Archives—June 2019

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 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.