Day: September 29, 2021

Scholarship: 2021 Michigan ITE

ITE Michigan Section Scholarship Applications – 2021

Things to do

•        Complete the attached one-page application form (Page 2)

•        Prepare a one-page double spaced on My Future in Transportation

•        A short biography (150 words or less) and photo

•        One-page resume

•        Submit the form, paper, a short bio with a photo, and a resume to Dr. Kuilin Zhang ( by November 5, 2021 – he will review the application, complete a Professor/Advisor form, and send your package to ITE Michigan by November 12, 2021.

Note: Applicant must be a student member in ITE International and the Michigan Section.

To become an ITE International Student Member, complete an application on-line (ITE Web site: as soon as possible.

To become an ITE Michigan Section student member, complete an application on-line ( as soon as possible.

Past Michigan Tech Awardees:

Corrina Kostrzewa, 2020

Zoe Wahr, 2019 

Kuilin Zhang, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Affiliated Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science Michigan Technological University
Dillman Hall 301i

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931

phone: 906-487-1828

Upcoming Husky Innovate events

Protect your Innovation | 10/6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Library 244
Pre-registration requiredHusky Innovate and the Van Pelt and Opie Library invite students and community members to participate in the Protect Your Innovation workshop. Michigan Tech IP expert, Licensed Patent Agent, Associate Vice President for Research Administration Jim Baker will lead us through compelling IP scenarios. Librarian and Patent and Trademark Research Center (PTRC) Representative Annelise Doll will explain patents, trademarks and resources available through Michigan Tech’s PTRC which is part of the Patent and Trademark Office’s nationwide program of PTRCs. See attached flyer for more information. Contact:

We will cover key questions and topics around IP:

  • How can you protect the intellectual property incorporated within your innovation?  
  • What options do you have and what strategies can you apply?  
  • When should you consider IP protections?

We will discuss the fundamentals of intellectual property including:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Licensing
  • Trade Secrets/Knowhow
  • How to initiate a prior art discovery with free library resources

Husky Innovate Talk with Innovator Jacob Soter | 10/8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

Pre-registration required

Michigan Tech graduate Jake Soter EE/CPE ’19, MBA ’20 observed that flag warning systems at beaches weren’t updated right away and knew that swimmers weren’t getting important information on days with strong rip-currents and high waves. He identified a value proposition and together with his advisor, Dr. Andrew Barnard, created a technological solution to address this problem. From there, he launched a new business. Join us to hear about Jake’s innovation pathway, how he validated his value proposition, what he’s learned along the way and what’s next for his business. See attached flyer for more information. Contact:

Undergrad Research – University of WI

Summer 2022 – Summer Research Opportunities

Great Lakes Plastic Debris and Microplastics Research (2-3 positions)These positions will support new US EPA, Wisconsin Coastal Management, and NOAA funded projects related to plastic trash removal and research in the Great Lakes. One position will be the boat Captain for the Great Lakes first regional trash boat (i.e., pontoon-type boat that picks-up trash). This position requires boating experience but pay will be significantly increased. The other positions will be deck hands and research assistants that will help with plastic trash removal, characterization, and microplastics research.

Door or Manitowoc County Field Research Assistant (4-5 positions)

These positions support US EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) projects associated with Great Lakes beaches and Door or Manitowoc Counties, WI. The beaches have undergone, reengineering to mitigate microbial and chemical pollution and protect public health. You will conduct field research, operate a local lab facility, and be involved with many aspects of the research projects. Additional compensation may be available for this position.

Salary and Benefits:

For all positions a salary of $4,500-5,000 for the summer (boat Captain will be paid higher rate), paid travel, and paid housing is provided to all interns. You will have the opportunity to learn field and lab techniques, operate a state-certified laboratory, network with professionals in the field, co-author posters and publications, and live in a great part of Wisconsin for the summer.

Call or e-mail Dr. Greg Kleinheinz at or 920-424-1100 if would like additional information on any of these summer experiences. If you are interested in applying for a position, please send a resume and indicate which position you would be interested in to:

Gregory T. Kleinheinz, R.S., Ph.D.

Personal pronouns – he/him/his

Viessmann Chair of Sustainable Technology

Chair, Department of Engineering & Engineering Technology

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI  54901
Phone – (920) 424-1100
Fax – (920) 424-0832
E-mail –