Month: February 2020

Michigan Tech Professional Development Workshop Today: Creating a Professional Online Persona

Career searching? Conference approaching? Desire to expand your online professional network? Do you ever wonder how you can successfully create a unique professional online persona to catch the eye of a potential employer?

Join Graduate Student Government for a professional development workshop intended to provide you with advice and tips to create or spruce up your online professional appearance. This professional development workshop, titled “Creating a Professional Online Persona,” will consist of brief presentations from experienced and knowledgeable campus faculty and staff with a passion for sharing this crucial skill, followed by a Q&A session. Whether you have no online existence or you are a seasoned online networker, this is a great opportunity to gain useful insight on how to enhance your professional online profile.

The workshop will take place at 4 p.m. today (Feb. 26) in GLRC 201/202. Space is limited so be sure to register prior to the event. 

Materials Science and Engineering Students for Metallurgy Position in Madison Heights

My name is Tobi and I am the Human Resources Generalist at Commercial Steel Treating Corporation, a heat treating facility located in Madison Heights, MI. I am writing to request the opportunity to reach out to your graduating or post-graduate students regarding an open Metallurgy Manager position we have at CSTC.

We are hopeful that the students may be interested in this role. I understand that MTU is not located in the Metro Detroit Area, but I am curious if there may be an opportunity to posting this position to current students who aren’t local to Houghton or graduate students who may have left the area.

I appreciate your time and assistance in advance.

Kind regards,

Tobi Cantle-Wilson
HR Generalist
248.588.3300 ext. 236

31440 Stephenson Hwy., Madison Heights, MI 48071

Tenure-Track Cluster Hire in Water Resources Engineering at Oregon State

Biological & Ecological Engineering is excited to announce that we are seeking applications for three faculty positions as part of a cluster hire in water at Oregon State University, as described below. Please share this announcement broadly within your network as we aim to recruit a very diverse group of candidates across all of the positions. The deadline for full consideration is March 3, 2020, with a final closing date of March 17, 2020.

See for additional details.

The direct links for the positions are provided below:

Sustainable Groundwater Management Engineer:

Integrated Water Quality Management Engineer:

Agricultural Water Management/Extension Irrigation specialist:

Accepting Applications for 2020 NSF Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

We are now recruiting for our National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (May 17 to July 24, 2020) in “Experimental and Computational Materials Research.” Our program is among the longest running NSF REU programs in the country.  We offer a broad range of interdisciplinary materials research experiences to undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, and engineering.

                The research projects include, but are not limited to, electronic materials, nano-materials, lasers & optical materials, biosensors, biophysics & biomaterials and computer modeling. The scientific research projects are developed specifically for undergraduates by an interdisciplinary team consisting of science and engineering faculty at UAB.

Please find enclosed a recruitment poster for display in high traffic and accessible areas.  Also note that the application can submitted electronically via our web site:  Our application deadline is March 15, 2020.  Decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2020.

We are especially interested in receiving applications from qualified women and underrepresented minority candidates.

Announcing 2020 NYU MRSEC Summer REU Program

The New York University (NYU) Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is offering an exciting research opportunity for talented undergraduates in your institution who are interested in performing cutting-edge research in New York City during the summer of 2020 (Tentative Dates: June 1st to August 7th, 2020). Students will have the opportunity to perform interdisciplinary research spanning materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering.

To learn more about NYU MRSEC REU program, please visit

Program Components:

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to undergraduates from four-years colleges and universities for participation in a 10-weeks summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!

Benefits for REU participants:

  • Stipend ($5000)
  • Travel Cost Reimbursement up to $500
  • Housing in the heart of lower Manhattan provided at no cost
  • Professional development workshops


US Citizen or Permanent Residents

*Program Dates: June 1st – August 7th, 2020

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2020

Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium Registration Open

GSG is thrilled to announce that registration for this years Graduate Research Colloquium is now open. This years GRC will be held on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1.

GRC is a great opportunity to work on your presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences. Students are free to give an oral presentation, a poster talk, or both. All talks will be scored by judges from the same field as the presenter, who will give valuable insight and feedback on how you can improve your talk. Cash prizes are available to the top 3 oral and poster presentations.

Registration closes on March 3, at 11:59 PM. Don’t delay, register today.

As an added bonus, GSG will be covering the cost of printing posters this year. We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone. If you have research to share, but not enough data for a full oral presentation, the poster session is perfect for you. With us picking up the bill, what have you got to lose? The poster session will be held on March 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The banquet will be held April 1, following the close of GRC.

Full information can be found on our website.

By Nathan Ford, Graduate Student Government.

Scholarships Available

Sons and Daughters Scholarships

A reminder that Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarship applications, valued at $100 each, are available for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants must be children of Michigan Tech employees. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28 and are available online.

Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships

Two $250 Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships are available for 2020-2021. Applicants must be the son, daughter or spouse of a current AFSCME Local 1166 member. Applications, which must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28, are available online.

Both scholarships require applicants be full-time Michigan Tech undergraduates in their first four years of study, or high school students planning to be enrolled for Fall 2020.

For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 7-2622 or at

By Student Financial Services Center.

Lafayette College Visiting Asst. Professor Search

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lafayette College in
Easton, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment as
Visiting Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2020. We are seeking candidates with
demonstrated enthusiasm and experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduates,

and an ability to teach effectively at all levels of the curriculum. An interest in laboratory-
based teaching and experiential learning is a plus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in

chemical engineering or a closely related field, and a B.S. in chemical engineering is
Lafayette College is a small, private, undergraduate-only institution emphasizing superior
education in engineering and the liberal arts. The College is located in eastern
Pennsylvania, 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. The Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering Department has approximately 120 students across all four
classes and places strong emphasis on student-faculty interaction in the classroom and
laboratory. Lafayette College is one of the nation’s few undergraduate-only institutions
offering an ABET-accredited, BS Chemical Engineering degree. Further information
about the chemical and biomolecular engineering department can be found
Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy
and interests, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of reference, can
be submitted via Interfolio at In the cover letter,
applicants should address how their teaching would support Lafayette College’s
commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement
Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and
responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All
members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and
developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and
inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and
encourages applications from women and minorities.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Lauren Anderson, Search
Committee Chair, at All qualified candidates are encouraged to

Community Makerspace: Paper Circuits

On February 3 at 6 p.m. at the Portage Lake District Library, Superior Fab Lab, a local community makerspace, is offering a maker event centered around paper circuits free to the public.

Come and make a light-up greeting card for your valentine! We will use conductive tape, LEDs and small batteries to create light-up artistic cards.

Materials and instructions included. Seating is limited so please register by visiting our Facebook page and register for the event.

By Jason Mack – Superior Fab Lab.

Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Available to Michigan Tech Undergraduate

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) is offering a $500 one-time scholarship to an undergraduate student with research and innovation interests aligned with the following NASA strategic goals: 

  • Expand the frontiers of knowledge, capability, and opportunity in space
  • Advance understanding of Earth and develop technologies to improve the quality of life on our home planet
  • Serve the American public and accomplish our mission by effectively managing our people, technical capabilities and infrastructure

The scholarship will be available to the recipient immediately upon award and is non-renewable. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Applicants should fill out this short Google form by midnight Sunday, Feb. 16.

For more information, contact Paige Hackney in the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722.

By Pavlis Honors College.