October 2015

LMC Activities

AWRI was represented at the 9th Biennial State of Lake Michigan/15th annual Great Lakes Beach Association joint conference held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, MI from October 28 – 30.  AWRI personnel in attendance were:  Bopi Biddanda, Delilah Clement, Ben Giffin, Tori Harris, Dave Kraff, Shirley McIntire, Charlyn Partridge, Brian Scull, Michele Smith, and Janet Vail.
Ben Giffin, Tori Harris, Charlyn Partridge, and Brian Scull were members of the discussion panel on qPRC methods, held on October 28.
Janet Vail was part of the plenary session of the State of Lake Michigan Conference.  Janet was on the planning committee for the conference.  She attended the Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordination Council and helped to facilitate a meeting of the Lake Michigan stakeholders.
Shirley McIntire and Michele Smith hosted an AWRI display at the conference.

Bopi Biddanda shared information on available student fellowship opportunities through the Michigan Space Grants Consortium (MSGC) at the Fall Undergraduate Research Fair in Allendale on October 6.  He is quoted in the October 8 issue of the Lanthorn (GVSU’s student-run newspaper) under its coverage of the Research Fair.  Bopi administers all MSGC programs for GVSU.

John Koches hosted a Regional Community Sustainability Partnership meeting with Terry Sabo, Muskegon County Board of Commissioners Chair, and Mayor George Heartwell, City of Grand Rapids, on October 8 to discuss port development.

Shirley McIntire and Janet Vail represented AWRI with a display at a Muskegon STEM event on October 20.

Jim McNair and Kevin Strychar represented AWRI at the annual GVSU Undergraduate Research Fair held on the Allendale campus on October 6.

Al Steinman participated in PACES faculty panel on Research and Travel Grants at the Grand Rapids campus on October 24.