Month: November 2022

Faculty Openings in Chemical and Biological Engineering at South Dakota Mines

The Karen M. Swindler Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at South Dakota Mines currently has three faculty searches ongoing, for a total of five open positions in our department.  These searches include the following:

  • Department Head
  • Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor ranks over a broad range of research areas (three positions)
  • Assistant Professor search in the areas of biochemical/bioprocess engineering, biopolymers, and separations/bio-separations.

CBE faculty members at SD Mines will have the opportunity to conduct research through the new $30MM POET Bioproducts Institute, a joint pilot-scale research institute between the State of South Dakota, POET, South Dakota State University, and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Individuals interested in these positions may apply online at https://www.sdsmt.edu/employment/

Michigan Tech Info Session: Summer 2023 Study Away in England


Join Dan Trepal (SS) tomorrow (Dec. 1) from 4-5 p.m. in the Academic Office Building, AOB 209, for an information session discussing our upcoming summer 2023 Study Away in England.

This four-week Michigan Tech faculty-led summer program takes place in Carlisle, England, at the University of Cumbria from July to August. Students and staff explore northern England and southern Scotland through a mix of course options, field trips and site visits.

Stop by and check out this exciting program!

By Dan Trepal, Social Sciences.

Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs Hiring for 2023!

Each summer for more than 50 years, Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs (SYP) has welcomed to campus more than 1,000 youth from grades 6-11from across the country and around the world. We need your help to ensure they experience the Michigan Tech community we all know and love.

SYP students come for week-long, hands-on, experiential learning in one (or more) of our 50+ week-long explorations in STEM, humanities and law. During their time at SYP, students gain confidence in their ability to be successful in college as they experience residential life, responsibility in arriving to class on time and exploring the beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

We’re looking for passionate individuals who enjoy working with youth and want to inspire the next generation of doers and makers. Each year we hire 50+ undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of rewarding experiences that build leadership, communication and critical interpersonal skills.

If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about being a member of the SYP team, we encourage you to attend our hiring sessions, visit our website or email us at outreach@mtu.edu.

Hiring information session dates:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | MUB Alumni Lounge A
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | MUB Alumni Lounge A
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Wadsworth Hall Cherry Room

By Center for Educational Outreach.

2023 Innovation Week Call for Presenters at Michigan Tech

Husky Innovate is organizing Innovation Week, a series of innovation-themed events the week of Jan. 17-20. We invite the campus community to participate.

Innovation Week celebrates entrepreneurship, new ventures and innovative projects both on campus and within our extended Tech community. We will provide opportunities for students, the campus and the community to meet and engage around the topic of innovation. A highlight will be the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition on Jan. 19 from 5-7 p.m., in which students pitch their business models.

If you are interested in leading a workshop, being part of a panel discussion, sharing innovative research, hosting a virtual innovation tour or something else, please let us know using our Innovation Week 2023 interest form.

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

Info Session: Michigan Tech Faculty-Led Study Abroad in Germany

An information session for a summer 2023 faculty-led study abroad course in Germany will be held tonight (Nov. 8) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Walker 109.

The study abroad is titled “Topics in German Speaking Cultures: Landscapes and Cityscapes by Foot and Public Transportation,” and will take place during Track A of the summer 2023 semester, from May 9-25, led by Stephanie Rowe, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Humanities.

Students will earn 3 credits in HU 3263, Topics in German Speaking Cultures (satisfying both HASS and German minor requirements) and optionally PE 0175 for .5 credit in hiking and PE 1210, Special Topics, for 1 credit.

If you are interested but unable to attend, please contact Stephanie Rowe at sdrowe@mtu.edu. The Study Away and Abroad Website should be updated to include this program soon.

By Stephanie Rowe, Humanities.

Scoping Your Design Expo Project Workshop at Michigan Tech

Thinking about participating in Design Expo? Make life for future-you easier by ensuring that all of the data, documentation, pictures, video clips and more that you need to make a stellar Design Expo presentation are at your fingertips this spring. We’ll share tips, tricks, and tools that you can leverage to collect and organize materials as your project is in progress.

The workshop will be held tomorrow (Nov. 9) at 2 p.m. in Library 244. Keep an eye out for more workshops geared toward students participating in Design Expo and working on term projects in the spring semester.

Please register if you plan to attend so that we don’t order too much, or worse, too little pizza!

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.

DOE Fellowship Application Writing Support at Michigan Tech

The Graduate School is assisting current and prospective graduate students who wish to apply for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) fellowships, including the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship.

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)
The DOE CSGF is open to senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students. Benefits include yearly stipends of $45,000, payment of full tuition and required fees, one 12-week practicum experience at a DOE national laboratory or site, and more. 

The application and all supporting materials are due by Jan. 18, 2023.

Eligible fields: applied mathematics, astrophysics, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, life sciences, machine learning, materials science, mechanical engineering and physics.

For more information, please visit the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship website. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (LRGF)
The DOE NNSA LRGF is open to U.S. citizens engaged in full-time study toward a doctoral degree who are in their second year or later. Benefits include $38,000 yearly stipends, payment of full tuition and required fees, two 12-week residencies and more.

Eligible fields: engineering and applied sciences, physics, materials, mathematics, and computational science.

The application will be available in late November. Materials are due March 15, 2023.

For more information, please visit the DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship website. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

By Graduate School.