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U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Professional Opportunities

  • Are you a student looking for a professional opportunity to learn about homeland security related research to enhance your research interests and career goals?
  • Do you want to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in homeland security related areas?
  • Do you want to network with your peers and members of the academic and scientific communities in business, industry, and government research facilities conducting research in DHS relevant areas?

If you answered “Yes”, to the above questions, the HS-POWER program is for you!

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program for undergraduate and graduate students. HS-POWER is open to students majoring in a broad spectrum of homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as well as DHS mission-relevant research areas.

As a participant in the HS-POWER Program, you will participate in quality research experiences at federal research facilities and other HS-STEM focused entities nationwide. This experience will provide you a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DHS enterprise.  You will also be able to establish connections with DHS professionals that promote long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, DHS personnel and research facilities.

TO APPLY: Visit- to learn more and complete the application!

All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.

Employees of DHS Component agencies or participating partner agencies are not eligible to participate in this program.

DHS Education Programs Team

FAX: 865-576-4197


Campus Resources for Students

by Dean of Students Office

According to the Healthy Minds Study done on campus in the fall of 2018, 49% of our students indicated that they would go to faculty or staff if they had an issue impacting their academic performance. In these situations, students are often looking for advice and direction so it is helpful to be aware of some of the key resources available on campus: 

Counseling Services is available to assist in a crisis or provide short-term, solution-focused counseling. Walk-in hours are available daily and are listed on the website.

Husky Food Access Network supports student experiencing food insecurity. Food is available at the Husky Food Pantry located in Fisher Hall, in the space that was previously the Aftermath Cafe. Hours are listed on the website.

Report a Concern is a web page that allows anyone to file a concern about a variety of topics. In this case, if you are concerned about a student and think they would benefit from additional follow up, use the Student of Concern report button. The Dean of Students Office will triage the report and connect the student appropriately.

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success offers support for students would benefit from developing executive functioning skills like time management, personal organization, self-control, and communication. In addition, students with disabilities are also able to request accommodations here.

Emergency Financial Resources are available for students who experience an unexpected emergency. Three different funds are available depending on whether a student is an undergraduate or graduate and/or domestic or international.

Dean of Students Office is the place to call/email if you aren’t sure what to do. We can help sort out a situation, make a referral, or contact the student directly in order to have a further discussion. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Bonnie Gorman

International Studies Abroad Start Planning Your Future!

Representatives from International Studies Abroad (ISA) will be visiting Michigan Tech on February 5th and 6th. The ISA representatives will be available to meet with students 1-on-1 to discuss ISA study abroad options.  Please complete this form if you would like to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with an ISA representative.

Learn more about the Michigan Tech study abroad process.  

If you have any questions, please email

German Summer Study Abroad

Upcoming info session for this summer’s Faculty Led Study Abroad program to Germany that will teach OSM3000 (Operations and Supply Chain Management) for 3 weeks, blending theory and practice for students.

Session Details:

Monday 1/27 @ 5pm Academic Office Building (AOB) room 101 Pizza and Pop will be provided

Questions?   Please contact the faculty coordinatorUlrich Schmelzle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management 
College of Business

Goodwill Industries – Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Good morning , I hope this letter finds you well. 

When I worked for Dial Help we discussed opportunities for students to share time volunteering for community programs. I currently work at Goodwill Industries as a case manager. We would welcome any person who would want to get involved with our clients. Our facility, which is not the store, is a training center that helps adults with disabilities set goals and objectives for daily living and life skills. 

If your students are interested in a unpaid internship or even volunteer hours we would love to have them. Please have them contact me at my Tech address

Thank you,
Sincerely,Mary LeDoux

Whitney M. Boroski
Manager of Student Health and WellnessMichigan Technological UniversityPhone: 906-487-2560Student Wellness WebpageStudent Wellness Facebook Page#MTUSTEPSUP

Biology Learning Center – Now Hiring

The Biology Learning Center is hiring 4 new coaches! ALL students with a strong Biology background are invited to apply.

By clicking here, you will find a link to the application which is due next Friday, January 31st by 5 pm. Applicants will be notified by February 5th if they have been chosen to move on to the formal interview process, which will be held on Saturday, February 15th. 

Biology Learning Center coaches typically work between 4-6 hours each week, helping students with many different Biology classes. In the fall semester, coaches work specifically with BL1010 groups (but do not need to have taken this class to help). Coaches are also required to attend biweekly coaches’ meetings. 

Applications can be turned in to the BLC, my office (736 Dow) or to Racquel in the Biology main office (740 Dow).

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me! Swing by my office, e-mail me ( or stop in the BLC!

Wahtera Center for Student Success – Needs Participants

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is interested in learning more about our students who identify as:

  • Commuters (students who commuted from a family home during their first year), and/or
  • Transfers (students who were enrolled at another two- or four-year institution), and/or
  • First-generation (students who are first in their family to attend a four-year institution). 

If one or more of these descriptions describe you, we are inviting you to come in and meet with us to discuss your experience at Michigan Tech thus far.  We want to hear about what you have enjoyed as well as what may have been a challenge for you.Students who participate will receive a $5 beverage gift card as a thank you for taking the time to talk to us. 

If you are willing to come in for a friendly 30-minute chat and share your thoughts, please email

Thank you!  We hope to see you soon!

The staff of the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Calling Outstanding Young Researchers in Mathematics and Computer Science

The application process for the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has begun. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2020!

Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The application period for the 8th HLF closes February 14, 2020. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate/pre-master, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications by February 14 (midnight at the dateline) via the following link:

The 8th HLF will take place from September 20-25, 2020. This prominent, versatile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in a unique atmosphere, fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Laureate lectures, young researcher workshops and a structure welcoming unfettered discussions are the elements that compose the Forum’s platform.

Over the course of the weeklong conference, young researchers will be given the exclusive possibility to profoundly connect with their scientific role models and find out how the laureates made it to the top of their fields. As described by a young researcher, “It’s a life-changing experience. Getting the opportunity to actually speak to the laureates in close contact can really shape us.”

All applications that are completed and submitted by the deadline are meticulously reviewed by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. There are 100 spaces available for each discipline of mathematics and computer science. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2020 whether or not they will be invited.

For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at:

For more information, please visit:

PhD students from the United States may apply for travel grants from ORAU. There will be a separate application process after nominees have been confirmed by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum selection committee in April 2020. If selected by HLF’s international committee, PhD students from the United States will be contacted by the ORAU team to discuss the application process for available travel grants.

Please email for more information about selection criteria. Travel grants for the Forum offered by ORAU are not guaranteed and are reserved for US PhD students only.  


Natasha Chopp ’06, ’15, ’17Director of Research Operations and Faculty Liaison  Michigan Technological University
  Vice President for Research
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