WIE is a week-long summer camp for high-achieving young women in grades 9-11. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech, participants spend the week exploring future careers in engineering. They learn about multiple engineering fields, complete group projects, and more - creating a more diverse future workforce.
Stamp sand in Upper Peninsula, Michigan is the result of copper mining activity leading to soil with high levels of copper and low levels of nutrients. We plan to perform a pilot scale study to test the effect of natural plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) isolated from Torch Lake sediment on plant growth, metal uptake and soil health under field conditions (Torch Lake site).
Aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (growing plants without soil) in a recirculating, mutually-supporting system. The Michigan Tech community benefits from the on-campus demonstration of a unique engineered system, and several educational and outreach efforts make use of the system. We will continue and expand on this project with Superior Ideas funding.
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