Category Archives: Announcements

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

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 Link

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.

Copyright and Patent Workshops for Grad Students

The series has been updated to include additional, practical information and experience about patents with campus experts and the library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Students gain an understanding also of copyright and authorship as it pertains to their theses and dissertations and other publication matters.

When: Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 Feb 19-April 5 (total of 3 sessions)

  • No credit and no cost
  • Emphasizes academic publishing and patent searching
  • Blended group learning experience using Canvas
  • Dinner Served!
  • Certificate of completion
  • Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • This will be the final semester in this format.

For more information, see this flyer: NSF Poster Spring 2015v1 (2)

To register, go here

Register Now for EndNote Workshops

EndNote is a citation management software that helps you easily create and manage bibliographic information and incorporate references into your writing.The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering introductory EndNote workshops.  EndNote software is free to all current Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff.

Seating for these workshops is limited and registration is required. Visit the library’s Workshops calendar to register.

Tuesday, Feb. 3:

1:00–2:15 p.m. EndNote Basic

  • No prior knowledge of EndNote is necessary
  • create and manage references using EndNote
  • construct an EndNote Library in order to effectively organize references
  • create custom and smart groups to efficiently manage references

2:15–3:00 p.m. EndNote Cite As You Write

  • Attending EndNote Basic, or having prior knowledge with the EndNote Library, is recommended
  • incorporate EndNote Library citations into a written MS Word document in the particular style your manuscript requires
  • learn how to locate and import specialized output styles.

Additional sessions will be held on Feb. 12 and March 5, with EndNote Basic from 5:00-6:15 p.m. and EndNote Cite As You Write from 6:15-7:00 p.m.

Our instruction room has EndNote X7.2 on Windows workstations. Attendees may bring their own laptops with EndNote X7.2 downloaded prior to the session. Visit the library’s EndNote LibGuide to download.

Originally posted in Tech Today (1/28/2015)

Summer 2015 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for summer 2015 finishing fellowships are now being accepted, and are due no later than 4pm, February 19, 2015 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 Only 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.

Seminar on Submitting your Dissertation, Thesis, or Report

Students planning on finishing a dissertation, thesis, or report in spring 2015 or summer 2015 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.