Month: October 2021

Michigan Tech Seminar on Public Speaking

Public speaking and effective communication skills are paramount to success in the workplace. The GSG Professional Development committee is excited to announce an interactive seminar on public speaking hosted by Marina Choy and Veena Namboodri, communication instructors and Ph.D. candidates in the Rhetoric, Theory and Culture program at the Department of Humanities.

We will actively discuss speech anxiety management as well as tips for improving delivery, clarity, organization, audience engagement and more. Join us tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 27) in ME-EM, Room 111, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will also be a dedicated Q&A time; feel free to come with questions!

By Graduate Student Government.

Michigan Tech 3MT Registration Closing October 23, 2021

The registration for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition ends tomorrow (Oct. 23) at 11:59 p.m.

If you have not registered, register now! You do not need to have your slide or the presentation ready to register for the competition.

3MT will be held on Nov. 4. This year we are coming back to an entirely in-person format, with the final round at The Orpheum Theater in Hancock. The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150, respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected by the audience, with a cash prize of $100.

This competition offers an excellent opportunity for graduate students across the University to present their research to a broader audience. It celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. It is designed to test and enhance graduate students’ capacity to verbally summarize and explain their research in just three minutes or less in a language appropriate to a nonspecialist audience.

Important dates:

  • Saturday, Oct. 23 — Registration closes at 11:59 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 25 — Optional training session at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 4 — Preliminary rounds from 12-4 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom.
  • Thursday, Nov. 4 — Final round from 6-8 p.m. at The Orpheum Theater in Hancock (shuttle service will be provided).

We invite and encourage all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition and help make it a success. For complete event information and to register, please visit GSG’s Three Minute Thesis page.

For any questions or cause for hesitation, please contact Shreya Joshi at

By Graduate Student Government.

Michigan Tech Enterprise Day

Do you know a student who might be interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Or a student who wants to join an Enterprise, but is not sure which team is right for them? Please take a moment to invite any and all students to Enterprise Day, happening next Wednesday (Oct. 20) from 6-8 p.m. in the Rozsa Lobby.

During this time, students will learn more about Enterprise by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa Lobby and outside, weather permitting.

Students will be able to visit with:

Alternative Energy • Aerospace • Advanced Metalworks • Blizzard Baja • Blue Marble Security • BoardSport Technologies • Built World • Clean Snowmobile • CPM, GEAR • Green Campus • Husky Game • HIDE • Hotforest • IGS • ITOxygen • MINE • Open Source • Robotic Systems • SENSE • Supermileage Systems • Velovations

For more information about each team, please visit our Enterprise Day web page. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. Apple cider and donuts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis during this event.

The use of face coverings and social distancing will be determined by MTU’s Health and Safety Level on Oct. 20. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Levels information page.

by Enterprise Program Office.

Michigan Tech Google Scholar Workshop Oct. 12

Join us and learn to use Google Scholar like a pro today (Oct. 12) at 4 p.m. in the Library, Room 244.

Google Scholar is a powerful search engine and often the first stop for students and researchers just diving into a topic. However, weeding through the junk and paywalls to find detailed, relevant information can be a challenge. Attendees at this workshop will learn advanced tools and strategies that will make your Google Scholar searches more targeted and effective!

Register to attend.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.

Michigan Tech Idea Pitch Competition

Do you have an innovative idea that could disrupt the status quo and “business as usual”? Pitch your idea at the Idea Pitch Competition. Each contestant will have two minutes to share their idea in an interactive community setting. Judges will vote to select top pitches and award cash prizes.

Husky Innovate is hosting the competition Oct. 20 in person from 5-7 p.m. in the Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), Room U115. To pitch, please register in advance.

Prizes will be awarded to top contestants:

  • First place — $200
  • Second place — $100
  • Third place — $50
  • Honorable mention — $25 (two prizes offered)
  • Audience favorite — $25

Audience members are encouraged to attend in person, but may also attend remotely. Please email Husky Innovate at for the Zoom link.

By Husky Innovate.