Michigan Tech Ranked #18 for Return on Investment

michigan-technological-universityReturn on investment or ROI compares the cost of a college education with what that graduate can expect to earn. Bestcolleges.com recently released a report on the 50 best colleges and universities in terms of ROI. With a 30-year net ROI of just under $1,000,000, Michigan Tech ranked 18th in the nation. This number is calculated by taking the average net earnings a graduate can expect to make over a 30 year period and subtracting the cost of their education.

Find out how the Pavlis Honors College can help make that number grow. Our Scholars and Leaders Programs prepare students for success after graduation. We address society’s need for graduates who possess both depth of knowledge in their chosen field and intellectual breadth obtained through interdisciplinary collaboration, experiential learning and deliberate reflection. Graduating with recognition from the Honors College provides students with what Frank Pavlis calls the “plus factors” that put them at a noticeable advantage above their peers when applying for jobs.

Read the full report from Bestcolleges.com.


High school girls invited to Tech last Friday for Women in Computing Day

Last Friday Michigan Tech hosted high school girls from all over the upper Midwest who are interested in careers involving computer science, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. The Blue Marble Security Enterprise team, advised by Glen Archer, facilitated many of the projects which included programming a robot, building a working heart rate monitor and making a hologram. Be sure to check out Blue Marble Security at this year’s Design Expo on Thursday, April 14th. Read the full story from the Daily Mining Gazette.

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Guest Lecturer from Yanfeng

Jeff Potter from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors will be guest lecturing on campus this Monday. Jeff Potter is a Six Sigma Senior Master Black Belt and will be presenting two separate lectures. The first discussion will begin at 4:00pm and is entitled Application of Six Sigma & Robust Design Methodologies at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors.  The second, Discussion of CHyM Technology, will follow at 6:00pm. The lectures will be taking place in room 642 of the Dow. All are welcome to attend! Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Please see the flyers below for more details.

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Peace Corps Information Session

Peace Corps volunteers are making a difference all over the world in areas of education, health and the environment. Want to find out how you can get involved with the Peace Corps here at Michigan Tech? Stop by the info session Thursday, March 24th at 5pm in Fisher 125. Learn more about the benefits of service and how you can live, work and learn overseas following graduation. For more information, feel free to contact Brett Heimann.

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2016 Beautiful Solutions Competition

The Beautiful Solutions Competition is a great launching point for Michigan Tech Senior Design teams who are eager to start their own business.  Solidworks and Venture.co began the competition to help students build the designs of tomorrow. Beautiful Solutions is seeking highly motivated, proactive leaders that are interested in launching their own startup, but may not know where to begin. This competition is open to undergraduate senior design teams with original designs that are ready to start a business. Applicants will compete for $20,000 in seed funding and in-kind prizes. In order to apply, you must first build a profile on Designbook. Applications will be accepted through April 29th.

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Lessons Learned From Selling A U.P. Based Product to the World

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Bob Jacquart, CEO and owner of Jacquart Fabric Products and Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Member, will be speaking at Michigan Tech in the first of an ongoing speaker series that is sponsored by the Pavlis Honors College and the new Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship. Jacquart Fabric Products is the home of the Stormy Kromer. Bob Jacquart was born and raised in Ironwood, MI and acquired the Stormy Kromer brand from the original owner in 2001 when he learned that production of the hats was about to cease. Since 2001, his team has built a globally recognized brand around a U.P. based manufacturing company. Bob will share his experiences and lessons learned in a short presentation followed by a question and discussion session. Bring your friends and stop by the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration Space on the 7th floor of the M&M building in room 722 Thursday, February 25th at 10:30am for a great story and insightful wisdom from a true entrepreneur. Attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to win a Stormy Kromer of their own!


The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute is inviting applications for their competitive, multi-disciplinary Sustainability Fellowships. The program pairs outstanding students with challenging, diverse projects that will propel the U.S. toward a sustainable, resilient future. Fellows receive mentorship, unique networking opportunities as well as a $6,000 in exchange for their work on various deliverables. Applications are open to students at both the graduate and undergraduate level. There are opportunities for students studying in a wide variety of disciplines including business, law, education, engineering, public affairs, psychology, social work, public health, economics, English, history, political science, sociology, film, journalism, finance, planning, architecture, public relations, environmental studies, sustainability studies, and more. If you are interested in applying, visit the University of New Hampshire’s site to learn more. Applications close this Tuesday, February 23rd at midnight.

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Challenge Detroit: Accepting Applications

Graduating students and post-grads, don’t miss this unique opportunity to make a social impact in Detroit and connect to great job opportunities through a program called Challenge Detroit. Over the course of a year, Challenge Detroit Fellows live, work, play, give and lead in Detroit. They work for top regional companies, while partnering monthly with nonprofits to address issues and opportunities facing the community.

Students that are interested in learning more about Challenge Detroit are welcome to email The Challenge Detroit Team directly at info@challengedetroit.org or apply at www.challengedetroit.org/application now through 11:59pm on March 6, 2016.

 


$15,000 Scholarship to Study in Ireland

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Go Overseas just announced that they are sponsoring two scholarships for students to study abroad in Ireland for a semester. One undergraduate and one graduate student will win a scholarship for $15,000. The scholarship must be used during the 2016/2017 academic year (Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017). Click on this link to apply now, because the deadline is March 4th!

 


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There will be a general meeting for Michigan Tech’s Engineers Without Borders chapter Thursday, February 11th at 6pm in Dillman 214.

Engineers Without Borders is an international philanthropy organization. By joining Michigan Tech’s EWB chapter you will learn to use a variety of skills to improve the lives of communities in need around the world. Michigan Tech’s chapter is currently working on well projects in Guatemala and a water distribution project in Panama, with both teams planning on traveling in the next year. Don’t let the name of the organization deter you from joining if you aren’t an engineer. EWB is looking for anyone interested in making a difference in people’s lives, regardless of major. Scientific and Technical Communication, business, language, and biology majors, to name a few, are all welcome. There are opportunities for experience in water resources, Spanish, technical writing, communication, engineering, team building and much more.
If you are interested in learning more about Engineers Without Borders, please attend the upcoming meeting in Dillman 214 at 6pm on Thursday, February 11th. If you can’t make it, feel free to email the chapter president (smbeine@mtu.edu) with any questions!