Lake Superior Research Institute Celebrating 50 Years

October 04, 2017 08:06 AM

UW-Superior's Lake Superior Research Institute is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

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For those who don't know, they're an applied environmental research institute located on campus. Institute director, Dr. Matthew TenEyck, explains that 21 full-time researchers work for the program. They investigate subjects such as water quality in Lake Superior or assessing microbial contamination in local beaches around the Twin Ports.

Working with the researchers are student employees that learning about applied research.

"It's different than a typical classroom, " Dr. TenEyck says.

The celebration kicks off Thursday, October 4 with a welcome reception and a "romp down memory lane." That'll take place at the Yellowjacket Union on UW-Superior's campus.

On Friday, a conference takes place, also at the Yellowjacket Union, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Different guests will be presenting on the institute's early years leading up to where they are at today. A free Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A social and dinner follows that evening with a talk from keynote speaker Alexandra Cousteau.

Things wrap up on Saturday with a breakfast with a presentation on the future of LSRI.

The events are free and open to the public. Call (715)-394-8452 or click here to register.


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