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August 2016

AWRI In the News

“Project Clarity Monitoring”
Discovery News, August – September 2016
The research AWRI is doing for Project Clarity is mentioned.  There is a photo with Maggie Oudsema in it.

“Muskegon: Muskegon Lake Boat Tour”
bestevents.us (an online source), August 2016
The Lakeshore Museum Center is hosting a Muskegon Lake History and Restoration Boat Tour on the AWRI research vessel W. G. Jackson on September 8.

“Muskegon mixed-used development embraces long-time industrial shoreline”
MiBiz, August 22, 2016
Al Steinman is quoted regarding the water quality and history of Muskegon Lake.

“John Austin, dedicated advocate for public education, runs for third State Board term”
LegalNews.com, August 24, 2016
Al Steinman is mentioned as a co-author with John Austin on the publication “Michigan’s Blue Economy”.

“DEQ awards Michigan Universities more than $240,000 to address harmful algal blooms”
MIDEQ Bulletin, August 25, 2016
GVSU was awarded $83,573 to develop new monitoring methods to rapidly detect the presence of toxin-producing blue-green algae and determine whether they are producing cyanotoxins at the cellular level. Rick Rediske, Charlyn Partridge, and Kevin Strychar are co-PIs on this project.

“Universities awarded grants to study harmful algae blooms”
Chippewa.com, August 26, 2016
GVSU was awarded $83,573 to develop new monitoring methods to rapidly detect the presence of toxin-producing blue-green algae and determine whether they are producing cyanotoxins at the cellular level. Rick Rediske, Charlyn Partridge, and Kevin Strychar are co-PIs on this project.
(this article was covered by many sources nation-wide)

“Reports from Grand Valley State University provide new insights into Chalcogens (Tracing the seepage of subsurface sinkhole vent waters into Lake Huron using radium and stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen).
NewsEdge.com, August 30, 2016
Bopi Biddanda is one of the researchers on this project.

LMC Events

August 3
Sixth grade students from Bellevue Middle School (Eaton County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson

August 4
Students from the West Ottawa Migrant Program (Ottawa County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson

August 4 and 22
The West Michigan GLSI held a teacher meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

August 5
Staff from GVSU’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies held a meeting at the Lake Michigan Center and enjoyed a tour of AWRI facilities. 

August 9
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) held a board meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

August 18
The Black Women’s Political Caucus held a “Meet & Greet” at the Lake Michigan Center.