October 26, 2020


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MTU and Northwestern Michigan College to Collaborate on Great Lakes Research

Michigan Technological College and Northwestern Michigan Faculty (NMC) have formalized their intent to collaborate on...

Michigan Technological College and Northwestern Michigan Faculty (NMC) have formalized
their intent to collaborate on Excellent Lakes research, with a emphasis on maritime technologies,
freshwater science and specialist progress.

At a signing ceremony held Wednesday, Sept. sixteen, Michigan Tech President Rick Koubek
and NMC President Nick Nissley observed their shared mission and complementary strengths
in advancing Excellent Lakes research, as well as their aim to collaborate in creating
an internationally identified centre of excellence in freshwater science and research.

Less than a two-12 months Memorandum of Comprehension, the College and NMC agreed to:

  • cooperatively acquire maritime technologies and operations ideas,
  • lover on freshwater science and research projects, and
  • collaborate on specialist progress projects that showcase Michigan Tech science
    and technologies progress and NMC workforce progress programming

“I am in particular grateful to Andrew Barnard at the Excellent Lakes Analysis Heart along with Man Meadows for their leadership and expertise,” said Koubek. “Our partnership
with Northwestern Michigan Faculty reiterates our mutual dedication to the security
and rehabilitation of the Excellent Lakes ecosystem and assists to assure the financial longevity
of our location and our state well into the long run.”

“The collaboration is a terrific chance to reimagine this vital perform for the
long run,” said Nissley. “Not only does it create upon the existing expertise of NMC’s
Excellent Lakes Water Studies Institute, led by Hans Van Sumeren, but amplifies it as a result of
the property of a trustworthy lover, Michigan Technological College. Together we are
accomplishing terrific factors for our location.”

Wednesday’s signing builds on a record of collaboration in between the public institutions
that dates again approximately 30 yrs. Past 12 months, the two institutions signed 7 new articulation agreements that make it possible for engineering college students to complete their initial two yrs 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 location. In March 2019, the College announced
a 3-12 months Memorandum of Comprehension built to investigate collaborative options in the Grand Traverse space. The memorandum
incorporated exploration of educational options and expert services with and as a result of NMC.

The MOU signed Wednesday demonstrates MTU and NMC’s mutual intentions to acquire and put into action
collaborative functions and is not intended to generate binding or legal obligations
on both get together.

Michigan Technological College is a public research college, house to much more than
7,000 college students from 54 nations. Launched in 1885, the College delivers much more than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma courses in science and technologies, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, health and fitness professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple of miles from Lake Superior.