You’re invited – open forums for Provost candidates

The candidates for provost will each be presenting two open forums, one intended primarily for faculty and staff and one intended for students, although anyone can attend either.  A website http://www.mtu.edu/provostsearch/ is kept updated and provides links to surveys for your comments.  We encourage you to become familiar with the candidates and let us know your thoughts.
These are the dates and times for the open forums (subject to change):

Bruce Seely:
Thursday, April 2, 2015       2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)         MUB Ballroom A
Friday, April 3, 2015            1:00-2:00 p.m,  Open Forum (Students)                  M&M 115

Jacqueline Huntoon:
Monday, April 6, 2015         2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)        MUB Ballroom A
Tuesday, April 7, 2015        1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum  (Students)                M&M 115

Gary Sieck:
Monday, April 13, 2015        2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)       MUB Ballroom A
Tuesday, April 14, 2015       1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum  (Students)               M&M 115

Debra Larson:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015        2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)      MUB Ballroom A

Wednesday, April 22, 2015   1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Students)               M&M 115

Graduate School Dean Appointed to Michigan Science Teachers Association Board

Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed to the board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA). She will represent Region 12, which includes Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties.

The MSTA works to support and provide leadership for improvement of science education across Michigan. The organization advocates at local, state and national levels to give science teachers a voice in determining the course of science education.
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Winners of the ESC 11th Annual Student Research Forum

The Members of the Ecosystem Science Center would like to congratulate the winners of the 11th Annual ESC Student Research Forum:

Grand Prize winner of the Graduate Student submissions :

Alex Bales (Bio Sci, Advisor: Erika Hersch-Green) for the poster “The Role of Genome Duplication (Polyploidy) in Response of Plants to Changes in Soil Nitrogen Availability and Subsequent Insect Herbivory”

The Two Merit Prize winners of the Graduate Divisions were:
Alida Mau (SFRES, Advisor: Molly Cavaleri) for the poster “Photosynthetic Temperature Responses Within Temperate and Tropical Forests”

Mickey Jarvi (SFRES, Advisor: Andy Burton) for the poster “Below-ground C Allocation Responses to Climatic Variation across Sugar Maple’s Native Range”  Continue reading

Immediate Full Time Position: Application and Database Developer for Toxicology Projects

EPA Research Triangle Park – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, computer science/engineering, bioinformatics, biology, statistics, computational biology, math, physics, information sciences, or a related discipline. Necessary skills include education and experience in database concepts and programming, leadership skills, strong written, oral and electronic communication skills, and the ability to work with a team. It is also preferable if the applicant has an advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office Applications and desktop publishing, and experience with Linux operating systems, basic software development, and database development.

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Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2015-06-01 to 2015-07-17

Application Linkhttp://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=wc2hwYXRjaGlAbXR1LmVkdQ==

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout our blogVenture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

Formatting help available for dissertations, theses, and reports

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

Join Harriet King, coordinator of the Graduate School Communications Assistance Program for group work hours in the Library. These workshops are provided at no charge to students working on a dissertation, thesis, or report. Harriet is skilled with MS Office, Open Office, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, and can provide group tutoring and assistance during these open times – all sessions will be held in Library 242:

  • Monday, April 13, 2015, noon-3pm
  • Tuesday, April 14,2015,  7-9pm
  • Friday, April 17, 2015, noon-3pm
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2-5pm
  • Monday, April 20, 2015, noon-3pm
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7-9pm
  • Friday April 24, 2015, noon-3pm
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2-5pm
  • Monday,  April 27, 2015, 10am-4pm (Submission deadline for spring 2015 at 4pm)
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015, noon-3pm

These rooms are equipped with PCs with University software, or you may bring your own laptop.

If you need additional help or prefer one-on-one assistance, please contact Harriet to arrange for times and inquire about the services available.