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Nominations sought for 2017 MAGS Thesis Award

The Executive Committee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is soliciting nominations for the 2017 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.

Eligible students:

  • will have earned a master of science degree between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 in the fields of
    • Social Sciences OR
    • Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
  • 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 2018 competition will seek nominees in the fields of Biological/Life Sciences or the Humanities.

Please see our web page for complete details on eligibility and application procedures.

Nomination packets are due by 4pm, October 18, 2016 to the Graduate School via e-mail (gradschool@mtu.edu) 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.

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award – Call for Nominations

Deadline for receipt of materials: October 3, 2016

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

Please go to the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders page for complete information. Continue reading

Position Title: Fluidization Experimentalist

A full-time, one year appointment with the possibility of extension is now open for Post-Graduates or Post-Doctorals in chemical or mechanical engineering or a related field with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, WV. The two selected applicants will work on the development and application of novel measurement and control technologies for gas-solids multiphase systems, including fluidized beds, riser flow, and standpipe flow.

For more information, visit http://www.orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html.

 

Faculty – Isotope Geochemistry

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, this posting seeks motivated faculty researchers who currently hold a full-time position at a degree-granting research institution interested in performing research as part of the Analytical Biogeochemistry Team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory. One objective of the geological and environmental sciences focus area is to develop and demonstrate a protocol for the use of natural geochemical tracers to monitor subsurface systems. Specific tracers of interest include naturally-occurring isotopes and natural bulk geochemical signals.

For more information, please visit http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

 

Post-Doctoral Researcher in High-Throughput Computational Screening of CO2 Capture Materials

A highly motivated post-doctoral associate is sought to participate in the development of a new, innovative high-throughput computational tool suite for the prediction of materials properties in carbon capture materials. Specifically, the goals of this project will be to simulate a large database of materials and their associated carbon-capture-relevant properties and coordinate with the tool set of the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) in order to optimize on carbon capture material and process simultaneously.

For more information, please visit http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

 

Reminder: Public Events for Provost Candidate Jacqueline Huntoon

As a candidate for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jacqueline Huntoon will be conducting the following events open to the University community; all are welcome to participate in any event, regardless of their intended focus audience:

Open forum (faculty and staff): Today from 2 to 3 p.m., MUB Ballroom A

Open forum (students): Tomorrow from 1 to 2 p.m., Dow 641

Discussion with women at Michigan Tech: Tomorrow, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., East Reading Room of the Library

Please take part in as many of the activities with each candidate as possible, and provide your input to the search committee through the website.

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

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.

ACEC Scholarships Available

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan is planning to award $10,000+ to engineering and surveying students. To qualify for consideration for an Education Grant, an applicant must be a full or part-time student (sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student status) pursuing an engineering or surveying degree and enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering or surveying program.  Applications are available from the ACEC office or online at www.acecmi.org by clicking on Awards, then Scholarship Program.

Applicants will be judged on a written essay, their work experience, employer and faculty recommendations, community involvement and their GPA.

Applications are due to ACEC by December 19, 2014

Last year, ACEC Michigan awarded $13,000 in scholarships to deserving students.

2015 ACEC Scholarship Application

 

 

 

Flu Vaccine Clinics Announced

Portage Health will offer four flu vaccine clinics on campus this fall. The vaccine is by injection at a cost of $30 payable at the time of service. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted. Shots will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary.

Employees, retirees, family members and students are welcome to attend one of the flu clinics. Anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental permission. A spouse and/or child may attend without the employee.

Be prepared to show a picture ID and insurance card. If you are insured by Michigan Tech’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) health plan, your vaccine is free of charge and will be billed to insurance if you present your BCBSM member ID card at the time of service. Students with Michigan Tech’s Aetna student health plan can also have their vaccine billed to insurance with their Aetna member ID card.

The flu clinics are as follows:

Wednesday, Oct. 15 during the Health Fair from noon to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Isle Royale Ballroom.

The following three clinics will be held in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.