Michigan Technological College and Northwestern Michigan Faculty (NMC) have formalized
their intent to collaborate on Excellent Lakes research, with a concentration on marine technological innovation,
freshwater science and skilled advancement.
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 Excellent Lakes research, as effectively as their objective to collaborate in building
an internationally regarded heart of excellence in freshwater science and research.
Under a two-year Memorandum of Comprehending, the College and NMC agreed to:
- cooperatively build marine technological innovation and operations programs,
- lover on freshwater science and research projects, and
- collaborate on skilled advancement projects that showcase Michigan Tech science
and technological innovation advancement and NMC workforce advancement programming
“I am especially grateful to Andrew Barnard at the Excellent Lakes Study Centre alongside with Male Meadows for their management and experience,” claimed Koubek. “Our partnership
with Northwestern Michigan Faculty reiterates our mutual dedication to the safety
and rehabilitation of the Excellent Lakes ecosystem and assists to make sure the financial longevity
of our area and our point out effectively into the long run.”
“The collaboration is a great possibility to reimagine this crucial do the job for the
long run,” claimed Nissley. “Not only does it make on the existing experience of NMC’s
Excellent Lakes Water Studies Institute, led by Hans Van Sumeren, but amplifies it as a result of
the assets of a trustworthy lover, Michigan Technological College. With each other we are
accomplishing great issues for our area.”
Wednesday’s signing builds on a background of collaboration involving the public institutions
that dates again nearly 30 years. Previous year, the two institutions signed seven new articulation agreements that make it possible for engineering pupils to finish their to start with two years of study at NMC
and then transfer to Michigan Tech with junior standing.
The new MOU also demonstrates Michigan Tech’s continued commitment to northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse area. In March 2019, the College introduced
a a few-year Memorandum of Comprehending created to take a look at collaborative opportunities in the Grand Traverse location. The memorandum
bundled exploration of academic opportunities and companies with and as a result of NMC.
The MOU signed Wednesday displays MTU and NMC’s mutual intentions to build and apply
collaborative pursuits and is not meant to develop binding or legal obligations
on possibly party.
Michigan Technological College is a public research university, home to much more than
7,000 pupils from 54 nations. Founded in 1885, the College features much more than
120 undergraduate and graduate diploma applications in science and technological innovation, engineering,
forestry, company and economics, well being professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple of miles from Lake Top-quality.