Category Archives: Research

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.


How does $20k sound? Submit today!

DEBUT Challenge:
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell hold the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge which recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. DEBUT is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to health and clinical problems.

Strong DEBUT submissions will demonstrate a mastery of analytical and design skills and capabilities, the ability to manage the product development process, work effectively in teams, and technical communication skills.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Significance of the problem being addressed
  • Impact of the proposed solution on potential users and clinical care
  • Innovative design
  • Working prototype

Additional prizes will be awarded to entries that also demonstrate:

  • Market potential and economic feasibility
  • Patentability

Read more about the guidelines and the 2017 DEBUT winners.

Encourage your students to apply today! Total prizes of $65K will be awarded. Applications are due May 31, 2018



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.


Michigan Tech URIP Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College reminds faculty that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28.

There are two tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) – Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Faculty are welcome to apply with students with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks).

Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found here.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech URIP Applications Due March 28

Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

by Pavlis Honors College

The Pavlis Honors College reminds faculty that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28.

There are two tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) – Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Faculty are welcome to apply with students with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks).

Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found here.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


New REU in Synthetic Biology at Northwestern in Summer 2018

We are excited to announce that the Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology was awarded a new REU site for summer undergraduate research in synthetic biology (called SynBREU: Synthetic Biology REU). Since the award was just made official, we are under a tight timeline to get the program started and would appreciate your help in spreading the news to all interested undergraduates at your institution, and particularly to all students from minority and underprivileged backgrounds. Applications are due March 15. For full information and a link to the application, please see our websitesynbreu.northwestern.edu


Workshops for Michigan Tech Students

Research Poster Practice Workshop

Do you know of a student who is registered for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium? Tell them to join us for a lightning round of research presentations. They can practice their poster talk and get valuable feedback from Pavlis Honors College Dean Lorelle Meadows.

Workshop will take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow (March 7) in Library 243. Information on past undergraduate research workshops is available here.

Company Research Workshop

Want to impress a job recruiter with your knowledge of their company? How about finding the perfect information to use as questions for your interviewer? J

oin the Van Pelt & Opie Library’s Company Research Workshop to learn the best resources for company research and how to turn info you find into interview questions that are sure to impress.

The workshop is at 5:05 p.m. Thursday (March 8) in Library 242. Register here.

Library Offers Conference Poster Design Workshop

Making a research poster for a conference or other event? The Library’s Conference Poster Design Workshop covers basic tips and tricks for presenting your research and information in a visual format. We’ll also look at resources and tools available at the library to help you design and print your poster. The workshop will be held at noon today (March 6) in Library 242. Register here.



Michigan Tech Library Offers Conference Poster Design Workshop

Making a research poster for a conference or other event? The Library’s Conference Poster Design Workshop covers basic tips and tricks for presenting your research and information in a visual format. We’ll also look at resources and tools available at the library to help you design and print your poster. The workshop will be held at 5 p.m. today (Feb. 26) in Library 242. Register.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.