Editing Services Available at Michigan Tech

Editing services are still available through the English Language Institute to all members of the campus community with the following options:

  • Document editing (grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow, readability) via email, with quick turnaround
  • Video conferencing for long-term writing improvement

Editing services are provided by highly qualified English language instructors with expertise in grammar, writing, and language instruction. Service rates are $25 per hour. Requests for editing can be made here.

By the English Language Institute.


Information on digitally signing Michigan Tech Graduate School forms, an email to students

The Graduate School recognizes that signing paper forms will be difficult or impossible for the coming weeks.  Many staff, faculty, and students will be working remotely, and since the University does not have a secure way to sign PDF forms and validate that the signatures are from the person shown, we will be suggesting the following process for submitting forms that require signatures.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Graduate School.


Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Data Science Fellowship application is open!

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Locations: You can attend our program in:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington, DC.
  • Online

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship/apply.html

Session Dates: 2020-06-29 – 2020-08-21
Early Deadline: 2020-04-03
Regular Deadline: 2020-05-02
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York TimesLinkedInAmazonCapital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture BeatThe Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.


How to Succeed as a Freshman

Michelle Jarvie-Eggart, a Michigan Tech graduate and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, along with environmental engineering students, Amanda Singer and Jason Mathews, discuss the transition for first year students and tools that can make the transition easier.

Jarvie-Eggart, M. E., & Singer, A. M., & Mathews, J. (2019, July), Advice from a First Year Paper presented at 2019 FYEE Conference , Penn State University , Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/33674

Extract

Much attention is paid to the transition from high school to college. Students who have recently gone through this transition may have some of the best advice to offer in-coming first year students.

Themes which emerged in this study, which corroborate other research include: time management, utilizing resources, hard work, class attendance, social activates and persevering through lower grades.


Michigan Tech Get WISE Outreach Event Seeking Volunteers

The Center for Pre-College Outreach is seeking volunteers for their annual Get WISE (Get Women in Science & Engineering) event for 250+ Western U.P. seventh and eighth grade girls on Friday, March 13 at Hancock High School.

Volunteers are needed to lead hands-on STEM activities. No STEM experience is required, however, volunteers will need to find their own transportation to Hancock High School. Training and background on the activities will be provided.

Volunteer shifts are as follows:

  • 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. – noon
  • noon – 2 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for volunteers who work both morning and afternoon shifts. To sign up for one or multiple shifts, please contact Jannah Brandt at jrbrandt@mtu.edu by Friday (March 6).


Michigan Tech Professional Development Workshop Today: Creating a Professional Online Persona

Career searching? Conference approaching? Desire to expand your online professional network? Do you ever wonder how you can successfully create a unique professional online persona to catch the eye of a potential employer?

Join Graduate Student Government for a professional development workshop intended to provide you with advice and tips to create or spruce up your online professional appearance. This professional development workshop, titled “Creating a Professional Online Persona,” will consist of brief presentations from experienced and knowledgeable campus faculty and staff with a passion for sharing this crucial skill, followed by a Q&A session. Whether you have no online existence or you are a seasoned online networker, this is a great opportunity to gain useful insight on how to enhance your professional online profile.

The workshop will take place at 4 p.m. today (Feb. 26) in GLRC 201/202. Space is limited so be sure to register prior to the event. 


Materials Science and Engineering Students for Metallurgy Position in Madison Heights

My name is Tobi and I am the Human Resources Generalist at Commercial Steel Treating Corporation, a heat treating facility located in Madison Heights, MI. I am writing to request the opportunity to reach out to your graduating or post-graduate students regarding an open Metallurgy Manager position we have at CSTC.

We are hopeful that the students may be interested in this role. I understand that MTU is not located in the Metro Detroit Area, but I am curious if there may be an opportunity to posting this position to current students who aren’t local to Houghton or graduate students who may have left the area.

I appreciate your time and assistance in advance.

Kind regards,

Tobi Cantle-Wilson
HR Generalist
248.588.3300 ext. 236
tcantlewilson@commercialsteel.com

31440 Stephenson Hwy., Madison Heights, MI 48071


Tenure-Track Cluster Hire in Water Resources Engineering at Oregon State

Biological & Ecological Engineering is excited to announce that we are seeking applications for three faculty positions as part of a cluster hire in water at Oregon State University, as described below. Please share this announcement broadly within your network as we aim to recruit a very diverse group of candidates across all of the positions. The deadline for full consideration is March 3, 2020, with a final closing date of March 17, 2020.

See https://bee.oregonstate.edu/bee/bee-recruiting-new-faculty for additional details.

The direct links for the positions are provided below:

Sustainable Groundwater Management Engineer: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/88156

Integrated Water Quality Management Engineer: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/88157

Agricultural Water Management/Extension Irrigation specialist: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/88600


Accepting Applications for 2020 NSF Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

We are now recruiting for our National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (May 17 to July 24, 2020) in “Experimental and Computational Materials Research.” Our program is among the longest running NSF REU programs in the country.  We offer a broad range of interdisciplinary materials research experiences to undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, and engineering.

                The research projects include, but are not limited to, electronic materials, nano-materials, lasers & optical materials, biosensors, biophysics & biomaterials and computer modeling. The scientific research projects are developed specifically for undergraduates by an interdisciplinary team consisting of science and engineering faculty at UAB.

Please find enclosed a recruitment poster for display in high traffic and accessible areas.  Also note that the application can submitted electronically via our web site: https://cas.uab.edu/cnmb/research-experiences-for-undergraduates/application-process/.  Our application deadline is March 15, 2020.  Decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2020.

We are especially interested in receiving applications from qualified women and underrepresented minority candidates.