Michigan Tech Kicks Off $200 Million Capital Campaign

by Jennifer Donovan, director of public relations

Michigan Tech is kicking off the public phase of a $200 million multi-year fund-raising campaign, President Glenn Mroz has announced. And appropriately enough on its 125th anniversary, Michigan Tech has already raised more than $125 million, he said, taking the University more than halfway to its goal.

Called "Generations of Discovery," the campaign will enable Michigan Tech to acquire the resources to raise its recognition as a premier research university. It will focus primarily on the University's strategic plan goal of attracting and supporting the very best faculty, students and staff by increasing the number of endowed faculty positions and increasing endowed student financial aid.

Endowments are permanently invested gifts that generate spendable income annually while continuing to grow. Endowed faculty chairs and professorships, as well as scholarships and graduate fellowships, are of particular importance to Michigan Tech's future.

"This campaign funding will help us attract bright students and world-class professors," said Mroz. "It will give us the resources we need to drive innovation and be counted among the nation's finest technological universities."

Already the "quiet phase" of the campaign, which began in 2006, has helped Michigan Tech increase its endowed faculty positions more than fourfold--from 4 to 17--and has raised nearly $11 million in new scholarships and fellowships for students.

New Gifts

At a campaign kickoff dinner, Mroz also announced two new $1 million gifts, one from Tom Shaffner and the other from John and Ruanne Opie. He also reported that the General Motors Foundation has given Michigan Tech another $160,000, bringing its support for the University this year to $244,000 and the total support from the GM Foundation and GM over the past 35 years to more than $8.3 million. The gifts bring the campaign total to $127.4 million to date.

Shaffner, a 1957 Tech alumnus with bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering and business engineering administration, is chairman of the board of Dearborn Precision Tubular Products. A highly specialized machine shop specializing in high alloy tubing, aircraft parts and oil field equipment, Shaffner's company uses a technology he developed to produce exceptionally long, straight tubes. His company is credited with developing deep-hole drilled components for the first US Navy nuclear submarine.

Shaffner is also helping fund a new building to house the Seaman Mineral Museum. It will be built adjacent to the Advanced Technology Development Complex on Sharon Avenue.

John Opie graduated from Michigan Tech in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in metallurgical and materials engineering. He spent most of his career with General Electric, retiring in 2000 as vice chair/executive director. He delivered Tech's commencement address in 1987 and again in 2001, receiving Honorary Doctorates in Engineering and Business.

Opie and his wife, Ruanne, recently donated $1 million for the construction of ten new skybox suites in the Student Ice Arena. The new suites, all on the west end of the rink, can each accommodate eight to fourteen people, with three skyboxes for larger groups. The Opies previously funded a 54,000-square-foot addition to the library and established an endowment to support the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Other gifts have enabled the University to pursue excellence in many different areas. Thanks to various campaign donors, Michigan Tech has been able to establish the Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership, positioning students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. The University is expanding and improving facilities for its electrical and computer engineering and computer science and engineering programs, as well as humanities and the mineral museum. Other donors enabled Tech to install lights and artificial turf at Sherman Field and to bring varsity women's soccer to Tech.

Alumni Role

Alumni play a key role in any capital campaign. Electrical engineering alumnus Dave House 65, chairman of Brocade Communication Systems of San Jose, Calif., and a longtime executive at Intel, is chairing the national campaign committee.

"The nation's best universities have grown their endowments, brought internationally recognized scholars to their labs and classrooms, and built topflight facilities where great ideas are fostered," said House. "Michigan Tech is focused on being one of these great universities, and it needs your support to achieve this goal."

House himself is a staunch supporter of Michigan Tech. The House Family Foundation has endowed several professorships, including one held by Tim Schulz, dean of the College of Engineering. A gift from the House Family Foundation enabled the University to purchase the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor in 2006. The House Family Foundation also is currently funding improvements in electrical and computer engineering labs and classrooms.

But a successful campaign depends on more than alumni. All of Michigan Tech's partners--corporations and foundations, as well as friends on campus and throughout the community, state and nation--play a key role in helping the University reach its goal by 2013. Corporations and foundations are responsible for over $35 million of contributions in the campaign to date. Longtime corporate partner General Motors just gave the University $160,000 to support student enterprises, senior design projects, diversity programs and student groups, another in a string of multiple campaign contributions.

