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November 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents, I hope you’re all having a great week! The week here has been hectic and busy as students work away to complete their projects and exams before the coming break. After students return, there are just two short weeks until the end of the semester! It’s hard to believe how fast the semesters [...]

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PCMI computer science graduate student Tim Ward with members of his host community on the island nation of Vanuatu.

Michigan Tech Adds New Peace Corps Master's International Programs in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, GIS

November 20, 2014

Michigan Technological University’s award-winning Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program is offering new degree options for students in two departments: computer science and electrical and computer engineering (ECE).  The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is also expanding its PCMI programs to include a Master of Geographic Information Science.

The expanded programs will enable more students to take part in PCMI, in which students earn a master’s degree while simultaneously serving in the Peace Corps. Students typically take two semesters of courses on campus before volunteering for two years overseas and then returning to Michigan Tech to complete their degree.

“The new programs in . . .

We don't have to starve after a total crop failure--but it might take some getting used to.

Bacterial Slime: It's what's for Dinner (After a Catastrophic Crop Failure)

November 19, 2014

If it were the end of the world as we know it, we’d be fine, according to Michigan Technological University professor Joshua Pearce.

“People have been doing catastrophic risk research for a while,” says Pearce. “But most of what’s been done is dark, apocalyptic and dismal. It hasn’t provided any real solutions.”

Even when looking at doomsday scenarios—like super-volcanoes, abrupt climate change and nuclear winter—society’s forecast isn’t horrific. In fact, Pearce says life will still have a sunny outlook. His research is outlined in a new book, Feeding Everyone No Matter What, out this week.

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