Ways to Support the GLRC
Top facilities at the Great Lakes Research Center provide a framework imperative to great ideas and great solutions. Scholarships, fellowships, and endowed professorships help bring experts—and their students—together for freshwater research on the shores of the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin.
We are grateful for your generosity and desire to honor a family member, pay tribute to a friend, or commemorate someone who provided inspiration. Your gifts keep us on the forefront of knowledge and advance research, education, and outreach at the GLRC.
Buy a Fish
Alumni and friends are invited to show their support of fresh water research, education and outreach at Michigan Tech. The Buy a Fish campaign allows individuals to purchase a personalized acrylic fish that is creatively displayed on a donor wall located in the first floor lobby.
Funds committed through the Buy a Fish campaign will support student development opportunities, new research, and facilities improvements.
The fish measure 10 ($250+ donation), 12 ($500+ donation) and 14 ($1,000+ donation) inches in length and will be attached to the display using brushed silver standoffs at varying depths. The wall display is constructed of cabinet-grade birch veneer with a vinyl graphic overlay adding a subtle wave pattern. The fish will be arranged in groups or “schools” based on the giving year.
Use our online giving form and specify your two lines of personalized text in the special instructions box. (Leave the code that auto-fills in the box as well - that will make sure your donation goes directly to the GLRC.)
|Building naming||$5–$10 million|
|Educational outreach area||$100,000|
|Large meeting room||$100,000|
|Pre-function space/reception area||$100,000|
|Conference rooms (4)||$50,000|
|Large offices (2)||$25,000|
|Small offices (30)||$10,000|
|Large laboratories (6)||$25,000|
|Small laboratories (5)||$15,000|
|Research vessel deployment area||$50,000|
|High-performance computing research area||$25,000|
|Undergraduate scholarships||$5,000–$25,000 each|
|Graduate scholarships||$15,000–$35,000 each|
|Digital side scan sonar (Imagenex Yellowfin)||$15,000|
|Note: Because of your support, we now have a light-duty remotely operated vehicle (ROV) valued at $63,000, a boat crane/winch valued at $10,000, and an Iver 3 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) valued at $150,000. Thank you!|
General Lab Equipment
|Thermo Scientific Barnstead E-Pure water system||$4,000|
|Thermo Scientific box/convection furnace||$4,000|
|Thermo Scientific premium muffle furnace||$5,000|
|Biospherical and Li-COR PAR sensors and meters||$5,000|
|Niskin sampling bottles (8)||each $600|
|Zooplankton net with meter (2)||each $2,500|
|Eppendorf refrigerated multipurpose centrifuge||$7,000|
|Thermo Scientific ELT cryofreezer||$10,000|
|Market Forge autoclave/sterilizer||$11,000|
|Turner Designs fluorometer, Model 10AU||$15,000|
|BOD/plant-growth chambers/incubators, Model LI15 (3)||each $6,500|
|PerkinElmer Lambda 35 spectrophotometer with integrating sphere||$20,000|
|Sea-Bird real-time CTD with fluorometer and transmissometer for boat||$50,000|
|Compound research-grade microscope for multiple users: Leica DM 5000||$70,000|
|Inverted research-grade microscope for multiple users: Leica DMI 4000||$80,000|
Superior Ideas - Underwater Observatory
The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) has an underwater observatory that allows for a year round interface for anyone to view and study the Portage waterway. The goal of this project is to build a bigger observatory and monitor all 5 of the great lakes.