Randy Owsley Memorial Scholarship by PHF and Michigan Tech

The Randy Owsley Memorial Scholarship was developed by the Portage Health Foundation and Michigan Tech to give students the opportunity to shadow and work with Michigan Tech athletic trainers, who collaborate with local physicians to provide preventative services, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The $500 scholarships, renewable for one additional semester, are named after the late Randy Owsley, who spent 18 years as the Huskies’ head athletic trainer and passed away in 2015.

We are looking for applicants from various disciplines, not only those interested in becoming a physical/occupational therapist. Applicants should be interested in learning about healthcare from an athletic perspective, and available to commit 40 hours a semester minimum to team practices and travel. Complete the online form by July 19, 2019. Contact hcunning@mtu.edu with any questions.

By Hannah Cunningham.

MIT job posting Electron and Surface Microscopy Instrumentation Specialist

The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) at MIT has an open position for an “Electron and Surface Microscopy Instrumentation Specialist

The candidate will be responsible for user training, operation, and maintenance of our SEMs and selected other research instruments at the ISN research facility. Responsibilities include providing one-on-one and group training for a variety of instruments, maintaining/troubleshooting research instrumentation including simple repairs, cleanings, routine calibrations, etc., and working with vendors to schedule more complex repairs/maintenance. The candidate should also be interested in learning new techniques and expanding their expertise as additional equipment is added to the facility.

Anyone interested can find out more about the position and apply at:


ADVANCE PhD GRA Funding Available for Michigan Tech Students

The Michigan Tech NSF-funded ADVANCE Initiative seeks a PhD student to participate in conducting research on faculty gender and career issues including diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in STEM disciplines. Up to three years of graduate RA support with tuition and stipend is available (including summer semesters).

The ideal candidate is an incoming PhD student with a master’s degree or a current PhD student in their first or second year. Discipline or degree program is open, but the student should have or be willing to take courses in survey methods and quantitative analysis. Current familiarity with diversity and inclusion research in STEM is advantageous but not required. Optimally, the research done under the ADVANCE programs will form the core or a substantial portion of the student’s dissertation.

To apply, please submit a cover letter indicating your current academic level, your CV, and a statement of interest regarding diversity and inclusion in STEM via email to Prof. Adrienne Minerick. A multidisciplinary team of faculty will be reviewing application materials, so please try to minimize technical, discipline-specific jargon. Start date is as soon as possible but no later than August 19, 2019.

Student Poster Competition at Michigan Tech June 15-17

Michigan Tech is hosting a local symposium on computational modeling and image processing of biomedical processing between June 15-17, 2019. 20 invited speakers are coming to campus for this symposium. In addition to scientific talks, we are also trying to build some networks for future collaborations among participants.

Also, the symposium will host a student poster competition. If your students are working on research related to themes of the symposium (i.e. modeling/imaging/analytics/data science of biomedical applications), please encourage your students to participate.

Computational Modeling and Image Processing of Biomedical Problems

June 15-17, 2019, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University


Visiting Faculty at Rose Hulman

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is currently seeking applicants for a visiting faculty appointment for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Rose-Hulman is a primarily undergraduate institution with a small Master’s program; thus, we would ask you to especially encourage PhD students or postdocs in your departments who may be interested in a faculty position with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching to apply.

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
invites applications for a visiting faculty position with an anticipated start date of
August 2019. A doctorate or near completion in chemical engineering or a closely
related field is required.

The department seeks candidates with a promise of excellence in teaching and an
interest in the individual student. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a
curriculum vita, and a statement on their teaching philosophy and course interests
to https://jobs.rose-hulman.edu. Applicants who advance through the initial
screening will be asked for three references who will submit recommendation

Detailed information is available from Adam J. Nolte, Head of Chemical Engineering
at nolte@rose-hulman.edu or 812-877-8096. Initial review of applications will
begin April 8th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


ChE Senior Lecturer position at University of Texas at San Antonio

The Chemical Engineering Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites qualified applicants for a position as Senior Lecturer. Applicants are expected to oversee and teach undergraduate chemical engineering laboratory courses, manage laboratory resources and assist in curriculum development. The successful hire will work closely with a diverse population of undergraduate students and collaborate with faculty on undergraduate curriculum. At the time of hire, applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline. All applicants must have demonstrated research experience and an interest in student education. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, have excellent oral communications skills and be committed to undergraduate education.

Please see the application at: https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/11993

UTSA is one of 13 Universities within the University of Texas System. The Chemical Engineering Program at UTSA started in the Fall of 2017 with an undergraduate program that falls under the umbrella of Biomedical Engineering. Chemical Engineering will be housed in the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB) that opens in 2020. Candidates will be expected to play an active role in the development of the Chemical Engineering undergraduate educational programs. The UTSA College of Engineering consists of four departments (Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering) offering both undergraduate and graduate programs at all levels leading to Ph.D. degrees.

San Antonio is located in South Central Texas and enjoys mild winters and an affordable cost of living. The city is in close proximity to other large population centers in Texas including Austin, Houston, and Dallas. San Antonio is currently experiencing large economic and population growth. The San Antonio area is a hub for both the energy and petrochemical industries and is home to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, CPS Energy and the University of Texas Health San Antonio.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Michigan Tech GSG Academic Seminar

Come learn more about the resources provided by Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in a café-style information session from 3 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Admin 404.

This will be followed by an interactive design-thinking workshop. You can register for the event here.

By Graduate Student Government.