Category Archives: Announcements

New Venture Competition Seeks Student Entrepreneurs

mraberMichigan Tech is collaborating again this year with Central Michigan University in the 2015 New Venture Competition. Students from Michigan Tech and CMU who want to start companies will compete for cash prizes and enjoy valuable networking opportunities.

Past Michigan Tech participants have gone on to build successful businesses, helped in part by the connections made in the competition and the prize money awarded.

Intent to compete forms are due to CMU by December 4th. Information about the competition and forms for entry can be viewed online.

For more information and to discuss opportunities for connecting with a mentor contact Mary Raber in the Pavlis Honors College, mraber@mtu.edu or Jim Baker in the Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement, jrbaker@mtu.edu.

Pavlis Fundraiser at Orpheum

Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership Fundraiser at Orpheum Jan. 19:
Support the Pavlis Institute at Michigan Tech while you enjoy live music at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock, Saturday, Jan. 19. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is only $5.

Pavlis inspires international leadership by providing students with an opportunity to implement life-changing projects around the world. Students are equipped with 15 credits of leadership training before embarking on a trip dedicated to inspiring positive change in Pavlis’ partner countries.

Enjoy music by Don’t Feed the Bears, Eryka Vye and Marshall and Lucas Westcott and Heaven Hawkins. There’s also a silent auction featuring items from India and Ghana. Come enjoy some great music, delicious pizza and help Pavlis change the world while representing Michigan Tech and the Houghton/Hancock area.

Scholarship Opportunities for Engineering Juniors, Seniors and Grad Applicants

The Michigan Tech Sustained Support to Ensure Engineering Degrees (SSEED) program (funded by NSF S-STEM) is in its second year of four. In 2011-12, the program awarded 33 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to engineering juniors and seniors. The program awarded five fellowships of $8,000 each to first-year engineering graduate students.

The purpose of the undergraduate scholarships is to improve the retention of upper division engineering students who have financial need and other risk factors that make it difficult to complete their degrees. The purpose of the graduate fellowships is to improve the recruitment of women and minorities to graduate study in engineering.

In 2012-13, the program will again award up to 35 undergraduate scholarships and five graduate fellowships. The program also features mentoring and professional development opportunities. The application deadline is March 15 for undergraduate scholarships and May 1 for graduate fellowships. Share this information with qualified students.

For more information, see SSEED, or contact Michele Miller at 487-3025 or at mhmiller@mtu.edu .