5-Day Summer Camp at Michigan Tech for KBIC Middle & High School Students


June 22-26, 2015

A dozen Keweenaw Bay middle & high school students who want to explore the Great Lakes and STEM, attended a 5-day Great Lakes summer camp at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center. The program is funded with a grant from the Michigan Department of Education to the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe Community College (KBOCC).

Students participated in a Great Lakes investigation aboard MTU’s Agassiz research vessel, visited engineering labs (driver simulation, concrete testing and bridge construction, and river hydromechanics), conducted amphibian monitoring at nearby wetlands, visited the local wastewater treatment plant, learned to identify trees and wildlife sign, and sampled college life by eating lunches at Wadsworth Residence Hall.

The camp was coordinated by Joan Chadde, director of the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, in collaboration with Karen Colbert at the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe Community College.

With additional funding provided by:

MTU School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science,

Michigan Tech College of Engineering,

Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering,

Michigan Tech Transportation Institute,

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


For more information, contact program coordinator: Joan Chadde, Director, Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, 906-487-3341 (office) or 906-369-1121 (cell) or email: jchadde@mtu.edu

OR Karen Colbert kcolbert@kbocc.edu