Formatting and submission help sessions for spring 2017

Are you working on formatting corrections for your dissertation, thesis, or report? Do you need help? Are you unsure where to submit your dissertation, thesis, or report?

Join the Graduate School (gradschool@mtu.edu) for group work hours. These workshops are provided at no charge to students working on a dissertation, thesis, or report. Staff will able to help with the changes required by the Graduate School for these documents in MS Office.  Assistance will also be available for converting documents to PDF from Word and how to make simple corrections and check your document in Adobe Acrobat. The workshops will be in rooms with PCs with University software, or you may bring your own laptop. Distance students may contact gradschool@mtu.edu about remote assistance during these times via web conferencing.  If you need additional help outside of these times, please contact the Graduate School.  On a limited basis, one-on-one assistance may be available. Please contact the Graduate School for more information.

All workshops will be held from 1-3pm on the following dates in Dillman 101 unless otherwise noted:

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 9 – 11am | EERC 723
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 9 – 11am | EERC 723
  • Monday, April 10, 2017 | 11am – 1pm | MEEM 202 – Deadline for spring 2017 is 4pm on April 10th
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 2 – 4pm | Dillman 208
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 12:45 – 2:45 pm | MEEM 202

Using the Advisor and Committee Recommendation form

The Advisor and Committee Recommendation form is a dynamic PDF form used to appoint your advisor and/or committee. As a dynamic form, it will only work in Adobe Acrobat or Reader.  If the hyperlink doesn’t open the PDF as expected, we recommend right clicking on the link, selecting “Save link as…” (or similar option in your browser) and saving the file.  Open Adobe Acrobat or Reader and open the saved form.

The form opens with basic information about you, including your M Number and degree type.

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Summer 2017 PHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Applications for summer 2017 PHF Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, February 14, 2017 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 participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission.
  2. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.
  3. Must be 2 years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
  4. Must not have previously received a PHF Graduate Assistantship.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

  • health research and technology development
  • health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • rural healthcare access, informatics, and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

Summer 2017 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for summer 2017 finishing fellowships being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, February 21, 2017 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.

Graduate Student Writing Group

You are invited to participate in the MTMC Graduate Student Writing Groups, which will begin the first week of the semester.

At the Multiliteracies Center (Walker 107), we offer Graduate Student Writing Groups for graduate students at any level, in any discipline. These groups help grad students meet deadlines, stay motivated, and improve their projects. They are a free and powerful resource many students have found key to their success.

The groups are available for working on projects in any stage of the planning and writing process. This can include proposals, conference papers, posters, presentations, and defenses. The groups are discussion-based, allowing students to explain their projects and receive peer feedback. This helps students develop and polish their writing and ideas.

Those interested in signing up for a group can do so by clicking the following link:

https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forms/d/1xfcphPAN23A6OV8c8WP3X_yc1Q_fXpENDAv6n50DNKM/viewform?usp=send_form

These groups exist to help students overcome procrastination, as well as to provide organizational strategies, sounding boards, and deadlines. The groups meet for 1 hour a week in the Multiliteracies Center and are starting now. Please join us to help yourself and get writing done!

If you have any questions or would like to make another type of appointment, you can reach us at: mtmc.hu.mtu.edu, mtmc@mtu.edu. or 906-487-2007.

Notice to all International Undergrad, Exchange, Transer and Graduate Students

All incoming international undergraduate, exchange, transfer, and graduate students will be required to participate in a series of one-hour Life@Michigan Tech workshops during Track A of the spring semester.  This series was developed to assist international students adjust to Michigan Tech’s academic and social community. These workshops are non-credit bearing and will not be listed on class schedules. Two different sections are open and students should sign up during their international student orientation Rights & Responsibilities session on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

The Life@ Michigan Tech workshops were piloted this past Fall with the encouragement of the Board of Trustees and support from a grant from the State of Michigan. The pre-to-post assessment surveys show a promising increase in all areas from students’ knowledge of services available and awareness of emergency/safety resources to successful adjustment to campus culture.

Please feel free to forward any questions from students to life@mtu.edu.

The Life@Michigan Tech team:
Cassy Tefft de Muñoz,  Beth Lunde, Darnishia Slade, Rhys Edwards,  and Debra Charlesworth

Seminar on Submitting your Dissertation, Thesis, or Report

Students planning on finishing a dissertation, thesis, or report in spring 2017 or summer 2017 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.

NASA Internship Program at Glenn Research Center

The Office of Education (OE) at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) is currently recruiting for the NASA Internship Program at Glenn.  This is a 10-week paid internship program for eligible college students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as paid fellowships for faculty members.  The dates of the two summer sessions are as follows:

  • Session #1:  June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017
  • Session #2:  June 12, 2017 – August 18, 2017

 Participants have the opportunity to work with some of the Nation’s most talented scientists and engineers advancing  careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); and non-STEM majors that lend support to the NASA mission. Participating in internships and fellowship programs is an important part of the personal growth and professional development of college students and faculty.  At NASA GRC, we understand how beneficial these opportunities are for participants of all backgrounds.

All interested faculty members and students, please register to attend our NASA GRC virtual career fair on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 2 – 3:30  p.m. EST.   

The following login/dial-in information is set for the webinar:

Virtual meeting space:  Dial-in Audio Connection:  Toll free (844) 467-6272, then enter passcode 988353. Connect 10 minutes prior to start time,  sign-in with first and last name

 

Vanessa R. Webbs, M.Ed., Internship Project Manager
NASA Glenn Research Center
GRC-Intern@mail.nasa.gov

2017 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowships

Applications for the 2017 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open and are due on Friday, February 3, 2017. The application and more information about the program can befound at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

In the US, the For Women In Science fellowship program awards five post‐doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics who are committed to serving as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Questions should be e‐mail to Rachel Pacifico at rpacifico@us.loreal.com. Application materials are online.