Category: Events

27th Annual LeaderShape Institute

One of the Student Affairs division values states, “We inspire the leadership needed for all individuals to boldly push everyday boundaries while serving others.” For over 25 years, Michigan Tech has hosted the LeaderShape Institute as a way to do just that.

LeaderShape Institute is a four-day retreat that helps students identify their values and gain confidence in their leadership skills through self-assessment, intensive small group discussions, team building challenges and more. By leading with passion, integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible, participants explore who they are and the impact that they want to have on their communities. 

LeaderShape Institute 2023 will be held Jan. 4-7 at the Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan, just prior to the start of the spring 2023 semester.

Are you a student who is involved across campus? Do you have a passion for a specific cause or concern? Are you still figuring out the direction you hope to pursue in life? We know leaders have a wide variety of experiences and don’t need to hold a position or a title to impact their community.  The program could benefit any student.

Applications are available online now through Nov. 14.

Info Session – SENSE Enterprise

The SENSE Enterprise is hosting an Informational Session and Tour of the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) on October 19th! 

Event: SENSE Enterprise Info Session and Great Lakes Research Center Tour

When: Wednesday October 19th @ 6:30  – 8:00 pm

Where: Meet at the GLRC (Short cut, go into DOW head up to the 7th-floor walk to the back of the building take the elevator by the student lounge to the ground floor and out the back door)

What: Meet the SENSE team, overview of current projects, learn about Department of Defense civilian opportunities, tour of the Great Lakes Research Center with Dr. Havens (and free food!)

SENSE stands for Strategic Education Through Naval Systems Experiences and we are advised by Dr. Timothy Havens and Dr. Hassan Masoud. The goal of our enterprise is to provide students with hands-on experiences with naval application projects, explore interests and careers in the Department of Defense, and enhance teamwork and communication skills.

For more information about SENSE, current projects, and how to apply, please see the attached flyer. If you can’t make it to the info session and/or would like to join our email interest list, fill out this form.

It only makes sense for you to come to our info session to learn more! You can check out our LinkTree for other SENSE Resources.

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Program Manager – Elizabeth Donoghue – ehdonogh@mtu.edu

Co-Advisor – Dr.Timothy Havens – thavens@mtu.edu

Co-Advisor – Dr. Hassan Masoud – hmasoud@mtu.edu 

Enterprise Day – TODAY!

Are you interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Or want to join an Enterprise but are unsure which team is right for you? 
Come to Enterprise Day, happening TODAY: Tuesday, October 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Rozsa Lobby

Learn about Enterprise by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa Lobby.

Visit with:

  1. Advanced Metalworks
  2. Aerospace
  3. Alternative Energy Enterprise
  4. Blizzard Baja
  5. Blue Marble Security
  6. BoardSport Technologies
  7. Built World
  8. Clean Snowmobile Challenge
  9. Consumer Product Manufacturing
  10. Formula SAE
  11. General and Expedition Adventure Research (GEAR)
  12. Green Campus
  13. H-STEM
  14. Hotforest
  15. Humane Interface Design
  16. Husky Game Development
  17. Innovative Global Solutions
  18. ITOxygen
  19. Multiplanetary Innovation Enterprise
  20. Open Source Hardware
  21. Robotic Systems
  22. Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences (SENSE)
  23. Supermileage Systems
  24. Velovations
  25. Wireless Communication

Please visit our Enterprise Day web page for more information about each team. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. Apple Cider and donuts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis during this event. There will also be a raffle for Enterprise merch!

2023 Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School

Next summer, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be hosting the twenty-fourth edition of the Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School (LADSS). More information is available at https://ladss.lanl.gov, including instructions on how to apply. 

They are seeking students with academic focuses in engineering (including mechanical, electrical, aerospace, and civil), as well as those in computer science and applied math.

Event: Introduction to Design Thinking

Get your creative energy flowing and join us for a design thinking event in which student teams practice innovation skills.  Design thinking is a human-centered design process used to solve challenging problems.  This interactive workshop will be held in the Alley Makerspace (MUB basement).  

September 13, 2022 (Tuesday), 4-6 pm, The Alley Makerspace 

All are welcome.  Register here

How Diversity Supports Innovation Talk (Sept 15th)

How Diversity Supports Innovation with Dr. Wayne Gersie

Supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility leads to more innovative outcomes.  Whether you’re working on a school assignment, starting your first job, or leading a team, helping people to feel included and willing to share their perspectives will increase the innovativeness of your team’s solutions.  Join Dr. Wayne Gersie, Michigan Tech’s inaugural Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences as he shares insights from his research as well as examples from industry.  

Please join us on September 15th from 4-5 pm in Fisher 325 for this impactful and informative talk.  

Register here by 9/13