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.

Study Away Spring Break or Summer Faculty Led Options

Interested in studying abroad or traveling in the US. Michigan Tech has quite a few Faculty-Led Options. Many include HASS classes. Some options are during Spring Break and therefore would be part of Spring 2023 tuition. Others are during the summer Track A and Track B. 

Check out the Faculty-Led Options by clicking on the drop down menu.


2023 Environmental Fellows Program Application Open!

We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2023 Environmental Fellows Program is now open! The Environmental Fellows Program at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) is a nationally competitive summer fellowship program for masters and doctoral students that seeks to place students traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field and those committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in summer fellowships with environmental foundations and their grantees.  

Deadline to apply is January 10, 2023.

The Environmental Fellows Program involves:

·      A 12-week fellowship at an environmental grantmaking foundation, research institution, nonprofit organization, or grassroots organization. Past placement sites include: Race Forward, Clean Water Action, Environmental Defense Fund, the Northlight Foundation, the Cary Institute and many more! 

·      A base stipend of $11,000 plus a travel allowance for participating fellows.  

·      Work on a variety of environmental issues including but not limited to: environmental health, energy justice, marine conservation, transit solutions, food justice, and more!  

·      Professional development training in: diversity, equity, and inclusion; GIS; interview methods; and financial management. 

·      Access to a growing alumni network of 172 environmental professionals 

Please also share this opportunity (and the attached flyer) with any graduate students who have an interest in exploring the world of environmental grantmaking/philanthropy and/or are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental field.

We will host informational webinars on Wednesday, November 16 from 3-4pm ET and Thursday, November 17 from 6-7pm ET if you would like to learn more. Please RSVP hereDetails and links will be sent to those able to join as the date gets closer.

You can also visit https://environmentalfellows.yale.edu/ to learn more/apply or feel free to contact Molly Blondell at efp@yale.edu.  

Scholarship: Michigan Stormwater-Floodplain Association 2022/2023 Scholarship

Each year the Michigan Stormwater-Floodplain Association (MSFA) awards at least one scholarship to a full time junior, senior, or graduate student studying biosystems, civil or environmental engineering; or a related natural resource planning program with a specialization related to the mission and goals of the MSFA at a Michigan University. This year’s scholarship award amount is $4,000.

The MSFA Scholarship Application can be submitted virtually on the MSFA website (Academic Scholarships – Michigan Stormwater-Floodplain Association (mifloods.org)).

In addition, the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation has announced the opening of the Future Leaders Scholarship Application for up to $20,000.

Future Leaders Scholarship Application Survey (surveymonkey.com)

Scholarship: ITE Michigan Section

ITE Michigan Section Scholarship Applications – 2022

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 a photo
• One-page resume
• Submit the form, paper, a short bio with a photo, and a resume to Dr. Kuilin Zhang (klzhang@mtu.edu) by November 4, 2022 – he will review the application, complete a Professor/Advisor form, and send your package to ITE Michigan by November 11, 2022.

Note: Applicant must be a student member of ITE International.
To become an ITE International Student Member, complete an application online (ITE Web site: www.ite.org) as soon as possible.

Past Michigan Tech Awardees:
Skaylar Callis, 2021
Sara Dancy, 2021
Corrina Kostrzewa, 2020
Zoe Wahr, 2019

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!

Job Posting: Vulcraft

My name is Alex Brown.  I’m based in the Chicago area.  I graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2013.  I was fortunate to get hired at Vulcraft as an part-time intern during my last semester.  The team here was awesome at teaching me the technical side while helping me grow as a new professional in the industry.  After graduating, I was promoted to a full-time engineer and it’s been full steam ahead ever since.  In my current role, I help with our recruiting efforts, as well as business development and internal training.

Vulcraft is a manufacturer of steel joists, decking, and grating.  We are in the construction industry so we are primarily looking for students with Civil, Structural, Construction, or Business backgrounds.  But because our product is more specialized, we can teach the technical to anyone who wants to learn. 

Applications for our 2023 Summer Internship should be submitted through Handshake (if that link doesn’t work, search “Vulcraft” jobs on Handshake and it’ll pop right up).  We are looking for 5-10 interns for Summer 2023 to be placed at 6 locations throughout the Midwest (our central manufacturing plant in Indiana + 5 satellite sales offices).  Duties would include working on real projects alongside our team, learning our product, visiting other Nucor facilities, and a final capstone design project.  I’ve also attached the flyer that we have been giving students at career fairs, which has more details about our company and the internship program.

For recent or soon-to-be graduates, our available full-time positions are here.  Vulcraft is a division of Nucor Steel, which has many more open positions across the country.