Category Archives: Academics

Funded Graduate Research Assistant (PhD or MS) available at Villanova

Dr. Elmer is looking for a GRA (Ph.D. or M.S. track) to perform research in the area of blood substitute development. Specifically, the project aims to develop a substitute for donated blood that is based on earthworm hemoglobin. The GRA would be responsible for purifying the earthworm hemoglobin, chemically modifying the protein, and observing transfusions of the material into mice at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with our collaborator, Dr. Osheiza Abdulmalik.

Check out Dr. Elmer’s research, and more about Villanova College of Engineering at :
http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/research/clusters/bio/drugDiscovery.html

Interested Students can apply at: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/grad/admission/apply.html

Please Contact Jacob.Elmer@villanova.edu with any questions.



Two More Workshops Offered in Michigan Tech Graduate School’s Professional Development Program

There is space available in the remaining two workshops in the Graduate School’s Professional Development Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Advisors, encourage your students to attend these workshops. Students from the Colorado School of Mines participate via Zoom. The workshops will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursdays in Admin 404.

The topics for the second half of the semester are:

  • Tomorrow (March 22): Sustainability/Ethical STEM culture and social innovation, by David Shonnard (ChE/SFI)
  • April 12: Publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, by a panel of journal editors

The series is coordinated through the Graduate School with funding from NSF. The workshops are most appropriate for postdocs and third and fourth year PhD students but all interested people may attend, space permitting.

Register for each seminar online to reserve your seat and obtain the room location and a reminder prior to the event.

Additional information is found on our blog.

By the Graduate School.


Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Application Workshop and Info Session

The Pavlis Application Workshop is at 6 p.m. tonight (March 21) in Dillman 203. Pavlis Honors Ambassadors will lead an interactive workshop that will guide students through the process of creating their Seelio e-portfolio profile. Afterwards students and staff will be available to answer questions.

The Pavlis Honors College is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference.

If you know of a student who may be interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited. Find out why success means more than GPA, visit honors.mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


NEW COURSE in Forest Biomaterials at Michigan Tech

Hi everyone,

I wanted to put a plug in for a new 3-credit course in Forest Biomaterials that will be offered starting next fall and will be the core course in a new interdisciplinary minor in Forest Biomaterials (subject to approval).

Though housed in SFRES, this course will be co-taught by instructors from a wide variety of disciplines. Students will get a taste of the current state of the forest industry, forest types and management, wood properties and science, product development (structural engineering, chemistry, and chemical engineering), economics and policy, life cycle analysis and systems analysis, among others. It has no pre-reqs and is open to all majors.

I think that this will be a very interesting course and well worth taking if you have room for it in your schedule.

Details are below:

FW 3097 – Forest Biomaterials
Time: TR 9:10-10:50 am
Examines the nature and use of forest biomaterials and their role in the larger economy. Local and global advantages and challenges for using forest biomaterials will be addressed within the context of sustainability, covering topics such as economics, material and product engineering, policy, life cycle analysis, and supply chain management.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

Cheers,
Dr. Ong


Scholarship Webinar Now Available

Get Your Scholarship Application Noticed: Webinar Recording

If you missed the webinar you can now view the recording and download the PowerPoint.

You may hear various suggestions about the best way to submit a quality scholarship application. The truth is, this is a personal journey – your experiences and how you approach the application is unique. No one single thing will make an application stand out—but if you follow these suggestions, your application will be noticed for its completeness and professional presentation.

The presentation discusses researching scholarships that are right for you, understanding eligibility and deadlines, getting organized, following directions, preparing a great essay, tracking your application.

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Michigan Tech Nominations open for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships

Applications are being sought for Summer and Fall 2018 KCP Future Faculty Fellowships, a program funded by the State of Michigan.  Applications are due no later than 4pm on April 9, 2018.  KCP fellowships provide students up to $20,000 (MS students) or $35,000 (PhD students) to pursue their degrees.  The Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.

The goal of the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship program is to increase traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing teaching careers in postsecondary education.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be a Michigan resident (contact the Graduate School for questions).
  • Be accepted into his or her Michigan Tech graduate program of choice.
  • Be planning and able to teach or secure an administrative position in postsecondary education.
  • Not have received another KCP Fellowship award for the same degree level (master’s or doctorate).
  • Not be in default status on any guaranteed student loan and/or a KCP fellowship.

A complete application will include:

  • A 1-2 page statement of purpose written by the student as it applies to the KCP fellowship goals
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes positions held, fellowships received, current funding, and expected funding, if applicable
  • A letter of support from the graduate program (chair, dean, program director, or advisor) detailing:
    • the merit of the candidate.
    • how the student will contribute to the diversity of the program.
    • willingness to provide financial support to supplement the KCP funds.
    • the mentoring plan for the student.
    • if the student has already earned a graduate degree, the letter must also address why a second graduate degree is necessary in order to obtain employment in post-secondary education.

Please submit complete applications to the Graduate School, attention Dr. Debra Charlesworth (a single PDF via e-mail to gradschool@mtu.edu is preferred).  The review panel will also consider the candidate’s application to Graduate School (for students entering in the next academic year) and current Michigan Tech transcript (if applicable).

Additional information on the KCP fellowship is available on our web page.



Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus.

Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you know of a student who may be interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited. Find out why success means more than GPA: honors.mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


More Job Opportunities for Post-Docs/Early Career Graduate Students

Research Assistant Professor for SEAD Education Assessment and Evaluation

The Center for Research in SEAD (Science, Engineering, Arts, Design) Education (CRSE) is seeking a dynamic Research Assistant Professor for SEAD Education Assessment and Evaluation. This researcher is responsible for design and development of research studies, assessment tools, and evaluation procedures to analyze and report on outcomes related to the collective mission of the Center for Research in SEAD Education (CRSE) and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech (ICAT).

For additional details and to apply, visit https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/83870. Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility.