On August 2, 2012 State and federal officials will give a series of talks on the research planned at the Great Lakes Research Center. On the agenda are an introduction by biological sciences professor Charles Kerfoot at 9 a.m., Marie Colton of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 9:20 a.m.; Carl Richards of the Environmental Protection Agency, 9:50 a.m.; Phyllis Green of Isle Royale National Park, 10:20 a.m.; Russell Strach of the US Geological Survey at 10:50 a.m.; and a panel discussion with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials and industry representatives at 11:30 a.m., led by Robert Shuchman, director of the Michigan Tech Research Institute.
9:00 – 12:30
9:00 – 9:20 Welcome Remarks – Dr. W. Charles Kerfoot
9:20 – 9:40 NOAA/GLERL Vision – Dr. Marie Colton
9:40 – 10:00 USEPA Remarks – Dr. Carl Richards
10:00 – 10:20 USCOE Activities – Mr. James Peach, Detroit District
10:20 – 10:40 NPS Great Lakes Needs – Dr. Phyllis Green
10:40 – 11:00 USGS Programs – Mr. Russell Strach
11:20 – 12:30 Panel Discussion – Facilitated by: Dr. Robert Shuchman (MTRI)
- MDEQ: Mr. Steve Casey, District Supervisor - Gwinn
- Ms. Ronda Wuycheck, Coastal Zone Management Program Manager
- Hon.. Patty Birkholz, Director, Office of the Great Lakes
- Tribal Representative: Mr. Bill Mattes, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
- Industry Representative: Mr. Jeff Binkley, Weston Solutions, Inc.
Dedication ceremonies for the Great Lakes Research Center will be held at 2 p.m., followed by guided tours, registration requested.
2:00 - 5:00 Formal Dedication
2:45 – 3:00 Ribbon cutting
2:00 – 2:15 Welcome – Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz
2:15 – 2:30 Chairman, Michigan Tech Board of Control
2:30 – 2:45 Great Lakes Research Center, Guy Meadows
Link: August 3rd and 4th Great Lakes Research Center Activities
Link: Michigan Tech Alumni Reunion Complete 2012 events Link