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    Health Research Institute Panel Is January 25, 12 pm

    Michigan Tech’s Health Research Institute (HRI) will host a panel discussion on Monday, January 25, 2021,, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

    Health research at Michigan Tech has been steadily growing for over 10 years. This growth has led to many practical uses for the technology developed.  Three researchers, Dr. Megan Frost (Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology), Dr. Bruce Lee (Biomedical Engineering), and Assistant Professor Dr. Weihua Zhou (College of Computing) will discuss their experiences with start-ups and applying their research to relevant health problems.

    Registration

    Register for the live Zoom session here: http://bit.ly/HRI_talk


    Innovation Week is January 25-29

    by Pavlis Honors College

    Innovation Week is a celebration of innovation both on and off campus. We will host talks with alumni entrepreneurs, showcase campus innovation and interactive events.

    Learn about innovative research, new ventures, solutions to Covid-19 and education prototypes. Connect with alums, students and faculty. Drop in for one event or several!

    Register soon to receive a Google calendar invite with Zoom link.

    MTU Health Research Institute
    Monday, January 25, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
    Registration:  bit.ly/HRI_talk 

    Health research at Michigan Tech has been steadily growing for over 10 years. This growth has led to many practical uses for the technology developed. Three researchers, Dr. Megan Frost (Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology), Dr. Bruce Lee (Biomedical Engineering), and Dr. Weihua Zhou (College of Computing) will discuss their experiences with start-ups and apply their research to relevant health problems.

    Private Equity Investment for Innovation
    Tuesday, January 26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
    Registration:  bit.ly/equity_for_innovation_talk

    Entrepreneurs exploring financing options for their innovation, future private equity investors, and current equity investors will find this panel discussion with Michigan Tech private equity experts invaluable.  

    Topics include: 

    • Private investors goals and strategies
    • The types of opportunities that investors look for
    • Business stages and when investing is appropriate
    • Terms involved
    • Exit strategies for entrepreneurs
    • Current investment trends in private investing

    Panelists include: John Rockwell, Karl LaPeer, Tom Nye, and Jeff Helminski

    Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS)
    Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 -1:00 pm
    Registration:  bit.ly/APS_talk 

    Jeremy Worm of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) will provide an overview of APS LABS and discuss innovative approaches to research, education, and collaboration with industry. A panel discussion with APS LABS leadership will follow the overview.

    Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) is focused on clean power generation and nearly all aspects of mobility with emphasis on ground vehicle systems. APS LABS is a full service organization conducting fundamental research, applied research & advanced engineering, product development, and validation testing. APS LABS supports commercial partners ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, and serves in a lead, or sub-role on many government contracts with commercial partners. 

    IDEA Hub Innovation Hour
    Wednesday, January 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    Registration:  bit.ly/IDEAhub_talk 

    IDEA Hub leaders will share their innovative education pilot projects and approaches to address the challenges of Education in the 21st Century.

    Innovation and Collaboration at the Library Activity
    Thursday, January 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
    Registration: bit.ly/library_innovation 

    Join us for a fun mixer activity at the Van Pelt and Opie Library in which we’ll see first-hand how collaboration leads to innovative solutions. Libraries are inherently interdisciplinary spaces that can serve as a jumping off point for active collaboration and innovation. Join librarians Jenn Sams and Erin Matas for a speed collaboration activity designed to let you meet new people, see a problem through a different lens, and inspire innovation. They will also share highlights about how the library supports and participates in innovative activities via a Patent & Trademark Resource Center, the 3D printers, and its innovative response to Covid-19.

    Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition
    Thursday, January 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    Registration:  bit.ly/HuskyInnovateBobMark

    Pitch your idea and potentially win some cash! This year, we’ll be accepting two-minute idea pitches (evaluated on uniqueness and potential impact) and four-minute business model pitches (evaluated on scalability and actionable business models.) Register to compete by January 25, or join us in the audience to watch the event. Thousands of dollars worth of prizes offered!

    Journey as an Entrepreneur with Hajj Flemings
    Friday, January 29, 12:00 -1:00 pm
    Registration: bit.ly/Hajj_Flemings_talk

    Join us for a talk with entrepreneur and author Hajj E. Flemings, Michigan Tech Mechanical Engineering (‘96) alum. Hajj will share his journey as an innovator and entrepreneur. Hajj has long embraced the entrepreneurial mindset and chose Michigan Tech because he enjoyed solving problems. Hajj is the founder of Rebrand Cities, a brand strategy consulting company that serves clients such as Cadillac, Pfitzer, Walt Disney and the Detroit Lions, to name a few. Hajj authored, The Brand YU Life: Re-thinking who you are through personal brand management.

