Did you know that the career paths for a PhD are (probably) infinite? Since all PhD students are trained in academic environment, the assumption has been that most doctoral students enter academia after graduation. This assumption, however, is not based in current reality. Graduates can find rewarding careers in industry, government labs, and a variety of academic positions. Read more about this in the Chronicle of Higher Education, where they profile a number of participants in a Preparing Future Faculty program and see where their careers are today.
Zonta Awards 35 annual AE Fellowships worth $10,000.00 to talented women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering. More information and applications can be found with a quick internet search or here: https://www.zonta.org/Global-Impact/Education/Amelia-Earhart-Fellowship
The next AE Fellowship application deadline is November 15, 2017.
The Executive Committee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is soliciting nominations for the 2018 MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level. Michigan Tech may nominate one candidate in each disciplinary category.
- will have earned a master of science degree between July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 in the fields of
- Biological/Life Sciences OR
- will have completed an original thesis that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline
- will not have earned a PhD (or comparable research degree) in any discipline prior to the writing of the master’s thesis
The 2019 competition will seek nominees in the fields of Social Sciences or Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering.
Please see our web page for complete details on eligibility and application procedures.
Nomination packets are due by 4pm, October 10, 2017 to the Graduate School via e-mail (email@example.com) or campus mail (address to Debra Charlesworth). Eligible students with a complete nomination packet will be evaluated by a panel of faculty from the University.
Learn how EndNote can help you easily create and manage bibliographic information and incorporate references into your writing. EndNote also offers a relatively easy way for faculty to upload citations into Digital Measures.
The “EndNote Basic” workshop will be from 1:05 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 26). During the session, we will cover how to create and build an EndNote “library,” add full-text documents and best practices for organizing your references. The workshop will be held in Library 242 and registration is required. Register for EndNote Basic.
The workshop “EndNote Cite While You Write” is from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 26). Learn how to incorporate your EndNote library citations into a Microsft Word document in the particular style your manuscript requires. Attendees will also learn how to locate and import specialized output styles. Attending EndNote Basic, or prior knowledge of building and managing an EndNote library, is recommended.
This workshop is a continuation of EndNote Basic and will be held in Library 242 as well. Registration is required.
Our Library 242 instruction room has EndNote X8 installed on Windows workstations. Attendees may bring their own laptops with EndNote X8 downloaded prior to the session. Visit the library’s EndNote LibGuide to download the software and get a sneak peek at what EndNote can do for you
The Graduate School is pleased to announce its Professional Development Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The series is coordinated through the Graduate School with funding from NSF. The workshops are most appropriate for postdocs and 3rd and 4th year PhD students, but all interested people may attend, space permitting.
Applications are being sought for Spring 2018 KCP Future Faculty Fellowships, a program funded by the State of Michigan. Applications are due no later than 4pm on September 12, 2017. KCP fellowships provide students up to $20,000 (MS students) or $35,000 (PhD students) to pursue their degrees. The Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.
The goal of the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship program is to increase traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing teaching careers in postsecondary education.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be a US citizen.
- Be a Michigan resident (contact the Graduate School for questions).
- Be accepted into his or her Michigan Tech graduate program of choice.
- Be planning and able to teach or secure an administrative position in postsecondary education. Fellows who do not obtain such a position after graduation will have the KCP fellowship funds converted to a loan.
- Not have received another KCP Fellowship award for the same degree level (master’s or doctorate).
- Not be in default status on any guaranteed student loan and/or a KCP fellowship.
A complete application will include:
- A 1-2 page statement of purpose written by the student as it applies to the KCP fellowship goals
- A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes positions held, fellowships received, current funding, and expected funding, if applicable
- A letter of support from the graduate program (chair, dean, program director, or advisor) detailing:
- the merit of the candidate.
- how the student will contribute to the diversity of the program.
- willingness to provide financial support to supplement the KCP funds
- the mentoring plan for the student.
Please submit complete applications to the Graduate School, attention Dr. Debra Charlesworth (a single PDF via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred). The review panel will also consider the candidate’s application to Graduate School and current Michigan Tech transcript (if applicable).
Applications will be evaluated by a panel consisting of one faculty member from each college or school on the following criteria:
- Academic merit of the candidate.
- Ability of the candidate to conduct independent research.
- Level of commitment to pursuing a career in postsecondary education.
- Level of support from the graduate program.
A priority will be placed on first time students.
Additional information is available online.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the final two seminars in its summer seminar series, “Formatting 101.” These short seminars (approximately 30-minutes, followed by time for your questions) are designed for students formatting their dissertation, thesis, or report. Each seminar will be held in Fisher 138 beginning at 2:30pm and will also be live streamed. Please register so we can plan for your attendance and provide information about the live stream for our off campus participants.
- June 14, 2017 – Copyright for Dissertations and Theses – the basics of using copyrighted material in your document
- June 28, 2017 – How to Check and Fix your Document – how to check and fix your document using Adobe Acrobat
Seminar materials are archived online if you’re unable to attend the live event.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Please submit nominations to the Graduate School no later than 4pm, June 27, 2017, following our online instructions. This year, nominations are being accepted from dissertations in the fields of:
- Biological Sciences (including Forestry)
- Humanities and Fine Arts
Michigan Tech may nominate one student in each field. PhD students who have completed all of their degree requirements between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, are eligible. The fields of competition for 2018 will be mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, and social sciences.
Nominations must be delivered to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School no later than 4 p.m. on June 27, 2017; e-mail nominations to email@example.com are preferred. Contact Debra Charlesworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the competition.
Students preparing a dissertation, thesis, or report are invited to a new seminar series this summer designed to answer the questions we most commonly see in the Graduate School. Faculty and staff who assist students are also welcome to attend. The general format will be a 30 minute presentation with time for your questions.
Our first seminar will be “Formatting 101: Using the Guide and Template.” We’ll discuss how you can use the Guide to find the formatting rules, and the template for signature/approval pages. Additional details:
- Date: May 24, 2017
- Time: 2:30 – 3:25pm
- Place: Fisher 138 or live stream
Please register to attend on campus or to view the live stream so that we can plan for your attendance. Individuals who register for the live stream will receive log in information three hours before the event.
Dates and topics for the remaining two seminars in the series will be announced soon. All materials (including video when available) from all Graduate School seminars are archived online.
Applications for fall 2017 PHF Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, June 29, 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:
- Must be a PhD student participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission.
- Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.
- Must be 2 years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
- 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.