Sladek Wins First Prize in National Geographic Contest

Lindsey Sladek GalleryLindsey Sladek is a First Prize Winner in National Geographic’s “The Full Story” contest. The photo competition was for amateurs. Sladek’s gallery is entitled “Music.”

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.

Appreciating Mine Waste

Mine WasteFourth Thursday in History

PhD student Sean Gohman spent months exploring over 300 poor rock, stamp sand tailings, and slag deposits across the Copper Country. Join him as he shares his thoughts about the value of this tangible evidence of mining on the landscape.

Event will be held at 7pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Keweenaw NHP Headquarters.
25970 Red Jacket Rd.
Calumet, Mi

For more information contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168 or by visit them on the web at

Wellstead on Climate Change and Policy in Canada

Review of Policy ResearchAssistant Professor Adam Wellstead (SS) has coauthored a paper, “Dispersed Capacity and Weak Coordination: The Challenge of Climate Change Adaptation in Canada’s Forest Policy Sector” in Review of Policy Research, Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 66–90, Jan. 2013.

From Tech Today.

Adam Wellstead (SS) cowrote the paper “Policy Capacity for Climate Change in Canada’s Transportation Sector” in Review of Policy Research. 2013 30:1. 19–41.

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Gagnon Publication

Environmental and Energy Policy PhD student Valoree Gagnon has recently co-authored an article published in the current issue of Science Scope. Her article, titled “Connecting Earth Systems: Developing Holistic Understanding Through the Earth-System-Science Model,” discusses strategies for teachers to incorporate the Earth System Science model into the classroom. A copy of this article will be available for a short time in the Social Sciences department office. You can also access the article using the following citation information: Gagnon, Valoree and Heather Bradway, “Connecting Earth Systems: Developing Holistic Understanding Through the Earth-System-Science Model,” Science Scope (December 2012), Vol. 36, No. 4.

Henquinet Promoted to SAA Fellow

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.

Sociology Students Analyze Suicide Risk

Assistant Professor Richelle Winkler (SS) involved her Introduction to Sociology students in a real-life sociology lesson. Working with Brian Rendel at Copper Country Mental Health, Winkler’s students analyzed various risk factors for suicide among young people in the Copper Country. They will present their findings and recommendations for managing suicide risk at a public program at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, in GLRC 202.

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In Print – Where Minds and Matters Meet: Technology in California and the West

Assistant Professor Louise Nelson Dyble (SS) wrote a paper, “LANDMARK OF DEATH: Safety, Responsibility, and the Question of a Suicide Barrier for the Golden Gate Bridge,” in Janssen Volker, ed. Where Minds and Matters Meet: Technology in California and the West, sponsored by The Institute for California and the West. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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