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Fall 2024 CSCHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Pre-proposals for Fall 2024 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation (CSCHF) Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. next Tuesday (May 21) to the Graduate School. Students who best meet the foundation’s criteria will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due on June 25. Instructions on the pre-proposal and information about the full application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a Ph.D. student conducting a research or outreach project that will promote and/or improve the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities.
  2. Must be two years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
  3. Must not be a prior recipient of a Portage Health Foundation (PHF) or CSCHF Graduate Assistantship.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants with long-standing local connections to Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon county.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. Nonresident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding Ph.D. talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

  • health research and technology development
  • health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • rural health care access, informatics and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a CSCHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a CSCHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

Fall 2024 CSCHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open at Michigan Tech

Pre-proposals for Fall 2024 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation (CSCHF) Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. May 21 to the Graduate School. Students who best meet the foundation’s criteria will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due on June 25. Instructions on the pre-proposal and information about the full application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a Ph.D. student conducting a research or outreach project that will promote and/or improve the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities.
  2. Must be two years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
  3. Must not be a prior recipient of a Portage Health Foundation (PHF) or CSCHF Graduate Assistantship.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants with long-standing local connections to Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon county.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. Nonresident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding Ph.D. talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

  • health research and technology development
  • health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • rural health care access, informatics and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a CSCHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a CSCHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Summer Course Now Open

The Graduate School is assisting graduate students who wish to apply for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Support includes Zoom workshops, a Canvas course and one-on-one writing support.

The upcoming award year solicitation will be available in July at NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program website.

Per the previous year’s solicitation, fellowship recipients earn an annual stipend of $37,000 and a $16,000 cost-of-education allowance. To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident; have never previously applied to GRFP while enrolled in a graduate degree program; have never earned a master’s or professional degree in any field; and have completed no more than one academic year in a graduate degree-granting program. Application deadlines begin in mid-October.

The Graduate School is offering a self-paced online course to support NSF GRFP applicants so they can begin working on applications over the summer. Students who appear to be eligible will be emailed with an invitation to join the course.

See the GRFP site for more details. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, NSF GRFP support coordinator, at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

By the Graduate School.

Michigan Tech GLAS Summer Track A Schedule Now Available

Do you know of current or incoming international students who wish to practice their English conversation skills during the summer? If so, the GLAS Track A schedule is now available. Students may sign up for a weekly recurring online appointment by visiting the GLAS webpage.

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their English oral communication skills.

Through small-group conversations that matter, students gain experience participating in class discussions, responding to questions and listening effectively. GLAS coaches work with students to help them better understand U.S. university expectations and gain insight into what students and instructors expect from each other in classrooms. GLAS students who are already teaching can practice lectures or lab presentations with their coach.

All international students and scholars are welcome to attend and participate in the program.

Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, GLAS program director, at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

By the Graduate School.

S-STEM Husky PAWS Scholarship at Michigan Tech

Please encourage your Pell-eligible students to apply for an exciting new scholarship opportunity!

The S-STEM Husky PAWS (Pathways for Academic Wellness and Success) Scholarship Program awards one-year finishing scholarships for Pell students (determined by the Federal Pell Grant Program) majoring in the College of Engineering, College of Computing or in physics/applied physics who are completing their bachelor’s degrees or accelerated master’s degrees. This scholarship is awarded for one year, up to $15,000 for bachelor’s students and $20,000 for master’s students.

The S-STEM Husky PAWS Scholarship Program has three goals:

  • To elevate each student’s assets, which include the unique and valuable skills, knowledge and resiliency derived from their familial and community experiences.
  • To foster a sense of belonging.
  • To increase retention and graduation rates for STEM students who have demonstrated financial need.

These scholarships are made possible through funding from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program, which seeks to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of academically talented low-income students. (Note: Apply for the finishing fellowship with the application form below; do not follow the embedded link on the webpage.)

Students can apply for an S-STEM finishing fellowship by completing the S-STEM Finishing Fellowship Husky PAWS Scholarship Application. This application is due April 26 by 5 p.m. EDT.

In addition to the financial scholarship support, Husky PAWS includes a variety of professional development programming throughout the academic year to support student graduation and career success.

Please reach out to Adrienne Minerick (ChE) at minerick@mtu.edu with any questions.

By S-STEM at Michigan Tech.

2024 MTU Archaeology Summer Field School Enrollment Deadline Extended

Are you looking for some summer credits but don’t want to sit in a classroom? There are still a few enrollment slots available in the 2024 MTU Archaeology Field School!

We are offering a 9-credit, seven-week summer Track B program of field archaeology training right here in the Keweenaw Peninsula from June 24 to Aug. 9.

Field school students will be exploring both ancient and 19th century copper mining archaeology at the Delaware Mine site in the Keweenaw. You will learn all the field skills of the modern archaeologist, including survey, testing, excavation and digital recording techniques. In addition, we will tour a number of sites in the Keweenaw that showcase the archaeology and history of the Copper Country.

Interested? Visit the field school website and submit our short application form today to enroll!

Field school credits may count toward your HASS and STEM requirements, and may also be applied toward Department of Social Sciences majors and minors, as well as the accelerated master’s program in industrial heritage and archaeology. For more information, contact Dan Trepal at djtrepal@mtu.edu.

By Dan Trepal, Social Sciences.

Is the Auto Industry Right for Me? April 1, 2–3 p.m. Zoom

ACSHF Forum with Kristin Kolodge

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences will host Kristin Kolodge at the next Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors (ACSHF) Forum, being held today (April 1) from 2-3 p.m. in Meese 109 and via Zoom.

The topic of today’s forum is “Is the Auto Industry Right for Me?”

As a human factors professional, what does a career in the automotive industry look like, and why is that skill set so critical? Hear Kolodge, an MTU alumna and nearly 30-year veteran in the automotive industry, describe her journey at Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) and J.D. Power, where she has developed automotive features, created new human machine interface (HMI) processes and new user experience research centered around the customer’s interaction with their vehicle.

By Cognitive and Learning Sciences.

Deadline Extended: Join the Michigan Tech PHC Undergraduate Research Internship Program

Did you miss the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application deadline? Don’t worry, the deadline has been extended to Friday (April 5) at 5 p.m.!

The Pavlis Honors College (PHC) invites you to embark on an enriching journey through URIP for the 2024-25 academic year. URIP provides an opportunity to establish a beneficial collaboration between an undergraduate student and a faculty research mentor.

With the deadline extended, now is the time to seize the opportunity. The internship program will run from September 2024 through mid-March 2025 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.

Visit the PHC’s URIP website for application details and take the first step toward becoming an undergraduate research intern.

For guidance or assistance during the application process, please reach out to Rob Handler at rhandler@mtu.edu. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into research, expand your knowledge and leave your mark on the world. Apply now and join us in shaping the future!

By Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium March 26–27, 2024

Each spring, GSG sponsors the Graduate Research Colloquium Poster and Presentation Competition. The GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research with the University community and work on their presentation skills for other professional events.

DATE
Mar 26 – 27 2024
TIME
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
LOCATION
Rozsa Center, MTU

March 26 (9AM – 3PM) – Oral Presentations (MUB Alumni Lounge)
March 26 (5PM – 8PM) – Poster Presentations (Rosza Lobby)
March 27 (5PM – 8PM) – Banquet (Rosza Lobby)