Agassiz Offering Scientific Excursions at Lake Superior Day Festival

Michigan Tech's research vessel Agassiz will be offering scientific excursions at the Lake Superior Day Festival in Copper Harbor, Michigan, from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday (July 23).

The Agassiz will depart every 45 minutes from the Isle Royale Queen dock beginning at 1 p.m. The 40-minute excursions will be led by a specialist who will talk about how the health of the lake influences their work and research. The excursions are free, and are offered as part of the Ride the Waves Program funded by a grant from General Motors.

Interested participants may register in advance online. If you have questions about registration, contact Lloyd Wescoat at

Lake Superior Day is celebrated throughout the Lake Superior basin on or close to the third Sunday in July in many communities around Lake Superior. The event highlights the special connections people have to this unique world treasure.

Special festival activities will also be offered at the 6th Street Dock along the Copper Harbor Boardwalk (near the Isle Royale Queen boat dock) from 1-4 p.m.

  • Fish stew (Kalamojakka), rieska (Finnish flatbread), cake and other treats at a community picnic ($5 donation suggested)
  • Log rolling demonstrations
  • Model freighter painting and decorating the street with chalk drawings
  • Walks along the boardwalk to learn about Lake Superior’s geoheritage with Erika Vye (GLRC)
  • Learn about fishing with Michigan Sea Grant Extension educator Lauren Jescovitch
  • Explore the area’s history with the Keweenaw Time Traveler
  • Reflect on treasured landscapes with the Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition

Copper Harbor’s celebration is coordinated by the Copper Harbor Improvement Association, the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, and MTU’s Great Lakes Research Center, with financial support from General Motors’ Ride the Waves program at MTU’s Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.

Google Regional Data Storage

Google now provides the option to restrict stored data to servers within a specified region. While that data is accessible from anywhere, it cannot be moved to a server outside the indicated geographical region.

On Aug. 31, Michigan Tech will be specifying the United States as our data storage region. Any Michigan Tech data stored on servers outside the U.S. will begin migrating to servers located within our region. This adds an additional layer of security but can result in slower speeds when accessing that data from outside its region.

If you have questions or concerns, we can help. Contact IT at or call 7-1111.

KIP, BioSci Students Participate in Michigan Physiological Society Meeting

Several undergraduate and graduate students from the Departments of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP) and Biological Sciences (BioSci) presented their physiology research and outreach projects at the 10th Annual Michigan Physiology Society Meeting, held June 26-27 at Alma College.

Four students received awards for their outstanding presentations. The Michigan Tech Physiology Trivia Team also competed against seven other schools from across the state.

A summary of the meeting can be found on the KIP Newsblog.

Top Poster Presentation:

  • First Place: Gregory Miodonski (KIP)
  • First Place: Kyle Wehmanen (KIP)
  • Second Place: Isaac Lennox (KIP)

Top Cardiovascular Physiology Presentation:

  • First Place: Haley Marchese (BioSci)

Physiology Trivia Competition:

  • MTU Team: Abby Brooks (KIP), Haley Marchese (BioSci), Derrick Simet (KIP)

Nat Cohen Publishes on Yellowstone Supervolcano Monitoring

Natalea Cohen ’23 (M.S. Geology), a graduate student in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences (GMES), is the author of an article published in the Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles.

The article is titled "Out with the old, in with the new: Upgrading satellite communication technology at Yellowstone monitoring sites," and discusses recent developments in monitoring the Yellowstone volcano.

Cohen is currently an intern at Earthscope Consortium.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available on the Human Resources website. For more information regarding staff positions, call 906-487-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Administrative Aide 8, Chemical Engineering (UAW posting dates July 19 to July 25, 2023 — external applicants are encouraged to apply; however, internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW posting dates). Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Accommodations are available. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

In the News

Carl Blair (SS) was quoted at length and Tim Scarlett and LouAnn Wurst (SS) were mentioned by the Daily Mining Gazette in a story about Michigan Tech’s seven-week summer archaeological field school at Delaware Mine. The project will span 10 to 12 years with a goal of finding evidence left by the location’s original miners.


Don Lafreniere (SS) and industrial heritage and archaeology Ph.D. student James Juip (GLRC) were quoted and Terri Frew (VPA) and her fall 2022 Art and Design class were mentioned by WLUC TV6 in a story about Chassell’s new historic trail. The trail features nine informational signs about Chassell’s lumber industry heritage.


The Keweenaw Report picked up a Michigan Tech News story about the Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab being named one of four winning teams of Phase 2, Level 2 of NASA’s Watts on the Moon Challenge. The PSTDL team won $400,000 in prize money and will compete in Level 3, the final stage of the challenge.


Engineered Systems listed undergraduate student Sara Dancy (civil engineering) as one of five winners of design firm SmithGroup’s 2023 Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships.


Patrick Mikesch (ADV) was the subject of another story in the Toledo Blade. Mikesch was announced as the new head coach of the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye in June.


OnlyInYourState highlighted the Ford Center and Forest in a travel article about the logging and automotive supply history of Alberta, Michigan. 


The Michigan Business Network mentioned Michigan Tech in a profile of Emily Geiger ’11 ’15 (B.S. Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). Geiger was announced last week as the new Western Upper Peninsula regional director for the MiSTEM Network.


Important Notice to Panopto-Huskycast Users

Starting tomorrow (July 20), Panopto will require Panopto for Mac clients to be upgraded to version 13.0.0. Panopto for Mac version 13.0 will require at least macOS 11. Customers using macOS 10.15 or older will be required to upgrade to macOS 11 or newer.

Panopto support article reviews the process for manually updating your Panopto for Mac software. You will need administrator access to update the Panopto software. Contact IT at if you need further assistance.

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