The American Society of Engineering Education recently published a short article, “Tips for a Winning Research Proposal.” This clear article gives concrete tips and additional resources for common pitfalls to avoid when preparing a research proposal. For example, did you know that for some agencies, half of the research proposals are rejected simply because they didn’t adhere to the proposal requirements? These tips could help your proposal be funded. These tips can be applied to fellowship proposals as well as research proposals.
This article from Slate discusses the hiring process in the humanities. Although targeted to the humanities, the timing of job searches and the types of materials requested are similar for most academic job searches. Read this with a bit of thick skin, as the comments are fairly harsh about the whole process.
The Graduate School has recently launched improvements to our web page and MyMichiganTech that will help students, faculty, and staff understand the steps required to complete a graduate degree. Join us on campus or online to learn about these improvements and have your questions answered.
- Date: Thursday, October 2nd
- Time: 4:05-4:55pm
- Who: Everyone is welcome!
- Place: Please register online to receive the room location or instructions on how you can participate online
The seminar will be taped and put on our web site for people who are interested in the topic, but unable to attend at that time.
“From Cover Letter to Interview: Professional Skills Workshop”
GSG and the Michigan Tech Career Center are teaming up to help you market yourself to prospective employers with the following:
- CV & Resume Writing Workshop
- Interview & Career Fair Tips
- Questionnaire Session with International students
A catered lunch ( Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian) will be provided.
PhD students Ankit Vora (ECE) and Jephias Gwamuri (MSE) co-authored a paper with Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE), Paul Bergstrom (ECE) and Durdu Guney (ECE) titled “Multi-resonant Silver Nano-disk Patterned Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells For Staebler-Wronski Effect Compensation,” in the “Journal of Applied Physics.”
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The J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library is offering introductory EndNote workshops. EndNote is a citation management software that helps you easily create and manage bibliographic information and incorporate references into your writing.
Upcoming sessions will be held:
EndNote Basic I - Tuesday, September 16 , 5:00 p.m.
This workshop will introduce users to creating and managing references using the citation management software EndNote. No prior knowledge of EndNote is necessary. In this workshop participants will learn how to construct an Endnote Library in order to effectively organize references and create custom and smart groups to efficiently manage references.
EndNote Basic II - Thursday, September 25, 6:15 p.m.
This workshop will introduce users to incorporating EndNote Library citations into a written document (MS Word). Attending EndNote Basic I or prior knowledge of building and managing an EndNote Library is recommended. In this workshop participants will learn how to successfully incorporate Endnote Library references into their writing process (MS Word), and locate, identify, and import specialized output styles.
Seating for these workshops is limited and registration is required. To register please visit the library’s Workshops calendar.
Our instruction rooms have EN X7 on Windows workstations. Attendees may bring their own laptops with EN X7 downloaded prior to the session. Visit the library’s Citation Support page to download.
The Department of Computer Science is offering local students free, hands-on instruction in the basics of computer programming and computer science.
Starting Sept. 13, Copper Country Programmers meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays during the academic year at the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Computer science faculty and students will teach the fundamentals of programming, starting with simple languages like HTML and BASIC and progressing to the well known and widely used Java language.
The Van Pelt and Opie Library will offering a repeat of our workshop, “Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation.” on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00pm.
This workshop will examine the role U.S. Copyright law plays in the thesis or dissertation writing and publishing process. The use of copyrighted material, publishing agreements and the role of the Digital Commons at Michigan Tech repository will be explored.
The workshop will be held in room 242 of the Van Pelt and Opie Library and is limited to 25 attendees. Register at Copyright by Friday, May 22nd. For questions, please contact Nora Allred, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian at email@example.com.
Graduate students Ankit Vora (ECE) and Jephias Gwamuri (EMSE) co-authored “Exchanging Ohmic Losses in Metamaterial Absorbers with Useful Optical Absorption for Photovoltaics, in Scientific Reports” with Anand Kulkarni, Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and Durdu Güney (ECE). It is available online at Scientific Reports.
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It’s never a snapshot of just one perspective.
On campuses across the country, students are ascending one side of a stage, shaking hands, and descending as graduates, careers and experiences and possibilities laid out before them.
These are a few snapshots of one. But not just one. Rebecca Miner is finishing her third Tech degree today, a doctorate in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. Her family is seated in a skybox in the arena while she’s up near the stage with the rest of the newly minted PhDs. It’s quiet in the arena. Warm. The only constant sound, aside from the voices calling names, is the sound of camera shutters capturing every moment ten times over.
Read the full news story.
Published in Tech Today by Kevin Hodur, content specialist