Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium 2023

Graduate Student Government (GSG) is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) will be held March 29 and 30.

Each spring, GSG sponsors the GRC Poster Presentation Competition. GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research with the University community and work on their presentation skills for other professional events. Students can give oral presentations, present posters, or do both. This year, both the formats will be held in person. Judges from a similar field as the presenter will score all the presentations. They will provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve their presentations. The presenters will be grouped into different technical sessions, according to their discipline of study.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations (first $300, second $200 and third $100). Registration is open now, and it closes March 3 at 11:59 p.m. Register today!

Poster presentations will occur March 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Rosza Lobby. Oral presentations will happen on both March 29 from 12-5 p.m. at the MUB and March 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MUB. GSG will be covering the cost of printing posters this year. The oral sessions will be 12-minute live talks followed by Q&A sessions.

The GRC event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The banquet will be held March 30, following the closing of GRC. Full information can be found on our website. If you have any questions please contact gsg-research@mtu.edu.

Important Dates:

  • Feb. 1 — Registration Opens
  • March 3 — Registration Closes
  • March 17 — Posters and Abstracts Due at 5 p.m.
  • March 29 — Oral Presentations at the MUB, 12-5 p.m.
  • March 29 — Poster Presentations in the Rosza Lobby, 5-8 p.m.
  • March 30 — Oral Presentations at the MUB, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 30 — Banquet in the Rosza Lobby, 5-7 p.m.

By Graduate Student Government.

MTU Finance Your Innovation Workshop: Registration Open


Interested in competing at this year’s New Venture Challenge (NVC)?
Getting ready to try to raise capital for your start-up business?

Presented by Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Visser with the MTEC SmartZone, our local business incubator, this online workshop will cover founder capital fundraising strategies and choices including bootstrapping, angel investment, venture capital investment and growth capital financing.

This workshop is open to all students. Those interested in the New Venture Challenge (in April) will find this workshop helpful when applying to NVC and should plan to attend.

Join us Feb. 15 from 4-5 p.m. for this virtual workshop. Register by next Monday (Feb. 13) to receive the Zoom link.

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

MTU Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium Submissions Deadline Approaching

Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors College invites undergraduate researchers and scholars from all colleges to participate in the 2023 Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS). We are pleased to feature the work of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, the DeVlieg Foundation Fellows and the Portage Health Foundation Fellows at this year’s event, and we would also love to feature your students!

The URSS is a great opportunity to highlight the work of our undergraduate students, present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. This year’s event will take place March 24, and research submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 7).

This year, in addition to the poster sessions, the URSS will also feature a panelist discussion and a networking social event leading up to the announcement of the event’s award winners. Our menu for the panelist discussion and the networking social will consist of French-roast coffee, petit fours and Lac La Belle apple cider.

Additionally, we have teamed up with the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library to offer a poster creation session on March 14 from 10-11 a.m. to assist your students in preparing for the URSS. If they’d like to get started before then, the Library has templates to assist them.

Please pass this information to students who you think would benefit from this opportunity and encourage them to apply! Questions can be directed to Chris Hohnholt at cahohnho@mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Applications Open to Michigan Tech Students: Climate Leaders Academy

Current undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in climate leadership are invited to apply to be a fellow of the Climate Leaders Academy (CLA), which is launching this summer.

CLA is a two-semester program with the goal of providing formal climate training and professional development to fellows through direct engagement with national and international climate change frameworks, formalized mentoring and collaboration with a diverse set of institutions. CLA is funded through the National Science Foundation and the YEAH network, and supported by MTU, Boston University, Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University.

CLA-Fellows will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • $10,000 stipend ($5,000 per semester)
  • Four transferable course credits
  • All travel expenses covered (to and from kickoff workshop, climate change conferences, etc.)
  • One-on-one mentoring by a CLA faculty member
  • Tuition coverage for CLA course

Additional information and the official application can be found at the CLA Application Form. Applications are due March 15 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Questions can be directed to Rose Daily at roset@mtu.edu or Leah Dundon at leah.a.dundon@vanderbilt.edu.

