National Wildlife Federation seeking 4 graduate students for NWF EcoLeaders Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation is currently seeking four graduate students to support our NWF EcoLeaders Program. Each fellowship is for a term of 4 -6 months (based on student schedule), and while fellows spend various amounts of time on their projects each week, the average amount of time spent will be 40 hours monthly. The fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend, professional development assistance and networking opportunities, and the possibility of academic credit for successful completion of the project, as an independent study or integration of fellowship project into course curriculula.

Graduate students from any college or university within the U.S are applicable. Current and former employees of National Wildlife Federation and former NWF Campus Ecology Fellows are ineligible to apply. Former NWF interns are eligible to apply following one year from their final work date.
http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Get-Involved/Apply-for-a-Fellowship.aspx

The deadline to submit applications is May 7, 2017.


Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy for 2018

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (formerly Women’s Policy, Inc.) has been the home for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy since 2014 (formerly the WREI Fellowships). The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in Congressional offices.

The Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WCPI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, DC, this program is unique—the only graduate level fellowship program on Capitol Hill directly by, for, and about women.

Application materials for the 2018 Class of Fellows are now available! Click the Eligibility and Application tab for more details! The deadline for all application materials is close of business on Thursday, June 1, 2017.


Doctoral Finishing Fellowships

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the awarding of Finishing Fellowships for doctoral candidates. 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.

(listed by nominating department)

Fall 2017 Recipient
Summer 2017 Recipients

Spring 2017 Recipients
Fall 2016 Recipients
Summer 2016 Recipients
Spring 2016 Recipients
Fall 2015 Recipients

Fall 2017 Recipient

Shiva Bhandari

Summer 2017 Recipients

Biological Sciences
Haiping Liu
Yiping Mao

Chemical Engineering
Rachel Martin

Computational Science and Engineering
Zilong Hu

Forest Science
Chathura Gunasekara
Colin Phifer

Mathematical Sciences
Bryan Freyberg

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Mohammad Reza Amini
Shuo Wang
Wentao Yao
Le Zhao

Physics
Mohammad Hosain Teimourpour

 

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Spring 2017 Recipients

Biological Sciences
Cameron Goble

Biomedical Engineering
Yu Wang

Chemical Engineering
Olumide Winjobi

Civil Engineering
Yadong Dong
Chao Zhang

Electrical Engineering
Guna Bharati
Hanieh Deilamsalehy

Environmental Engineering
Anika Kuczynski
Aditya Kumar

Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Sudhir Khodwekar

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Muraleekrishnan Menon Menon Muraleedharan Nair

Rhetoric, Theory and Culture
Jessica Lauer

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Fall 2016 Recipients

Electrical Engineering
Arash Hosseinzadeh
Seyedmehdi Sadatgoltabarestani

Engineering Physics
Bishnu Tiwari 2Bishnu Tiwari

 

 

 

 

Geological Engineering

Photograph of Jordan Mertes, PhD Candidate in Geological Engineering

Jordan Mertes

Geophysics
Federica Lanza

Materials Science and Engineering
Cameron McNamara
Shan Zhao

Physics
Hugo Alberto Ayala Solares
Gaoxue Wang

Rhetoric, Theory and Culture
Lindsay Hingst

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Summer 2016 Recipients

Biological Sciences
Ramkumar-Mohan

Ramkumar Mohan

 

 

 

 

Biomedical Engineering
Yuan Liu 4

Yuan Liu

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering
Abdullahi Salman 3

Abdullahi Salman

 

 

 

 

Zwissler-BonnieBonnie Zwissler

 

 

 

 

Mathematical Sciences
Adrian Pastine 1

Adrian Pastine

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Spring 2016 Recipients

Biomedical Engineering
Hao Meng 1

Hao Meng

 

 

 

 

Chemistry
Talaga-Melanie

Melanie Talaga

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering

Hui Yao 2

 

Hui Yao

 

 

 

 

Engineering Physics
Ran Duan 1

Ran Duan

 

 

 

 

Materials Science and Engineering
Haselhuhn-Amberlee

Amberlee Haselhuhn

 

 

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Fall 2015 Recipients

Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors
Thansuan-Kejkaew

Kejkaew Thanasuan, PhD Candidate

 

 

 

 

