Please join us for the Great Lakes Seminar Series featuring Drew Gronewold. Drew will be giving a lecture entitled, Monitoring and modeling the water budget and water levels of Earth's largest lake system.
Daniel G. Brown, Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, has been named the School’s interim dean.
Brown’s appointment, approved April 16 by the University of Michigan Board of Regents, is effective June 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. He succeeds SNRE Dean Marie Lynn Miranda, who will become provost of Rice University.
The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) announces the 2015 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows Program. The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of fields and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a researcher or working professional. This program is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL), with additional positions funded through external grants at CILER.
The University of Michigan recently released a study analyzing the real impacts of raising Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard - the policy mandating the percentage of the state’s electric generation capacity that must be provided by renewable power. The study, sponsored by the University of Michigan Energy Institute, analyzes several scenarios, detailing the changes to different power generation sources such as coal and natural gas, the environmental benefits to the state, and the associated costs under each.
By: Laurel Thomas Gnagey
When Michaela Zint revamped the course Environ 211: Social Sciences and Environmental Problems a few years back, she decided the way to motivate students was to appeal to their desire to make a difference.
"When I began to teach the course, I felt I was lacking engaged students. I wondered what I could do to get them excited and paying more attention in class," said Zint.
So she gave them an assignment to address an environmental sustainability issue. But even that didn't satisfy.