Study Abroad Information Session – November 6th

Dear Deans and Department Chairs –
Please share this information with your faculty:

The Pavlis Honors College study abroad office will be hosting an information session for faculty interested in learning more about teaching abroad through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Visiting Professor Program.  The session will be on Wednesday, November 6th, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in M&M 724.

USAC provides affordable, authentic study abroad experiences at a variety of locations across the world with programs focused on business and STEM to health, journalism, language studies and more.

The info session will include a presentation from USAC staff. Interested faculty can apply to teach during Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022.  The application deadline is December 3, 2019. If you are unable to attend the info session but are interested in more information, please contact Vienna Chapin ( for more details.


More about the program
Visiting Professors (VP) experience USAC firsthand and have the ability to expand their own repertoire by giving them the chance to teach abroad, to create new areas of teaching and research with an international dimension, to strengthen links with international colleagues, and to expand their own knowledge of the world. Most returning VPs comment that teaching abroad was one of their most rewarding professional experiences, and many apply to teach abroad again.
VPs do not need to worry about the overall logistics of the program as USAC on-site staff will handle details for both students and faculty, including arranging housing accommodations, the on-site orientation, field trips, and handling any emergency situation that may arise. In addition, VPs have the advantage of drawing students from across the US, internationally, and in some cases even locally, for their courses through USAC’s general marketing efforts.

Candidates must be full-time faculty members in good standing at Michigan Tech who will be on campus prior to teaching abroad (so that they can promote their USAC course(s)) and return to their home university following their term abroad. The minimum credentials for faculty is a master’s degree and many faculty have a PhD.
Faculty can teach one course during summer sessions and two courses during semester programs. Summer VPs are paid directly by USAC based on the program length and number of credits they teach abroad. VPs may bring their families with them.
Summer VPs are paid directly by USAC based on the program length and number of credits they teach while abroad. Details on the stipend amounts are listed in the VP application. Their transportation costs are also reimbursed directly by USAC to the professor.
There are three options for structuring a Semester Visiting Professorship:

  • Faculty Exchange: We encourage the Visiting Professor’s department to consider replacement faculty from one of our host universities abroad to fill the Visiting Professor’s position while teaching abroad for USAC. In the event of an exchange, the exchange professor would teach two courses in the Visiting Professor’s department for a salary of $11,000 paid by USAC, and the Visiting Professor’s department would receive $1,000 from USAC to minimize administrative burdens such as visa processing and assistance in locating housing. The home department will inform USAC of the desired characteristics of the exchange professor and USAC will solicit applications based on these preferences. The home department will review applications and will select the candidate of their choosing. The USAC Visiting Professor will receive his/her regular salary, benefits, and status from the Home University during his/her semester abroad, according to the policies and procedures of the Home University. USAC will need to be invoiced for the $11,000 exchange professor salary and the $1,000 reimbursement to the department by either your office or the VP’s department as we cannot issue checks to individual semester faculty.
  • Departmental Reimbursement: Visiting Professors will receive their regular salary, benefits, and status from the Home University during their semester abroad (according to the policies and procedures of the Home University), and will not be paid directly by USAC. Instead, their home department will receive $11,000 to help defray replacement expenses for the semester of the Visiting Professor’s participation abroad. USAC will need to be invoiced for the replacement costs by either your office or the VP’s department as we cannot issue checks to individual semester faculty.
  • Direct payment by USAC: Visiting Professors who will not be under contractual obligation with their home university during their semester abroad can be hired and paid the $11,000 directly by USAC for teaching the two USAC courses.

The professor applying to teach abroad as well as his/her Department Chair or Dean will select which option best fits their needs.

Robotics System Enterprise – October 23rd

Robotic Systems Enterprise (RSE) is recruiting CS and Software Engineering students of all years. Our projects involve self driving software development and robot hardware development. If you are interested, come down to our information session tonight!
Where: EERC 214
When: 7PM Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Check us out at

Aerospace Enterprise Information Session Rescheduling

The Space Dynamics Laboratory info session has been scheduled during the Wednesday, October 23rd Aerospace Enterprise information session.  Many MTU and Aerospace Enterprise alumni have been hired by SDL in the past, and there are many open positions.  To allow all students to attend both events, the Aerospace Enterprise info session on October 23rd has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 30th.
Important Dates
Tuesday, October 22th @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Wads Annex (Enterprise Day booth)

Thursday, October 24th @ 7:00 – 8:00 pm | MEEM 112 (dedicated info session)
Wednesday, October 30th @ 7:00 – 8:00 pm | MEEM 111 (dedicated info session)
Sunday, November 3rd @ 11:59pm | Application deadline

Enterprise Day – October 22, 2019

Enterprise Day: October 22, 2o19

Wads Annex & G17/19, 6-8pm

Interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Thinking about joining Enterprise, but 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! Apple cider and donuts will be served! Also at this year’s Enterprise Day, students can get their professional photos taken for free.

Find more information for each team here: For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker,

Participating Teams:

  • Robotic Systems
  • Blue Marble Security
  • Aerospace
  • ITOxygen
  • Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Advanced Metalworks
  • Built World
  • Clean Snowmobile Challenge
  • Open Source Hardware
  • Wireless Communication
  • MIning INnovation Enterprise-  MINE
  • Innovative Global Solutions-  IGS
  • Green Campus Enterprise
  • Alternative Energy Enterprise
  • Husky Game Development
  • Supermileage Systems
  • BoardSport Technologies
  • Blizzard Baja
  • Formula SAE
  • Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences- SENSE
  • General Expedition Adventure Research- GEAR
  • Velovations
Don’t see an Enterprise team that fits your interests? Come to Enterprise Day to talk to program staff about starting a new Enterprise!

Leadership Institute Application for 2020

LeaderShape® Institute Applications are open for 2020. This week-long leadership development experience is designed to help people learn to “lead with integrity.”
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute runs from January 6-11, 2020 at the Ford Center. Go to LeaderShape to learn more and apply!
If you have any further questions, please contact Student Leadership & Involvement in MUB 112 or emailing

2019 Idea Pitch Competition

You’ve kicked around that great idea of yours for a while and want to pitch it.  Now is your chance! The Idea Pitch Competition gives students a chance to take their ideas live and do just that. Students have two minutes to share their favorite innovation and/or disruptive idea in an interactive community setting. Present alone or with a team of up to two people. Each pitch will be judged and top teams will be awarded cash prizes!
When: Tuesday, October 15th
Where: Great Lakes Research Center, Room 202
Time: The reception will be held on the 2nd floor atrium at 6:00pm, and the event begins at 7:00pm
If your an interested student please register on the following link:

The Uncubed x IBM 2020 Fast-Track – Applications Open from Sept-Nov 2019

Sep – Nov 2019 | Applications Open
Whether you’re into AI, data science, blockchain, cybersecurity, or IoT, you have an opportunity to put your major to work in ways that impact people’s lives.
From healthcare and finance to government and education, the products you build can help personalize, protect, and predict the world around us.
This Fall, Uncubed and IBM have joined forces once again to bring you fast-tracked access to 2020 internships and entry-level roles within software development and engineering, data science, product management, technical consulting and sales, and more.
The Uncubed x IBM 2020 Fast-Track guarantees that your application is reviewed by a human, shortlists you for recruiter review, and fast-tracks you for assessment – all while giving you a team to reach out to with any questions.