Students from Angie Carter’s Communities and Research class (SS4700) presented their semester research project at the Social Sciences Brown Bag. The project looked at food access in Houghton, Hancock, and Michigan Tech. An article on the presentation was featured in the Daily Mining Gazette.
Erin PischkeBarry Solomon (Professor Emeritus) , and Adam Wellstead Alberto AcevedoAmarella EastmondFernando De Oliveira, Suani CoelhoOswaldo Lucon ow do we measure the national and subnational policy output of existing renewable energy policies in order to assess how they broadly address climate change?
Laura Walikainen Rouleau was quoted in the article The Glamorous, Sexist History of the Women’s Restroom Lounge in The Atlantic’s CityLab.
Richelle Winkler (SS) was quoted in the story “Deer hunter decline could cause issues for DNR funding,” on WLUC TV6.
Richelle Winkler (PI) and Erin Burkett’s (EEP PhD student) research on female participating in fishing on the Upper Great Lakes was highlighted on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Adam Wellstead (SS) was an invited speaker at the Pipeline Safety Trust conference in New Orleans (Oct. 18-19). His presentation provided an overview of the recent Independent Risk Analysis for the Straits Pipeline effort that was led by Michigan Tech.
On the weekend of September 29, archaeologists from the Department of Social Sciences’ Industrial Heritage and Archaeology program , directed by Dr. LouAnn Wurst, along with the Hiawatha National Forest investigated Camp Au Train in Alger County near Munising. The weekend field work was highlighted in the article, Camp Au Train archaeology, featured in The Mining Journal.
Our research also focuses on aspects of the everyday life of the CCC enrollees and the German POWs while they lived at Camp Au Train. Historic records and oral histories provide a great deal of information about both camps. Archaeological data adds information about mundane aspects of everyday life by recovering the objects that the occupants had, used, or threw away.
John Baeten, PhD, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology, recently published an article in Water History titled “A century of red water: mine waste, legacy contamination, and institutional amnesia in Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range.”
The article examines the first lawsuit filed in Minnesota over the pollution of surface waters from migrating mine tailings, and the ongoing challenge that policy makers face in managing and remembering these legacy contaminants.
The article comes from research Baeten conducted while at Michigan Tech completing his PhD. The work was supported by a grant (Toxic Mobilizations in Iron Mining Contamination) from the National Science Foundation.
The Keweenaw Time Traveler project is featured in the current issue of American Quarterly, the academic journal of the American Studies Association. This special issue, dedicated to Digital Humanities, highlights eight publicly-engaged projects using digital and spatial technologies to engage important issues in American culture today. The collaborative nature of this project is reflected in the group of authors: Sarah Fayen Scarlett (SS) and Don Lafreniere (SS); Dan Trepal and John D. M. Arnold, PhD candidates and recent graduate in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology; and Robert Pastel (CS). The article is open-access for three months, and the other projects are listed here.