers, Cities, Historical Interactions” at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany, Feb. 21-23.

From Tech Today.


Liu at GRC 2013

Graduate student Fangming Liu in Social Sciences will be giving a poster presentation at the Graduate Research Colloquium 2013. The presentationswill take place on the second day of the colloquium, February 22, 2013, in the MUB Ballrooms A & B. Presenters, abstracts, and schedules are posted on the Graduate Student Government website.

Day 2 Feb 22 Poster Presentations 10am-12pm
Fangming Liu


Talk on the Economic Impact of Local Food Production

Local Food Systems Expert to Speak Thursday

Ken Meter, economist and nationally recognized expert on the economic impact of local food production, will speak at Michigan Tech Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., MEEM 112. The talk is free and open to the public.

Meter will discuss the many benefits of local food systems and take questions from the public. For more information, contact Susan Martin (SS) 7-2366 or Ray Sharp, Western UP Health Department, 482-7382.

From Tech Today.