    In 2011 Hajj was featured on CNN’s documentary series, “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley”. During filming of the series, he came to a deeper understanding of the meaning of “digital divide” for communities of color and dedicated himself to creating solutions. His insight led him to become founder and CEO of Brand Camp University, an educational platform that creates technology accessibility and supports job readiness for clients in underserved communities. In parallel, he led a new global civic design initiative within Rebrand City which focuses on eradicating the digital divide by getting 10,000 small businesses online.


    1010 with … Tim Havens, Weds., Jan. 20, 5:30-5:40 pm

    You are invited to spend one-zero-one-zero—that is, ten—minutes with Dr. Timothy Havens on Wednesday, January 20, from 5:30 to 5:40 p.m. EST.

    Join 1010 with Tim Havens here.

    Havens is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Computing, Director of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems, and the William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor of Computer Systems at Michigan Tech.

    In this informal discussion, Havens will talk about undergraduate research opportunities at Michigan Tech, his research in AI and machine learning, and answer your questions about the College of Computing.

    We look forward to spending 1010 minutes with you!

    Did you miss the December 16, 1010 with Nathir Rawashdeh? Watch the video below.

    1010 with … Nathir Rawashdeh, December 16, 2020

    The 1010 with … series continues on Wednesday January 27 … with more to come.


    2021 Innovation Week Is January 25 – 29

    by Husky Innovate

    Innovation Week is a celebration of innovation both on and off-campus. We will host talks with alumni entrepreneurs, showcase campus innovation and interactive events. Learn about innovative research, new ventures, solutions to COVID-19 and education prototypes.

    Connect with alumni, students and faculty. Drop-in for one event or several.

    MTU Health Research Institute: (Monday, Jan. 25, noon – 1 p.m.)

    Health research at Michigan Tech has been steadily growing for over 10 years. This growth has led to many practical uses for the technology developed. Three researchers, Megan Frost (KIP), Bruce Lee (BioMed) and Weihua Zhou (CC) will discuss their experiences with start-ups and applying their research to relevant health problems. Register here

    Private Equity Investment for Innovation (Tuesday, Jan. 26, noon-1:30 p.m.)

    Entrepreneurs exploring financing options for their innovation, future private equity investors, and current equity investors will find this panel discussion with Michigan Tech private equity experts invaluable. Topics include: Private investors goals and strategies The types of opportunities that investors look for Business stages and when investing is appropriate Terms involved Exit strategies for entrepreneurs Current investment trends in private investing Panelists include: John Rockwell, Karl LaPeer, Tom Nye, and Jeff Helminski. Register Here.

    Advanced Power Systems Lab (Wednesday, Jan. 27, noon-1 p.m.)

    Husky Innovate talk with Jeremy Worm of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems lab and his team who will share the labs’ innovative approaches to research, education, and collaboration with industry. Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) is focused on clean power generation and nearly all aspects of mobility with an emphasis on ground vehicle systems. APS LABS is a full-service organization conducting fundamental research, applied research & advanced engineering, product development, and validation testing. APS LABS supports commercial partners ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies and serves in a lead, or sub-role on many government contracts with commercial partners. Register here

    IDEAhub Innovation Hour (Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3-4 p.m.)

    IDEA hub leaders will share their innovative education pilot projects and approach to address the challenges of Education in the 21st Century. Register here

    Innovation and Collaboration at the Library Activity (Thursday, Jan. 28, noon-1 p.m.)

    Libraries are inherently interdisciplinary spaces that can serve as a jumping-off point for active collaboration and innovation. Join librarians Jenn Sams and Erin Matas for a speed collaboration activity designed to let you meet new people, see a problem through a different lens, and inspire innovation. Learn about ways the library supports and participates in innovative activities via a Patent & Trademark Resource Center, the 3D printers, and an innovative response to Covid-19. Register Here

    Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition (Thursday, Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.)

    Pitch your idea and potentially win some cash. This year, we’ll accept two-minute idea pitches (evaluated on uniqueness and potential impact) and four-minute business model pitches (evaluated on scalability and actionable business models.) Register to compete by January 25, or join us in the audience to watch the event. Register Here.

    Journey as an Entrepreneur with Hajj Flemings (Friday, Jan. 29, noon-1 p.m.)

    Join us for a talk with entrepreneur and author Hajj E. Flemings, Michigan Tech Mechanical Engineering (‘96) alumus. He will share his journey as an innovator and entrepreneur. Hajj has long embraced the entrepreneurial mindset and chose Michigan Tech because he enjoyed solving problems. Flemings is founder of Rebrand Cities, a brand strategy consulting company that serves clients such as Cadillac, Pfitzer, Walt Disney and the Detroit Lions, to name a few.

    Flemings authored “The Brand YU Life: Re-thinking who you are through personal brand management”. In 2011 he was featured on CNN’s documentary series, “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley.”

    During the filming of the series, he came to a deeper understanding of the meaning of “digital divide” for communities of color and dedicated himself to creating solutions. His insight led him to become founder and CEO of Brand Camp University, an educational platform that creates technology accessibility and supports job readiness for clients in underserved communities. In parallel, he led a new global civic design initiative within Rebrand City which focuses on eradicating the digital divide by getting 10,000 small businesses online. Register here.Chemistry Olympiad 2021

    by Chemistry & ACS UP Local Section

    UP High School Science Teachers and Parents/Guardians: We would like to invite your students and children to compete at the 2021 Chemistry Olympiad. This is all ONLINE this year.

    Chemistry Olympiad 2021 will be an online chemistry competition open to all high school students from any U.P school or home school.

    Participation is FREE! Sign up on the Google form by Monday, Jan. 25.

    Date: March 27 (Saturday) 3 – 4:45 p.m. (EST)

    All Participants:

    • Receive participation gift
    • Participation certificates upon request
    • Put into drawing for prizes

    Top scorers:

    • Receive medal and prize
    • Opportunity to participate in US National Chemistry Olympiad (also online)

    More information and event updates can be found here. The UP Chemistry Olympiad, is hosted by the American Chemical Society and Michigan Technological University. Please contact the coordinator, Momoko Tajiri with any questions!


    Tech Forward Campus Update Series Jan. 20, Jan, 27, Feb. 3

    by Office of the President

    The Tech Forward leaders will provide the campus with an update on the progress of each initiative and related milestones. Each of the hour-long sessions will feature three Tech Forward initiatives, occurring weekly on Wednesdays for a period of three weeks. Below are the dates along with a link to the webinar for each of the presentations.  

    Wednesday, Jan. 20 at noon (EST) 

    • Policy, Ethics, Culture 
    • Data Revolution and Sensing 
    • Health and Quality of Life 

    Jan. 20 webinar link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/85494251129

    Or Telephone:
            US: +1 312 626 6799  Webinar ID: 854 9425 1129

    Wednesday, Jan. 27 at noon (EST) 

    • Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
    • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
    • Natural Resources, Water and Energy

    Jan. 27 webinar link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/82220150376

    Or Telephone:

            US: +1 301 715 8592  Webinar ID: 822 2015 0376

    Feb. 3, 2021 at noon (EST)  

    • 21st Century Education
    • Sustainability and Resilience
    • Diversity and Inclusion

    February 3rd webinar link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86541707345

    Or Telephone:
            US: +1 312 626 6799  Webinar ID: 865 4170 7345


    1010 with … Nathir Rawashdeh, Weds., Dec. 16

    Nathir Rawashdeh (right) and Dan Fuhrmann, Interim Dean, Dept. of Applied Computing

    You are invited to spend one-zero-one-zero—that is, ten—minutes with Dr. Nathir Rawashdeh on Wednesday, December 16, from 5:30 to 5:40 p.m.

    Rawashdeh is assistant professor of applied computing in the College of Computing at Michigan Tech.

    He will present his current research work, including the using artificial intelligence for autonomous driving on snow covered roads, and a mobile robot using ultraviolet light to disinfect indoor spaces. Following, Rawashdeh will field listener questions.

    We look forward to spending 1010 minutes with you!

    Join 1010 with Nathir Rawashdeh here.

    Did you miss last week’s 1010 with Chuck Wallace? Watch the video below.

    1010 with … Chuck Wallace, Assoc. Prof, Computer Science, December 9, 2020.

    The 1010 with … series will continue on Wednesday afternoons in the new year on January 6, 13, 20, and 27 … with more to come!