Agassiz Excursions at Strawberry Festival

"How do scientists assess the health of Lake Superior" is the focus of free scientific excursions that will be offered at the Strawberry Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday departing from the Chassell marina. 

The public is invited to sign up for free 30-minute scientific excursions aboard Michigan Tech's research vessel Agassiz by calling the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach at 7-3341 or coming to the Chassell Marina dock on Saturday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Spaces go quickly. Half of available spaces will be saved for onsite participants.

On each scientific excursion, Marcel Dijkstra, a Michigan Tech Great Lakes scientist, will demonstrate the use of sampling equipment to collect data on water clarity, temperature and turbidity that tells us about the health of the lake—Chassell Bay. Participants will explore the link between land uses and the health of the Great Lakes.

Scientific excursions will depart from the Chassell marina dock, with the first departure at 1 p.m. and every half hour thereafter until 5 p.m. Space is limited to 17 persons per excursion (children must be at least 7 years of age and be accompanied by an adult). Life jackets are available for all passengers. 

Remotely-Operated-Vehicle (ROV) demonstrations will also be conducted from the Chassell Marina dock by Michigan Tech researchers throughout the afternoon. “Copper Country residents and visitors are encouraged to learn how scientists study the Great Lakes and what factors contribute to a healthy lake,” explains Joan Chadde, education program director. “These scientific excursions for the public have been offered at the Strawberry Festival since 2006 and have been extremely popular. Youth and adults enjoy the opportunity to interact with Great Lakes scientists and get their questions answered.” 

The event is coordinated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach and Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center and funded by the GM Ride the Waves Program. The GM Ride the Waves Program puts more than 500 Copper Country youth and adults on the water each year to learn about the Great Lakes and promote STEM careers. Additional financial support is provided by the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society and the Chassell Lions Club.

Chinese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Chinese cuisine is featured at this week's Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features:

  • Ma Po Tofu
  • Sichuan Stir-Fried Potatoes
  • Jelly Fruits Salad

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.

Matt Roy Invited to 2016 Kings Development Camp

The Los Angeles Kings will host the team's annual Development Camp at Toyota Sports Center, now through Friday. On-ice workouts are scheduled to begin yesterday morning. 

Michigan Tech will have junior defenseman Matt Roy (D/Canton, Mich.) in attendance. The Development Camp roster is expected to include players in the Kings system, players who have been drafted but not signed by the Kings and other non-roster camp invites.

Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the seventh round (194th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Matt earned a spot on the All-WCHA Second Team this past season. 

The Huskies in all will have eight student-athletes attend NHL camps of six different clubs this summer. Follow along behind the scene on SnapChat (@MTUHuskies).

Huskies at NHL Development Camps:

  • Dane Birks (Pittsburgh)
  • Jake Jackson (San Jose)
  • Joel L'Esperance (Anaheim)
  • Jake Lucchini (Edmonton)
  • Shane Hanna (Edmonton)
  • Mark Auk (Edmonton & Chicago)
  • Matt Roy (Los Angeles)
  • Cliff Watson (San Jose)

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On the Road

Senior Design and Technical Communications Program Advisor Nancy Barr (MEEM) presented a paper titled "Extending Writing in the Disciplines to train mechanical engineering GTAs to evaluate student writing" at the ASEE Annual Conference in New Orleans June 27.

In the News

ABC 10 News aired a story about Muslims in the UP, focusing on the Muslim Student Association at Michigan Tech. See the story here.


Crain's Detroit Business quoted Darnishia Slade, director of International Programs and Services at Michigan Tech, in a report on the cancellation of an exchange program for Brazilian students. See the story here.


The Detroit Free Press covered remote sensing research by MTRI scientists that uses satellite data to assess and track invasive Phragmites stands in Saginaw Bay. See the story here.