Atmospheric Sciences
Joseph Niehaus

Joseph Niehaus,PhD Candidate

 

 

 

 

Noopur Sharma, PhD Candidate

 

Chemical Engineering
Yang_Zhang

Yang Zhang, PhD Candidate

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering
Mohd_Rosli

Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, PhD Candidate

 

 

 

 

Computer Engineering
Lengfei-Han

Lengfei Han, PhD Candidate

 

 

 

 

Environmental Engineering
Peifu Cheng, PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering
Yuan-Yifei
Yifei Yuan, PhD Candidate

 

 

 

Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics
Hasti Asayesh Ardakani, PhD Candidate
Benjamin Savonen, PhD Candidate

Engineering Physics
Boyi-Hao
Boyi Hao, PhD Candidate

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Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) annually solicits for nominations for the MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level.

Fall 2015 Recipients

Biological Sciences
Photograph of Miles Corcoran

Miles Corcoran

 

 

 

Mathematical Sciences
Bryan Greyberg

Fall 2016 Recipients

Environmental and Energy Policy
Amanda Kreuze

Biomedical Engineering
Ameya Narkar

 


Portage Health Foundation Graduate Assistantship

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the awarding of the Portage Health Foundation Graduate Assistantships to provide support to PhD candidates. 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.

Summer 2016 Recipients

Biological Sciences
Photograph of Robert Larson

Robert Larson

 

 

 

 

Chemistry
Photograph of Ni Fan

Ni Fan

 

 

 

 

Chemical Engineering
Maryam Khaksari

Fall 2016 Recipients

Biological Sciences
Ida Fonkoue

Biomedical Engineering

Photograph of Zichen Qian

 

Zichen Qian

 

 

 

Summer 2017

Chemical Engineering
Sanaz Habibi

Chemistry
Shahien Shahsavarri


National Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) Consortium

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2014 awarding of the Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) Fellowship. GEM provides a large network, financial support, and expert knowledge to help ensure student success in competitive academic and professional environments.

Chemistry

Photograph of Christina Welch

 

Christina Welch

 

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Photograph of Abayomi Famuyiwa,

 

Abayomi Famuyiwa


The King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

The King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in post-secondary education.

Spring 2017 Recipients

Rhetoric, Theory and Culture
Sara Potter

Fall 2016 Recipients

Data Science
Karen Colbert

Environmental and Energy Policy
Marie Richards 3

Marie Richards

Spring 2016 Recipients

Geology
Christine Torres Rosa

Fall 2015 Recipients

Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

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Amber Kemppainen

 

 

Biological Sciences

Fonkoue-Ida

 

Ida Fonkoue

 

 

 

Forest Science

Rogers-Joanna

 

Joanna Rogers


Keys to Graduate School Success

In a recent article in Tomorrow’s Professor, the authors advocate that the three keys to success are:

  • Follow your passions and talents
  • Pick your advisor and lab wisely
  • Learn to write well

In the article, they expand on these ideas, and offer tips and suggestions to achieve them. One piece that particularly stood out to me is to “follow your passions.” Graduate school is challenging, but your goal is achievable if you lay a good foundation. One piece of that is to find a project that will motivate you even when the research is difficult and it seems like the project can’t be completed.

If you haven’t heard of Tomorrow’s Professor, it’s a great newsletter with tips and article for those pursuing or interested in careers in academia. It’s worth your time to read.

What are your keys to success in graduate school?  Do you agree with the authors?


DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the awarding of two DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships. The DeVlieg Foundation supports graduate students pursuing research in engineering, wildlife, and biology at Michigan Tech.

Forest Science

Kelsey Carter 3

Kelsey Carter is interested in plant physiological responses to climate warming. Her work was with a novel leaf-warming apparatus, which was developed in collaboration with Michigan Tech’s School of Forestry and Environmental Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The leaf-warming apparatus will have broad field and laboratory applications in predicting the effects of climate change on plant communities.

Physics

Tyler Capek 4

Tyler Capek studies how radiation interacts with aerosols in the atmosphere. His work focuses on developing instrumentation that characterizes the optical properties of various aerosols to study how the optical properties of aerosol (such as lab generated soot) change as a result of cloud processing. This work will allowing for a better understanding on the effect aerosols have on Earth’s radiative budget.