Keweenaw Now recently published a blog post written by Kendra Lachik ‘23 (environmental engineering) about presentations given by Michigan Tech’s delegation to the COP27 climate conference, held in November of 2023 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. MTU students Anna Kavanaugh (environmental engineering, sustainability science and society), Rose Daily (environmental engineering) and Alexis Pascaris (environmental and energy policy) were quoted in the article about their experiences at the conferences.
Michigan Tech students spanning majors and class standings embarked on the first Mexico Spring Break study abroad program in early March. Mariah Mellendorf ’25 chronicled the group’s visit to communities in the Yucatan Peninsula to learn about tourism and conduct research.
Read more about Mariah’s Mexico study abroad experience on the Unscripted Research Blog.
Madelina DiLisi’s (Accelerated MS-EEP) write-up about the Western UP Farm to School project–“Farm to School Blossoms in the Western UP”–was published in the Taste the Local Difference magazine newsletter and shares information about the collaboration’s connections to the Fall 2022 Communities & Research class photovoice project.
Dr. Angie Carter was interviewed and her research featured in the Daily Yonder article “Despite Legal Challenges, Women Still Face Barriers to Inheriting Farmland” by Sarah Melotte. The story will also be featured in the Daily Yonder’s weekly podcast, The Yonder Report, the week of May 2nd, 2022.
Hongmei Lu ’20 (Ph.D., environmental and energy policy) and Shan Zhou (SS) have published a co-authored paper in the Journal of Asian Public Policy.
The paper is titled “Using policy goal ambiguity to manage policy goal conflicts: Sponge-City Program implementation in old neighborhoods.”
The paper uses a case study to understand how local policy implementers take advantages of policy goal ambiguity to maximize the policy outcomes of urban stormwater management program in China, given constrained resources and budget.
A collaborative research team’s work on energy sovereignty has recently been published in the Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy. Co-authors of “Energy democracy in practice: Centering energy sovereignty in rural communities and Tribal Nations” include Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Andrew Fiss, Elise Matz, Rebecca Ong and Kathy Halvorsen of Michigan Tech, along with Douglas Bessette, Laura Schmitt Olabisi and Kristin Arola of Michigan State University.
Learn more about the work via the Michigan Tech Digital Commons.
Great Lakes Now interviewed Dr. Nancy Langston about her latest book, “Climate Ghosts: Migratory Species in the Anthropocene.”
Students in Richelle Winkler’s Introduction to Sociology class are hosting a virtual Health & Society Film Festival, and invite the public to participate.
The students have selected 11 films ranging from documentaries to comedy and drama. Films address mental health, pandemics, social movements in response to AIDS, birth control, substance abuse, pharmaceuticals, stress, racism, eugenics, maternal mortality and death/dying. The films are all widely available and we ask folks to watch them on their own first, then to participate in Zoom discussions about them and what we can learn from them about health and society.
Discussions will be held between Nov. 16 and Dec. 6, depending on the film. See our website for film descriptions, where to watch, discussion dates/times and links to join the discussion.
Information on the film festival is located here.
Join the College of Engineering on Husky Bites on Monday, 11/1 at 6 pm ET! They will be on zoom with Prof. Richelle Winkler and residents of the Sustainability House, Abbey Herndon & Kendra Lachcik. Tour the ever-evolving, zero-waste Sustainability Demonstration House on Husky Bites.
Alexis Pascaris, recent Environmental and Energy Policy MS graduate, was interviewed by PV Magazine on agrivoltaics as an alternative to large-scale solar. Read the article here.