Design Expo 2013

The 13th annual Undergraduate Expo was held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

The winners of the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo Awards have been posted. Congratulations to all the winners.

The Undergraduate Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. Nearly one thousand students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many of them are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at the Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. The Expo is a combined effort of the College of Engineering and the Institute for Leadership and Innovation.


First-year advising meetings

During fall semester, all academic advisors meet with first-year students to go over the requirements for the department, scheduling, and degree options. Students who are undecided (General Engineering) about which engineering discipline they want to pursue should attend the meeting with Engineering Fundamentals. These students are also welcome to attend any department meeting (see list below).

  • Biomedical: 10/15/2012, 5pm, 642 DOW
  • Chemical: 10/8/2012, 6pm, 102 Chem Sci
  • Civil: during CE1000, 10/8/2012, 2pm, U115 M&M
  • Electrical & Computer: ECE will schedule your appointment and notify you via e-mail, 131 EERC
  • Environmental: during ENVE1501, 10/9/2012, 2pm, 101 Chem Sci, other students by appointment, e-mail Ms. Ross (jzross@mtu.edu)
  • General/Undecided & Bachelor of Science: 10/17/2012, 6pm, 641 DOW
  • Geological: during GE1100, 10/17/2012, 4pm, 320 Dillman, other students by appointment, e-mail Dr. Gierke (jsgierke@mtu.edu)
  • Materials: please schedule an appointment with Ms. Kramer (ruthie@mtu.edu)
  • Mechanical: 10/15/2012, 5pm, 112 MEEM


Last day to drop without a “W” (withdraw) is September 21, 2012 (Friday, Week 3)

When a student drops a full semester class between 1st and 3rd weeks, nothing appears on their transcripts. When a student drops a class between 4th and 10th weeks, a withdraw grade (W) appears on their transcripts. This indicates that the student took the class for a significant amount of time (more than 3 weeks) and then decided to drop the class. One W on a transcript is not a big deal (check with Financial Aid to see a W grade will affect your financial aid, scholarships, or loans). More than a couple of Ws will start to indicate to a potential employer that a student cannot complete what they set out to do. All first-year students must meet with their academic advisor to drop a class after orientation. All students must go to the Student Service Center to drop classes through the Friday of 10th Week.


First-Year Engineering Learning Center

Engineering Fundamentals has a First-Year Engineering Learning Center for students taking first-year ENG courses. If you have questions regarding your ENG course you can see your instructor or go to the First-Year Engineering Learning Center.

  • Room: 208 Dillman
  • Sunday – Thursday
  • 7-9pm
  • Staffed with Teaching Assistants

Dillman 208 is also open for students to do homework when there is not a class in the room.

If you need help with other classes, there are other learning centers available across campus.


Preparing To Get A Job

It’s not too early to start preparing for a summer job; plan ahead for the 2012 Fall Career Fair. For details: www.career.mtu.edu/general/calendar.php:

  • Senior Meeting: Fisher 135, September 6, 6pm
  • Resume Blitz: MUB Commons, September 11, 12, 18, and 20, 11am-2pm
  • Industrial Panel Workshop: MUB Commons, September 13, 5:30pm
  • Career Development Conference: MUB Ballroom B & Alumni Lounge, September 19, 11am-2pm
  • Interview Skills Week: Admin Building 220, September 24-28, 9am-4pm, one-on-one mock interview
  • Why do and Internship or Coop? Fisher 139, September 25, 6pm
  • Fall Career Fair: SDC, October 2, noon – 6pm


Important University Dates

Each semester, Michigan Tech has important dates regarding course schedule changes. These are based on the week of the semester (i.e., Orientation week is Week 0, the first week of classes is Week 1,  etc.). After orientation all first-year students will need their advisor’s signature to drop or add a course. Below is a list of these important dates (Add and Drop refer to adding and dropping a course):

  • Last day to Add (without instructor’s signature): Friday, Week 1
  • Last day to Late Add (with instructor’s signature): Wednesday, Week 2
  • Last day to Drop with a refund: Wednesday, Week 2
  • Last day to Drop with no record: Friday, Week 3
  • Last day to Drop (Withdraw) with a W grade: Friday, Week 10

For a full list of university academic dates go to the following link.

http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/calendars/academic/


Changing Fall 2012 Schedule

Whether you have decided to change your major, retake a class, or just want classes at different times, you may find yourself wondering if you should change your schedule. Fall 2011 registration will be open most of the summer, with a brief shutdown in mid-July. Before rescheduling classes, make sure that there are seats available in the classes that you intend to switch into. If you are changing your major and are unsure of which classes to take, contact that major’s academic advisor . If you need to get into a class that is full, here are some options:

  1. Check to see if there are open sections that may fit in your schedule if you move other classes. Double check seating availability for all classes that you will need to move before changing your schedule.
  2. Contact the department of the class that is full to see if you can get into the class.
  3. If you cannot get into a class, contact your academic advisor to see what other class you should take.

If a class is full, or you do not have the pre-reqs or there is a major or class restriction, then you will need a waiver to get into the class; contact the department offering the class.


Michigan Tech Engineering Programs in Washington D.C.

The HEV mobile laboratory was on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. On the labs first trip outside the state, United States Senator Carl Levin stopped by to give the students and their work a stamp of approval. “It may be located the Upper Peninsula, but all of Michigan has been impacted by it. Tens of thousands of engineers have come out of Michigan Tech,” said Sen. Levin. Michigan Tech Staff and faculty from four programs participated in the National Transportation Workforce Summit in Washington, DC, April 24 to 26.

See a news video and photos with Senator Carl Levin and Tyler Daavettila at the nation’s capitol