Research Focus

Our faculty create and investigate new frontiers in social science research. Projects focus on constructing knowledge in six diverse areas: anthropology, environmental and energy policy, history, industrial heritage and archaeology, political science, and sociology and geography. Topics range from uncovering the industrial history of a 19th century copper mine and townsite to investigating and documenting early European guns.

Select faculty research projects offer opportunities for graduate and undergraduate student involvement.

Research Institutes

Center for Water and Society

Supports research, education, and outreach in all disciplines at Michigan Tech

Computational Science and Engineering

Expands interdisciplinary computer systems research and education across academic disciplines at Michigan Tech

Ecosystems Science Center

Promotes understanding of ecosystem function through education and research at Michigan Tech

Sustainable Futures Institute

An incubator for research, education and outreach efforts related to sustainability