Michigan Tech’s World Water Day Moves Online

Jeffrey Cuebas

Michigan Tech will rejoice Planet H2o Day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an art
exhibit and poster competition—virtually.

Just a week right after shifting instruction on the web for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester,
Michigan Technological College will rejoice Planet H2o Day in the exact same fashion.

Planet H2o Day is a United Nations party celebrated every year to increase awareness of
how crucial the stewardship of water is for humanity and other creatures. 2020 marks
the twelfth year Michigan Tech has joined in the celebration.

Keynote speaker Joellen Russell is working with robot floats and supercomputers to measure
the ocean and forecast potential local climate. She will supply the Planet H2o Day keynote
address through Zoom on March 23 from four to six p.m. Russell is the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished
Chair of Integrative Science and a professor of geosciences, planetary science, hydrology
and atmospheric sciences and utilized math at the College of Arizona. Russell’s
address will be recorded so people unable to make the are living party can enjoy it later.

Youth speaker Sophia Kianni will give her address about local climate advocacy and her activities
as a youth leader by Zoom March 24 from twelve:30 to two p.m. Kianni is a youth local climate
activist primarily based in Washington, D.C., operating nationally with Fridays for Long term United states
and This is Zero Hour and internationally with Extinction Riot. Kianni’s address
will also be recorded for people unable to make the are living party. 

The digital student poster opposition is March 23 from twelve to two p.m. Individuals
will present their posters and judges will supply their feedback by Zoom. At this
time 23 learners are signed up to present posters. Students will be awarded hard cash prizes
in the adhering to types: initial investigate, coursework/informational, and a people’s
selection award. 

Eventually, each individual Planet H2o Day celebration attributes an art clearly show. The Planet H2o Day
2020 art clearly show attributes “Environmental Graphiti” — a collection of electronic paintings by Alisa Singer. Singer’s is effective have been established to
greatly enhance general public awareness of the science of local climate modify. Each and every of the 23 is effective of
art is derived from a chart, graph, map, term or quantity relating to a key simple fact about
local climate modify. Use the interactive campus map to choose a digital tour of the show.

Michigan Technological College is a general public investigate college, property to additional than
seven,000 learners from 54 nations. Founded in 1885, the College presents additional than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma applications in science and technological know-how, engineering,
forestry, company and economics, overall health professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple miles from Lake Outstanding.

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