MTU and Northwestern Michigan College to Collaborate on Great Lakes Research

Michigan Technological University and Northwestern Michigan University (NMC) have formalized their intent to collaborate on

Michigan Technological University and Northwestern Michigan University (NMC) have formalized
their intent to collaborate on Wonderful Lakes study, with a focus on maritime know-how,
freshwater science and skilled enhancement.

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 effectively as their intention to collaborate in creating
an internationally regarded center of excellence in freshwater science and study.

Beneath a two-12 months Memorandum of Being familiar with, the University and NMC agreed to:

  • cooperatively establish maritime know-how and operations ideas,
  • companion on freshwater science and study assignments, and
  • collaborate on skilled enhancement assignments that showcase Michigan Tech science
    and know-how enhancement and NMC workforce enhancement programming

“I am in particular grateful to Andrew Barnard at the Wonderful Lakes Study Middle together with Male Meadows for their management and abilities,” stated Koubek. “Our partnership
with Northwestern Michigan University reiterates our mutual determination to the safety
and rehabilitation of the Wonderful Lakes ecosystem and aids to be certain the economic longevity
of our area and our point out effectively into the long run.”

“The collaboration is a terrific chance to reimagine this vital do the job for the
long run,” stated Nissley. “Not only does it make upon the present abilities of NMC’s
Wonderful Lakes H2o Research Institute, led by Hans Van Sumeren, but amplifies it as a result of
the assets of a reliable companion, Michigan Technological University. With each other we are
carrying out terrific things for our area.”

Wednesday’s signing builds on a historical past of collaboration between the public institutions
that dates back nearly thirty several years. Final 12 months, the two institutions signed 7 new articulation agreements that make it possible for engineering pupils to comprehensive their first two several years of analyze 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 University declared
a three-12 months Memorandum of Being familiar with made to investigate collaborative options in the Grand Traverse space. The memorandum
included exploration of educational options and companies with and as a result of NMC.

The MOU signed Wednesday displays MTU and NMC’s mutual intentions to establish and employ
collaborative functions and is not intended to produce binding or legal obligations
on both occasion.

Michigan Technological University is a public study college, property to additional than
7,000 pupils from 54 nations around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers additional than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate degree courses in science and know-how, engineering,
forestry, small business and economics, overall health professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a few miles from Lake Outstanding.