Affiliated Organizations

Association of American Geographers

Members of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), who hail from more than 60 countries, are devoted to the study of the theory, methods, and practice of geography. The AAG promotes discussion among its members and with scholars in related fields.

Center for Water and Society

The purpose of the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society is to enhance the ability and the visibility of University personnel to solve water-related problems of local, regional, and international interest.

Great Lakes Research Center

The Great Lakes Research Center provides a home at Michigan Tech for interdisciplinary research and education related to the Great Lakes.

International Society for Ecological Economics

This society assists ecological economists, regional societies of ecological economics, and related societies by publishing scholarly materials, holding and sponsoring scientific meetings, developing education materials, and facilitating a voice for ecological economists in public forums.

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale's cultural resources reflect 4500 years of human endeavor and include prehistoric mining and occupation sites; American Indian and Euro-American historic mining and fishery sites; lighthouses; shipwrecks; and historic resorts and summer homes.

Keweenaw National Historical Park

Keweenaw National Historical Park was established to preserve and interpret the story of the rise, domination, and decline of the region’s copper mining industry.

Peace Corps Master's International Program

Michigan Tech offers eight Peace Corps Master's International Programs that allow students to combine two years of Peace Corps service with a master's degree program. Kari Henquinet is Michigan Tech's PCMI campus director.

Society for Industrial Archaeology

Members of the Society for Industrial Archaeology have a strong interest in preserving, interpreting, and documenting our industrial past and heritage. Fredric L. Quivik is the editor of the society’s publication IA, Journal of the Society of Industrial Archaeology.

The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage

TICCIH is a world organization for industrial heritage, promoting the preservation, conservation, investigation, documentation, research, and interpretation of our industrial heritage. Patrick E. Martin currently serves as president of this international body, affiliated with UNESCO through the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

United States Society for Ecological Economics

The USSEE provides a venue for intellectual exchange and collaboration on issues related to the theory, policy, and implementation of sustainable development. Its members seek to develop solutions to complex and interrelated economic, social, and environmental problems.

Society for Historical Archaeology

Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration. SHA promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology. The society is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater. Geographically the society emphasizes the New World, but also includes European exploration and settlement in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.  The SHA publishes Historical Archaeology.

American Anthropological Association

Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. The society was formed to promote the science of anthropology, to stimulate and coordinate the efforts of American anthropologists, to foster local and other societies devoted to anthropology, to serve as a bond among American anthropologists and anthropological organizations present and prospective, and to publish and encourage the publication of matter pertaining to anthropology.  The AAA publishes American Anthropologist, which was originally begun in 1888 by the Anthropological Society of Washington.