Students and professor conducting research on the lakeshore. One student is holding a laptop while the professor points out information on it.

Solving Real-world Issues


Use tools from anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology to help find sustainable solutions to complex problems. Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University helps students apply academic concepts to real-world issues.

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Keweenaw Time Traveler logo

The Keweenaw Time Traveler is an online interactive historical atlas that is changing how we learn about, share, and research the history and heritage of Michigan’s Copper Country. 

COP26 panel

In November 2021, Environmental and Energy Policy graduate students Shardul Tiwari, Alexis Pascaris, and Kathy Brosemer took the global stage in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Support Study Abroad Costa Rica

Support Study Abroad in Costa Rica by donating. Your contribution will help support study abroad scholarships for low-to-moderate income, first generation, and students of color to study sustainability in Costa Rica for five weeks while they earn 9 Michigan Tech credits that count towards their degree.