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CDI Social Justice Lecture Series: Winona LaDuke, Native American Activist

Winona LaDuke, Native American activist, environmentalist, writer, and economist is this month’s featured speaker as part of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion’s Social Justice Lecture Series. The presentation will be in the MUB Ballroom exactly one week from today! Mark your calendars for Wednesday 10/25 at 5:30 pm.

Special showing TONIGHT!
If you would like to know more about Winona LaDuke before her visit please stop by Fisher 135 at 7 pm tonight for a free showing of her documentary “First Daughter and the Black Snake.”
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Innovation Week Information

Innovation Week
Next week is the first ever Innovation Week at Michigan Tech. All events are free to attend, although two require advanced RSVP.
Saturday (10/7)
Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition
We are still accepting registrations. If you would like to pitch your idea or business, please email aolaplum@mtu.edu. Even if you can’t pitch, we would love to have you in the audience. The competition starts at 8PM in the Library.
Sunday (10/8)
Generation Startup [Movie]
Watch as six recent graduates put everything on the line to start their own businesses in Detroit. Hosted by Film Board and the Entrepreneurs Club.
Fisher 135 | 8PM
Monday (10/9)
Potential Errors of the Academic Founder
Ted Dacko, CEO of Arbor Dakota Strategies will share general concepts that academic founders should consider when building their company.
MUB Ballroom | 12PM
10X Thinking Workshop
Learn how Google uses 10X thinking to create innovative products. This 5-step process will show how to move from ideas to prototypes.
MUB Alley (Makerspace) | 7PM
Tuesday (10/10)
Innovation Pitches
Successful alumni will judge aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs during their business pitches. Learn what it takes for a venture to succeed!
GLRC 202 | 6PM
Wednesday (10/11)
3D Print Yourself
Find out about the latest innovations in 3D printing technology. The first 10 students to RSVP will be able to create 3D model of themselves.
MUB Alley (Makerspace) | 5PM
Thursday (10/12)
Build-A-Boat
Come hang out with ASME and learn an innovative method to building cardboard boats! Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants.
Fisher 135 | 6PM
Friday (10/13)
Food Fusion
Take a cooking class with renowned chef Tony Craig – owner of Georgina’s Latin Asian Fusion in Traverse City.
DHH Ballroom | 6PM

11th Annual D80 Conference – Oct. 14th

11th Annual D80 Conference

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year to give a platform to the voices of university students serving communities in need, both domestically and abroad. Our conferences highlight service and research work done by students from Michigan Tech and elsewhere, and are open to anybody interested in development, design, and discovery for the poorest 80% of humanity. The public is always welcome.

The theme for the annual D80 Conference is Connect, Collaborate, Create! We are very excited to welcome Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders-USA, as our featured keynote speaker.

The 2017 conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 14th in the U. J. Noblet Forestry Atrium. More information regarding the conference and registration can be found at mtu.edu/honors/D80/conference.

This year’s conference is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s D80 Center, the Sustainable Futures Institute, and the Pavlis Honors College.

There will also be a free showing of Poverty Inc. at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 13th in Fisher 135. This documentary discusses the global and local impacts of the international aid industry through personal and professional experiences.

Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition – Oct 7th

On Saturday, Oct. 7th, in the library, there will be the annual Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition. Around 20 student teams or individuals will compete for prizes by communicating in just 2 minutes, the best business idea they can come up with.

Elevator Pitch 2017 Info

Sneak peak at the prize lineup:

Most Actionable Business

$5000 Berquist Prize (expense account)

1 year Smartzone space and Smart Start Tuition Waiver

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Best Elevator Pitch

$1000 cash

Silicon Valley Experience Ticket

Smart Start Tuition Waiver and Smartzone Virtual Client

 

Best Technological Innovation

$1000 cash Sponsored by MEDC

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

Free patent discovery from Brooks-Kushman ($2500)

Smart Start Program Tuition Waiver

 

Most Disruptive Technological Innovation

$150 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

Free patent discovery from Brooks-Kushman ($1500)

 

Best Green Innovation

$250 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Best Social Innovation 

$250 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Most Economic Impact on the UP

$100 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Best Lifestyle Business

$100 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Audience Favorite

$200 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

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Business Careers Day-Sept 25

All students are cordially invited to join the School of Business and Economics for Business Careers Day at the CareerFEST Tent on Monday, September 25 from 11 a.m-2 p.m.   Also join us for the Business After Hours Social from 4-6 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge (MUB).
This event is designed to provide any students regardless of major with the opportunity to explore business careers to complement their STEM degrees.  You will be able to meet with company representatives to learn about these options.  This event is coordinated by SBE with assistance from Career Services as part of CareerFEST.

Registration for Railroad Night XIII is Now Open!

Registration for Railroad Night XIII and Rail Day & Expo 2017 has officially opened!

Presented by the Railroad Engineering & Activities Club (REAC), this is our showcase event that brings rail industry companies from all over to our very own Michigan Tech. Interact with rail industry employers in a casual environment, which also includes a sit-down dinner and a fascinating keynote! Plus, students will have a chance to win one of many door and raffle prizes during the event – which is covered by our modest $5 registration fee.

This is THE opportunity to ask questions of industry people, build out your network, and of course have fun. This is an exciting event which only comes around once per year!
Registration can be completed online HERE. Or you can stop by in person and register at our table in Fisher Hall Lobby from 10-2 on Friday, September 22nd, along with additional times next week, also in Fisher Hall.
Hope to see you all there!
Aaron Dean – REAC President

Rail Night Flyer



Steel Days – Environmental Engineering

My name is Steven Brandner.  I graduated from MTU in 2012 as an environmental engineer.

This week on campus is industry week and as a part of that various steel manufacturers will be holding a networking event on this Wednesday, Sept 20th.

If there are any environmental engineers who are interested in working with industry or want to learn more we will be having a panel discussion and I will be covering the environmental side of the business.

We will be holding the event in Dow 641 from 4:00-6:00.

I have attached a pamphlet for the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions, steven.brandner1@gerdau.com.

Thanks,

Steven Brandner
Environmental Specialist

Gerdau, St Paul Mill

Steel Day Flyer 2017