Category Archives: Students

Sale of Quincy Hill Property May Lead to Scholarships

Quincy Mine HoistQuincy Mine Hoist Association Buys Back Property

“The Quincy Mine Hoist Association agrees that the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum should be on the Michigan Tech campus,” said Dave Jukuri, president of the QMHA. “Michigan Tech and the Association have cooperated on many projects and will continue to do so. If we eventually sell the Quincy Hill property, the proceeds will go to help provide scholarships for metallurgy, mining, geology and minerals studies at Michigan Tech.”

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Jennifer Donovan.


Graduate Student Service Award for Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker
Andrew Baker

PhD graduate student in MSE Andrew H. Baker is a Spring 2014 recipient of Michigan Tech’s Graduate Student Service Award.

Students are nominated for having exhibited an outstanding contribution to graduate education at Michigan Tech as an officer or other member of the Graduate School Government. Baker’s advisor is Stephen L. Kampe. Awards will be presented at the Graduate Student Government award ceremony that is held in the spring.

View the PHOTO GALLERY and ABSTRACT BOOK for the event.

Andrew Baker 2014 Presentation


Steele, Kerkove, Deane at Graduate Research Colloquium 2014

GRC2014 Graduate Research Colloquium
Memorial Union Building Ballroom

Wednesday, February 19th
New Materials and Transport Phenomena (A4) – sponsored by Materials Science and Engineering
Processing of Functionally-Active Reinforcement in Metal Matrix Composites – Alicia Steele, Materials Science and Engineering
Diffusion Coefficients and Equilibrium Solubility of Scandium in Aluminum – Marcel Kerkove, Materials Science and Engineering

Thursday, February 20th
10:00 AM – 11:40 AM: New Materials and Transport Phenomena (B2)
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM: Creating Supersaturated Al-Sc-Zr Coatings with Additive Friction Stir Processing – Kyle Deane, Materials Science and Engineering

View the Abstract Book | View the Photo Gallery | View the Results Page

Alicia M. Steele
Alicia M. Steele
Marcel Kerkove
Marcel Kerkove


Scholarship Opportunity for Junior and Senior Engineering Students and Prospective Engineering Graduate Students

The Michigan Tech SSEED program (funded by NSF S-STEM) will award 35 undergraduate scholarships of $1,000-$5,000 to junior and senior engineering students and five graduate fellowships of $8,000 to engineering students in 2014-15. Please share this information with qualified students.

The purpose of the undergraduate scholarships is to improve the retention of upper-division engineering students who have financial need and other risk factors that make it difficult to complete their undergraduate degree. The purpose of the graduate fellowships is to improve the recruitment of women and minorities to graduate school in engineering. The program also features mentoring and professional development opportunities. Additional information and applications can be found at www.doe.mtu.edu/sseed/. Spring application deadlines are Mar. 17 for undergraduate scholarships and May 1 for graduate fellowships. For questions, contact Michele Miller (mhmiller@mtu.edu, 7-3025).

From Tech Today.


Alexandra Glover Nominated for Goldwater Scholarship

Michigan Tech Nominates Two for Goldwater Scholarships

Michigan Tech has nominated two students, Alexandra Glover and Caleb Vogt, for Goldwater scholarships.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 in honor of former senator and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. The scholarship is considered the premier undergraduate award for students pursuing degrees in science, math and engineering.

Glover is majoring in materials science and is conducting research under the direction of Associate Professor Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE). Her work focuses on sustainable development, scientific instrument design and testing, and 3D printing. In particular, she is interested in developing an aluminum alloy for 3D metal printers. Glover is a coauthor on three publications and has a fourth in review.

Read more at Tech Today.


Blended Learning Grant for ACMAL and Joshua Pearce

Jackson Blended Learning Winners

In early November, the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning invited faculty to submit proposals to support blended learning course innovations. Proposals were accepted at three levels ($1,000, $5,000 and $10,000), and a total of $50,000 was originally planned to be awarded during this cycle.

The ACMAL facility was awarded $1,000 for “ACMAL Training Modules.”

In the Department of Materials and Science Engineering, Joshua Pearce was awarded $10,000 for “3D Printing Blended Course.”

Read more at Tech Today.


MSE Major Suki Miftah Makes a Difference

Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Phi Epsilon

M-Making a D-Difference

It was a tradition for the DZs, according to Suki Miftah, a third-year materials science and engineering major from Baltimore.

“Last year, we raked on Agate Street, we did the Chassell cemetery and the playground at Daniell Heights the year before that,” she said.

They all planned on attending the Northern hockey name that night, and some had been in Marquette the night before. “We played well,” Miftah said. “It was fun.”

Read more at TechAlum Newsletter, by Dennis Walikainen.



Steel Industry Representatives at Michigan Tech

Paul Sanders-Steel Day
Paul Sanders-Steel Day

Michigan Tech undergrads meet with representatives in the steel industry

With the help of a $35,000 grant from the Association of Iron and Steel Technology, the university was able to invite companies to the first-ever Steel Day.

“The steel industry is a major manufacturing industry in the United States,” said assistant professor in materials science engineering at Michigan Tech, Paul Sanders. “It provides a lot of jobs, it provides material for infrastructure. It’s a really important industry, and we really want to get students who like that type of work, like manufacturing, and get them to help support the industry.”

Read more and watch the video at Upper Michigan’s Source, by Sarah Blakely.

Up close and personal with steel

Industry reps speak with Michigan Tech students

Brad Jonas, metallurgist with Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor, said he was telling students although they may not have thought about the steel industry for a career, many types of engineers are needed in the field.

“We’re trying to present opportunities engineers have with the steel industry,” he said. “There’s all sorts of avenues in our environment.”

Jim Turnquist, Tech director of career services, said the first-ever gathering of steel industry representatives separate from Tech’s Career Fair was created to highlight the growth of the steel industry and because many students may not realize the career potentials in the industry.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Kurt Hauglie.