Category: Events

Mind Trekkers Spring Break/Volunteer Opportunity

Mind Trekkers will be taking 50 volunteers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break. Not only is this an chance to travel and explore, it is also a volunteer opportunity for students to share their passion of STEM with others!
Mind Trekkers is a student organization that travels both locally and nationally to help promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning with our nearly 200 different interactive science demonstrations! Whether it is a science and engineering festival for thousands of students or a small local event, we aim to show students both the fun and importance of STEM fields. We have already reached 1.9 million students in 15 different states since forming in 2010.
March 10-18
Already sick of the winter, but can’t afford the cost to travel somewhere warm? Have a passion for STEM education? Come travel with Mind Trekkers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break! For only $100 (+ $50 deposit), you will have your rooming, several meals, and transportation covered! Planned activities include: SkyWildGreensboro Science Center, and the US National Whitewater Center. We will be hosting the Passport to STEM festival on the Thursday and Friday of the trip, where you will have the opportunity to excite over four thousand students about science & engineering with fun and hands-on demonstrations!
If you (and your friends) would like to apply, please fill out this form: MIND TREKKERS SPRING BREAK APPLICATION.  No previous experience with Mind Trekkers is required. Open to all majors.
Please contact the Mind Trekkers President ( if you have any questions about this trip.

Opportunity for Students to Join SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) for Free

As a new semester begins, I want to remind you that the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is offering FREE Student Membership. By becoming a member of SWANA, students can…

· Meet with current leaders and decision makers working in solid waste, environmental science, composting, and recycling who can lead to potential internships and become future employers

· Interact with peers from across the country and the globe who have similar study and career interests via online forums and local/national events
· Access #MentorMatch – the SWANA online mentoring site
· Learn more about industry trends and new technologies that can guide their course of study and lead to career opportunities
For full-time students (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD candidate) with an interest in environmental sciences, solid waste management or recycling-related professions, FREE SWANA Student Membership is a perfect fit.
SWANA is hosting SWANApalooza in Denver, March 5-7, 2018. We encourage students to attend this event, they can register here at a discounted price.

Call for Posters – Michigan Tech World Water Day 2018 – March 27-28, 2018

To Graduate and Undergraduate students:

Michigan Tech is celebrating World Water Day 2018 during the week of March 26.  The Great Lakes Research Center is sponsoring the World Water Day Poster Competition, using the United Nations World Water Day theme, “Nature-based Solutions for Water.”

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate in the World Water Day Poster Competition, which includes 2 categories of cash awards:

Original Research posters typically represent thesis and research work related to any aspect of water.
Coursework/Informational posters present coursework or literature based research.  They can be assigned in a course to individuals or groups of students, or can be entered independently.

Posters in the Original Research category may or may not be relevant to the “Nature-based Solutions for Water” theme of World Water Day, but additional points are awarded to the Coursework/Informational posters if they incorporate the “Nature-based Solutions for Water” theme.

See the World Water Day Flyer and download the registration form.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 18 by midnight to Carol Asiala (

Digital Posters Deadline: Sunday, March 25 by midnight to Carol Asiala (
Printed Posters: Tuesday, March 27 between 8:00-9:00am in Dow Lobby Area – Campus side

Judging Sessions with oral presentations: Tuesday, March 27, 12:00 to 2:30 pm in Dow Conference Rooms

Informal discussions with students at poster session: Tuesday, March 27, 2:30-4:00 pm in Dow Lobby Area – Campus side

Note: we are planning to display the posters digitally on TV monitors in the Dow conference rooms for the judging process this year.  The printed versions will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27-28 in the Dow Lobby, campus-side, but Powerpoint Slides will need to be submitted to Carol Asiala ( by March 25, so they can be prepared for display on the computers in the conference rooms.

More information about all of the World Water Day activities can be found at:

This year’s World Water Day guest speaker is Dr. Greg Kleinheinz from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Other related notes:
The Library is hosting several poster workshop sessions before World Water Day.  Register for one of the following sessions if you would like to learn more about presenting  your research and information in a poster format, and also learn about he the resources available for printing posters at the library.

1/26/2018, 12:00 -1:00 in Library 242

2/26/2018, 5:00 -6:00 in Library 242

3/6/2018, 12:00 -1:00 in Library 242

The Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Friday, March 23. Please be aware that this is a time when many posters will be printed, so plan ahead to avoid any scheduling conflicts with the printing.

Nature-based Solutions for Water resources:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Naturally Resilient Communities

Thank you, and please contact me with any questions about the Posters.

Carol J. Asiala, Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer
Dept. of Geological & Mining Engineering & Science, 626 Dow
Great Lakes Research Center
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI  49931
906/487-2033 (direct line), 906/487-2531 (main office), 906/487-3371 (fax)

Virtual Career Fair – March 21

Engineering & Science Career Network Online Career Fair

March 21st, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Co-hosted by ITE, the Virtual Career Fair allows you to meet with a wide variety of organizations looking to hire.
Why you benefit from participating in a virtual career fair:
  • Increased exposure to a greater amount of companies;
  • There is no cost to travel to in-person interviews;
  • A variety of ways to communicate during the career fair, including instant messenger and video chat.

Sign Up Today to Participate! Visit


CEE Senior Design Colloquium (Dec 12 & 14)

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the fall 2017 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.  (CEE Colloquium Poster)

Tuesday (Dec 12), 8-10 am (MUB Ballroom A1 & A2)

  • Prickett Dam (Sturgeon River) – Dam Stability: Analysis and Potential Additional Hydropower Generation for Upper Peninsula Power Company and ILF Consultants (Alston, MI)
  • Manistique Transportation Improvements

Tuesday (Dec 12), 8-10 am (MUB Ballroom B1 & B2)

  • Siskiwit Bay Dock Design (Isle Royale) and Eagle River East Hydrology Project
  • International Senior Design—Panama

CDI Social Justice Lecture Series: Winona LaDuke, Native American Activist

Winona LaDuke, Native American activist, environmentalist, writer, and economist is this month’s featured speaker as part of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion’s Social Justice Lecture Series. The presentation will be in the MUB Ballroom exactly one week from today! Mark your calendars for Wednesday 10/25 at 5:30 pm.

Special showing TONIGHT!
If you would like to know more about Winona LaDuke before her visit please stop by Fisher 135 at 7 pm tonight for a free showing of her documentary “First Daughter and the Black Snake.”
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