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We are seeking energetic, independent, responsible students to join this project as undergraduate students.
Strong language skills in Spanish is a plus; the culmination of these undergraduate programs will involve work in Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala or Nicaragua.
This project features two different programs for undergraduate students:

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This program begins with basic theory and applications of remote

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Michigan Technological University

Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

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1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI  44931-1295  

phone: 906.487.2531  fax: 906.487.3371



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Aqua Terra Tech “Enterprise” project in Nicaragua and Ecuador






MTU created the Enterprise Program to allow students a unique curriculum path for developing and practicing technical and business skills in a multidisciplinary setting where an emphasis is placed on projects and business. The Boaco project focuses on water treatment, water supply engineering, watershed resource protection, and development of new sources of clean water. The project uses a combination of ground-based geophysical exploration, satellite-based GPS and land cover analysis, and field engineering. In Ecuador, students will be performing geophysical surveys to identify potential sources of groundwater for the city of Quito.

Program contact: Dr. John Gierke

For more information, please see Aqua Terra Tech

The Remote Sensing Minor program




sensing, followed by opportunities to specialize in Data and Signal Processing, Data Management, Applications and Special Research Projects. A new aspect of the minor program involves more focused training, specifically in support of the natural science agencies and observatories of Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. This training culminates in field study in one of these countries, in order to help develop and apply practical applications of remote sensing.







Program contact: Dr. Bill Rose

For more information, please see Remote Sensing Institute