Day: October 4, 2017

Summer Undergrad Research

Please see below for information regarding two summer opportunities for undergraduate research. Minority participation is highly encouraged! The applications open in November and will be due Jan 29, 2018. If you have any questions please email the program coordinator ( In addition, if your students do apply please let me know!

– The Cary Institute’s REU program on Translational Ecology for undergraduates ( It is a 12-week program involving 10 students in ecology-related projects every summer.

– The Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program ( This one is not an NSF-REU program. It is funded by the Urban Water Innovation Network UWIN, a consortium of institutions across the US focused on urban water sustainability issues.  It is a 9-week program in which 10 students are hosted at different institutions from the Network. Because UWIN is multi-disciplinary, we select students from different disciplines (engineer, social sciences, natural sciences) but with a common interest in urban water issues.

Ashley C. Huderson, PhD

Manager, Engineering Education

ASME Washington Center

1828 L Street NW, Suite 810

Washington, DC 20036-5104 (o): 202.785.7394

Study Abroad: France (UPDATE)


We will have several information session during this semester to address student fears, concerns and any other questions they might have about study abroad and/or about this particular program in Paris, such as application process, scholarship opportunities and financial aid.
France information session dates:
All session are 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Walker 120A
October 11th
October 25th
November 15th
December 13th

Summer study abroad Paris


Who has not dreamed of spending a summer in France?

During this faculty-led program, you will be able to explore and discover what makes France such a cultural center. We offer a variety of classes in English (French lit, French and Francophone culture, International Experience) and even a French class adapted to your level/need, to guarantee full immersion for the length of 6 weeks. You will get the opportunity to meet locals, other foreign students and foremost, you get the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and enrich your life!
This program is in the works. More information will be coming soon.  Dany Jocob is collecting names of any students who may have an interest (doesn’t imply a commitment at this point). Please email Dany Jacob, to be added to the email list for updates.

11th Annual D80 Conference – Oct. 14th

11th Annual D80 Conference

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year to give a platform to the voices of university students serving communities in need, both domestically and abroad. Our conferences highlight service and research work done by students from Michigan Tech and elsewhere, and are open to anybody interested in development, design, and discovery for the poorest 80% of humanity. The public is always welcome.

The theme for the annual D80 Conference is Connect, Collaborate, Create! We are very excited to welcome Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders-USA, as our featured keynote speaker.

The 2017 conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 14th in the U. J. Noblet Forestry Atrium. More information regarding the conference and registration can be found at

This year’s conference is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s D80 Center, the Sustainable Futures Institute, and the Pavlis Honors College.

There will also be a free showing of Poverty Inc. at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 13th in Fisher 135. This documentary discusses the global and local impacts of the international aid industry through personal and professional experiences.