Update: Generations of Discovery Campaign

Michigan Tech's Generations of Discovery Campaign seeks to raise $200 million by 2013.

Tech Today tracks the progress of the initiative with monthly announcements of gifts from individuals and from corporations and foundations.

In the month of July, 382 individuals made gifts totaling $550,457:

* $0 to $24,999 category--375 donors made gifts totaling $138,867.

* $25,000 to $249,999 category--7 donors made gifts totaling $411,590; 1 outright gift of $31,590; 1 pledge of $30,000; 5 planned gifts totaling $350,000.

The campaign total as of July 31 was $178,554,131.

Preschool Announces Registration for Fall Classes

Michigan Tech Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year. The fall semester begins Wednesday, Sept. 5, with a registration day; the first day of classes will be Thursday, Sept. 6. Part-time morning or afternoon classes may be available.

The preschool offers a play-based curriculum, which gives children opportunities to make friends and develop social skills. It also offers teacher-directed learning opportunities in large and small group settings, using music, games, stories and arts and crafts. For daily outdoor play, there is a large enclosed playground.

The preschool is located in Daniell Heights. All members of the community are welcome to attend. NonEnglish-speaking children are welcome. Children must be three years old by Dec. 1 for the three-year-old class and four years old by Dec. 1 for the four-year-old class. All children must also be fully toilet trained to be eligible for enrollment. Families living in Daniell Heights receive a fifty percent tuition discount.

Get more information at 487-2720 or visit http://www.mtupreschool.org .

In the News

Michigan Tech alumnus Bryan Reamer '86 and his big, boisterous and unlikely family are the subject of "10 Kids, 2 Dads," a special airing on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

OWN is on Charter cable channel 154 in Houghton.

Reamer and his partner have adopted 10 at-risk children ranging from three-and-a-half to 19 years old.

"As a committed gay couple living in suburban Michigan, Clint and Bryan wanted to start a family," according to World of Wonder, the show's production company. "But 10 African American kids and nonstop commotion weren't exactly what they envisioned. After their first successful adoption, the agency kept calling with more children in need of a forever home. And Clint and Bryan created a full house."

For more information, see "10 Kids, 2 Dads".

In the News

In a report on job growth generated by the Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation SmartZone, CBS Detroit featured an aerial photo of Michigan Tech and mentioned that Tech engineering students will work at Dematic's new facility in Houghton. See SmartZone.

Proposals in Progress

Codirector Nikola Subotic (MTRI), "Deep Hide," DARPA.

Chris Anderson, special assistant to the president, "Organizational: Building Diversity in STEM through Pre-College Mentoring at Michigan Tech," NSF.

Professor and Chair Ravindra Pandey (Physics/MuSTI), "First Principles Studies of Structure-Property Relationship in Graphene-based Materials for Defense," Army Research Laboratory.

Associate Professor Guy Hembroff (SOT), "Analysis and Planning of eMPI," Marquette General Health System.

Associate Professor Nancy Auer (Bioogical Sciences), "Abiotic and Biotic Constraints to Survival of Lake Sturgeon Eggs and age-O Larvae with Implications for Restoration: Development of Habitat Suitability Models," USFWS.

Professor Andrew Storer (SFRES/ESC) and Research Scientist Dana Richter (SFRES/ESC), "Oak wilt suppression in Upper Michigan: 2012 Management Activities," USDA Forest Service.

Assistant Vice President John Lehman (Student Affairs), Director Steve Patchin (Pre-College Outreach), Coordinator Joan Chadde (Educational Programs) and Senior Lecturer Doug Oppliger (Engineering Fundamentals), "Upper Michigan STEM Outreach Partnership," Western UP Michigan Works.

Director Guy Meadows (Great Lakes Initiatives), Codirector Robert Schuchman (MTRI), Professor Bruce Mork (PERC), Associate Dean Leonard Bohmann (COE),Assistant Professor Andrew Swartz (CEE) and Associate Professor Hugh Gorman (SS), "Preparing the Great Lakes for Offshore Wind Development," US DOE.