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MTU and Northwestern Michigan College to Collaborate on Great Lakes Research

Michigan Technological College and Northwestern Michigan University (NMC) have formalized
their intent to collaborate on Wonderful Lakes research, with a aim on maritime engineering,
freshwater science and experienced development.

At a signing ceremony held Wednesday, Sept. 16, Michigan Tech President Rick Koubek
and NMC President Nick Nissley observed their shared mission and complementary strengths
in advancing Wonderful Lakes research, as nicely as their purpose to collaborate in acquiring
an internationally regarded centre of excellence in freshwater science and research.

Below a two-yr Memorandum of Being familiar with, the College and NMC agreed to:

  • cooperatively produce maritime engineering and operations options,
  • partner on freshwater science and research projects, and
  • collaborate on experienced development projects that showcase Michigan Tech science
    and engineering development and NMC workforce development programming

“I am specifically grateful to Andrew Barnard at the Wonderful Lakes Exploration Center along with Person Meadows for their leadership and know-how,” said Koubek. “Our partnership
with Northwestern Michigan University reiterates our mutual motivation to the defense
and rehabilitation of the Wonderful Lakes ecosystem and will help to be certain the financial longevity
of our region and our state nicely into the long run.”

“The collaboration is a excellent prospect to reimagine this significant operate for the
long run,” said Nissley. “Not only does it make on the existing know-how of NMC’s
Wonderful Lakes H2o Reports Institute, led by Hans Van Sumeren, but amplifies it through
the property of a trustworthy partner, Michigan Technological College. With each other we are
carrying out excellent items for our region.”

Wednesday’s signing builds on a historical past of collaboration among the public establishments
that dates back again virtually 30 decades. Very last yr, the two establishments signed seven new articulation agreements that allow for engineering college students to finish their 1st two decades of review at NMC
and then transfer to Michigan Tech with junior position.

The new MOU also demonstrates Michigan Tech’s continued commitment to northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse region. In March 2019, the College introduced
a 3-yr Memorandum of Being familiar with made to explore collaborative chances in the Grand Traverse spot. The memorandum
incorporated exploration of instructional chances and providers with and through NMC.

The MOU signed Wednesday reflects MTU and NMC’s mutual intentions to produce and employ
collaborative activities and is not intended to develop binding or lawful obligations
on both get together.

Michigan Technological College is a public research university, household to extra than
7,000 college students from fifty four international locations. Founded in 1885, the College provides extra than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma systems in science and engineering, engineering,
forestry, organization and economics, wellbeing professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple miles from Lake Top-quality.