"While a robust endowment is essential if we are to continue moving forward, we also need ongoing support for non-endowed programs and student life initiatives," said George Butvilas, chair of the Michigan Tech Fund Board of Trustees. "We want our alumni and friends to know that gifts of all sizes can make an enormous difference, for a single student or an entire program."

Mechanical Engineering Alumni Endow Three Associate Professorships

by Jennifer Donovan, director of public relations

Three faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics are recipients of new endowed associate professorships. ME-EM alumni John Calder and Ron Starr and their wives, Joan Calder and Elaine Starr, endowed the professorships.

Recognized with the endowed positions are Jeff Allen, L. Brad King and Jeff Naber, all ME-EM associate professors. They were honored at a ceremony Friday, Oct. 1, in the Student Success Center of the ME-EM Building.

"This is very special for our department and for Michigan Tech," said Chair Bill Predebon. He introduced the donors and the recipients of the professorships.

Calder and Starr, the alumni who endowed the professorships, were classmates, both graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1967. Both are members of the ME-EM Phase II Campaign Committee Endowing Excellence, which Calder chairs.

Allen's research focuses on two-phase flow in capillary systems, such as those found in the gas flow channels and diffusion media of PEM fuel cells. He received the first Bhakta Rath Research Award this year with his PhD student Ezequiel Medici. He was also inducted into the Academy of Teaching Excellence during 2010. He is faculty advisor to the SAE Aero Design National Competition team.

King studies electric space propulsion systems, including Hall-effect thrusters, ion engines and arc jets. He is a fellow of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts. He leads Tech's collaborative work with the University of Michigan in a recently funded $6 million Air Force National Center of Excellence in Electric Propulsion. He has won the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is faculty advisor to the Aerospace Enterprise.

Naber led the development of an interdisciplinary course in advanced propulsion for hybrid electric vehicles. Aimed at displaced and working engineers, it has been offered three times--on campus and using distance-learning technologies. This work led to a $3 million Department of Energy grant in transportation electrification education, of which Naber is coprincipal investigator. He received the 2010 SAE Forest R. McFarland Award and the 2010 Engineering Society of Detroit Distinguished Service Award. Naber is director of Tech's Advanced Power Systems Research Center and faculty advisor for the SAE Formula Car Enterprise.

Entrepreneurship: the Successful Share Their Secrets

by Marcia Goodrich, senior writer

Dave House '65 opened Thursday's Entrepreneurship and Technology Symposium with a parable drawn from real life.

About 50 years after Leland Stanford built a small, coeducational college in the Valley of Heart's Delight, there were a couple of young graduates who wanted to stay in the community, but unfortunately, all the good jobs were elsewhere. Their professor encouraged them to start their own company nearby and capitalize on the resources of the school. So William Hewlett and David Packard started a little electronics business in their garage, beginning the transformation of the agrarian Valley of Heart's Delight into Silicon Valley, with Stanford University at its core.

Universities are reclaiming their status as incubators of innovation, House said. Thirty percent of the 2010 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award winners are universities. He and seven other panelists then told the crowd what they might do to add their names to that list and make the Copper Country, if not the next Silicon Valley, at least a thriving nursery for technology transfer.

Finding "the next hot thing" is the key to entrepreneurial success, said House, chair of Brocade Communication Systems of San Jose, Calif. "But how to do that?"

To spot those gotta-have things, John Soyring '76, IBM's vice president of global solutions and software, identifies pending "disruptions" to markets and then develops solutions. "We literally bring in Nobel Prize winners" to make predictions, he said. For example: gazillions of baby boomers are getting older and need more health care. The boomer doctors and nurses will soon be retiring, with fewer youngsters ready to take their place. The solution? Electronic medical record keeping to make those health-care personnel more productive.

