SDGS for the SDGs

Students and researchers at Michigan Tech are invited to showcase their work related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the 2nd Virtual International Conference of the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education. The theme of the conference is SDGS for the SDGs: Students Doing Goal-Oriented Science for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Presentations may include research or literature-based studies from social, economic, environmental or other fields. The conference is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary and includes participants from five continents.

Please submit abstracts and/or register as an attendee before tomorrow (Nov. 20). The Conference will be virtually hosted by the University of Derby, England on Blackboard and Padlet on Dec. 9.

Michigan Tech is a Member of the YEAH, which is a 5-year NSF-funded project (DBI 2019049) designed to equip youth with real-world experiences of collaborative and evidence-based approaches to global environmental sustainability.

by Sarah Green and Amna Ijaz, Department of Chemistry


Chemical Engineering Position at UTA

The Chemical Engineering Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites qualified applicants for a Tenure Track position at the assistant or associate professor rank. We are particularly interested in applicants with a research emphasis in materials applications in energy and petroleum engineering. Applicants are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses at all levels. The successful hire will work closely with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, develop an externally and internally funded research program, and build strong government and/or industrial research collaborations. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, have excellent written and oral communications skills, be committed to interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research across academic units, and demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.


GSG Hosts Grant Writing Seminar

As a student or a researcher, a necessary component of your work is applying for a multitude of grants to obtain funding for future projects. Peter Larson, the Director of Research Development at Michigan Tech, will be conducting a seminar on Grant Writing from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) via Zoom.

Larson specializes in creating effective grant and research proposals, particularly in the non-technical proposal sections that researchers often struggle with.

Please send any topics or questions you wish to see discussed to gsg-prodev@mtu.edu so we can structure the seminar to better suit your needs. Those who participate in the seminar will get a chance to enter a raffle draw.

by Graduate Student Government


Graduate Student Scholarship Application Support – Department of Defense SMART Scholarship for Service

Graduate advisors and students:

The Graduate School is providing support, including personalized writing support along with a Canvas course, for the U.S. Department of Defense science, mathematics, and research for transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service.

About the SMART Scholarship for Service:

The program offers scholarships for bachelors, masters and Ph.D. students pursuing STEM. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends ($25,000 – $38,000 per year), health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from eight to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. For complete details, visit: https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart

Application due date: 5 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, Dec.

Support Provided:

Interested applicants will receive individualized writing support from qualified staff members on their application drafts. In addition, applicants will be added to a Canvas course designed to support them throughout their application process. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, GLAS Program Director.

The DoD is providing a free SMART Application Webinar at 1 p.m. Tuesday, (Nov. 10). Register here.

by Sarah Isaacson, Graduate School


GSG Hosts Grant Writing Webinar

As a student or a researcher, a necessary component of your work is applying for a multitude of grants to obtain funding for future projects. Peter Larson, director of research development at Michigan Tech, will conduct a seminar on Grant Writing from 4 to 5  p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 via Zoom.

Larson specializes in creating effective grant and research proposals, particularly in the non-technical proposal sections that researchers often struggle with. Please send any topics or questions you wish to see discussed to gsg-prodev@mtu.edu so we can structure the seminar to better suit your needs.

Those who participate in the seminar will get a chance to enter a raffle draw. Space is not really limited but just so we know how many students to expect, be sure to register.

by Graduate Student Government


Faculty opening in UW Seattle ChemE

We have an opening for an assistant professor in our department. The search is open to all research areas. However, we are also searching over the next few years explicitly for a candidate that can be a part of an exciting cluster of engineering faculty hires in the broader area of biomaterials, bio-imaging and imaging data science. As this may take time to find the right match, we will certainly consider stellar applications from any research areas of interest to our faculty.  

The aim of this college-wide program is to continue to build a center of excellence in technologies that will aid in the understanding, diagnosis and treatments of disease by enabling new imaging modalities and also developing better analytical methods to interpret such images. 


Faculty Search at UPenn

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania has several open faculty positions that we are recruiting for this year. While applicants in all areas will be considered, we especially are looking for individuals that can enhance the Energy and Sustainability, and Biomolecular Engineering research portfolios of the department. Individuals whose research involves the development and/or application of data science tools are also urged to apply.