Category: Events

Career Services Post – Maximizing Your Time at Home

While social distancing does create challenges, Michigan Tech Career Services is reaching out to students to make sure their future is still bright.

Careers Services is now offering online career advising through Handshake. You can schedule an appointment here.

Students who need to turn in co-op paperwork may do so by email.

Handshake has consolidated all of its virtual career search blog resources for students on its new “Get Hired Remotely” landing page. Check it out to see some career tips.

Those interested in how they can up their career-search game while working remotely, are invited to attend one of two “Maximize Your Time at Home” virtual sessions.

The first session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (EDT) today (April 14). Register here. The session will be held via Zoom.

The second session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. (EDT) tomorrow (April 15) via Zoom. Register here.


Event: World Water Day

For up to date information, eventbrite registration (FREE , not required), and zoom links, please visit this website: https://www.mtu.edu/greatlakes/about/world-water-day/   If you have any trouble connecting, feel free to call me at 906-369-1121. Your students may find the Youth Speaker especially engaging. There will be time for Q & A.

Monday, March 23, 4 pm EDT
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Joellen Russell
Virtual Viewing

Climate and the Deep Blue Sea

The ocean is changing rapidly, taking up heat and carbon that would otherwise be warming Michigan and Arizona and the rest of the globe. Come hear how University of Arizona oceanographer, Prof. Joellen Russell, is using robot floats and supercomputers to measure the ocean and predict future climate. 

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 pm EDT
Youth Keynote Lecture by Sophia Kianni

Virtual Viewing

Climate Advocacy and Youth Leadership: If Adults Won’t Take Action to Protect Our Future, Youth Will”

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Youth speaker Sophia Kianni will also give her address about climate advocacy and her experiences as a youth leader by Zoom March 24 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Kianni is a youth climate activist based in Washington D.C., working  with Fridays for Future, This is Zero Hour and Extinction Rebellion as an international spokesperson. Kianni’s address will be recorded and captioned so that those who are unable to make the live event can watch it later.

Art Show   
The World Water Day 2020 art show features “Environmental Graphiti”—a series of digital paintings by Alisa Singer. Singer’s works were created to enhance public awareness of the science of climate change. Each of the 23 works of art is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or number relating to a key fact about climate change. Use the interactive campus map to take a virtual tour of the exhibit.  


Event: The Future of Food

Food impacts major problems facing humanity—health, sustainability, global warming, poverty and inequality. Learn how the chemistry community can work to address these challenges through food science in this interactive online video event hosted by the American Chemical Society.

The event will be a live interactive video webcast with featuring presentations and Q&A with experts in food chemistry. There will be a discussion of the chemistry behind new plant-based alternatives to animal meat and how these innovations could help address the major challenges facing humanity.


CEE Career Fair Reception

The companies attending (so far) are listed below:

Abonmarche Consultants, Inc.
Arcadis
Atwell
Bacco Construction Company
Canadian National Railway Company
Commonwealth Associates Inc.
Consumers Energy
Danny’s Construction Company, LLC
Dashiell Corporation
DTE Energy
GEI Consultants Inc.
Granite Construction Company
ISG
Keweenaw Research Center – Michigan Technological University
Kokosing Industrial/Durocher Marine
Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc
Newkirk Electric Associates Inc
Realtime Utility Engineers, Inc.
Rice Engineering, Inc.
Road Commission for Oakland County
RS&H
Ryba Marine Construction Co.
SME
Spicer Group, Inc.
TRC Companies
Westwood Professional Services
WI DNR Division of Environmental Management
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Pavlis Honors College Husky Innovate News & Events

Husky Innovate Promote Your Innovation with Social Media deadline to apply 1/14/2020

