Engineering a Better World

Working as an engineer in the upcoming decades, you will have the chance to play a critical role in making the world a better place. In fact, students at Michigan Tech are getting a head start—by helping to facilitate sustainable development, appropriate technology, beneficial infrastructure, and social change—while they are still in school.

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Veronica W. Griffis

Veronica W. Griffis

PhD, Civil Engineering, Cornell University

Contact

906-487-1079
vgriffis@mtu.edu

Donald and Rose Ann Tomasini Associate Professor of Water Resources Engineering

Dr. Veronica Griffis is currently an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her teaching interests include
probability and statistics, stochastic hydrology, numerical methods, water resources, and risk analysis and management. Her research
interests include flood frequency analysis and the evaluation of other extreme events, uncertainty analysis, and impacts of climate
variability, climate change, and land use changes on the magnitude, frequency, and timing of flood flows. Dr. Griffis is a recent recipient
of the National Science Foundation CAREER . . .

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Stanley J. Vitton

Stanley J. Vitton

PhD, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2527
vitton@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Vitton's research focus is applied geomechanics. He has 8 years of industrial experience with the Shell Oil Company, where he worked in Shell's Mining Ventures Group which later became the Shell Mining Company. While with the Shell Mining Company, he was the Engineering Manager of their R & F Coal Company located in Cadiz, OH. His research is concentrated in the applied area and has a number of field based research projects. Dr. Vitton conducts research in the mechanics of seismic . . .

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Martin T. Auer

Martin T. Auer

PhD, Water Resources Science, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2799
mtauer@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Auer teaches in the area of environmental engineering, specializing in surface water quality engineering. He works with students at all levels: coordinating freshman orientation, teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, and offering graduate instruction in surface water quality modeling. Dr. Auer's research involves field and laboratory studies and mathematical . . .

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