Michigan Tech Approved as Test Site for the Graduate Record Exams

Michigan Tech has been approved as an official test site for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), an entrance exam required by most graduate programs around the country. This will enable students from this area to take the GRE at Michigan Tech’s Testing Center, part of the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning.

Previously, Michigan Tech students and locals had to travel four hours or more to take the standardized exam. The closest test sites were Sault Ste. Marie and Duluth, Minn.

“We have been working for years to get approved as a GRE test site,” said Margaret Landsparger, coordinator of the Michigan Tech Testing Center. “Now we have this beautifully equipped center and the capability to administer secure exams, and this time we were approved.”

The Michigan Tech Testing Center opened in October 2013. It is also certified to give Pearson Vue exams, including the popular Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the GMAT, a graduate entrance exam for business schools.

Tech joins 10 other GRE test sites in Michigan. The Testing Center can administer up to 10 tests at a time. The center has four test dates scheduled between now and the end of the year: the first is on Sept. 26, and there will be two in October and one in December.

“I am delighted that the GRE test will be offered at Michigan Tech in the future,” said Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of the Graduate School. “We have all been working on this for a very long time. The hard work done by the Jackson Center staff made it all possible. Staff members in the Graduate School have also been working to educate individuals in leadership positions at GRE, to help them understand the realities of our geographical location.”

For more information, see GRE.

Michigan Tech, Central Michigan University Launch Collaborative Physical Therapy Doctoral Program

With a purposeful pun—“an exercise in partnership”—Bruce Seely, dean of the College of Sciences and Arts, marked the launch Monday of a unique partnership between Central Michigan University (CMU) and Michigan Tech. The program will offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from CMU to students at both campuses.

“This partnership is a signal of Michigan Tech’s commitment to strengthening its education and research initiatives in the life sciences,” said President Glenn Mroz. “We are thrilled to mark the beginning of this cooperative endeavor by dedicating this wonderful space designed for physical therapy education.”

The space, including a technologically cutting-edge remote classroom that will be shared in real time by students at CMU and Tech, is in the Advanced Technology Development Complex. A student lounge there was furnished by a gift from the family of Roy and Ruth Jurva.

A cohort of 12 students is starting the program at Michigan Tech. Another 48 are enrolled on the CMU campus. The Michigan Tech students attended the dedication of their program space, cheering and clapping. Several of their fellow students at CMU attended remotely through a direct video link between the two classrooms.

For the full story, see Michigan Tech News.

EPSA Fellowship Opportunity – CLOSES SEPTEMBER 1

CLOSES SEPTEMBER 1!

U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Climate, Environment and Energy Efficiency – EPSA Fellowship Program

Now Accepting Applications for BS, MS or PhD Graduates and recent Alumni (within the last 5 years) in Physical Sciences,

Environmental Sciences, Environmental Policy, Public Policy, Economics or related degrees.

Application closes Monday, September 1, 2014, midnight EST – visit http://orise.orau.gov/epsato get started NOW! 

Opportunity in Washington, DC for a full-time, one-year or more commitment, starting in September or October 2014 to conduct climate/environmental research.

Applicant must be interested in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment focused on energy and climate policy. Prefer expertise in one or more major energy sector (e.g. electricity, oil, gas) with training/experience in climate science, climate impacts or other environmental areas. Strong quantitative analytical, research and communication skills are required. Experience with modeling and managing data outputs from models preferred.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens – no exceptions.

Annual stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Additional allowances for travel to site, medical insurance or housing may be provided.

For more information, e-mail epsa.fellowship@orau.org.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Climate, Environment and Energy Efficiency – EPSA Fellowship Program

Now Accepting Applications for BS, MS or PhD Graduates and recent Alumni (within the last 5 years) in Physical Sciences,

Environmental Sciences, Environmental Policy, Public Policy, Economics or related degrees.

Application closes Monday, September 1, 2014, midnight EST – visit http://orise.orau.gov/epsato get started NOW! 

Opportunity in Washington, DC for a full-time, one-year or more commitment, starting in September or October 2014 to conduct climate/environmental research.

Applicant must be interested in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment focused on energy and climate policy. Prefer expertise in one or more major energy sector (e.g. electricity, oil, gas) with training/experience in climate science, climate impacts or other environmental areas. Strong quantitative analytical, research and communication skills are required. Experience with modeling and managing data outputs from models preferred.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens – no exceptions.

Annual stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Additional allowances for travel to site, medical insurance or housing may be provided.

For more information, e-mail epsa.fellowship@orau.org.

 

$3,000 Graduate Scholarships for 2014-2015

The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is pleased to accept applications for its 2014-2015 Graduate Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program, in its seventh year of program existence, has taken pride in awarding outstanding graduate students in pursuit of careers in the field of concrete with a particular interest in the shotcrete process. We welcome your recommendations and encouragement of student applicants for this Scholarship.

