Michigan Tech GSG To Host a Webinar Series in Programming

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) Professional Development Committee has put together a webinar series in Programming, starting July 14:

  • “Introduction to Machine Learning with Python,” by Timothy Havens (CC), July 14
  • “Managing Data” (Data Mining) in R,” by Sneha Nimmagadda, July 15
  •  “Introduction to Deep Learning,” by Timothy Havens (CC) July 16

Seats are not limited, but we ask that participants register so we know how many attendees to expect. You can find further information, including links to registration as well as the Zoom meetings, on our website.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Tech GSG to Present Virtual Poster Session at Alumni Reunion

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce a virtual poster presentation session at the alumni reunion of 2020. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the overall health and safety of our alumni and faculty as priority, Michigan Tech has decided to host a virtual alumni reunion this year.

The alumni poster presentation session is a continued tradition designed to increase the interaction between graduate students and MTU alumni. It is a unique opportunity for graduate students to share their research work and expand network connections. This event is also a great opportunity for students to work on their presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences.

The poster presentation session is open to graduate students from all departments. It will consist of elevator-pitch-style, pre-recorded poster presentations. To register, submit the online registration form. Registration closes on June 17 at 11:59 p.m. and seats are reserved for 8-10 participants only.

Detailed instructions and guidelines to record your presentation will be sent out to you once you have registered. The deadline for participants to submit the presentation video is June 24.

For more information, please contact Sarvada Chipkar at gsg-research@mtu.edu.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Tech GSG Career Enrichment Grant Applications Now Available

The GSG is pleased to announce that applications for the Career Enrichment Grant program for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available.

This new program, designed to supplement the Travel Grant program while travel is restricted, offers reimbursement of cost to graduate students for an online training or certification, up to $150.

Find eligibility details and the link to the application form on the GSG Travel Grants & Career Enrichment Grants web page.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions at gsg@mtu.edu.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Space Grant Consortium Offering Virtual Research Fellowships

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) has announced a new funding mechanism for new requests to support virtual undergraduate or graduate research fellowships. The funding is not designed to augment or supplement any pre-existing fellowship awards, but rather to create an off-cycle opportunity for students who have had summer research or internship opportunities canceled.

Faculty or students at Michigan Tech can apply for summer 2020 undergraduate or graduate fellowship support. These fellowships are identical to Michigan Space Grant’s regular fellowships ($3,000 for undergraduate students and $5,000 for graduate students, requiring no match, but must have a research plan, budget and commitment from a faculty mentor). The work must be NASA-STEM related, but full proposals are not required. The NASA Strategic Plan includes a broad range of research, and is not exclusively space-related, so please review their goals to see if your research may qualify.

Deadline for submission is Monday, May 11, for the funding period from June 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021. Submissions are limited to one per student.

Submissions should include:

• A research plan for the fellowship
• A brief description of the project’s connection to NASA strategic interests, as detailed in the NASA Strategic Plan 2014
• The student’s specific responsibilities in the project and specific outcomes expected for the research
• The timeline for the effort
• The budget and justification

Details can be found at the MSGC website. For more information, please contact Lorelle Meadows at lameadows@mtu.edu and/or email MSGC at mispacegrant@umich.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Biometric sensor development summer research

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, is seeking summer research participants for the Airman Systems Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing. The participant will support research to develop a biometric sensor based on measuring and characterizing mitochondrial structure and function as an indicator of Airman health and performance. Specifically, the biometric sensor will detect mitochondria traits to quantitatively inform physiological conditions and predict future performance.

APPLY

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.

Michigan Tech GSG Academic Webinar – Effective Data Visualization

Do you have trouble communicating the importance of your research to an audience visually? Well, sit back and relax at home with Graduate Student Government for an online webinar intended to provide you with tips and resources to get started with improving your data visualization skills.

Communication is increasingly difficult amid large amounts of information in our everyday lives. In publications, writers, designers, and editors increasingly use techniques such as figures, tables, graphs and illustrations to make key points, communicate criteria, and pull out plans and results from the sea of text. This webinar will be led by Jessica Brassard from Michigan Tech’s Research Development Office. Topics discussed will center around seizing opportunities to produce a range of visualizations, including:

  • Foundational concepts of design and visual rhetoric
  • Key takeaways like accessibility and occurrence
  • Books and training opportunities for people to go out and get started
  • Examples of how a little visual editing can go a long way

Questions and screen sharing participant examples will be welcome for the last 15 minutes.

  • Where: Zoom
  • When: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 22)

Space is not really limited but just so we know how many students to expect, be sure to register using this link.

By Ami Kling, GSG Professional Development Chair.


Oakland County Road Commission Seeking Civil Engineers

From Entry-Level to Director of Engineering
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is currently seeking Civil Engineers of all skill levels, from Entry level Civil Engineers to the Director of Engineering. These are unprecedented times, and there are many engineers who are now unemployed or seeking a more stable career opportunity. The RCOC is still actively hiring.

The RCOC is a County-level road agency in Oakland County Michigan. The benefits that they offer are a strong compensation element to all positions. They are known for stability and job security, especially through tough economic times. They are considered essential services.

The Civil Engineering positions they currently have available include:
Civil Engineer I – Entry level, rotational.
Civil Engineer II – Design
Civil Engineer II – Traffic Safety
Civil Engineer III – Design
Director of Engineering (Department Head)

You can find the job descriptions to all these positions and more by visiting www.rcocweb.org. Click on “Careers” and then “Current Job Openings”

For questions, contact Jolene J. at 248-645-2000, ext. 2211, or jjarbo@rcoc.org.