RET Site: PLACE- Promoting Learning About Computational tools and the Environment

This Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Site at Michigan Technological University (MTU) will focus on the application of computational tools for researching environmental engineering systems, an area of research and teaching emphasis at MTU. The research experiences will build on collaborative, well-established, and broad-based multidisciplinary research activities at MTU. Teachers will gain an understanding of how to apply state of the art computational tools to research environmental systems and how to solve environmental problems. The tools and research projects have relevant applications in high school science (earth sciences, biology, chemistry, physics), math, and social studies. Through this RET Site teachers and their students would be provided an understanding of the discipline of environmental engineering and the research process, which is a field that requires growth and growing interest from future practitioners. This is especially societally relevant as 3 of the 14 grand challenges for engineering (National Academy of Engineering, 2015) directly relate to the field of environmental engineering.

  • Focus: Engineering
  • Funder: National Science Foundation
  • Team: Alex Mayer (Principal Investigator), Noel Urban (Co-Principal Investigator), Emily Dare (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Award Number: 1542383
  • Amount: $631,590.00
  • Contact: Emily Dare