Any technology that cuts cost and improves efficiency is important, said Alan West, the founding CEO of the Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation (MTEC) Smartzone and now CEO and president of Carmell Therapeutics Corp., in Pittsburgh, Pa. Personalized medicine is a promising field. He referenced a company that is growing cancer cells in petri dishes and applying different chemotherapy drugs to them, with the aim of identifying the best drugs for patients before their treatment begins.

John Rockwell, managing director of DFJ Element in Menlo Park, Calif., also suggested investing "in areas with unmet needs, unsolved problems." Demand for consumer goods in China and India is ratcheting up, putting a huge strain on resources, particularly water and oil. So, he said, look at technology to make clean, fresh water available and to replace oil, both as an energy source and as a raw material in manufactured products.

Kanwal Rekhi '69, founder of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) and managing partner of Inventus Capital Partners in Monte Sereno, Calif., finds opportunities in consumer companies that straddle markets in the US and India.

Holly Hillberg '83 '92, chief technology officer and vice president of Carestream Health Inc. in Rochester, N.Y., seeks innovations that improve global access to health care. "We look for breakthrough ideas that do something completely different." Processes are another area that's ripe for innovation. "We really need to look at efficiencies in work flow, managing data more efficiently," she said.

Ron Van Dell '79, president and CEO of SolarBridge Technologies in Austin, Texas, noted that sometimes companies are blind to hot things. "AT&T invented the technology for mobile communications and decided there was no market for cell phones," he said. The touch screen was initially rejected because "everybody wants buttons," at least until the debut of the iPhone.

Mistakes, House said, are part and parcel of the tech-transfer process. "You have to make lots of mistakes," he said. "Of 10 investments, nine will fail, and one will pay you back 100 times."

Among the mistakes entrepreneurs should avoid is underestimating the effort it will take to succeed, said Shankar Mukherjee '86, president and CEO of Dhaani Systems Inc. of Cupertino, Calif. A bright idea is not enough. "Make sure your core team can work together 24-7 for years," he said, through all kinds of stressful scenarios.

Stay flexible, advised West. "I've never met a business plan that hasn't changed," he said. Successful entrepreneurs know they need to surround themselves with people who are experts in fields they aren't familiar with, including a good CEO. "As soon as you think you know it all, you're doomed," he said.

Building a great product does not happen in a vacuum, Rekhi said. "My approach is to get out early," let customers use a product, and learn from their feedback. "Also, pick one thing," he said. Avoid the engineer's pitfall of piling yet another operation onto a device. "Everyday, ask, 'Am I still on the right track?'"

Don't worry too much about "your" innovation, Hillberg advised. Too often, a product languishes while the principals dispute who gets what. "Don't get hung up on the size of your slice of the pie," she said. Van Dell agreed. "The way to look at is is, 'How do we make the pie bigger?'"

House asked the group to comment on when fledgling entrepreneurs should start looking for capital. For Rekhi, the answer was ASAP. "It's easier to sell a dream than reality," he said.

"We start with the dream, too," said Soyring. But the entrepreneur should also have studied the market and be able to make a case for the product's viability over the long haul. "We are looking for a first of a kind, not a one of a kind."

Be clear about how much funding you need and engage with venture capitalists early in the process, Mukherjee advised. "Ask what they are looking for." Also, solicit investments from early adopters of your technology.

A Tech alumnus asked how to reach decision makers when seeking venture capital. If you can, find someone who knows a firm and get a referral, Mukherjee said. Access can be difficult, Van Dell added. "There's no shortage of filters" at venture capital firms.

An audience member asked the group to address the challenges of luring investment capital to a rural community like Houghton.

"To attract Silicon Valley investors is not easy," West said. He suggested drawing on alumni contacts, both to build an effective team and for advice.

It is easier to raise money in Silicon Valley, Rockwell said. "But things are changing," he added. House agreed. Technology is bringing people together, he said, and corporations are putting together teams with members from all over the world. And the Copper Country has some major advantages, Rekhi noted: clean air and clean water.

As for Houghton's winters, "Look at MIT," Van Dell shrugged. "The question is how to be more marketable, as opposed to saying, 'We're not Las Vegas, we can't do it.'"

