MTU and Northwestern Michigan College to Collaborate on Great Lakes Research

Michigan Technological College and Northwestern Michigan Faculty (NMC) have formalized
their intent to collaborate on Wonderful Lakes study, with a aim on maritime technological innovation,
freshwater science and professional development.

At a signing ceremony held Wednesday, Sept. 16, Michigan Tech President Rick Koubek
and NMC President Nick Nissley famous their shared mission and complementary strengths
in advancing Wonderful Lakes study, as perfectly as their purpose to collaborate in building
an internationally regarded middle of excellence in freshwater science and study.

Underneath a two-calendar year Memorandum of Understanding, the College and NMC agreed to:

  • cooperatively create maritime technological innovation and operations programs,
  • lover on freshwater science and study jobs, and
  • collaborate on professional development jobs that showcase Michigan Tech science
    and technological innovation development and NMC workforce development programming

“I am primarily grateful to Andrew Barnard at the Wonderful Lakes Study Centre alongside with Guy Meadows for their management and experience,” reported Koubek. “Our partnership
with Northwestern Michigan Faculty reiterates our mutual commitment to the security
and rehabilitation of the Wonderful Lakes ecosystem and aids to be certain the financial longevity
of our location and our point out perfectly into the long term.”

“The collaboration is a good opportunity to reimagine this significant perform for the
long term,” reported Nissley. “Not only does it construct upon the present experience of NMC’s
Wonderful Lakes Drinking water Research Institute, led by Hans Van Sumeren, but amplifies it as a result of
the assets of a dependable lover, Michigan Technological College. Together we are
accomplishing good items for our location.”

Wednesday’s signing builds on a history of collaboration in between the general public establishments
that dates again approximately 30 yrs. Very last calendar year, the two establishments signed 7 new articulation agreements that make it possible for engineering learners to entire their initially two yrs of examine at NMC
and then transfer to Michigan Tech with junior status.

The new MOU also demonstrates Michigan Tech’s ongoing commitment to northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse location. In March 2019, the College declared
a a few-calendar year Memorandum of Understanding created to examine collaborative prospects in the Grand Traverse place. The memorandum
integrated exploration of instructional prospects and providers with and as a result of NMC.

The MOU signed Wednesday displays MTU and NMC’s mutual intentions to create and put into action
collaborative functions and is not meant to develop binding or legal obligations
on both occasion.

Michigan Technological College is a general public study university, property to far more than
7,000 learners from fifty four countries. Started in 1885, the College delivers far more than
120 undergraduate and graduate degree plans in science and technological innovation, engineering,
forestry, small business and economics, wellness professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a few miles from Lake Top-quality.