Day: February 17, 2022

Michigan Tech Career Navigation for Scientists Panel is Feb. 23

The Professional Development Committee at the Graduate Student Government and MTU Career Services are collaborating to bring you a three-part seminar dedicated to navigating careers for scientists. Panels are composed of professionals across academia and industry from different departments and disciplines. Panels will feature brief speaker introductions, questions about their backgrounds, public Q&A and breakout rooms for discipline-specific questions.

The second seminar panel, at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 23), features MTU graduates from the departments of forestry, biology, geology and mining, and chemistry. Our prestigious panelists include:

Adam Coble earned his Ph.D. in forest science and is now manager of forest health and monitoring for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Kelsey Carter earned her Ph.D. in forest science and is now a post-doctoral associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rapsa Basu earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular Biology and is now lead scientist in precision immunotherapy at Humane Genomics.

Aparupa Sengupta earned her master’s in molecular genetics and biotechnology and her Ph.D. in biological sciences, worked as a biosafety officer at Rutgers University and is now a biosafety officer at U of C-MERCED.

Matthew Songer earned a bachelor’s in biological sciences from MTU and an MD from University of Illinois, Chicago and is now an orthopedic spine surgeon and entrepreneur. He also earned a master of business administration from Northwestern University and taught at MTU and MSU.

Elisa Piispa earned a Ph.D. in geophysics from MTU, was an assistant professor at Yachay Tech University and is now research specialist and lab manager at the Paleomagnetism Laboratory of Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland.

Chet Hopp earned a master’s in geophysics from MTU, a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Victoria University of Wellington and is now a post-doctoral scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Energy Geoscience Division.

Bhaskar Halami earned his Ph.D. in chemistry, worked as a senior scientist at PPD in Thermo Fisher Scientific and is now a senior scientist at Sirnaomics, Inc.

Chelsea Nikula earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from MTU and now works as a higher research scientist in the U.K.’s National Physical Laboratory.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss careers with these knowledgeable people! Register for the event.

All Students Invited to Compete in Michigan Tech Computing Showcase Poster Event

Students from all majors and departments are encouraged to submit research posters for the Computing[MTU] Showcase happening April 4-6. The poster walk/session takes place April 5. Prizes will be awarded in undergraduate and graduate categories. 

Students do not need to be present at the event to enter a poster. Posters do not need to be unique to this event — those that have appeared or will appear elsewhere are welcome. Titles and abstracts are due Thursday, March 10. Please visit the computing showcase website for more information or contact Amanda Stump,

By the College of Computing.