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Diploma Frames Available from Alumni Relations

Give your graduating student worker a gift that lets them proudly display and treasure their Michigan Tech diploma. The Michigan Tech Alumni Association offers high-quality frames in three attractive styles: polished black metal, classic wood and briarwood. All are 12 inches by 15 inches and come complete with an elegant black matte embossed with the official Michigan Tech seal.

More information is available online.

These are being offered to University departments at a $10 discount off retail prices. To order, contact Alumni Relations at 7-2400 or alumni@mtu.edu .

Proceeds from the sale of these frames support a variety of programs for alumni and students.

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.

The position is expected to begin in April 2015, apply todayContinue reading

M–TRAC Commercialization Roundtable

Faculty and student inventors will have an opportunity to learn the secrets of commercializing technology at an all-day roundtable offered in the Advanced Technology Development Complex starting at 9 a.m. on March 19. The M-TRAC program in Michigan—with support from the 21st Century Jobs Trust Fund and Michigan Strategic Fund—will be sponsoring the event. Continue reading