Please see the below/attached flyer for the Michigan Tech Engineering Ambassadors program – a group whose mission is to excite local K-12 students about STEM and share your passion for STEM, while improving your own communication skills! Please join us Monday January 16 at 6 PM in Fisher 132 for our Info Session to learn more about the program. Our first meeting is Monday January 23 at 6 PM in Fisher 132. Bring a friend! If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list, please let us know – email@example.com.
Husky Innovate is hosting innovation-themed events during Week 2 (Jan. 17-20) of the spring semester. Innovation Week celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship by hosting speakers and events to inspire and support innovation and entrepreneurship. These events are a great way to connect with alumni, students, faculty and the community.
Check the Innovation Week webpage for full event descriptions. Pre-registration is required for each event. Join us for one event or several!
Keynote Speaker: Leading Innovation with Charles Nwatu — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 4-5 p.m. via Zoom
Our keynote speaker, Charles Nwatu, head of security technology assurance and risk at Netflix, will kick off Innovation Week by discussing how diverse perspectives lead to innovation. He will share his journey as an intrapreneur developing innovative solutions within a company, and how his mindset has led to an impactful Silicon Valley career at LinkedIn, Twilio, Stitch Fix and now Netflix.
Register now — Deadline: Jan. 13
New Venture Creation with Eric Roberts — Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon to 1 p.m., MUB Ballroom A
Eric Roberts, MTU alum and executive director of Traverse City business incubator 20Fathoms, has spent a long, diverse career innovating in spaces from Silicon Valley tech start-ups to mobile giants like Motorola and Blackberry. He will talk entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and share experiences with launching new ventures (both successful and unsuccessful). Tips and strategies will be offered for all types of innovators.
Register now — Deadline: Jan. 15
Reverse Pitch Presentation with Nate Yenor — Thursday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Nate Yenor, director of tech business incubation with the Office of Innovation and Commercialization at Michigan Tech, will report on applied research’s top teams poised to launch their innovation into a start-up. Teams may be looking for talent, champions and industry-specific advice during this reverse-pitch event. Interesting and valuable for innovators, entrepreneurs and MTU community members who want to know what’s new and innovative at Tech. Make connections and support our innovation and entrepreneurship community!
Register now — Deadline: Jan. 17
15th Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition — Thursday, Jan. 19, 5-7:30 p.m., MUB Ballroom A
Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students will pitch their business model for a chance to win cash prizes. This legacy event is a tribute to late Professor of Practice Bob Mark. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are invited to attend in person or virtually. Refreshments will be served and a pre-event mixer will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Student contestants: Register now — Deadline: Jan. 13
Attendees: Register now to attend remotely
Financing Your Venture Panel Discussion — Friday, Jan. 20, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Hear what investors look for when deciding whether to invest in your company — during both early-stage commercialization and late-stage buy-outs. Experts will share real-world experiences and insight into how investment decisions are made. This talk is helpful for anyone interested in commercializing their venture or for investors who want to hone their skills. Panelists John Rockwell (CEO and president, Accelergy Corporation) and Jeff Helminski (co-founder and managing partner, Auxo Investment Partners) are both Tech alumni and successful venture capitalists, and they will share their insight into venture financing.
Register now — Deadline: Jan. 18
Husky Innovate collaborators, Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization invite Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines to pitch their business model to a panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes in the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition.
Our judges represent Michigan Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem — their expertise will provide helpful feedback for students to move their ideas forward.
This legacy event recognizing student entrepreneurial spirit and paying tribute to the late Professor of Practice Bob Mark will be held Jan. 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are invited to attend in person or virtually. Refreshments will be served. In addition, a pre-event mixer will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition prize categories:
- First Prize: $2,000 — sponsored by Rick and Jo Berquist
- Second Prize: $1,000
- Third Prize: $500
- Honorable Mention: $250
- Audience Favorite: $250 — sponsored by Dan Green (MTU alum and principal, BlackFin Group)
- Breakthrough Innovation Award: $1,000 — sponsored by MTEC SmartZone and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
- Social Impact Award: $1,000 — sponsored by Gates Professor Elham Asgari (COB)
Student contestants can register to pitch their business model through Friday (Jan. 13).
Virtual attendees, please register to watch the event remotely.
Rice Lake Construction Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Water Resources Group (WRG), is a self-performing general contractor building water and wastewater treatment facilities in the upper Midwest. The company’s nationally recognized work includes more than 80 water treatment plants and 200 wastewater treatment plants, totaling over $892 million in water treatment projects. Over three decades of experience provide Rice Lake Construction Group with a critical depth of knowledge in understanding this region’s local, climatic, and geophysical construction conditions.
The culture of all WRG companies is one of inclusion and mentorship. Employees and employee development are two core values at our companies and managers work with each employee to carve out unique career paths and career development opportunities.
Stanek Constructors is an award-winning constructor of municipal, federal, and private sector water and wastewater treatment facilities. Stanek can self-perform the construction process, including structural excavation, site utilities, site grading, concrete work, carpentry, specialty construction, equipment installation, and process piping installation. The ability to self-perform allows the company to monitor every project detail, ensuring high quality outcomes that are on schedule and within budget.
At Stanek, employees are treated like family and hired for a career, not a job. The company provides a harmonious atmosphere with people who like to work and solve problems within a culture that places safety first. Interns are exposed to all facets of construction management and full-time employees are granted every opportunity to gain experience and succeed in their chosen field.
Job Posting: Project Management and Estimating Internship – Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction
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 Rica, Wales 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our study abroad/away options.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022
8 AM – 12 PM | DOW 641
8 AM: ASHLAND SUBDIVISION RAILROAD IMPROVEMENTS
ADVISOR: MR. DAVE NELSON
10 AM: FLOOD HAZARD MITIGATIONS
ADVISOR: DR. CHRIS VANARSDALE
11:30 AM: WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR MOCAMBO ARRIBA, PANAMA
ADVISOR: DR. DAVID WATKINS
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.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
NTH Consultants has posted Summer internships on our careers site and I wanted to share the job descriptions with you. Students that are interested can visit our website linked here to apply: Career Opportunities (nthconsultants.com)