October 26, 2021


Connecting People

MTU and Northwestern Michigan College to Collaborate on Great Lakes Research

Michigan Technological University and Northwestern Michigan Faculty (NMC) have formalized
their intent to collaborate on Good Lakes investigate, with a target on marine engineering,
freshwater science and specialist progress.

At a signing ceremony held Wednesday, Sept. 16, Michigan Tech President Rick Koubek
and NMC President Nick Nissley noted their shared mission and complementary strengths
in advancing Good Lakes investigate, as nicely as their target to collaborate in building
an internationally recognized heart of excellence in freshwater science and investigate.

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

  • cooperatively develop marine engineering and functions programs,
  • companion on freshwater science and investigate assignments, and
  • collaborate on specialist progress assignments that showcase Michigan Tech science
    and engineering progress and NMC workforce progress programming

“I am in particular grateful to Andrew Barnard at the Good Lakes Investigation Middle together with Dude Meadows for their leadership and abilities,” explained Koubek. “Our partnership
with Northwestern Michigan Faculty reiterates our mutual determination to the safety
and rehabilitation of the Good Lakes ecosystem and helps to make sure the economic longevity
of our region and our point out nicely into the upcoming.”

“The collaboration is a great possibility to reimagine this significant get the job done for the
upcoming,” explained Nissley. “Not only does it create upon the existing abilities of NMC’s
Good Lakes H2o Experiments Institute, led by Hans Van Sumeren, but amplifies it as a result of
the property of a trusted companion, Michigan Technological University. Alongside one another we are
accomplishing great issues for our region.”

Wednesday’s signing builds on a historical past of collaboration involving the public institutions
that dates again almost 30 years. Last 12 months, the two institutions signed seven new articulation agreements that allow engineering pupils to comprehensive their initially two years of examine at NMC
and then transfer to Michigan Tech with junior standing.

The new MOU also demonstrates Michigan Tech’s ongoing commitment to northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse region. In March 2019, the University declared
a a few-12 months Memorandum of Knowledge built to discover collaborative possibilities in the Grand Traverse space. The memorandum
involved exploration of academic possibilities and providers with and as a result of NMC.

The MOU signed Wednesday reflects MTU and NMC’s mutual intentions to develop and apply
collaborative actions and is not supposed to create binding or lawful obligations
on possibly party.

Michigan Technological University is a public investigate college, home to much more than
seven,000 pupils from fifty four nations around the world. Founded in 1885, the University gives much more than
120 undergraduate and graduate diploma programs in science and engineering, engineering,
forestry, business 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 of miles from Lake Excellent.