Fellowships for Study in Scandinavia

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is offering fellowships American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

For more information and an application, go to http://www.amscan.org or contact Darnishia Slade, dslade@mtu.edu.

Reminders

Nominate Yourself or Others for a TechTalk in the New Michigan Tech Research Forum

An internal University presentation series called "Michigan Tech Research Forum" will be offered and will include three events in the fall semester and three in the spring semester, each scheduled roughly one month apart.

We want to feature you and other researchers from across campus in the TechTalks, so self-nominations are encouraged. Visit the form to nominate researchers by Friday, September 2.

For more information see the original Tech Today story.

In the News

WLUC-TV6 reported on the renovations to the Memorial Union Building food court and commons. Read the story here.

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Science360, a science news website published by the National Science Foundation (NSF) featured the synthetic DNA research of Professor Shiyue Fang (Chem) as one of its "Headlines." 

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In an interview in Forbes, Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) explained how Michigan Tech students about are into the 21st Century fuels and technologies such as solar, microgrids and energy storage.

In Print

Ashma Vaidya, who graduated in summer 2016 with a PhD in Environmental and Energy Policy, has published three papers on the sustainability of woody biomass in the UP for bioenergy:

Vaidya A and AL Mayer. 2014. Use of the participatory approach to develop sustainability assessments for natural resource management. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 21(4):369-379.

Vaidya A and AL Mayer. 2016. Use of multiple criteria analysis to develop a regional assessment tool for bioenergy production. Biomass and Bioenergy 94:1-11.

Vaidya A and AL Mayer. In press. Criteria and indicators for a bioenergy production industry via stakeholder participation. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. DOI:10.1080/13504509.2015.1135830

Contact Audrey Mayer for reprints.