Month: March 2022

Design Expo Support Workshops at Michigan Tech


Prepare for Design Expo and other term-end presentations the right way — with peer support, pizza and support from dedicated library and writing center staff!

All workshops listed below will take place in the library’s East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m. Please register for sessions that interest you so we don’t order too much, or worse, too little pizza!

  • Tuesday, March 29 — Video Creating & Editing
    We’ll provide basic info on creating and editing more professional and accessible videos. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to open work time and questions.
  • Tuesday, April 5 — Explain Your Project to Anybody
    Practice talking about your design in a concise, easy-to-understand way so you’re ready to share at the Expo. Come prepared to answer a few questions about your design!
  • Thursday, April 7 — Communicate with Images & Visualizations
    Co-hosted with the Writing Center! Discover a range of tools and resources that will ensure your images and data are readable and appealing. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to open work time and questions.
  • Wednesday, April 13 — Explain Your Project to Anybody
    A skill so important we are holding the session twice! Come to one or both!

Find registration links at the Van Pelt and Opie Library website.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.

Fifth International YEAH Virtual Conference


All students are invited to contribute to the fifth International Conference of the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH). The virtual conference will take place from 5-8 p.m. on April 21.

This year’s theme is “Global Actions for Environment, Justice and Sustainability.” We invite contributions from classes, teams or individuals; multiple types of delivery are welcome, e.g., short talk, e-poster, video, slides or other modes. Topics can relate to any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and can take any disciplinary lens.

Please submit your abstract and register to participate by April 13.

Michigan Tech is a YEAH participating institution. Find more information and a registration link at YEAH-net.org.

By Sarah Green, Chemistry.

Deadline Approaching! Apply Soon for Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Internships

URIP Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday (March 25).

Pavlis Honors College (PHC) is still accepting applications to the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2022-23 academic year. The internship program will run from September 2022 through mid-March 2023 and is open to any undergraduate student on campus with an identified faculty research mentor. Faculty and students who are already working together are welcome to apply.

PHC will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide equivalent matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,600 paid at a rate of $10 per hour over the course of the internship. Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD or startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the application process can be found on the Pavlis Honors College website.

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Friday. Faculty need to supply a letter of support as part of the application package. If you have questions about the submission process, please email urip@mtu.edu.

URIP is made possible with the support PHC and by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech Copyright Workshop for Graduate Students

What’s copyright and what does it have to do with your dissertation? Do you need permission to use someone else’s figure or image, or an article you wrote? Should you make your thesis open access? And what is a Creative Commons license? Get the answers to these and other questions at the library workshop: “Copyright and Your Dissertation, Thesis, or Master’s Report.”

In this workshop, you’ll learn the role U.S. copyright law plays in writing and publishing your report, thesis or dissertation. We will explore the legal use of copyrighted material, publishing agreements, Creative Commons licensing and the role of Michigan Tech’s institutional repository, Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech. After this workshop you will be prepared to make informed decisions about using copyrighted material and the publishing options for your dissertation, thesis or master’s report.

Please join us in Library 244 at noon on Monday (March 21). Registration is required.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.

Michigan Tech Panel: Career Navigation for Scientists, Part III

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

The third panel, which will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow (March 17), will feature MTU affiliates from the Departments of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (CLS), Social Sciences (SS), and Humanities (HU). Our prestigious panelists include:

Cognitive and Learning Sciences:

  • Brandon Perelman earned his Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from MTU and is now the human-autonomy teaming ERP program manager at Army Research Laboratory.
  • Hannah North earned her M.S. in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from MTU and now is a senior UX researcher at Sleep Number Corp. Between her M.S. and current job, she also was employed as a senior human experience researcher at Kohler and a user experience designer/analyst at Imperial Supplies.

Social Sciences:

  • John Arnold earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Heritage and Archeology from MTU and is now the historical architect at the Keweenaw Historical National Park.
  • G. Edzordzi Agbozo earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture from MTU and is now an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.

Humanities:

  • Hua Wang earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from MTU and is now the senior lecturer in the Engineering Communications Program at Cornell University.
  • Maria Bergstrom earned her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and is now a lecturer and academic advisor here at MTU in the Department of Humanities.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register to attend.

By Graduate Student Government.

Entries Needed for Computing[MTU] Pitch Competition!

Team or individual entries are requested for the Computing[MTU] Showcase Pitch Competition, which will be held April 6 from 9-10:15 a.m.

Prize money will be awarded for top entrants! Eric Roberts from 20 Fathoms will also meet with students during the competition to strategize on how to deliver pitches with impact.

Register at the Computing[MTU] Showcase website.

By the College of Computing.

Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Accepting Applications for Fall 2022 Soyring Foundation Scholarship

The Soyring Foundation Scholarship is available exclusively for Pavlis Honors College students through the generous gift of an alumnus of Michigan Tech with a passion for education and innovation.

The scholarship is $1,000 and is available to students expressing research and innovation interests in any of these three areas:

  • Water quality management
  • Renewable energy
  • Solutions to prevent and cure cancer

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form. A short essay is required and can be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF file.

The application submission deadline is midnight on March 13.

By Pavlis Honors College.