An Indian student asked whether they'd recommend staying in the US or returning to India. Mukherjee said that Indian venture capitalists tend to want an immediate return on investment. From that point of view, he said, "I'd stay here." However, it's also critical to know your market and be close to your customer.

Opportunities do exist in India, Rekhi said. Indian entrepreneurs are good at developing products with plenty of features at a lower price and are thus opening markets that haven't been addressed by US entrepreneurs.

When is a new product good enough to release into the market? an audience member asked. "If you are bringing out something new, it will never be perfect," House stated. "Engineers are always adding things," but at some point, you have to draw a line and let all the new ideas go to the next iteration.

A brand new product will never really be great until after it's released and your customers tell you what they really want, the group agreed. "You're not selling a product, you're selling a road map," said Van Dell. "You'll be amazed at the mundane issues that will totally change your outlook."

Arthritis, Soil, Cabaret, and DNA: Students Share their Research

by Dennis Walikainen, senior editor

The Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library was packed recently, but it wasn't full of students cramming. This day, more than fifty students were presenting their research via posters in the bright sunlight streaming in from a wall of windows.

It was a poster session held as part of the University's kickoff of its Generations of Discovery Capital Campaign, coinciding with Homecoming.

Megan Killian, a PhD student in biomedical engineering, discussed her work with arthritis in knees, especially after traumatic injuries. She was looking at what can be done to stop or delay the onset of arthritis after a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a common problem in contact sports.

"I'm looking at the changes in the meniscus," Killian said. "Specifically, how the cells behave, how the meniscus degenerates over a short period of time. I am focusing on the molecular biology and histology, and other students in my lab, Adam Abraham and John Moyer, are looking at the mechanics."

Her advisor, Tammy Haut Donahue (associate professor of mechanical engineering), is developing a better understanding of how the meniscus behaves mechanically and biochemically, and how it responds to injury and degenerative changes.

Together, the inquiry has Killian close to completing her PhD this semester, before she "goes on to a career in research-focused academia."

Nearby, Carley Kratz presented her research in soils. The PhD student in forestry is comparing soil in special plots of the Harvard Forest in Massachusetts and the Ford Forestry Center in Alberta, with an eye toward the effects of warming.

"I'm studying how increased heat and moisture affect the soil microorganisms," she said. "I'm mimicking future temperature and moisture increases to look at global warming, among other areas."

She is focusing on the fungi and bacterial concentrations, she said, especially metabolic changes over time, including increased amounts of carbon cycling (how carbon moves through the global environment). "If more carbon in the soil cycles more rapidly, then that could lead to more carbon in the atmosphere, which could increase global warming," she says.

Her research is sponsored by a US Department of Energy Office of Science graduate fellowship. Adjunct Professor Erik Lilleskov and Associate Professor Andrew Burton (SFRES), also worked on the research.

Kratz's hopes include a postdoc in microbial ecology and an eventual professorship in the Midwest "or wherever life takes me."

A senior in sound design, Nicole Kirch researched potential sound effects for the play, "I Am My Own Wife." Set in Nazi and Soviet East Berlin, the play won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in 2004.

"I looked at the setting of the play and tried to figure out the best sounds," she said.

That meant using items, some old and some new, from Marlene Dietrich audio to a music box to bombs and air raid sounds to John Kennedy's Berlin Wall speech.

"I also worked with an old phonograph, with a wax cylinder," she said. "I didn't want to improve the sound," aiming instead for realistic pops and scratches from the old machine.

The setting is the bar/museum Mulack Ritze in the basement of the protagonist, and Kirch had to account for a wall of shelved memorabilia that is used in the back of the stage in the play.

"I send the sounds through speakers behind it," she said. And she had to create pre- and post-show audio, as well as the sounds that help carry the action, all for a play that was not actually being performed here.

She did "a lot of research while bored last summer." She wants to be a sound effects editor when she graduates.

Finally, Bryan Franklin, a PhD student in computer science, was working with common subsequences of nucleotide sequences.

"This is important because, if one is a close match with another, it can be used to study viruses and illnesses in labs and then apply the findings to humans," he said

He had one major surprise.

"The original, published algorithm I was working with was flawed," Franklin said. "That made it really confusing at first. It was hard to debug."

