Author: Sue Hill

Social Sciences at World Water Day

World Water Day 2013The Center for Water & Society World Water Day poster competition was held at the Great Lakes Research Center on Thursday March 21, 2013. Among the research poster presenters were:

Mariah Maggio (Graduate Student, Environmental & Energy Policy)
Advisor: Carol MacLennan
Investigation of the Utility of Rapid Assessment Process for the Environmental Development Work of Peace Corps Master’s International Students

Emma Schwaiger (Graduate Student, Industrial Archaeology)
Advisor: Carol MacLennan
Environmental Impact of the Torch Lake Industrial Waterfront

Andrew Kozich (Graduate Student, Forest Science)
Advisor: Kathleen Halvorsen
A Great Lakes Cultural Model for Water-Related Values, Beliefs, and Behaviors

The students are shown with their posters in DOE News.

Among the faculty presenters was Emma S. Norman, Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Social Sciences, Environmental and Energy Policy Program. She discussed Water Without Borders, water governance, political ecology, water, security, and related topics. Her presentation runs from 10:00-17:20 in the World Water Day at Michigan Tech 2013 video.

Emma Norman
Emma Norman presents for World Water Day.

Dining Services 2013 Scholarship for Kimberly Garthe

Reinhart Dining Services 2013 Scholarships Announced

Dining Services is pleased to announce that eight $1,000 scholarships have been awarded through its prime vendor partnership with Reinhart Food Services.

The scholarships support undergraduate students who have worked two semesters for Dining Services, are currently working for Dining Services, and have exemplified the values of the University through their employment experience, while maintaining their grade point average.

Among the recipients is Anthropology major Kimberly Garthe, who served at Douglass Houghton Hall.

Read more at Tech Today.

Audrey Mayer Coordinates SFRES PCMI

Audrey MayerForestry Names Peace Corps Master’s International Program Coordinator

Associate Professor Audrey Mayer (SFRES, Soc Sci) has been named coordinator of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences Peace Corps Master’s International programs. SFRES offers two PCMI master’s degrees, a Master of Science in Forestry and a Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management.

Read more at Tech Today, by Jenn Donovan.

Norman Presents on Water without Borders

Water Without BordersEmma S. Norman (SS) was invited to present a paper at the Canadian Water Resources Association meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on her forthcoming book, Water without Borders: Canada, the US and Shared Waters (University of Toronto Press). She also coordinated a panel discussion related to the transboundary water governance, in recognition that 2013 is the UN Year of Water Cooperation.

From Tech Today.

Tim Scarlett Speaking at TEDx

TEDx HoughtonTEDx event comes to Houghton

Dr. Timothy Scarlett is among the speakers for the upcoming TEDx event. He will be speaking on “A Vision for Industrial Heritage Professionals in the 21st Century.”

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Alex Saari.

TEDx Houghton Theme: Journeys

McArdle Theater
Houghton, MI, 49931
United States

March 23rd, 2013
9:30am-7:00pm

Venue and details at TED.

See the Facebook page Tedxhoughton.

Summer School 2013 at Cliff Mine

Cliff Mine 2013Archeology for Everybody: Summer School at the Cliff Mine

During the first summer session, Tech students and those from other colleges and universities, high school students and community seniors are all being invited to apply for the Cliff Mine Project’s fourth field research season.

The field research project runs from May 13 through June 28, led by Associate Professors Timothy Scarlett and Samuel Sweitz (Social Sciences), working closely with project archaeologists Sean Gohman and Lee Presley.

Read more at Tech Today, by Jenn Donovan.

Strike Exhibit in L’Anse

Exhibit LAnse1913 Strike Exhibit in L’Anse

“Tumult and Tragedy: Michigan’s 1913-14 Copper Strike,” a traveling exhibit created by the Michigan Tech Archives, will be on display from March 4 to March 27 at the L’Anse Area School Public Library, located in L’Anse High School. The library will be open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Archives Blog, by Erik Nordberg.

Library Matters: 1913 Strike Exhibit Visits L’Anse

The exhibit explores a turbulent period in Michigan’s historic copper mining district. On July 23, 1913, members of the Western Federation of Miners took to the streets over grievances about pay and working conditions.

Read more at Tech Today.

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.