Month: December 2022

Check Out These Study Abroad/Away Options!

Ready for an adventure? Want to learn on a train or in a rain (forest)? Consider our study abroad/study away programs. The benefits of international study and travel include intercultural awareness, sensitivity and communication skills, as well as exposure to different cultures, perspectives and geographic regions. Conduct field research and acquire hands-on, real-world experience — all while making lifelong friends.

As a Michigan Tech student, you have two options available to you this summer from the Department of Social Sciences:

  • Cumbria, England and Scotland: Earn up to 9 credits. Daniel Trepal (SS) will lead the four-week program, “Crossing Borders.” Get to know Cumbria, Northern England and Southern Scotland through a mix of archaeology and history. Students learn the culture through a mix of field trips and classwork. The application and deposit deadline is March 15.
  • Amtrak Tourism: Western USA: Earn up to 10 credits. Hop on board Amtrak for a three-week faculty-led tour of the Western United States. Work alongside tourism professionals in Red Wing, Minnesota. Hike Glacier National Park. Interact with students at Portland State. Explore the public transport and destination infrastructure of Aspen, Colorado. And, visit the railroad legacy cities of Sacramento, California, and Galesburg, Illinois. Return to the Keweenaw and share your experiences with local stakeholders in the tourism industry. The application and deposit deadline is Jan. 13.

Cannot fit a study away experience into your packed schedule in 2023? No worry. 2024 will feature additional experiences in Costa RicaWales and Detroit. Learn more about all these great programs (and watch student-made videos from past trips too) at our Study Abroad / Study Away page.

Worried about the costs of studying abroad or away? All incoming undergraduate majors in the Department of Social Sciences receive a $2,500 voucher that can be used for one or more of our study away/abroad programs. No joke! Travel for free (or close to it).

Call 906-487-2113 or email to learn more about our study abroad/away options.

Fall 2022 Senior Design Colloquium

8 AM – 12 PM | DOW 641




Save the Date for Innovation Week 2023

January 17-20th, the second week of the spring semester, Husky Innovate will host innovation-themed talks and events including the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition.  Started by Michigan Tech’s University Innovation Fellows (UIFs) in 2015, Innovation Week is a celebration of innovation across our Tech Community.  Students, faculty, staff, and community are invited.  

Check out our lineup here .  Register early for locations and Zoom links.

Prague Study Abroad – Info session (Dec 8)

An information session regarding study abroad to Vienna, Prague, and Dresden will be on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 pm in Rozsa 120.
This study abroad program will focus on imagination, creativity, theatre, arts, and architecture, with substantial time spent at the Prague Quadrennial, one of the largest theatre and design festivals in the world.

All of the courses offered will be HASS courses, and all majors are welcome on the trip. With the trip’s focus on design, architecture, and creativity, we think it may be both useful and exciting to students of many different majors. Email with any questions.

Job Posting: Town & Country Engineering, Inc.

Town & Country Engineering, Inc in Madison, WI is looking for Civil/Environmental Interns for Summer 2023 in both Madison and Rhinelander as well as an entry level civil engineer.  The positions have been posted on Handshake as well. Additional information attached below.

Job Posting: Forest County Potawatomi

Civil Engineering Co-op           

About the Job:
Responsible for providing surveying and engineering services for FCPC’s public transportation corridors.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Assists with bid packages for projects including plans, specifications, and estimates.
  • Aids with topographic surveys for design and other measurements.
  • Assists with roadway, sidewalk, trail, and storm sewer design.
  • Performs construction observation.
  • Performs construction materials sampling and testing.
  • Supports the Roads Program Manager with asset management including maintaining an inventory of and doing regular inspections of roadway features such as pavement condition, culvert pipes, signing, storm sewer, pavement marking, lighting, and traffic counts.
  • Assists the Roads Program Manager with the completion of Department projects, projects for other departments, and Tribal Member Services.

Here’s what you’ll need to be successful:

  • Enrollment in an accredited university’s Bachelor of Science program for civil engineering.
  • The completion of one year of college at an accredited university BS of civil engineering program.
  • Availability for spring, summer, and/or fall co-op work term. OR Availability for Summer 2023 co-op work term.

Students can contact Lisa Kerzisnik ( directly or can apply directly from the website below.

2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs)

Applications for 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer working on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor.

SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 10.

Students who have questions about the program or application process can take advantage of a virtual drop-in advising session with the SURF coordinator Robert Handler (ChE).

Virtual drop-in advising sessions are scheduled for these dates:

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the SURF webpage or contact Handler at