Franklin made progress, eventually, using multiple parallel processes, to get results faster.

"I was able to get results in 1/6th the time it would have taken on a single processor," he said. "My results are also better than the previous work I based my research on, as it always produces the longest matching subsequence."

After leaving Tech, Franklin wants to continue working as a researcher, either in academia or industry.

Memorial Grove Dedicated

by John Gagnon, promotional writer

In the glow of a pale yellow sunrise and in the chill morning air, sixty people gathered Friday to dedicate a grove of trees that, like leaves on a branch, now grace the east side of campus.

Ninety people had a tree planted along US 41, outside of the Rozsa and Walker, in memory or in honor of someone. Each donated $600 for the opportunity. The site is called the Memorial Grove.

"Trees remember," it is said, and this planting does just that. It symbolizes that "a lot of people care about a lot of people," said President Glenn Mroz at the dedication ceremony.

Ron Helman, a former campus leader, said of the grove: "It's an amazing idea. Well put together. Well promoted." He teases Paula Nutini, who helped coordinate the effort, that he wants to plant a palm tree.

Nutini, of Advancement, said Dan Lorenzetti, a Houghton businessman, was "the driving force" behind this endeavor.

"I'm thrilled to death," Lorenzetti said. Helping with the effort was "a privilege and an honor" for him. "I have the deepest appreciation for the people who made this challenge possible," he said. "This will live on to the next generation."

Lorenzetti owns Superior Block Co. He singled out Tech, in particular, for this initiative, and, in general, for its impact on the local economy. "What's good for Michigan Tech is good for the community, and what's good for the community is good for our businesses," he said, adding that the grove offered the chance for ordinary people to make an extraordinary gift.

Mroz described Lorenzetti, a stalwart supporter of Michigan Tech, as "ever the creative thinker."

Mroz added, "We accomplish a whole bunch of things with one move." He meant a beautiful landscape; an attractive gateway; an enduring remembrance; and a worthy cause that raised $54,000 for scholarships.

Mroz unveiled an elegant plaque at the grove. About four feet square, it is wood on metal, and the wood looks like a tree--a trunk made of walnut and oval leaves made of tiger maple. The leaves, each the size of an avocado, are engraved with the name of the person remembered, and each leaf has a number keyed to a particular tree.

One family, with local roots, came from afar and timed their annual visit to the area to attend the dedication. Annette (Myllyoja) Hibler came from South Carolina; her niece, Kathleen (Pyer) Park, came from Florida; another niece, Karen Pyer, came from Arizona. They showed up to support a friend who lost a daughter, is troubled yet by the loss, and sponsored a tree.

Emotion, then, took root. "It's gorgeous," Hibler said. "It's peaceful."

Etiquette Dinner Ticket Sales Begin Today

All are invited to the Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The annual event is an opportunity for students to dine in a professional setting with faculty, staff and community members, while being introduced to valuable social skills needed to succeed in the business world today. A four-course meal will be served, accompanied by two presentations: dining etiquette and business etiquette.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased during the following times:

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4-5, and Oct. 11-12, from noon to 2 p.m., in Fisher Hall (Aftermath Cafe)

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 1314, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Union Commons

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Wendy Davis at wmdavis@mtu.edu .

This event is coordinated by Career Services, the ExSEL Program, the Society of African and American Men, and the National Society of Black Engineers.

Applications Sought by Pavlis Institute

submitted by the Institute for Leadership and Innovation

The Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership is accepting applications from students in all disciplines to join the program in spring semester.

The program involves a series of seminars, coursework, practicums and a summer international experience, all devoted to developing and honing leadership and communication skills.

A Certificate in Global Technological Leadership is awarded upon successful completion of the program. Students interested in applying must have a minimum of three years remaining before graduation.

Additional information can be found at http://www.pavlisinstitute.mtu.edu . To be considered, the student must submit an application, a letter of recommendation and a resume/information sheet. For admission in January 2011, application materials must be received by Nov. 19.

If you know a student you feel would be an asset to, and benefit from, the program, please encourage them to apply. Inquiries about the Pavlis Institute and application requests should be directed to Paige Hackney at 487-4371 or phackney@mtu.edu .

