Last Friday the Tech Board approved the proposal for a new bachelor’s of science degree in sustainability science and society offered by the Department of Social Sciences. Click here for the front page Daily Mining Gazette piece on the new degree.
A $63,000 grant provided by the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) program will allow researchers from Michigan Tech University and the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) “identify strategies to help public power utilities provide their customers access to solar energy” in the Villages of Baraga and L’Anse according to the story by UPMatters.com published on February 22, 2018. The research team includes Chelsea Schelly (MTU), Brad Barnette (WUPPDR), Bob Lafave (Village of L’Anse/MTU), Emily Prehoda (MTU), Roman Sidortsov (MTU), and Richelle Winkler (MTU).
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Chelsea Schelly is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $36,943 research and development contract with WPPI Energy. Richelle Winkler is the Co-PI on the project “Community Solar in Rural Communities.” This is a 20-month project.
Chelsea Schelly and Aparajita Banerjee (PhD EEP) are co-editors of the volume Environmental Policy and Pursuit of Sustainability, just published by Routledge. Contributing authors/co-authors include Amanda Kreuze (MS EEP), Erin Pischke (PhD EEP), and Roman Sidortsov along with Banerjee and Schelly.
Research by Sarah Scarlett (SS) and Dan Trepal, a PhD student in Industrial Heritage and Archeology, was featured in the Detroit Free Press. The article describes how the Keweenaw Time Traveler can be used to understand how Copper Country towns have changed over time.
Industrial Heritage and Archeology PhD graduate John Arnold and Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) published the article: “Creating a Longitudinal, Data-driven 3D Model of Change Over Time in a Postindustrial Landscape Using GIS and CityEngine,” in the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development.
Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) recently published the “Routledge Companion to Spatial History (Routledge, UK, 2018, 636 pp.), which he co-edited with Ian Gregory (Lancaster University, UK) and Don Debats (Flinders University, Australia).
Lafreniere also co-authored three chapters of the 28-chapter volume: “Introduction” (chapter 1), “Following Workers of the Industrial City across a Decade: Residential, Occupational, and Workplace Mobilities” (chapter 14), and “‘A city of the white race occupies its place’: Kanaka Row, Chinatown, and the Indian Quarter in Victorian Victoria” (chapter 15).