Three $3,000 (USD) scholarships will be awarded to a graduate student attending an accredited college or university from the United States and Canada during the 2014-2015 academic year. There will be at least one, and no more than two students chosen from each country to receive one of the three awards. Applications and all required documents must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on November 3, 2014. Winners will be notified before the end of the year and a onetime $3,000 stipend will be paid directly to the student’s educational institution during the 2014-2015 winter term.

Applications and further information can be found at: www.shotcrete.org/ASAscholarships.htm

Students are also encouraged to take advantage of the valuable resources which are available through FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS with both ASA and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

More information and online registration are available at:

ASA: www.shotcrete.org/membershipapplication.asp
ACI: www.concrete.org/students/stu.htm

Questions could also be directed to:

Alice McComas
Program Coordinator, ASA
Phone:248-848-3780
Fax: 248-848-3740
info@shotcrete.org

Check if your Dissertation, Thesis or Report is Complete

Students can check whether their dissertation, thesis, or report submission is complete on MyMichiganTech.

First, log into MyMichiganTech using your Michigan Tech ID and password and click on the “Current Students” tab.

  • For example, if your email is blizzard@mtu.edu, you would log in with “blizzard” as your ID along with the same password used to check email
  • More help on accessing MyMichiganTech is found in our previous tutorial

In the center column, labeled “My Status,” find the Degree Completion Timeline section.  Click on the hyperlink “your degree completion timeline” – boxed in red below.

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Click on “your degree completion timeline” to see items required for each degree you are seeking.
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Degree completion timeline on MyMichiganTech

Graduate students can now see a personalized list of items they need to complete for each graduate degree on MyMichiganTech. A full description of items needed to complete each degree along with details about when, how, and why to complete them is found on the Graduate School’s web site.

Students can access their personalized list by:

  1. Logging into MyMichiganTech using their Michigan Tech ID and password
    • For example, if your email is blizzard@mtu.edu, you would log in with “blizzard” as your ID along with the same password used to check email
  2. Clicking on the “Current Students” link in the menu bar across the top of the page
    • The “Student Checklist” box in the left column will show items that are due now or recently completed

For detailed information about the degrees you are seeking, look for the “Degree Completion Timeline” section in the center “My Status” column:

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The Degree completion timeline section in the My Status area.
  • The question mark icon will display a pop-up window with helpful information and links
  • If links to any of the forms aren’t working, the helpful link will direct you to technical information
  • Click on the “your degree completion timeline” link to display a new window described in the screenshots below
  • The “timeline details” link will take you to more information on the Graduate School’s web site

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Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program

Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program

Northeastern University invites nominations and applications from candidates in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields for the Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship (Postdoctoral) Program.

Northeastern University’s mission emphasizes translational research that addresses global challenges and enhances social wellbeing.  Northeastern University strives to create a vibrant and diverse community, characterized by collaboration, creativity, and unwavering commitment to excellence and an equally unwavering commitment to exhibiting respect for one another.  Northeastern celebrates diversity in all its forms and fosters a culture of respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community.

Consistent with Northeastern’s mission, vision and core values, the objectives of the STEM Future Faculty fellowship program are:

1)      to encourage and promote excellence and diversity in the pool of future faculty candidates in the STEM fields at Northeastern;

2)      to introduce to Northeastern’s academic community qualified postdoctoral researchersin the STEM fields who are considering faculty careers;

3)      to enhance opportunities for academic careers in the STEM fields for persons from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to an inclusive faculty and an inclusive academic experience for all students;

4)      to prepare Future Faculty Fellows for possible tenure-track appointments at Northeastern;

5)      to enhance the academic environment of Northeastern’s STEM fields by providing opportunities for students and faculty to gain experience in multi-cultural, broadly diverse and inclusive work settings and research collaborations that improve the capacity of all their members.

A complete Future Faculty Fellowship description including eligibility, fellowship terms, and application information can be found online at:  http://www.northeastern.edu/advance/recruitment/northeastern-university-stem-future-faculty-fellowship-program/

 

Graduate School Dean Elected GRE Board Chair

Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of the Graduate School, has been voted chair-elect of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Board. She will take office in October.

“This is a great honor that will help bring more national and international recognition to Michigan Tech and its graduate programs,” said Huntoon.

She has served on the GRE Board since 2012. The board oversees the management and administration of the GRE test, which is part of the application package for most graduate schools in the United States. Other board members include graduate school deans from universities such as Virginia Tech, Northwestern and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

“It’s been an honor to serve on the board, and I’ve learned a lot about best practices at other graduate schools,” Huntoon said.

Michigan AGEP Alliance 2014 Fall Conference

The Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate (AGEP) provides funds and fellowship awards to increase the pool of candidates pursuing masters or doctoral degrees for postsecondary faculty teaching careers from underrepresented backgrounds.  A featured experience for program fellows is the annual fall conference for networking, and academic career development.

We are excited to welcome you and your colleagues to participate in the 2014 Fall Michigan AGEP Alliance Conference on Saturday September 13.  The conference will be held in East Lansing, MI at the Kellogg Conference Center and Hotel. All AGEP and KCP affiliated graduate students, undergraduates, educators, alumni and professionals are welcome.

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