Michigan Tech will rejoice Planet H2o Working day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an artwork
exhibit and poster competition—virtually.

Just a 7 days right after going instruction on the internet for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester,
Michigan Technological University will rejoice Planet H2o Working day in the similar vogue.

Planet H2o Working day is a United Nations celebration celebrated every year to elevate awareness of
how vital the stewardship of 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 evaluate
the ocean and forecast long term local climate. She will produce the Planet H2o Working day keynote
handle 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 applied math at the University of Arizona. Russell’s
handle will be recorded so those people unable to make the dwell celebration can view it later.

Youth speaker Sophia Kianni will give her handle about local climate advocacy and her activities
as a youth leader by Zoom March 24 from twelve:thirty to 2 p.m. Kianni is a youth local climate
activist centered in Washington, D.C., working nationally with Fridays for Foreseeable future Usa
and This is Zero Hour and internationally with Extinction Riot. Kianni’s handle
will also be recorded for those people unable to make the dwell celebration. 

The digital student poster competition is March 23 from twelve to 2 p.m. Contributors
will current their posters and judges will offer their opinions by way of Zoom. At this
time 23 learners are signed up to current posters. Students will be awarded cash prizes
in the following groups: primary research, coursework/informational, and a people’s
preference award. 

Finally, each individual Planet H2o Working day celebration capabilities an artwork present. The Planet H2o Working day
2020 artwork present capabilities “Environmental Graphiti” — a collection of digital paintings by Alisa Singer. Singer’s works were made to
enrich public awareness of the science of local climate modify. Just about every of the 23 works of
artwork is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or variety relating to a vital truth about
local climate modify. Use the interactive campus map to take a digital tour of the exhibit.

Michigan Technological University is a public research college, property to a lot more than
seven,000 learners from 54 nations around the world. Founded in 1885, the University features a lot more than
120 undergraduate and graduate degree systems in science and technological innovation, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple of miles from Lake Superior.