Tech Undergrad Wins EPA Research Fellowship

Bees are dying, and Cindy Fiser wants to know why. Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is helping her look for answers.

Fiser, a fourth-year applied ecology and environmental sciences major in Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, has been named a winner of the EPA's Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowship.

The award provides financial support as well as a summer internship with the EPA at one of three locations. In Fiser's case, Colorado will be her home for the next 12 weeks. There, she will get to lead her own research project, a study of bees, focusing on alternative treatments to pesticides and herbicides, such as native predators and grass buffers around areas of agriculture.

"Pesticides and herbicides may harm the environment by potentially contaminating native pollinators or predators and their habitat on site, as well as the surrounding rivers and streams," Fiser explains

She is hoping alternative treatment approaches will help bring back the diminishing bee population. Read the full story.

Reminders

Nominations open for the 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Submit nominations to the Graduate School no later than 4 p.m. Monday, June 20 following the online instructions. Email nominations to gradschool@mtu.edu are preferred. Contact Debra Charlesworth if you have any questions about the competition.

For additional information see the original Tech Today story.

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Campus Communicators Meet Today
 
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend Campus Communicators from 10 to 11 a.m. today (June 16) in Memorial Union B001. Email Scott Balyo with questions.
 
For more information see the original Tech Today story
 
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GSG Travel Grants Application Deadline this Week
 
To help subsidize the costs of participating and attending conferences, Graduate Student Government offers travel grants. The summer semester applications are currently open and will close at 5 p.m. tomorrow (June 17).

Full-time registered graduate students who are not fully supported for the conference are eligible to apply. An accepted applicant could receive up to $250 for presenting and up to $150 for attending a conference that is held between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. For more information, please visit GSG Travel Grants website.
 
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Iranian Cuisine at Khana Khazana
 

Iranian cuisine is featured at this week's Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Food Trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features Chicken Eggplant Stew, Iranian Corn and Halva Shirazi. 

Cost of the full meal is $6.95. Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.

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MiCUP Poster Presentations Today

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion from 3 to 5 p.m. today (June 16), in MUB Ballroom A where students from Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College and Wayne County Community College who have been participating the MiCUP Residential Summer Research Program will present posters.

Join in a celebration of their accomplishments. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

For more information email Kellie Raffaelli

In Print

Michael Bowler (HU) has published a co-edited volume, "Hermeneutical Heidegger" (Northwestern University Press, 2016).

In the News

TV6 and ABC10, both in Marquette, covered the Moment of Silence on the Michigan Tech Campus Tuesday to honor the victims of Sunday's shooting in Orlando. The event was organized by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. 

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Discover magazine published an article about Dean Wayne Pennington's (COE) research on the Menominee Crack, a strange geological disruption known as a pop-up. See the article here.

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The Lansing State Journal published an article about re-establishing the Arctic grayling in Michigan rivers. The article mentioned that Michigan Tech researchers will bring grayling eggs into the lab to see if remote-site incubators would help give the fish a head start. See the article here.

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Researcher Evan Kane (SFRES) collaborated with a team led by Northern Arizona University, looking into thawing permafrost. Coverage of the meta-analysis includes Tech Times, Alaska Dispatch News, Science Newsline, e!Science and a number of science blogs including ScienceDaily, Science Codex and 4-Traders.

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Midwest Energy News covered an in-depth story about recent work published by Richelle Winkler (SS), Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE), Lucia Gauchia (ECE/MEEM) and CS graduate student Abhilash Katamneni about the economic feasibility of residents leaving the grid in the Upper Peninsula using solar-hybrid systems. See the story here.

 

Job Posting

Job Posting for June 16, 2016

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions, call 7-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu. For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

​Office Assistant 4, Dining Services/Catering. UAW Internal Posting, 6/16/16-6/22/16. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. ​Apply online.​

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