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July 2, 2015 in Community, Recreation, Uncategorized

As Track B for summer classes begins and everyone is starting to get into the dog days of summer, I am getting started at the new ParentNet writer! My name is Erica LeClaire and I will be taking over for Valerie as she begins her journey after undergrad. She has been an awesome writer for [...]

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Daisuke Minakata, (CEE) has been named a winner of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Daisuke Minakata Wins Powe Award from ORAU

June 25, 2015

One of the greatest needs facing mankind today is the safety and availability of water. Water scarcity driven by climate change and other factors presents major challenges to next-generation water infrastructures dealing with both planned and unplanned wastewater reuse.

A group of researchers, led by Michigan Technological University’s Daisuke Minakata, is developing innovative physical-chemical water treatment technologies and predictive tools using novel computational techniques.

For his efforts, Minakatya has received a prestigious national award. Minakata, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a winner of a 2015 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award in the discipline . . .

A new NSF program will help Michigan Tech's Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics attract more women and under-represented minority undergraduates.

Michigan Tech 1 of 5 Universities Chosen to Help Improve Diversity in Mechanical Engineering Education

June 24, 2015

Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics is one of five mechanical engineering departments nationwide selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in a new diversity training program. The others are Purdue, Oregon State, Texas Tech and the University of Oklahoma.

The NSF program is called Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity (TECAID).   The program’s goal is to diversify mechanical engineering education, making it more inclusive of women and under-represented minorities.

Undergraduate Diversity

Michigan Tech’s mechanical engineering department applied for the program because it wants to increase the diversity of its undergraduate students. Yet despite the . . .