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Michigan Tech Scholarships

Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarship applications, valued at $100 each, are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must be children of Michigan Tech employees. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 28 and are available online.

Two $250 Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships are available for 2019-2020. Applicants must be the son, daughter or spouse of a current AFSCME Local 1166 member. Applications, which must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 28, are available online.

Both scholarships require applicants be full-time Michigan Tech undergraduates in their first four years of study or high school students planning to be enrolled for Fall 2019. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 7-2622 or at scholarships@mtu.edu.


Gold Rush TV Show Searching Michigan Tech for STEM Talent

The cable television show “Gold Rush” follows gold miners’ efforts to strike it big in the Klondike. On Wednesday (Feb. 20), a production team from the popular Discovery Channel show will be on the Michigan Tech campus during Spring Career Fair, hoping to hit pay dirt in its search for a STEM graduate.

An ad by the Discovery Channel indicates series star Parker Schnabel is looking for a “talented individual who could conduct an empirical analysis of Little Flake Mine (Dawson, Yukon Territory), to maximize productivity.”

Schnabel is seeking an individual with a “head for numbers” that can identify ways to improve his operation.

Adam Griffis, manager of on-campus recruiting, said a producer on the show, along with an assistant will arrive in Houghton Tuesday to participate in the semi-annual career fair in the SDC.

“They’ll be at the Career Fair with a TV to show episodes of “Gold Rush” and will conduct interviews immediately afterward. No mining experience is necessary and 2019 graduates are welcome to apply.

Michigan Tech is one of just three Universities the production crew will visit in the search for a STEM graduate. The crew will also pay a visit to Princeton and Cornell.

Those interested but unable to attend Career Fair may still apply for this exciting opportunity at Parker.Schnabel@raw.co.uk. The deadline for application is Sunday, Feb. 24.

By Career Services.


Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) will host the annual Graduate Research Colloquium on March 27 and 28, in the MUB Ballroom.

This is a unique opportunity for graduate students to practice their oral and/or poster presentation skills. Poster presentations will occur on March 27 and oral presentations will occur both days of the colloquium. Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes followed by a few minutes for questions. The top three poster and oral presentations will be announced at the GRC’s Awards banquet.

There are still many presentation slots available. Feel free to encourage any graduate students you know who could present to sign-up. Registrations are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 20 via the following Google form.

Another vital component of this event has always been recruiting faculty members to serve as judges for the presentations. The constructive feedback received by presenters makes this a valuable learning experience. If you have a couple of free hours in your schedule please consider donating that time to help GSG give the best GRC experience possible this year.

GSG will work to schedule your judging times according to your schedule’s availability. If you are interested fill out the following Google form.

If you have any additional questions, contact Jacob Blazejewski.

By the Graduate Student Government.


Get WISE at Michigan Tech Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for this years Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program. 250 middle school students will be brought to Houghton Middle School for a day of engaging, hands-on STEM activities from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

We need volunteers whenever they are available, whether it’s all day or just an hour. Lunch will be provided to those volunteering at that time and shuttles will be available to and from campus.

Sign up to volunteer by filling out this survey. Email Lauren Kirwin with questions or for more information.

By the Center for Pre-college Outreach.


Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference.

If you know of a student who may be interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8, however, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarships

Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarship applications, valued at $100 each, are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must be children of Michigan Tech employees. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 28 and are available online.

Two $250 Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships are available for 2019-2020. Applicants must be the son, daughter or spouse of a current AFSCME Local 1166 member. Applications, which must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 28, are available online.

Both scholarships require applicants be full-time Michigan Tech undergraduates in their first four years of study or high school students planning to be enrolled for Fall 2019. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 7-2622 or at scholarships@mtu.edu.

By Student Financial Services Center.


Michigan Tech Design Expo Registration Deadline Approaching

All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register for Design Expo by Monday (Feb. 11). Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria before registering their teams.

If you are a Senior Design or Enterprise advisor, remind your students to register for Design Expo. Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 1,000 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards.

A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems.

Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College. If you would like to serve as judge at this year’s Design Expo, register here.


Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)

The Pavlis Honors College announced the fifth year of our Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2019-20 academic year.

There are now three tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior research experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in Engineering, Technology, Environmental Sciences or Wildlife Sciences are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior research experience – DeVlieg Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) –Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program will run from September through mid-April, 2020 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.

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

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, March 27.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible with the support of the Pavlis Honors College and by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.


Regional Metallurgical Engineer

Regional Metallurgical Engineer

Responsibilities

  • Territory is the Great Lakes Region
  • run trials
  • negotiate prices or terms of sales or product delivery agreements
  • prepare and submit sales contracts/agreements for metallurgical coke and sand orders
  • visit establishments to evaluate needs or to promote product or service sales
  • answer customers’ questions about products, prices, availability and delivery of products, or credit terms
  • maintain in an organized fashion customer records, using the appropriate computerized process; quote prices, credit terms, or others bid specification as required by employer
  • contact new and existing customers to discuss how specific products or services can meet their needs
  • emphasize product features based on analysis of customers’ needs and on technical knowledge of product capabilities and limitations
  • compute as directed customer delivery date of products and costs
  • assist customers in selecting the correct products to meet their needs, product specifications, and applicable regulations or laws
  • write customer proposals as needed or directed by the CEO
  • complete all required documentation (example: expense and sales reports) that meets professional standards within the company’s office
  • inform customers of estimated delivery schedules, service agreements, verify accuracy of shipped materials, warranties or other information pertaining to purchased products
  • collaborate with other company salesmen to exchange information such as selling strategies and marketing information
  • demonstrate specific product knowledge and feedback about the company’s products and services
  • any other duties as assigned from time to time by the President or V.P. of Operations. In addition, Employee will (a) devote his entire business time, attention, skill, and energy exclusively to the business of the Company; (b) use his commercially reasonable and good faith efforts to promote the success of the Company’s business; and (c) cooperate fully with Company leadership in the advancement of the best interests of the Company.

Sales Engineer Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, or related field
  • Experience in Metallurgy to sell Metallurgical Coke, Anthracite Coal, Petroleum Coke, Graphite, Fluid Coke, and sand to the Steel industry.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with project management solutions a plus
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to listen, understand, educate, and influence customers/potential customers regarding products

Personal Attributes: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

Other Skills & Abilities: 
PC proficiency is essential (Windows environment) and strong working knowledge of Word and Excel is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $120,000.00 /year

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Required travel:

  • 75% (Preferred)

https://www.indeed.com/job/regional-metallurgical-engineer-759678cf6f0d4205


CIDER 2019 Summer Program: Volcanoes

The CIDER 2019 summer program focuses on Volcano Science. Volcanic eruptions are common phenomena and more than 50 volcanic eruptions have occurred in the US alone in the past 31 years. These eruptions can have devastating economic and social consequences. Many volcanic eruptions have precursory signals that last from days to months while the actual eruptive events can last several years or decades. Volcanic eruptions and emissions can modulate climate and affect atmospheric conditions. Volcanoes are pathways of samples and signals to the surface and provide critical information on deep earth processes.

Organizers:

  • Simon Carn, Michigan Tech
  • Tobias Fischer, University of New Mexico
  • Michael Manga, U.C. Berkeley
  • Diana Roman, Carnegie Institution of Science
  • Paul Wallace, University of Oregon
  • Bruce Buffett, U.C. Berkeley, CIDER PI

Week 1 – 4 (June 17 – July 12) Lectures, tutorials and workshop open to advanced graduate students and post-docs, as well as senior participants.

Apply here. Application deadline: February 15th, 2019  Further details will be on the application page.