October 12, 2020 | Tech Today

Cristopher Centers

Her new book, “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis: Resistance, and Hope in an American City,” tells the dramatic story of her discovering how the citizens of Flint were being poisoned by lead in their water, and her advocacy on their behalf. Her virtual visit to Houghton […]

Her new book, “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis: Resistance, and Hope in an American City,” tells the dramatic story of her discovering how the citizens of Flint were being poisoned by lead in their water, and her advocacy on their behalf.

Her virtual visit to Houghton is a program of the 2019-20 Great Michigan Read presented by Michigan Humanities and sponsored by national, statewide, and local partners, including the national Endowment for the Humanities and The Meijer foundation.

Registration information can be found on the Rozsa website. Free copies of “What the Eyes Don’t See,” can be picked up at the Portage Lake District Library before the event. Read the full Tech Today story.

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Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Graduate Student Government announces this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, (Nov. 5). Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, Oct. 23.

A training workshop for the participants will be provided on Wednesday, Oct. 28. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’.

This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. Full event information and the registration link can be found here.

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The University’s Legal Obligation to Report Sponsored Grants and Contracts with Foreign Entities

Sponsored Programs (SP), in cooperation with the Office of Institutional Research (IR), would like to make everyone aware of Michigan Tech’s statutory reporting obligation under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act.

All U.S. institutions of higher education are required to disclose funding received from foreign sources, including sponsored grants and contracts to the U.S. Department of Education information every six months. More information can be found at U.S. Dept. of Education Section 117. Read the full Tech Today story.

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ACSHF Forum Today

The next Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors (ACSHF) Forum will take place at 2 p.m. today (Oct. 12) via Zoom.

All are invited to attend a virtual conversation with Ricardo Eiris (CM/CEE/COB), whose research leverages virtual reality to enable STEM students to obtain active learning experiences in remote, dangerous, or too expensive to reach locations.

In the ACSHF forum, Eiris will discuss how virtual reality can be used to deliver virtual field trip experiences to STEM students. Site visits or field trips are a common tool utilized by STEM educators to engage students in active learning, assist traditional lessons, and attain stronger and deeper student learning experiences. However, there are major logistical challenges for educational institutions and teachers to perform these types of experiences.

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Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar Today

The next Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar takes place at 3 p.m. today (Oct. 12) via Zoom. Andrea Hicks will present “Nutrients in the circular economy – examples of recovering nutrients sustainably.”

Hicks is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanson Family Fellow in Sustainability, University of Wisconsin Madison.

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Final Call: Career Groups for Associate Professors

On Monday (Oct. 5), the Advanced Career Management program hosted an Orientation session for our career track affinity groups which are forming soon.

If you missed our Orientation session but are still interested in joining an affinity group, we invite you to review the recording of our Orientation session on the Affinity Groups website and fill out our Interest Form.

The ACM Affinity Group aims to support career development for associate professors. These groups consist of three to four associate professors paired with one “Senior Guide”, a full professor to facilitate discussion.

The ACM team will provide groups and Senior Guides with scheduling assistance and discussion materials to help ensure group meetings that foster a productive career post-tenure.

We will accept applications for the affinity groups through Wednesday (Oct. 14) at the close of business with groups meeting by the end of October.

More information about the Affinity Group program including testimonials and possible discussion prompts can be found on our website .Please direct all questions to the ADVANCE Resource Center.

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