By Rose Daily.

Michigan Tech Info Session: Study Abroad in England

An info session regarding the following Study Abroad opportunity in England will be held tomorrow (Jan. 26) in the Academic Office Building Second Floor Commons (AOB 209) from 4-5 p.m.

Looking for a great study abroad opportunity? Look no further than the faculty-led summer 2023 Track B Crossing Borders: Study Abroad program in Cumbria, U.K. This four-week program takes in the history and archaeology of northwestern England and Southern Scotland, and includes six credits of (HASS) coursework. Please stop by tomorrow and learn more!

Questions? See the program website or email Dan Trepal at djtrepal@mtu.edu.

By Dan Trepal, Social Sciences.

Apply for Undergraduate Research Internships at Michigan Tech

Pavlis Honors College (PHC) is accepting applications to the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2023-24 academic year. The internship program will run from September 2023 through mid-March 2024 and is open to any undergraduate student on campus with an identified faculty research mentor. Faculty and students who are already working together are welcome to apply.

PHC will provide $960 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide equivalent matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,920 paid hourly over the course of the internship. Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD and start-up packages or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the application process can be found on the Pavlis Honors College website.

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. March 24. Faculty need to supply a letter of support as part of the application package. If you have questions about the submission process, please email Rob Handler at rhandler@mtu.edu.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible with support from PHC and generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Art in Silico Call for Local Artists

I wanted to update you on an opportunity presented by the ICC, the GLRC, the College of Computing, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) and sponsored by multiple departments and organizations on campus and off. 

We will be holding Art in Silico, a series of workshops. panels, lectures, and other events celebrating the intersection of computing and art which will culminate in a juried art show on April 13, 2023 at the Orpheum Theater. The show will be a combination fundraiser for the CCCAC and MTU student scholarships (artists can choose if they would like to donate their art for a silent auction benefiting these causes). 

We currently have a Call for Artists out for any and all forms of visual, performance, or musical art. Submissions are welcomed and encouraged from students, faculty, staff, and community members! We anticipate $1,500 in prizes will be awarded, so please encourage your students, colleagues, friends, and family to participate. Amateur artists are of course welcomed, and we specifically have a category for Data Visualization! 

Please spread the word and help us make this event a success. If you have interest in being on the planning committee, holding a workshop or event, or have any questions please reach out to me or Tim Havens. Submission information and more details are available on the website.

Amanda Stump, MSc (she/her)
Assistant Director, Research Development
Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)
Michigan Technological University
906-487-3504
ajstump@mtu.edu

Career Planning Workshop at Michigan Tech

Join Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Van Pelt and Opie Library in learning why planning your career is more than just choosing a company or industry.

Melissa Baird, graduate director of the Department of Social Sciences, will walk through the steps to take you down the path to the career you want. This short workshop will take place in the Library East Reading Room from 12-12:30 p.m. next Tuesday (Jan. 31). Light snacks will be provided!

Sign up for the Career Planning Workshop.

By Graduate Student Government.

Call for Submissions: 2023 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors College invites undergraduate researchers and scholars from all colleges to submit for presentation at the 2023 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium. The symposium gives undergraduate students the opportunity to present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. This event is an excellent learning experience and showcases the great undergraduate research and scholarship occurring at Michigan Tech.

The Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium will take place March 24 in the Rozsa Lobby, coinciding with Michigan Tech’s Preview Weekend. The symposium is a great way to share the exciting research projects going on across campus with high school students who are considering attending Michigan Tech.

Research submissions are due Feb. 7 at 11:59 p.m.; please encourage your students to register and submit their work.

To submit, visit the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium webpage and follow the instructions provided. It is recommended that applicants save their text in a document and copy the required information into the submission form.

Submissions will be reviewed by Pavlis Honors College staff and confirmation of acceptance will be sent by March 6. In the event that more submissions are received than space in the Rozsa Lobby allows, it is possible that some will not be accepted.

Questions can be directed to Chris Hohnholt at cahohnho@mtu.edu. We look forward to seeing your submissions and presentations!

By Pavlis Honors College.