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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.







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.




Mine Safety Issues in the 1913 Strike Era

Mine SafetyDr. Larry Lankton, professor emeritus from Michigan Technological University, will discuss “Mine Safety Issues in the 1913 Strike Era” during a special open house at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, in conjunction with a special exhibit at Houghton’s Carnegie Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit, “Tumult and Tragedy: Michigan’s 1913-14 Copper Strike,” created by the Michigan Tech Archives, is currently on display through February 28 at the Carnegie Museum at the corner of Huron and Montezuma in downtown Houghton. The museum is open to the public Tuesday: 12 noon – 5:00 p.m., Thursday 12 noon – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

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

Copper miners strike inspires more exhibits

Employees of the Keweenaw National Historical Park are preparing for the recognition of the 1913-14 copper miners’ strike in the Keweenaw, and some of the park’s Heritage Site partners, who are creating exhibits to be viewed at the same time, met Thursday at park headquarters to talk of their progress.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Kurt Hauglie.