Category: Research

MacLennan on Torch Lake Panel Discussion

Portage Library Hosts Environmental Assessment Presentation about Torch Lake

The Portage Lake District Library will host a panel discussion about the “Impacts of Legacy Mining on Torch Lake” on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m.

Michigan Tech faculty members Noel Urban (CEE), Carol MacLennan (SS) and Judith Perlinger (CEE) will give a three-part presentation on Torch Lake and will answer questions from the audience afterwards.

Read more at Tech Today.

Silver Award for Hugh Gorman

Gorman GAIA
CF Industries' Nitrogen Complex

Hugh Gorman, professor of environmental history and policy, won one of two second prizes awarded for GAIA Best Paper Award 2013, “Learning from 100 Years of Ammonia Synthesis. Establishing Human-Defined Limits through Adaptive Systems of Governance.”

From Tech Today.

GAIA Best Paper Award
One Gold, Two Silver

GAIA’s Editorial Board also agreed on two second prizes. They were awarded to Thomas Jahn, Wissenschaft für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung braucht eine kritische Orientierung and Hugh S. Gorman, Learning from 100 Years of Ammonia Synthesis. Establishing Human-Defined Limits through Adaptive Systems of Governance.

Read more at Oekom Verlag.

Winkler’s Students and Minewater Geothermal

richelle winkler studentsGuest article: Minewater Geothermal on the Keweenaw Peninsula

On December 12, 2013, a group of student researchers from Michigan Technological University presented their report on “Exploring the Social Feasibility of Minewater Geothermal in Calumet.” The students, led by Prof. Richelle Winkler, had spent their Fall semester devising and implementing a study to aid the Calumet community in the process of deciding whether and how we might best use this untapped resource.

Read more at Keweenaw Now, by Laura Smyth.

Schwaiger and Mandelia Give Social Sciences Colloquia

Social Sciences graduate student Emma Schwaiger (IAH) and Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Ankita Mandleia (EEP) will present “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understand Pollution: PCBs in Torch Lake,” which describes some aspects of their work (with professor Carol MacLennan, et al.) on the Torch Lake project– that seeks to document the historic mine production of copper and PCB waste. The presentation will be held Friday, March 28, at 4 p.m., in AOB 201.

From Tech Today.