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Doctoral student travels to Antarctica for research training program

(11/06/16 4:32pm)

Scientific research is taking CMU students who are passionate about their studies to all corners of the world.Over the summer, Earth and Ecosystem Science Ph.D. student Erin Collins was accepted into the National Science Foundation Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early Career Scientists, where she was trained how to lead future research projects there, as a principle investigator.

Sink or Swim: Students race cardboard boats across campus ponds

(10/08/16 2:00pm)

With a high outside temperature of 55 degrees, some students decided it was a good day for a boat ride.Groups of students barreled down to the Rose Pond, large cardboard boats in hand as they began strapping on life vests in preparation of the annual Cardboard Boat Race.Held annually before the Central Michigan Homecoming football game, this is the event's 19th year of engineer students racing across two ponds in cardboard boats to reach the finish line before other teams.“Being in the water and everyone cheering me on was the best part.