Michigan Tech and Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City have formalized their intent to collaborate on Great Lakes research.
The two year Memorandum of Understanding was signed last week by MTU President Rick Koubek and NMC President Nick Nissley.
The institutions have agreed to cooperate in development of marine technology and operations plans, partner on freshwater science and research projects, and collaborate on professional development projects that showcase Michigan Tech science and technology development and NMC workforce development programming.
The new effort builds on a history of collaboration between the two institutions that dates back nearly 30 years. Last year, the two institutions signed seven new agreements that allow engineering students to complete their first two years of study at NMC and then transfer to Michigan Tech with junior status.