Day: March 4, 2020

How to Succeed as a Freshman

Michelle Jarvie-Eggart, a Michigan Tech graduate and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, along with environmental engineering students, Amanda Singer and Jason Mathews, discuss the transition for first year students and tools that can make the transition easier.

Jarvie-Eggart, M. E., & Singer, A. M., & Mathews, J. (2019, July), Advice from a First Year Paper presented at 2019 FYEE Conference , Penn State University , Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/33674

Extract

Much attention is paid to the transition from high school to college. Students who have recently gone through this transition may have some of the best advice to offer in-coming first year students.

Themes which emerged in this study, which corroborate other research include: time management, utilizing resources, hard work, class attendance, social activates and persevering through lower grades.


Michigan Tech Get WISE Outreach Event Seeking Volunteers

The Center for Pre-College Outreach is seeking volunteers for their annual Get WISE (Get Women in Science & Engineering) event for 250+ Western U.P. seventh and eighth grade girls on Friday, March 13 at Hancock High School.

Volunteers are needed to lead hands-on STEM activities. No STEM experience is required, however, volunteers will need to find their own transportation to Hancock High School. Training and background on the activities will be provided.

Volunteer shifts are as follows:

  • 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. – noon
  • noon – 2 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for volunteers who work both morning and afternoon shifts. To sign up for one or multiple shifts, please contact Jannah Brandt at jrbrandt@mtu.edu by Friday (March 6).