Category Archives: Student Spotlight

Graduate Student Spotlight: Creating the Future of Natural Resource Economics in Mining

Josephine Amponsem, a master’s student in Applied Natural Resource Economics in the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Tech, is working alongside Emanuel Oliveira, assistant professor of economics, building a socioeconomic database with more than one million observations on factors impacting entrepreneurship. In addition to collating and cleaning data, Amponsem is using Stata, an econometric software for analyzing huge amounts of economic data.

Amponsem is also gaining hands-on experience working with Latika Gupta, assistant professor of economics, collecting and mapping data on energy efficiency in the steel industry. “We ask ourselves what is the data telling us, and how can it be used to make economic decisions,” Amponsem says.

Michigan Tech graduate student Josephine Amponsem
School of Business and Economics graduate student Josephine Amponsem takes a research break outside the Academic Office Building.

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Michigan Tech Students Earn Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt

The following Michigan Technological University students successfully completed the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) examination and are now Certified. Though not a requirement, there were eight students who took the exam, with a 100-percent successful completion. This accomplishment is attributed to the revamping of the Operations and Supply Chain Management Six Sigma Fundamentals course, integrating more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content while focusing on behavioral and technical dimensions of quality management, a skill in demand by employers.

Michigan Tech has 17 student-members of ASQ and became an official student branch this spring.

Name Major Hometown
Shan Amarmani Engineering Management Bacolod City, Philippines
Timothy Bart Engineering Management Brighton, MI
Bruce Brunson Jr. Biomedical Engineering Detroit, MI
Hailey Huyser Engineering Management Mokena, IL
Kyle Huyser Engineering Management Middleville, MI
Ryan Larson Engineering Management Grand Rapids, MI
Gabriela Mayorga Engineering Management Grand Rapids, MI
Keaton Thames Engineering Management Highland Ranch, CO

Internship Spotlight: Tim Bart at Detroit Diesel

Tim Bart, a fourth-year engineering management major in the Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics, is interning with Detroit Diesel this summer. Detroit Diesel is an American diesel engine manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Tim supports their quality assurance efforts, utilizing his unique blend of hands-on engineering and management skills.

Student Tim Bart poses at Detroit Diesel where he is doing a summer internship
School of Business and Economics student Tim Bart is spending summer interning with Detroit, formally Detroit Diesel.

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Internship Spotlight: Tom Strome at Bemis Company

Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics double major Tom Strome (Management Information Systems and Marketing) is interning with Bemis Company again this summer. Bemis is a flexible packaging company based in Wisconsin, with more than 60 locations in 12 countries. Tom supports their Enterprise Project Management Office, leads a project, and is learning more about project management processes. His relationship with the company began at Career Fair.

School of Business and Economics student Tom Strome stands in front of a Bemis sign/logo.
This is Tom’s second internship with Bemis.

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MIS 2018 Alumni Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 awardees for the annual MIS Alumni Scholarship.

Paul Torola (JR)                                                                                                 Taylor Hedmark (SO)

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We could not be prouder of our students. Congratulations to both recipients.

The MIS (Management Information Systems) Alumni Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that created and funded by Alumni of the MIS program within the School of Business and Economics. T he criteria for selection is the following: an MIS major (or dual major) with a strong academic standing, a demonstrated commitment to the MIS degree program, and professional communication skills.