Climate Change Basics for Busy People

The University has partnered with the US Forest Service to provide education modules designed at Michigan Tech and shared through the Climate Change Resource Center.  

Scientists have long known the Earth’s climate is changing, but finding interactive and up-to-date information about why it’s changing and what can be done to mitigate the changes can be difficult.

A team from Michigan Tech developed a series of climate change education modules for the Climate Change Resource Center to help the US Forest Service, other government officials and the general public learn about the science of climate change, the effects climate change has on ecosystem management and responses to climate change.

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science — a partnership between the Forest Service and Michigan Tech — co-chairs the Climate Change Resource Center, where the modules are available.

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Tech Athletics to Host Business After Hours Event With TV6 & FOX UP

Michigan Tech Athletics and Recreation and TV6 and FOX-UP are partnering to host a Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

The event includes a social with free food, drinks and prizes, and will allow local businesses to discover potential advertising opportunities at Michigan Tech as well as TV6 and FOX UP.

"We're excited to host this event for the third year in a row with TV6 and FOX UP and the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce," said Suzanne Sanregret, Michigan Tech's director of athletics and recreation. "Our advertising partnerships are vital to the success of our top-notch teams across all sports and are mutually beneficial to our advertisers by gaining brand recognition at our athletic events."

"TV6 and FOX UP is proud to be part of this Business After Hours event again," said WLUC Vice President and General Manager, Rick Rhoades. "It's a great way to reach out to the people of the greater Houghton/Hancock area while fostering our continuing partnership with Michigan Tech Athletics and the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce."

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Tech Hockey to Play in Ice Vegas Invitational

The Hockey Huskies will be there when college hockey comes to Las Vegas in January when the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational launches during the venue's first NHL season.

The four-team tournament features Arizona State, Boston College, Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan. It will take place Jan. 5-6,  in T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights, the Las Vegas NHL franchise that will begin play in the 2017-18 season.

"Las Vegas is quickly transforming from a purely entertainment mecca to one of the world's destination locations for sports as well," said Brooks Downing, president of bd Global.

"We are excited to partner with T-Mobile Arena to bring the best teams in college hockey to Las Vegas each year as the new era of hockey in the Valley begins this fall."

The four teams in the field represent some of the best in college hockey with a combined nine national championships and 38 Frozen Four appearances. Boston College leads the pack with five national titles and a record 25 berths in the Frozen Four.

Arizona State recently completed the transition of becoming an NCAA Division I program and is one of the nation's fastest-rising programs after winning an ACHA National Championship in 2014.  

Three-time national champion Michigan Tech and 1991 Northern Michigan will take part in the first-time event. Tech finished 23-15-7 overall this past season and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament after winning the WCHA Tournament.

New Northern Michigan Coach Grant Potulny said "We are honored to participate in the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational.

"We look forward to bringing Northern Michigan hockey to Las Vegas and are excited for the opportunity to play at the state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena. With the Wildcats, Arizona State, Boston College and Michigan Tech in the field, this tournament will give Las Vegas and the surrounding areas an exciting look at college hockey."

"We're excited to be in this tournament. I know our players, fans and alumni are really looking forward to it," said Michigan Tech Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret.

"It's great to be able to help grow college hockey out west with tournaments like this. We were fortunate to play in the Arizona State tournament a couple years ago and our alumni really came out to support the Huskies. I think we'll have another good turnout in Las Vegas and we're excited to bring Michigan Tech Hockey to our alumni and fans in the West."

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Project Management Courses Offered Online During Track A

Project management is an important skill in any discipline. Take advantage of your benefits and enroll in an online project management course this summer during Track A, either graduate (BA5650) or undergraduate (OSM3200). 

Both are three-credit courses and have a prerequisite of statistics. The courses are designed for those who are working. If you are interested in taking either course, email Dana Johnson for more information and/or a syllabus.

In the News

The FedGazette, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, published an article on the outlook for the UP economy, mentioning Michigan Tech's proposed health sciences and medical engineering complex. See here.