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Mobility @ Michigan Tech Thursday, April 20 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Michigan Tech is pleased to announce its inaugural Mobility Summit, which will occur on campus Thursday, April 20 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Kirk Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be the featured keynote speaker. The summit will include poster presentations, research discussions/visioning in the broad theme of mobility technologies (similar to the recent Tech Talks), and a lunch session with MDOT Director Steudle. The event is being organized by Michigan Tech’s mobility-affiliated research centers and institutes, the Vice President for Research, and the College of Engineering.

Please “save the date” to join this important discussion and RSVP by clicking here. If you have contacts external to Michigan Tech that would be interested in joining this discussion, please forward this invitation so we can include them as materials are disseminated.

If you and/or your students are interested in presenting a mobility-related poster during the morning research session, please fill in this interest form by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 7. If you have questions about presenting a poster, please contact Pam Hannon in the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute for more information (906-487-3065 or

Additional information and a more detailed agenda will be sent to registered attendees in the coming days.

Thursday, April 20 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby

Panel Discussion on “Economics of Climate Change” April 6

Economics Club at Michigan Technological University presents Panel Discussion on “Economics of Climate Change”.
Thursday, April 6 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
EERC 100, Michigan Technological University

Panelists include:

Dr. Gary Campbell (School of Business and Economics)
Dr. Sarah Green (Chemistry)
Dr. Nancy Langston (Social Sciences)
Dr. Jessica L.McCarty (Michigan Tech Research Institute)
Dr. Craig Waddell (Humanities)
Drinks and snacks will be served.

Federal Science Partners March 3 update

Includes discussion on budget priorities (increase defense, decrease other areas).

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NSF Hearing Before House Research and Technology Subcommittee – The Director of the National Science Foundation is expected to testify before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology on March 9.  Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) is expected to chair this hearing.  This will NSF’s first opportunity to testify on its programs and activities since the 115th Congress convened in January.

Use of the LSTI MiSeq machine

Dear all,

Trying to gauge the interest in running samples on the MiSeq machine ( )among the LSTI membership ( The MiSeq is a next generation sequencing platform that allows high throughput and depth sequencing of DNA and RNA samples from various sources. If significant interest, I will propose on the next meeting a proposal funded by LSTI to support running some or all of these samples (depends on the number) for free. At this time, if interested,  please send me in an email with:

  1. What type of samples?
  2. How many samples do you expect?
  3. When do you expect them to be ready for analyzes?

Support and assistance for the runs will be provided by Dr. Jennifer Sanders ( If you have any questions please direct them to her.

What I am trying to accomplish is to:

  1. Incentivize the use of the machine, which at the moment is very rarely used.
  2. Train personnel to handle the workflow.
  3. Better understand the cost structure and potential venues for reduction.
  4. The dynamics of sample stream in terms of numbers and workflow.
  5. Identify items that may not be available at this time and need to be purchased.


Victor Busov, LSTI Director,



ASEE Webinars in Jan & Feb: Engineer Your Career – Success for Up-and-Coming Faculty and Professionals

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has just launched the Online Learning initiative, in an effort to engage more diverse members. This initiative is kicking off with webinar series Engineer Your Career – Success for Up-and-Coming Faculty and Professionals. With this series, ASEE hopes to equip students and early career professionals with the knowledge and skills to navigate the processes of securing and navigating first positions.

The January 2017 webinar focuses on ASEE fellowships. The February 2017 webinar explores strategic networks and the building of social capital.

ASEE Winter Webinars – Professional Development for Students

ASEE has recently launched a four-part webinar series for engineering students and up-and-coming faculty and professionals. The first two webinars of the series focus on fellowships and strategic networks. Follow this link to learn more about these webinars, and register today: