Category Archives: Students

SURF Award for Morgan

This summer, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program will fund 23 students from across the University with funds from the Vice President for Research and the Honors Institute. The total funding for the program this year is $80,500.

Among the recipients is Materials Science and Engineering / Mechanical Engineering major Zachary Morgan, working with Yongmei Jin on “Optimizing damping capabilities of metal matrix composites with ferroelectric barium titanate inclusions through modeling and computer simulation.”

From Tech Today.


Design Expo 2014

Design Expo 2014ENTERPRISE AND SENIOR DESIGN TEAMS AT DESIGN EXPO 2014

Good luck to all the teams participating in Design Expo 2014, coming up on Thursday, April 17, from 8 am to 4 pm. in the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, 3rd floor.

Design Expo is a showcase of Enterprise and Senior Design student projects.

View the Design Expo 2014 – Schedule of Events.

We would like to say congratulations to the graduating seniors and a job well done on senior design posters and presentations. The list below show the presentations and all who were involved:

2:00 Design, Manufacture, and Testing of a New Blast Furnace Tap Bit
Team: Alisha Clark, Matt Dazell, Dan Freiberg, Max Rebottaro
Advisor: Tom Wood (AME)
Sponsor: Joe Brunner, ArcelorMittal

2:25 Battery Electrode Formulation for Lithium Battery
Team: Kellan Martin, Taylor Michels, Emily Wolbeck, Michael Warhus
Advisor: Dr. Pete Moran
Sponsor: Todd Bofinger, Boston Scientific

2:50 Ductile Iron Alloy Development
Team: Collin Tether, Alex Thiel, Danielle Williamson, Melissa Wright
Advisor: Dr. Dan Seguin (AME)
Sponsor: Steve Thelen and Stephen Doyle, Meritor

3:15 Bainitic Steel Alloy and Heat Treatment Optimization
Team: Travis Hepfner, Cody Torrez, Matt Tianen, Kelsey Whalen
Advisor: Dr. Doug Swenson
Sponsor: Ed Vesely, ME Global

3:40 BREAK

3:50 Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Die Castings
Team: Anthony Konieczny, Alex Seidl, Chris Shaw, Stephanie Tankersley
Advisor: Dr. Dan Seguin
Sponsor: Cory Padfield and Steve Cook, American Axle

4:15 Improved Brake Design for Brake Truck Applications
Team: Adam Jacobson, Michel Knudsen, Alex McQuarter, Troy Podges
Advisor: Jerry Anzalone (AME)
Sponsor: Greg Ecker, Magline

4:40 Local Material Properties in Die-Cast Aluminum Driveline Housings
Team: Zac Dvorak, Ben Holtz, Greg Holl, Andrew Lewis,
Advisor: Dr. Dale Dewald (AME)
Sponsor: Ben Cottrill, Linamar

View the Design Expo 2014 Booklet

View the Design Expo 2014 Photo Gallery

Design Expo 2014
Design Expo 2014

Summer 2014 Opportunities for Students

2014 NSF EPSCoR Summer Research Internships in Renewable Energy at the University of Iowa
http://iowaepscor.org/
http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/ess/future-students/k-12/summer-camps-and-programs


Metallurgical Internship Opportunity
Steel Dynamics Inc.
MetallurgicalInternshipOpportunity-031014
My name is Kara Simonoff, HR Generalist for Steel Dynamics, Inc. and in charge of recruiting for our Summer Internship Program. We are having a hard time filling our Metallurgical internship opportunity and I was wondering if you could please let your students know about the position – please see attached job description. Students can email their resume directly to me or if you have any outstanding students to refer, that would be great.
Sophomores (rising Juniors) welcome to apply. Freshmen (rising sophomores) may also want to inquire.
Kara Simonoff
Human Resources Generalist
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
7575 W Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46804
direct: 260.969.3535 l main: 260.969.3500


Central Washington University Physics and Astronomy REU program
http://www.cwu.edu/physics/reuprogram


Passionate on Parallel Research Experience for Undergraduates
University of Illinois
http://parallel.illinois.edu/education/passionate-parallel-reu


Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University (LSU)
CCT REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences
http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/


Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Application (LA-SiGMA)
LA-SiGMA REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Materials Science
http://reu.lasigma.loni.org/


Physics Department at the University of Illinois REU
http://physics.illinois.edu/undergrad/reu/


NASA Summer Internships – Society of Physics Students
SPS Internships
Specific Positions


Portland State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
http://www.reu.pdx.edu/


DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
https://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html
Deadline January 31, 2014


Summer REU at University of South Florida, Tampa
http://physics.usf.edu/


Summer Youth Programs Information Sessions
Summer Youth Programs is excited to announce two information sessions for prospective staff members. The sessions will be held on Jan. 15, in MUB Ballroom A2 and Jan. 16, in MUB Ballroom B from 7 to 9 p.m. Please see the event listing on HuskyJobs for more information.

From Tech Today.

Summer Youth Programs
http://www.syp.mtu.edu/


NanoJapan
International Research Experience for Undergraduates
http://nanojapan.rice.edu/

2013 NanoJapan Participants
http://nanojapan.rice.edu/people_undergrads_2013.shtml


RISEUP: Research Internships for a Sustainable Environment with Undergraduate Participation
Wayne State University
http://riseup.med.wayne.edu/


MIT Lincoln Laboratory
http://www.ll.mit.edu/

Summer Research Program
http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/summerprogram.html

2013-2014 Technical Seminar Series
http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/techseminars.html

Employment Opportunities
https://www.ll.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface


Nanotechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates (N-REU) Program
http://www.nnin.org/research-experience-undergraduates


Research Experience for Undergraduates, Summer 2014, Ohio Wesleyan University
http://reu.owu.edu/


Leiden/Huygens PhD Prize Fellowships
http://huygens.researchschool.nl/
http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/research/


IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program
Meeting Global Health’s Greatest Challenges Through Education and Innovation
http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/education-training/post-bachelor-fellowship


RISE – Research Internships in Science and Engineering
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

https://www.daad.de/rise/en/


Idaho State University REU

http://www.physics.isu.edu/internships/reu.html


University of Notre Dame – ND REU

http://physics.nd.edu/research/reu/


University of Vermont
Summer REU Program on Complex Materials

http://www.uvm.edu/physics/?Page=complexmaterials.html

http://www.uvm.edu/physics/images/uvm-complexmat-2014.pdf


2014 NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)
http://www.nserc.und.edu/sarp/sarp-2014/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjRYmVKbqSw


Student, Alumni and Faculty Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN

ORNL Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE)
ORNL Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)

http://www.orau.org/ornl/


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Program
http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/


RISEUP: Research Internships for a Sustainable Environment with Undergraduate Participation
Environmental Internships at Wayne State University
http://riseup.med.wayne.edu/


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics at the University of Michigan (REU)
http://reu.physics.lsa.umich.edu/


SURF

The SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) application process is starting! If you want to do research here at Michigan Tech over the summer, this is your chance.

See mtu.edu/surf for more information, including example proposals.
(Those are here:
http://www.mtu.edu/research/administration/vpr-office/internal-awards/surf/project-description/ )

I will be conducting two proposal writing workshops for students. The first will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, starting at 6 pm in Fisher 125.

Dr. Cantrell
SURF Coordinator


NSF REU site for Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron
http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/academics/reu-summer-internships.dot


Yale CRISP REU program
http://www.crisp.yale.edu/index.php/Reu


The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.
http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/


STEM Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl and click on your academic level to learn more about educational programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Complete your profile in the Talent and Opportunity System (TOppS) system and then apply to one or all of the program postings. Applications must be submitted visa the TOppS system. See the programs web sites for suggested deadline dates.


APPLY NOW – DEADLINE IS JANUARY 10 – Summer 2014 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
http://science.energy.gov/wdts/


U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships
Application deadline: January 6, 2014
http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/
http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/HS-STEMflier2014.pdf


Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities
available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these
programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626)
395-2887.

MURF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented
students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American;
females who are underrepresented in their discipline; or
first-generation college students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or
M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech’s programs more visible to
students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating
seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum
GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in
desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or
co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how
their research interests align with Caltech’s research areas. The most
competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week
program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be
provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 8, 2014.

For more information, visit www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/murf.

AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology,
chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include
biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular
engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating
seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S.
citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air
transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 14, 2014.

For more information, please visit
www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars.



Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Fall 2014

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists WDTS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Fall Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, with all required application materials, including recommendations, due by 5:00 PM ET on May 30, 2014. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, where selected students participate as interns appointed at participating host labs. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Further information, including program eligibility, requirements, host lab participation, and access to the online application system are found at:

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

with inquiries or questions made using:

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/contact/

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.



MSE Grads Receive Travel Grants

Graduate Student Government Travel Grant Award Winners for Spring 2014

Travel grants for spring 2014 have been awarded. Among the Presenting Travel Grants ($ 250) recipients are materials science and engineering graduate students Karl Warsinski and Patrick Bowen.

The full list of graduate recipients can be accessed online.

Travel grants are awards that help subsidize cost of attending and presenting at conferences. These awards are sponsored by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Graduate School. For more information on travel grants, please visit the webpage.

Should you have any questions, contact the GSG treasurer Jennifer Winikus (jawiniku@mtu.edu).

From Tech Today.


Education Night 2014 Photo Gallery

MSE students and faculty member Dr. Paul Sanders attended the 2014 Education Night organized by the Detroit-Windsor chapter of AFS, the American Foundry Society. Three out of the four scholarships presented that night were awarded to MSE students Karl Warsinski, Helen Ranck, and Melissa Wright. The event was held in Troy, MI, on February 20, 2014.

View the PHOTO GALLERY in the Facebook page of Michigan Tech Materials Science and Engineering.

Helen Ranck
Helen Ranck
Melissa Wright
Melissa Wright
Karl Warsinski
Karl Warsinski


Dean’s List Fall 2013

4.0 Students (EMSE)
Cicotte Joshua L* SO EMSE
Galligan Catherine A* SO EMSE
Hurchalla Georgia N* SO EMSE
Morgan Zachary J* SR EMSE
Paul Andrea C* SR EMSE
Thiel Alexander F* SR EMSE

3.50-3.99 Students (EMSE)
Brose Tyler J JR EMSE
Castle George W SO EMSE
Cavallaro Cleyton M JR EMSE
Cooley Robert J SR EMSE
DeVet Joshua D JR EMSE
Ellis Joshua M JR EMSE
Galant Melissa R JR EMSE
Hill Brandon R FR EMSE
Ikeda Kathleen M SR EMSE
Johnson Olin G JR EMSE
Kean Nicholas W FR EMSE
Messina Amanda M SO EMSE
Miltenberger Alexander M FR EMSE
Nitz Calvin A SR EMSE
Pietila Trent R JR EMSE
Pringle Adam M SR EMSE
Seidl Alex J SR EMSE
Thole Violet M FR EMSE
Tianen Matthew N SR EMSE
Treinen Nicole L JR EMSE
Tropper Peter D SR EMSE
Wright Melissa J SR EMSE
Yoon Min Soo SU EMSE