Position Title: Fluidization Experimentalist

A full-time, one year appointment with the possibility of extension is now open for Post-Graduates or Post-Doctorals in chemical or mechanical engineering or a related field with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, WV. The two selected applicants will work on the development and application of novel measurement and control technologies for gas-solids multiphase systems, including fluidized beds, riser flow, and standpipe flow.

For more information, visit http://www.orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html.


Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

The next due date for Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) applications is June 6, 2015. As a reminder, GRIP is a professional development opportunity for NSF Graduate Fellows.  

Internships are available to all NSF Graduate Research Fellows. Applicants must be active NSF Graduate Fellows within the five-year fellowship term, “on tenure” or “on reserve.” Active Fellows must be enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward their degrees, and have fulfilled all GRFP reporting requirements. For some agencies, Fellows must be U.S. citizens. A Fellow may submit one application per Partner Agency and may apply to a maximum of two Partner Agencies per fellowship year.

 Details are available on the NSF GRIP webpage and in the GRIP Dear Colleague Letter that describes the eligibility and application process.

Graduate Student Writing Groups

At the Multiliteracies Center, in Walker room 107, we offer Graduate Student Writing Groups for graduate students at any level.

The groups are available for working on projects (planning and writing), proposals, conference papers, posters, presentations and defenses. They are discussion based to allow students to explain their project to other students and get feedback from peers. Evidence shows that we retain 75 – 90% of what we teach others as opposed to only 10% of what we read. Continue reading

Seminar on Submitting your Dissertation, Thesis, or Report

Students planning on finishing a dissertation, thesis, or report in spring 2015 or summer 2015 are invited a seminar designed to help students understand the submission process and answer questions about it. Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time, or information on how to join us online.

If you are unable to join us, this seminar will be taped and available online after the event.

Information on submitting, formatting, and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.

Nominations open for the 2015 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Please submit nominations to the Graduate School no later than 4pm, June 17, 2015, following our online instructions. This year, nominations are being accepted from dissertations in the fields of:

  1. biological and life sciences
  2. humanities/fine arts

Michigan Tech may nominate one student in each field. PhD students who have completed all of their degree requirements between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2015, are eligible. The fields of competition for 2016 will be Social Sciences and Mathematics/Physical Sciences/and Engineering.

Nominations must be delivered to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School no later than 4 p.m. on June 17, 2015; e-mail nominations are preferred.  Contact Debra Charlesworth (ddc@mtu.edu) if you have any questions about the competition.

Faculty – Isotope Geochemistry

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, this posting seeks motivated faculty researchers who currently hold a full-time position at a degree-granting research institution interested in performing research as part of the Analytical Biogeochemistry Team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory. One objective of the geological and environmental sciences focus area is to develop and demonstrate a protocol for the use of natural geochemical tracers to monitor subsurface systems. Specific tracers of interest include naturally-occurring isotopes and natural bulk geochemical signals.

For more information, please visit http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html


Post-Doctoral Researcher in High-Throughput Computational Screening of CO2 Capture Materials

A highly motivated post-doctoral associate is sought to participate in the development of a new, innovative high-throughput computational tool suite for the prediction of materials properties in carbon capture materials. Specifically, the goals of this project will be to simulate a large database of materials and their associated carbon-capture-relevant properties and coordinate with the tool set of the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) in order to optimize on carbon capture material and process simultaneously.

For more information, please visit http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html


Fall 2015 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2015 finishing fellowships are now being accepted, and are due no later than 4pm, June 8, 2015 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan. The Graduate School anticipates funding up to ten fellowships with support ranging from $2000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

Australia’s Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships Program

ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships Program. This program is an internationally competitive, merit-based program that provides up to AUD $272,500 (USD $213,295) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

Opportunities include:

  • Postgraduate coursework or research for up to 4 years.
  • Postgraduate and postdoctoral research for 4-6 months.
  • Professional development opportunities for 1-4 months.

Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances, tuition, health insurance, and monthly stipends. For more information or to apply, please visithttp://orau.org/endeavourscholarships/. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2015. For any questions, please email endeavor@education.gov.au