MTU and Northwestern Michigan College to Collaborate on Great Lakes Research

Matthew N. Henry

Michigan Technological University and Northwestern Michigan Faculty (NMC) have formalized
their intent to collaborate on Terrific Lakes exploration, with a concentrate on maritime technologies,
freshwater science and skilled development.

At a signing ceremony held Wednesday, Sept. sixteen, Michigan Tech President Rick Koubek
and NMC President Nick Nissley pointed out their shared mission and complementary strengths
in advancing Terrific Lakes exploration, as perfectly as their target to collaborate in establishing
an internationally acknowledged center of excellence in freshwater science and exploration.

Below a two-12 months Memorandum of Comprehending, the University and NMC agreed to:

  • cooperatively acquire maritime technologies and functions strategies,
  • associate on freshwater science and exploration initiatives, and
  • collaborate on skilled development initiatives that showcase Michigan Tech science
    and technologies development and NMC workforce development programming

“I am specifically grateful to Andrew Barnard at the Terrific Lakes Investigate Heart along with Dude Meadows for their leadership and experience,” said Koubek. “Our partnership
with Northwestern Michigan Faculty reiterates our mutual commitment to the protection
and rehabilitation of the Terrific Lakes ecosystem and helps to be certain the financial longevity
of our location and our point out perfectly into the potential.”

“The collaboration is a fantastic option to reimagine this important function for the
potential,” said Nissley. “Not only does it develop upon the existing experience of NMC’s
Terrific Lakes Drinking water Reports Institute, led by Hans Van Sumeren, but amplifies it through
the property of a trusted associate, Michigan Technological University. With each other we are
carrying out fantastic points for our location.”

Wednesday’s signing builds on a background of collaboration among the public establishments
that dates back again virtually 30 decades. Past 12 months, the two establishments signed seven new articulation agreements that allow for engineering learners to entire their initial two decades 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 location. In March 2019, the University announced
a three-12 months Memorandum of Comprehending built to discover collaborative alternatives in the Grand Traverse location. The memorandum
incorporated exploration of educational alternatives and solutions with and through NMC.

The MOU signed Wednesday displays MTU and NMC’s mutual intentions to acquire and implement
collaborative activities and is not supposed to generate binding or legal obligations
on possibly occasion.

Michigan Technological University is a public exploration college, dwelling to more than
seven,000 learners from fifty four international locations. Established in 1885, the University offers more than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate degree courses in science and technologies, engineering,
forestry, enterprise 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 handful of miles from Lake Excellent.

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