2012-04-12 / News

Students Reinventing Michigan Open House at Comfort Inn

Representatives for Students Reinventing Michigan are holding open houses across the U.P. to discuss problems regarding Michigan’s roads and bridges. Mr. Jim Shea, Managing Director of Students Reinventing Michigan will be speaking at the open houses to discuss “our crumbling infrastructure.”

The Students Reinventing Michigan Corporation was established by Jim and Linda Shea to sponsor an annual competition open to all undergraduate and high school students attending Michigan universities, colleges, community colleges, and high schools. Winners receive cash prizes of $10,000 for first place and $5,000 for second place. The goal of the competition is to engage students in finding solutions to contemporary prob- lems that face the Legislature and citizens of Michigan. Each year a different and challenging problem that faces our state will be chosen.

The topic for the 2011 competition was: “How the Legislature Can Improve Michigan’s Infrastructure with Public Support in These Challenging Times.”

Outcomes of the research indicate that Michigan’s transportation infrastructure is crumbling and roads and bridges have been neglected for many years due to inadequate funding. An infrastructure in disrepair is detrimental to Michigan’s economy.

An open house will be held in Manistique on Thursday (today), April 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn. For more information call (248) 640-3619.

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