Library Workshop III: Chemical Engineering Information Resources

Instruction Coordinator David Bezotte (Library) will address information resources for chemical engineering at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, and at 1 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 12, in Library 244.

The quantity of scholarly information in chemical engineering provided on your desktop through the library's website continues to increase. Learn how to access an online guide to chemical engineering information and receive an introduction to three e-book resources:

* SpringerLink e-Books, a collection of online book chapters, journal articles and reference works.

* Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, an online encyclopedia containing a wide scope of articles on chemical substances, including their properties, manufacturing and uses. Articles are written by prominent scholars from industry, academia and research institutions.

* Knovel Chemistry and Chemical Engineering full-text handbooks of technical information, including Knovel Critical Tables, Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook, Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, Chemical Properties Handbook, and more.

For more information, contact the library at 487-2507.

Webinar: Voices from the Senior Level

Student Affairs and the Professional Development Committee are sponsoring a webinar, "Voices from the Senior Level: A Panel to Learn More About the Work of Senior Level Administrators," from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15.

Panelists will discuss skills needed to make policy; navigate institutional politics; handle a position of power; and understand the complexities of implementing change--regardless of one's position in an institution.

This webinar will feature the following panel:

* Julie Wong, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Colorado at Boulder
* Henry Gee, vice president of student services, Rio Hondo College
* Mamta Accapadi, dean of student life, Oregon State University
* Evette Castillo Clark, assistant dean of students, Tulane University
* Daisy Rodriguez Pitel, advanced program manager-student services, Pima Community College-West Campus

The location of the webinar will be included in the confirmation email.

Seating is limited. Register by Friday, Oct. 8, by contacting Lynda Heinonen at 487-1832 or lheinone@mtu.edu .

Giveaways

Biomedical Engineering has the following:
* Drafting table, 5 feet by 5 feet by 3 feet
* Air conditioner, three-ton
* High voltage power supply
Contact Michael LaBeau at 487-3655 or malabeau@mtu.edu .

University property may only be transferred between departments. It may not be given or sold to individuals.

On the Road

Youth Programs took their Mind Trekkers STEM road show to an event at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in West Bloomfield Saturday, Oct. 2. The Mind Trekkers is made up of Youth Programs staff and undergrads: Victoria Demers, Steve Elsesser, Destine Clark, Olivia Zajac, Andrew Kennedy, Mack Reese, Ryan Proulx, Nick Riegel, Marisa Hoerauf and Kate Little. Over 2,000 Cub Scouts and their parents took part in hands-on STEM activities, learning the science behind the mysteries.

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The University Transportation Center for Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-MiSTI) sponsored the International Conference on Sustainable Concrete Pavements, Sept. 15-17, in Sacramento, Calif. The conference, organized by Federal Highways Administration and the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, highlighted current practices, challenges and future directions of sustainability in the concrete pavement industry.

Director Larry Sutter (UTC-MiSTI) and Assistant Director Beth Hoy (UTC-MiSTI) attended the conference, along with Assistant Professor Amlan Mukherjee (CEE) and graduate student Darrell Cass (CEE). Cass presented the paper, "Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Concrete Highway Construction Projects Using an Integrated Life Cycle Assessment Approach." The paper, authored by both Mukherjee and Cass, was presented as part of the session on Sustainable Design and Construction Considerations.

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Assistant Director John Velat and Technical Editor and Web Coordinator Scott Bershing (Tribal Technical Assistance Program--TTAP) assisted the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) with the 2010 Michigan InterGovernmental Transportation meeting on Sept. 22 in Mt. Pleasant. At the session, Velat also gave a presentation on the "Rumble on the Rez" safety initiative project, which is a joint effort between TTAP and the Roadway Safety Foundation, to produce educational materials and a video highlighting the benefits of installing rumble strips and the potential benefits in Indian Country.

In Print

Professor Barry Solomon (Social Sciences) published a paper, "The Transition to Second Generation Biofuels in the United States: Will it be Feasible and Sustainable?" in Geographische Rundschau (International Edition), Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 16-20, 2010.