Alexis Pascaris, recent Environmental and Energy Policy MS graduate, was interviewed by PV Magazine on agrivoltaics as an alternative to large-scale solar. Read the article here.
Congrats to Hongmei Lu, recent EEP PhD graduate, on her new postdoc position with the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She is working on a European Research Council project on collaborative governance in urban planning.
John Arnold, PhD, Alumni of our Industrial Heritage and Archeology program ’17 is the new historical architect at the Keweenaw Historical National Park and was recently featured on Lake Superior Podcast. Learn more about John and his job preserving the buildings and industrial sites of the Keweenaw and promoting a better understanding of the area’s industrial heritage.
Erin Burkett (EEP PhD Alum) and Angie Carter recently published “It’s Not about the Fish: Women’s Experiences in a Gendered Recreation Landscape” in the journal Leisure Sciences.
This project was funded by the Michigan Sea Grant under Federal Grant Number NA18OAR4170102; Project Number Index: R/CBD-2; PO Number: 3004932532.
Postdoctoral researcher Dan Trepal (SS/GLRC) and Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) recently published an article titled “Historical Spatial-Data Infrastructures for Archaeology: Towards a Spatiotemporal Big-Data Approach to Studying the Postindustrial City” in the journal Historical Archaeology
The article outlines how spatiotemporal big-data approaches combined with geospatial technologies can expand the way archaeologists study postindustrial cities.
Erin Pischke (EEP PhD alum) and Adam Wellstead authored the article Reimagining instrument constituencies: the case of conservation policy in Mexico in Policy Sciences (2020).
We examine Mexican instrument constituencies that have promoted use of a payments for ecosystem services (PES) program, the payments for hydrological services (PHS) program. Instrument constituencies are groups of policy actors who are bound by an interest in a particular policy instrument or solution.
Alumnus Brad Barnett (EEP PhD), Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett (Simon Fraser University) published a paper in the journal Energy Research and Social Science titled The evolution of Wisconsin’s woody biofuel policy: Policy layering and dismantling through dilution.
This paper examines the intersection between changing goals, actors and institutions in designing Wisconsin’s woody biopower policy mix.
Barry Solomon (SS) and Fei Li published “Environmental equity and nuclear waste repository siting in East Asia” in Chen, Z., Bowen, W., Whittington, D, eds. Development Studies in Regional Science: Essays in Honor of Kingsley E. Haynes (New York, Springer, 2020), pp. 147-166.
The West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, NY, the site of an intensive industrial heritage and archaeology (IHA) project by Michigan Tech faculty and grad students from 2002-2009, was designated an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Historical Mechanical Engineering Landmark on Oct. 5.
One of the largest integrated iron foundries and machine shops in the first half of the 19th century, the West Point Foundry is also one of the most intact industrial archaeological sites of its type in America.
The Tech IHA investigations helped lead to the designation. Arron Kotlensky (M.S. IHA 2007) wrote the nomination on behalf of Scenic Hudson, the property owners, and he and Steven Walton (SS) were at the designation ceremony to lead tours for the president of ASME, local historical society board members, the press and the interested public.
Walton and Kotlensky also designed the brochure for the event.
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