Free Investigations Aboard the Agassiz for Students in Grades 4-12

Michigan Tech’s Ride the Waves Program invites Copper Country youth in Grades 4-12 to join scientists from the Great Lakes Research Center in the exploration of Lake Superior, Portage Waterway and Torch Lake. 

There are four programs to choose from that will accommodate 18 youth and chaperones:

  • Aquatic Food Web & Lab Investigation—(three-hour session, one and a half hours on the Agassiz and one and a half hours in lab at the Great Lakes Research Center). Find out how scientists investigate water quality and collect samples to examine in the lab. Find out “what makes a lake trout?” All ages students.
  •  Mine Waste Remediation & Torch Lake Restoration— (Four-hour session, two hours on the Agassiz and two hours on land; meet at the Lake Linden marina). The copper mining and milling history of the Copper Country is explored by land and water. Students visit historic copper milling sites, reclaimed mine waste sites, and the bottom of Torch Lake. Ideal for Grades 6-8 students.
  • Navigation Exploration—(four-hour session, two hours on the Agassiz and two hours in a classroom at the Great Lakes Research Center) Students use chart dividers and compasses to determine the Agassiz’s position on a navigational chart and then navigate the Agassiz to a new location. Students will use algebra to determine the accuracy of their navigation. Ideal for Grades 8-12 students.
  • Lake Superior’s Ring of Fire (Four-hour session on the  Agassiz). Explore an area in Lake Superior where the shrimplike organism diporeia is up to 20 times more abundant than in any other part of Lake Superior. How does this affect the Lake Superior food web? Ideal for Grades 9-12 students.

Register online or at

List all dates and times that work for your group and we will reply and fit you into the earliest available slot. Groups of 5 or more students will be given preference in scheduling, so get with your friends and form a group!

The Ride the Waves Program is made possible with a generous grant from General Motors (GM) and Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center. More than 3,000 youth have benefited from GM’s support, now in its fifth year.

For more Information, contact Joan Chadde or Lloyd Wescoat or call 7-3341.

Summer Parking Lot Painting - Update

Transportation Services will continue their summer parking lot maintenance over the next few days with Lots 12, 13 and 14 next in the schedule.
We will continue to post signage at lots that will be closed the next day. Schedules may vary due to weather.
Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work to complete these updates as quickly as possible.

Art Exhibit in the GLRC

The art exhibit "Waters Edge: Paintings by Danielle Clouse Gast"  is currently on display in the Great Lakes Research Center until June 15, 2017
Artwork is displayed throughout the first and second floors of the GLRC and is available for purchase once the exhibit closes.  
The exhibition is curated by Lisa Gordillo (VPA) and is presented in collaboration with Michigan Tech's Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  
For additional information, contact Mike Abbott or call 7-3165.  

Soccer Signs Standout from Illinois

The Michigan Tech Head Soccer Coach Michelle Jacob announced the addition of Leah Goldman for the upcoming 2017 season. Goldman signed her National Letter of Intent on yesterday to continue her academic and athletic career as a Husky.

"Leah is fit, fast and persistent and has the same work ethic and never give up attitude that has made our program successful over the last seven years," Jacob said.

"Her runs off the ball pull defenses apart and she takes people on every time she gets the ball. Leah is also willing to fight to get any lost ball back. She is calm and comfortable with the ball at her feet while looking to combine with her team mates. She is also positive, encouraging and hardworking and we are looking forward to her contributions as a Husky."

Goldman, a forward from Mundelein, Illinois, prepped at Mundelein High School where she earned North Suburban All-Conference, All-Tournament, and academic honors. 

Read the full story and find out more about Husky athletics at


Campus Store Closed for Inventory Last Week of May

The Campus Store will be closed for inventory May 25 through May 31. We will resume normal business hours on June 1.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, May 12, 2017

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions, call 7-2280 or email  

For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Scene Shop Supervisor, Visual and Performing Arts. Apply online.

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