Archives—February 2018

Michigan Tech CDI Presents Diverse Dialogues – Changing the Conversation: Women in STEM

What is it like to be a woman identified individual aspiring through STEM fields? What is it like to be a woman at Michigan Tech and in the Upper Peninsula?

Join Michigan Tech’s Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to be part of the campus dialogue about the experiences of our students, staff, faculty and community members led by a panel of our student leaders from SWE on International Women’s Day.

The Diverse Dialogues series will provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more. They are designed to be an informal, yet guided gathering to allow participants to educate and learn from one another.

While each dialogue in the series has a centralized theme, we want to encourage participants to determine where the conversations go. This series is meant to start the discussion on difficult topics and implore individuals to push their awareness, knowledge, and action related to themes of diversity and inclusion.

Join us at noon Thursday, March 8 in MUB Ballroom B1 (and at the future Diverse Dialogues) and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity and inclusion. Bring your own lunch, light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

By Amy Howard.

Michigan Tech Library Offers Conference Poster Design Workshop

Making a research poster for a conference or other event? The Library’s Conference Poster Design Workshop covers basic tips and tricks for presenting your research and information in a visual format. We’ll also look at resources and tools available at the library to help you design and print your poster. The workshop will be held at 5 p.m. today (Feb. 26) in Library 242. Register.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.

Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus.

Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you know of a student who may be interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited. Find out why success means more than GPA:

By Pavlis Honors College.

More Job Opportunities for Post-Docs/Early Career Graduate Students

Research Assistant Professor for SEAD Education Assessment and Evaluation

The Center for Research in SEAD (Science, Engineering, Arts, Design) Education (CRSE) is seeking a dynamic Research Assistant Professor for SEAD Education Assessment and Evaluation. This researcher is responsible for design and development of research studies, assessment tools, and evaluation procedures to analyze and report on outcomes related to the collective mission of the Center for Research in SEAD Education (CRSE) and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech (ICAT).

For additional details and to apply, visit Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility.

Opportunity for Post Doc

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Engineering Education Research at University of Michigan

Dr. Cindy Finelli at the University of Michigan is looking to fill a one-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position on an NSF-funded project investigating how flexible classrooms influence instructors’ selection of learning activities, instructors’ use of formative assessment, and students’ interpretation of in‐class activities. The postdoctoral research fellow will collaborate with Cindy and her colleagues on all aspects of the project including: refining and validating research instruments; collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data; developing and implementing professional development for instructors; and preparing conference and journal papers. The ideal candidates for this position will have engineering education research experience and a strong interest in making engineering education research their primary scholarly agenda in their future career. The one year position is expected to begin on June 1, 2018, and review of applicants will begin on March 9, 2018.

For more information, please see the full job posting at

SWE 2018 Virtual Career Fair for Professionals

Don’t miss SWE’s annual Professional Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT. Attendees will connect directly in a live, one-on-one virtual interface with top employers looking to tap into SWE’s diverse community of engineers to fill open positions. Attendees are required to have at least three years of professional work experience and be authorized to work in the United States.

Here’s what a previous attendee had to say:
“I liked that I was able to get in multiple chat lines at the same time and continue to make connections. Most efficient networking event I’ve ever been to.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with as many as 20 recruiters for first-round interviews and networking online!

This Professional Virtual Career Fair will allow you to:

Interact one-on-one in real-time with recruiters through online chat. You can share your resume and experience, then potentially schedule second-round interviews.
Discover new career opportunities from leading employers eager to hire people with your expertise.
Build your network by continuing conversations with recruiters after the event.

If you have questions, please contact Strategic Partnerships at

Register now for this event!

Open positions in Nanofabrication

Position in Nanofabrication

Job description
aBeam Technologies Inc. is developing, in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, a novel technology for fabricating printable photonic devices. We
have an immediate opening for a Nanofabrication engineer with a strong background in
nanofabrication and optics.
The Nanofabrication engineer will be in charge of fabrication and measurement of novel
printable photonic devices. She/he will work on a daily basis at The Molecular Foundry,
LBNL, in Berkeley, California.
Required degree: Ph.D. or M.S. in a field of Science or Engineering related to
nanofabrication and optics.
Critical skills include expertise in a variety of clean room equipment and conventional
semiconductor processing. Experience in design and measurement of optical structures,
such as diffractive optical elements and in fiber optics is a plus.

Dr. Keiko Munechika

Position in Nanophotonics

Job description
aBeam Technologies Inc. is developing, in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, a novel technology for fabricating printable photonic devices. We
have an immediate opening for a Nanophotonics engineer with a strong background in
optics and nanofabrication.
The Nanophotonics engineer will be in charge of modeling, fabrication and measurement
of novel printable photonic devices. She/he will work on a daily basis at The Molecular
Foundry, LBNL, in Berkeley, California.
Required degree: PhD in a field of Science or Engineering related to optics and
Critical skills include expertise in design and measurement of optical structures, such as
diffractive optical elements, fiber optics, and integrated photonics.
Experiences in nanofabrication and conventional semiconductor processing are important.
Dr. Keiko Munechika

Michigan Tech Pavlis Research Integrity Workshop Feb. 22

The Pavlis Honors College is hosting another workshop in its Undergraduate Research Workshop Series entitled Research Integrity. The workshop take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 22) in Library 244.

Join Biosafety Officer David Dixon for an interactive session as he introduces and explores our responsibilities as researchers and scholars for ensuring the integrity and value of our findings.

More information on upcoming workshops in the series can be found online.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Great Opportunity for your PhD Students – Academic Research Colloquium 2018 for PhD Students

The University of Dayton is offering it’s third annual Academic Research Colloquium for Engineering Ph.D. Candidates. This competitive opportunity includes an all expense paid trip to the Dayton, Ohio, various professional development opportunities, a chance for students to practice their presentations in a friendly and helpful environment (and get feedback) and network with other students, professionals and faculty and staff from UD. Please encourage your students to apply.

Opportunity for Your PhD Students: ARC 2018
Apply by April 15, 2018

Research for the Common Good
As a Catholic, Marianist institution dedicated to providing answers to the global issues of our time, the University of Dayton’s School of Engineering announces its third annual engineering symposium for Ph.D. candidates — the 2018 Academic Research Colloquium (ARC).

We are seeking research projects whose main objective is to:
Prevent, cure or treat disease
Reduce the environmental impact of human activity
Enhance the safety, health or welfare of workers
Improve production, distribution or access to food
Enhance the resiliency of the built environment
Prevent, mitigate or respond to natural or man-made disasters
Reduce the digital divide
Enhance the quality of life of people with mental or physical challenges
Foster communication, collaboration or education
Promote human rights
You’ll also discover a university rich in opportunities for faculty, staff and students. At the University of Dayton, we value diversity and are committed to creating an open, welcoming, and inclusive campus.

Application details
ARC is open to engineering Ph.D. students who are one to two years away from graduation. The selection process is highly competitive with 20 spots available. All expenses are paid. See application instructions and apply online by April 15, 2018, at


Ken Bloemer, Ph.D.
Director, Visioneering Center

Apply by April 15, 2018