Billions of dollars have been raised worldwide through crowdfunding.  Consequently crowdfunding has gained popularity as an alternative way to finance innovations and entrepreneurial efforts.  Typically we think of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Rockethub; but did you know that Michigan Tech hosts its own crowdfunding platform called Superior Ideas to recruit funding for projects at the University?  Each year, in partnership with Husky Innovate, Superior Ideas hosts the Rekhi Innovation Challenge, a crowdfunding competition in which the winner receives awards including a match of up to $1,000 of the funds raised on the platform. This year’s project submission deadline is midnight January 22 (email Natasha Chopp, nichopp@mtu.edu to apply).   Those who are interested in getting prepped for the Rekhi Innovation challenge and other crowdfunding opportunities should not miss this workshop on January 15, 2020.  Register at http://bit.ly/socialmediacrowdfundingworkshop


Husky Innovate Speaker Series – Networking Talk with Darnishia Slade deadline to register 1/17/2019

Come join us on January 21st for an interactive talk with Darnishia Slade of the Pavlis Honors College.  Dar will reframe networking as an activity to learn, share, and connect professionally and not just a sales pitch about oneself.  Dar will lead us through icebreaker activities, tips, and natural approaches to make key professional connections and build your network.  She will discuss misconceptions about networking and lead us through a networking activity.  This talk is scheduled before Career Dayto give students a chance to practice and develop their everyday networking skills but these skills are applicable in many situations.  Register here – http://bit.ly/HISpeakerSeriesDarSlade


Rekhi Innovation Challenge (see above) deadline to apply 1/22/20 at Midnight (email Natasha Chopp, nichopp@mtu.edu to apply) Voting commences 2/1-29/20.


Husky Innovate Bob Mark Pitch Competition deadline to apply 1/24/2020

If you want to present at the Bob Mark Business Model Boot Camp on January 29th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Atrium of the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building. The deadline to register is January 24th. Priority will be given to student contestants who have gone through either I-Corps or the Business Model Boot Camp. Register for the Bob Mark Competition at http://bit.ly/BobMarkBusinessModelPitchCompetition. Thousands of dollars worth of cash prizes will be awarded to top winners.

Husky Innovate Silicon Valley Experience deadline to apply 2/10/2020

Aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to apply for the Michigan Technological University Silicon Valley Experience, a Spring Break immersive tour of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with entrepreneurs and Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field. The deadline to apply is February 10th, 2020.  The application form can be found at SVE Experience 2020 Application. Up to sixteen students will be guaranteed a slot on the trip. Priority will be given to students who have been previously engaged with innovation and entrepreneurship and articulate continued engagement on their application. Major funding for this trip is provided by the 14 Floors alumni group.  Husky Innovate – a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business, and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization is co-hosting this with 14 Floors.  

Silicon Valley is known for its technology breakthroughs, high-tech startups, innovative companies and Fortune 1000 companies.  Its innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem including culture, policies, talent, resources, and networks serve as inspiration for students.

The Silicon Valley Experience will showcase multiple perspectives of a day in the life of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, and business leaders. This tour will provide an interactive opportunity for students to discover more about a variety of industry settings, to sample various innovative corporate cultures through tours and presentations, and to meet and talk with successful alumni entrepreneurs.  

Students who apply and are accepted will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Google, Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, Ford, as well as the Michigan Tech alumni startup company Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Talk with Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field
  • Get answers to your real-world business, innovation, and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Lodging, ground transportation to and from toured companies and some food will be covered. Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own air travel. As part of the student application, students will create a 2-minute video describing how they will share their experience with the Michigan Technological University community upon completion of their travel in order to positively contribute to our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students who have a demonstrated financial need can apply for a limited travel scholarship.


CEE Senior Design Colloquium – Dec 10 & 12

Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design Colloquium

December 10 and 12, 2019

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the fall 2019 senior design team presentations.  This semester students have undertaken a wide range of interesting projects to fulfill the Department’s design project requirement.  Refreshments will be served.  (Senior Design Colloquium Fall 2019)

December 10 (Dillman 214)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Dillman 214): 

  • International Senior Design—Panama
  • MTU Facilities Management Proposed Parking Lot, Retaining Wall, and Detention Project

December 12 (Dillman 202 & Dillman 214)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Dillman 202):  

  • Reconstruction of US-41 from south (east) of MacInnes Drive to Isle Royale St in the City of Houghton (MDOT)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Dillman 214):  

  • I94/US 31 Interchange & I94 Reconstruction