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Remembering Mike Fraker

Mike Fraker portraitMichigan Sea Grant’s former research program manager Dr. Michael Fraker was a well-respected scientist and dedicated researcher, administrator, advisor, colleague, and friend. He joined Michigan Sea Grant in August 2021 and passed away after a prolongued illness on April 23, 2023. He is remembered for his commitment and passion for Great Lakes science, particularly mentoring the next generation of scientists.

In September 2023, Michigan Sea Grant launched the Michael Fraker Student Research Memorial Fund. Initiated by a gift from Mike’s family and matched by Michigan Sea Grant, the fund supports and expands student opportunities, including undergraduate internships, graduate student research fellowships, and more. The fund is managed by Michigan Sea Grant at the University of Michigan. Please consider honoring Mike’s passion for student research and engagement by contributing to the fund today.