03/04/2020

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Michigan Tech’s World Water Day Moves Online

Michigan Tech will celebrate Globe Drinking water Working day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an artwork
exhibit and poster competition—virtually.

Just a 7 days just after transferring instruction online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester,
Michigan Technological University will celebrate Globe Drinking water Working day in the exact same trend.

Globe Drinking water Working day is a United Nations function celebrated yearly to elevate awareness of
how essential the stewardship of drinking water is for humanity and other creatures. 2020 marks
the twelfth 12 months Michigan Tech has joined in the celebration.

Keynote speaker Joellen Russell is applying robot floats and supercomputers to measure
the ocean and predict future local climate. She will deliver the Globe Drinking water Working day keynote
deal with by means of Zoom on March 23 from four to 6 p.m. Russell is the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished
Chair of Integrative Science and a professor of geosciences, planetary science, hydrology
and atmospheric sciences and utilized math at the University of Arizona. Russell’s
deal with will be recorded so individuals unable to make the stay function can check out it afterwards.

Youth speaker Sophia Kianni will give her deal with about local climate advocacy and her activities
as a youth chief by Zoom March 24 from twelve:30 to two p.m. Kianni is a youth local climate
activist primarily based in Washington, D.C., doing work nationally with Fridays for Upcoming United states
and This is Zero Hour and internationally with Extinction Insurrection. Kianni’s deal with
will also be recorded for individuals unable to make the stay function. 

The digital university student poster level of competition is March 23 from twelve to two p.m. Individuals
will present their posters and judges will give their feedback as a result of Zoom. At this
time 23 college students are signed up to present posters. College students will be awarded dollars prizes
in the subsequent categories: authentic investigation, coursework/informational, and a people’s
option award. 

At last, each Globe Drinking water Working day celebration capabilities an artwork present. The Globe Drinking water Working day
2020 artwork present capabilities “Environmental Graphiti” — a series of digital paintings by Alisa Singer. Singer’s operates ended up produced to
increase community awareness of the science of local climate change. Every of the 23 operates of
artwork is derived from a chart, graph, map, phrase or number relating to a essential truth about
local climate change. Use the interactive campus map to consider a digital tour of the show.

Michigan Technological University is a community investigation university, household to far more than
seven,000 college students from fifty four countries. Founded in 1885, the University provides far more than
120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technological innovation, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, well being professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple of miles from Lake Excellent.