Month: December 2019

Michigan Tech Renewable Energy Graduate Researchers Needed

Michigan Community and Anishinaabe Renewable Energy Sovereignty [MICARES]

Now Recruiting Graduate Researchers

to evaluate risks, barriers, and opportunities associated with renewable energy implementation in rural and indigenous communities in Michigan.

The MI-CARES project is an interdisciplinary research project funded by the National Science Foundation.

We aim to develop tools to help all communities make decisions about how to increase the use of renewable energy while promoting community values and community wellbeing.

Research assistantship funding will cover tuition costs and a monthly stipend. The number of years of funding available varies across positions. Start dates are flexible, with students beginning in fall 2020, spring 2021, or fall 2021.

Students with experience in indigenous communities are preferred.

We are recruiting MS and PhD Students for a variety of programs. Interested individuals should contact potential faculty advisors in your research area for more information:

Michigan Technological University

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering:
  • Materials Science and Engineering:
  • Chemical Engineering:
  • Forest Resources and Environmental Science:
  • Computer Science:
  • Environmental and Energy Policy:,

Michigan State University

  • Community Sustainability:,

Spring Break 2020 Michigan Tech Silicon Valley Experience

Aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to apply for the Michigan Technological University Silicon Valley Experience, an immersive tour during spring break 2020 of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with entrepreneurs and Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field. The deadline to apply for the experience co-hosted by Husky Innovate, a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business, and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization, is February 10, 2020.

Read more at the College of Business blog, by Shannon Rinkinen.

Michigan Tech Bob Mark Pitch Competition Jan. 29

Registration is now open for the Bob Mark Pitch Competition. Husky Innovate is hosting the 2020 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 29  from in the Atrium of the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building. Graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines are invited to compete. Register online.

We invite all faculty, staff and students to join us for an energized pitch competition. The Bob Mark Business Model Competition assesses the potential of an idea by focusing on the product-market fit, the product/technology idea and the value it brings to the market.

Prizes will be awarded to the most scalable and actionable business model pitches.

Prizes for the Bob Mark Business Model Competition include:

  • First Prize – $2,000
  • Second Prize – $1,000
  • Third Prize – $500
  • Honorable Mention (two prizes) – $250 each
  • Audience Favorite – $250

This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, Professor of Practice within the College of Business who started the Elevator Pitch Competition at Michigan Tech. The competition recognizes his entrepreneurial spirit and its continuation at Michigan Tech.

The 2020 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by Husky Innovate, a collaboration between Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization.

Husky Innovate is Michigan Tech’s resource hub for innovation & entrepreneurship and offers workshops, competitions, NSF I-Corps training, a Speaker Series, and cohosts the Silicon Valley Experience.

By Husky Innovate.

Michigan Tech Alternative Spring Break 2020

Student Leadership & Involvement is offering two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips. In partnership with NetWork Volunteers and Long Way Home, students will be able to volunteer in Houston, Texas or San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. ASBs exist to promote service learning and community building to Michigan Tech students through participation in experiential learning opportunities via alternative break.

In Houston, students will assist in revitalizing the community after Hurricane Harvey through urban gardening and working in public green spaces.

Students will attend the Green Building Academy to give students hands on experience in green, sustainable building and construction practices in Guatemala.

Applications are now open until December 20. Please encourage your students to apply. Questions can be directed to Beka Horsch at

By Student Leadership & Involvement.

Michigan Tech SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term.

Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 7. A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fisher 133. More information and access to the application materials and instructions are available online or contact Sigrid Resh (

Michigan Tech Medical Imaging and Informatics Lab Seeking Volunteer Research Assistants

The Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Informatics at Michigan Tech is seeking volunteer Research Assistants.

Lab Director: Weihua Zhou, Ph.D.

Required Qualifications:

Passion for science/ engineering and healthcare.
Strong academic performance with an intended major in computer science/ engineering, biomedical engineering, medical informatics, or electrical engineering. Postbaccalaureate students are also encouraged to apply.
Experience with any programming language.
Ability to work at lab on campus 8 hours each week
One-year commitment.
Strong willingness to learn new and challenging analytical methods.
Excellent communication skills.

Read more at the College of Computing Blog.