Category: Events

RAILROAD NIGHT – October 19th

Railroad Night has been a tradition at Michigan Tech since 2006.  It provides students a chance to talk with rail industry representatives in a low key environment, and has the potential to provide internships and full time job opportunities.  The event is free for students (and faculty), and students can attend any of the portions of the event that fit into their schedule.  Sign up information is on the poster, but can be found here as well:

ENTERPRISE DAY – Wednesday, Oct 20th

Are you interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Maybe you are thinking about joining Enterprise, but are not sure which team is right for you? Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Enterprise Day will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 in The Rozsa Center Lobby. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa Lobby and outside, weather permitting.

Visit with:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Advanced Metalworks
  • Blizzard Baja
  • Blue Marble Security
  • BoardSport Technologies
  • Built World
  • Clean Snowmobile
  • CPM
  • GEAR
  • Green Campus
  • HIDE
  • Hotforest
  • H-STEM
  • Husky Game
  • IGS
  • ITOxygen
  • MINE
  • Open Source
  • Robotic Systems
  • Supermileage Systems
  • Velovations
  • Wireless Communication

Find more information about each Enterprise team, please visit: 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.

The use of masks and social distancing will be determined by the current Campus Health and Safety Level on the day of Enterprise Day, October 20, 2021. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Level information page.

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:

CEGE Grad School Info Night

Do you have questions about graduate school? Join Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering (CEGE) faculty and graduate students, as well as the MTU Graduate School, for Grad Info Night on Tuesday (Sept. 28) at 6 p.m. in the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), Room 202 — or virtually through Zoom (please register for Zoom in advance).

Learn about the reasons to consider graduate school, the accelerated and online M.S. programs, application process, financial aid and much more.

This event is sponsored by Chi Epsilon, CEGE, and the MTU Graduate School.

ITE Michigan – Young Professional Committee (YPC) “Virtual Lunch and Learn”

ITE Michigan – Young Professional Committee (YPC) “Virtual Lunch and Learn” Webinar Series

The YPC is proud to announce we will be hosting our first Virtual Lunch and Learn of our Webinar Series. This is a great opportunity for students and young professionals to connect with experience professionals and learn a little more about how our profession works.  If you have any questions or if you would like to present a topic in the future, please contact the YPC Committee Chair Cole Villalobos at Hope to see you all there.

YPC Lunch and Learn Presentation – September 22

How MDOT Operations Projects are Selected – presented by John Engle, P.E.

Have you ever wondered about the process of how MDOT operational improvement projects are selected?  Have you ever wondered what a funding template is, or what process MDOT follows in selecting operational improvements on its highway network?  This Virtual Lunch and Learn discussion, geared toward young professionals, will be led by John Engle, P.E. of the Michigan DOT, and he will help answer these questions as well as provide some practical commentary on how MDOT’s Operations Template selects and funds projects.  The one-hour session is free to attend, and will take place September 22, 2021, from 11am-Noon.

To register for the YPC September 22 presentation, please use the link below.

Evening with Industry

The Society of Women Engineers would like to invite you, any student, to Evening with Industry, our annual industry networking dinner with the largest number of company representatives present together outside of a Career Fair. We have multiple employers who are hiring civil and environmental engineers.

The Evening with Industry event will be held virtually at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, September 21st. The link to student registration, which closes on September 14th, can be found here: Again, the event is free to all students regardless of gender. We even have a referral contest going for students who encourage their friends to sign up, so be sure to tell your colleagues- you might even win something! With questions, please email

Study Abroad Fair

Adventure is calling, HOWL back! Take advantage of the three-day virtual study abroad fair to meet with study abroad professionals to learn about your options, and start planning your study abroad adventure! The virtual fair will take place September 13th – 15th. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Michigan Tech study abroad YouTube channel.