Michigan Tech will rejoice World Water Day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an art
exhibit and poster competition—virtually.
Just a week after shifting instruction on line for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester,
Michigan Technological University will rejoice World Water Day in the same trend.
World Water Day is a United Nations event celebrated per year to elevate recognition of
how important the stewardship of drinking water is for humanity and other creatures. 2020 marks
the twelfth 12 months Michigan Tech has joined in the celebration.
Keynote speaker Joellen Russell is making use of robot floats and supercomputers to measure
the ocean and forecast future weather. She will deliver the World Water Day keynote
address through Zoom on March 23 from 4 to 6 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 University of Arizona. Russell’s
address will be recorded so those not able to make the live event can check out it afterwards.
Youth speaker Sophia Kianni will give her address about weather advocacy and her activities
as a youth chief by Zoom March 24 from twelve:thirty to two p.m. Kianni is a youth weather
activist based in Washington, D.C., performing nationally with Fridays for Future United states
and This is Zero Hour and internationally with Extinction Rebel. Kianni’s address
will also be recorded for those not able to make the live event.
The digital scholar poster competitors is March 23 from twelve to two p.m. Members
will existing their posters and judges will provide their comments by Zoom. At this
time 23 learners are signed up to existing posters. Learners will be awarded money prizes
in the pursuing classes: first investigate, coursework/informational, and a people’s
Lastly, every World Water Day celebration capabilities an art demonstrate. The World Water Day
2020 art demonstrate capabilities “Environmental Graphiti” — a collection of digital paintings by Alisa Singer. Singer’s will work ended up made to
enrich public recognition of the science of weather improve. Every single of the 23 will work of
art is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or amount relating to a vital fact about
weather improve. Use the interactive campus map to just take a digital tour of the exhibit.
Michigan Technological University is a public investigate college, residence to extra than
7,000 learners from fifty four nations around the world. Started in 1885, the University presents extra than
120 undergraduate and graduate diploma applications in science and know-how, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a number of miles from Lake Superior.