Jonathan Robins (SS), assistant professor, recently presented a paper on the history of chemical engineering in the edible oils and fats industry at the 2014 Gordon Cain Conference. The conference, hosted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, focused on “Chemistry and Global History.”
Carol MacLennan (SS) has recently been awarded an Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe (SAR). She is one of five awarded fellowships for writing projects of significance in the the field of anthropology.
Steven Walton’s article “Proto-Scientific Revolution or Cookbook Science? Early gunnery manuals in the craft treatise tradition,” has been published in Craft Treatises and Handbooks: The dissemination of technical knowledge in the Middle Ages, ed. by Ricardo Cordoba, De Diversis Artibus 91 (Brepols, 2013), pp. 221-36.
Emma Norman (SS) has published “Taking the ‘Frogs Eye View’: How Place Based Learning and Talking Circles Foster Life-Long Learning,” in the American Indian College Fund: Mellon Tribal College Research Journal. 1(1) 162-190.
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.
Adam Wellstead (SS) has co-authored “The Distribution of Analytical Techniques in Policy Advisory Systems: Policy Formulation and the Tools of Policy Appraisal,” in Public Policy and Administration. It is available online.
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.”
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.
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.
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.