Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Thesis Award

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) annually solicits for nominations for the MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level.

Fall 2015 Nominee for the MAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Masters Thesis Awards

Biological Sciences
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Miles Corcoran

 

 

 

Fall 2016 Nominee for the MAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Masters Thesis Awards

Environmental and Energy Policy
Amanda Kreuze

Biomedical Engineering
Ameya Narkar

 


Portage Health Foundation Graduate Assistantship

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the awarding of the Portage Health Foundation Graduate Assistantships to provide support to PhD candidates. 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.

Summer 2016 Recipients

Biological Sciences
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Robert Larson

 

 

 

 

Chemistry
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Ni Fan

 

 

 

 

Chemical Engineering
Maryam Khaksari

Fall 2016 Recipients

Biological Sciences
Ida Fonkoue

Biomedical Engineering

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Zichen Qian

 

 

 

Summer 2017

Chemical Engineering
Sanaz Habibi

Chemistry
Shahien Shahsavarri


National Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) Consortium

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2014 awarding of the Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) Fellowship. GEM provides a large network, financial support, and expert knowledge to help ensure student success in competitive academic and professional environments.

Chemistry

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Christina Welch

 

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

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Abayomi Famuyiwa


The King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

The King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in post-secondary education.

Spring 2017 Recipients

Rhetoric, Theory and Culture
Sara Potter

Fall 2016 Recipients

Data Science
Karen Colbert

Environmental and Energy Policy
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Marie Richards

Spring 2016 Recipients

Geology
Christine Torres Rosa

Fall 2015 Recipients

Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

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Amber Kemppainen

 

 

Biological Sciences

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Ida Fonkoue

 

 

 

Forest Science

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Joanna Rogers


Keys to Graduate School Success

In a recent article in Tomorrow’s Professor, the authors advocate that the three keys to success are:

  • Follow your passions and talents
  • Pick your advisor and lab wisely
  • Learn to write well

In the article, they expand on these ideas, and offer tips and suggestions to achieve them. One piece that particularly stood out to me is to “follow your passions.” Graduate school is challenging, but your goal is achievable if you lay a good foundation. One piece of that is to find a project that will motivate you even when the research is difficult and it seems like the project can’t be completed.

If you haven’t heard of Tomorrow’s Professor, it’s a great newsletter with tips and article for those pursuing or interested in careers in academia. It’s worth your time to read.

What are your keys to success in graduate school?  Do you agree with the authors?


DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the awarding of two DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships. The DeVlieg Foundation supports graduate students pursuing research in engineering, wildlife, and biology at Michigan Tech.

Forest Science

Kelsey Carter 3

Kelsey Carter is interested in plant physiological responses to climate warming. Her work was with a novel leaf-warming apparatus, which was developed in collaboration with Michigan Tech’s School of Forestry and Environmental Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The leaf-warming apparatus will have broad field and laboratory applications in predicting the effects of climate change on plant communities.

Physics

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Tyler Capek studies how radiation interacts with aerosols in the atmosphere. His work focuses on developing instrumentation that characterizes the optical properties of various aerosols to study how the optical properties of aerosol (such as lab generated soot) change as a result of cloud processing. This work will allowing for a better understanding on the effect aerosols have on Earth’s radiative budget.


Applications for Fulbright US Student Program are Open

The Fulbright US Student Program application is now open for the 2018-2019 award year. The Fulbright program is a nationally competitive program sponsored by the US Department of State and provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to study, conduct research or serve as English teaching assistants for a year abroad. Grants are available in 140 countries and the goal of the program is to promote mutual exchange and build relations between the United States and those countries.

Successful applicants come from all areas of study, from STEM to Visual and Performing Arts. Eligibility requirements are that they hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of starting their grant period and are US citizens. Grants typically include funding for round-trip travel, living expenses and healthcare benefits.

Students who will be graduating from Michigan Tech by Spring 2018, and are interested in going abroad to pursue a graduate degree, do an independent research or arts project, or teach English, should start thinking about the program now, as it takes several months to put together a competitive application. Michigan Tech’s internal deadline is Monday, Sept. 25.

If you or your students are interested in learning more, contact Michigan Tech’s Fulbright Program Adviser, Helen Halt, in the International Programs and Services office at 7-1218.

Additional information can be found on the Fulbright website.


New Fellowship Opportunity for Data Science Grads

ACM SIGHPC and Intel have partnered to create Computational and Data Science Fellowships, a 5-year program to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science. Specifically targeted at women or students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field, the program is open to students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world.

Submissions close: April 30
Winners announced: by July 31

To qualify for a Computational & Data Science Fellowship, a student must be:

  • Either currently enrolled in a graduate program or accepted to begin in one no later than October 15
  • Pursuing a graduate degree – Master’s, PhD, or equivalent – in computational or data science (although the formal name of the program may be somewhat different)
  • Completed less than half of her/his planned program of study (with preference given to students who are still early in their studies)
  • A woman and/or a member of a racial/ethnic group that is currently underrepresented in the computing field in the country where the student will earn the degree

The Computational & Data Science Fellowships are made possible by a generous donation from Intel.

Questions?  See how to nominate and the FAQs (frequently asked questions) for more information.


Using The Verification of Final Degree Requirements Form

Welcome back to the Graduate School blog. Our quest to reduce student errors on forms continues! This post is for students enrolled in a coursework only program. If you’re doing a research based degree (dissertation, thesis, or report), this form is not required for you.

Where Do I Find The Form?

The Verification of Final Degree Requirements Form can be found on our Forms and Deadlines page under the Current Students section or by following this link or on your MyMichiganTech page. Please note that the Verification of Final Degree Requirements Form, like all of our forms, is dynamic. As a dynamic form, it will only work in Adobe Acrobat or Reader.  If the hyperlink above doesn’t open the PDF as expected, we recommend right clicking on the link, selecting “Save link as…” (or similar option in your browser) and saving the file.  After you have saved the file, open Adobe Acrobat or Reader and open the saved form.

Now that you know where to find this form and how open it, let’s talk about filling it out.

Providing Personal Information

To start this form off you will need to fill in your personal information. This includes your name and M Number. If you do not know your M number, fret not, you can always find it on MyMichiganTech.

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Providing your Last Name, First Name, and M Number allows us to keep accurate records of your progress towards your degree.

 

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