Carol Griskavich, graduate student in Industrial Archaeology, has been awarded a 10-week paid internship at the Field Museum in Chicago. She will be starting May 13 and will be assisting in interviews with residents of the south Chicago and northwest Indiana region in the industrial and cultural memory of the region. The research feeds into the Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCO) Project and Cultural Heritage areas at the Field Museum and will also become part of her M.S. thesis on industrial heritage tours of the region. Congratulations, Carol!
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.
Richelle Winkler, assistant professor of sociology and demography, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Group National Steering Committee.
“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.
MaryBeth Spoehr, law and society major, has been nominated by the University for the Truman Scholarship. She is an ROTC cadet and on the women’s varsity soccer team.
The Truman Scholarship has two missions. First, to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and, second, to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
From Tech Today.
Sladek came “home” to Tech to take coursework in the Department of Social Sciences for a social studies secondary education certificate; she got her BS in Anthropology from Grand Valley State University in 2008.
Local photographer places in National Geographic contest
She, along with four individual winners, won a Nikon D600 to shoot the full visual story she had pitched to compete for a shot at the grand prize, a trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Digital Nomad Andrew Evans. She had from Dec. 17 to Jan. 7 to shoot the story, using only the new D600 camera.
Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Stephen Anderson.
Photo Contest: The Full Story
Last fall these five talented amateur photographers each won a new Nikon D600 with which they shot their own FULL STORY.
Read more at National Geographic.
Dr. Kari Henquinet has been promoted to Fellow status in the Society for Applied Anthropology through unanimous approval by the Society’s Board of Directors. The primary objective of the Society for Applied Anthropology is the scientific investigation of the principles controlling the relations of human beings to one another and the wide application of those principles to practical problems.
Chair Patrick Martin (SS) was re-elected to the position of president of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage at the recent triennial congress of the committee in Taipei, Taiwan.
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