Author: Sue Hill

Michigan Tech GLAS Spring 2021 Appointment Schedule is Now Available

by Sarah Isaacson, GLAS Program Director

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their English communication and cultural 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 the classroom. GLAS students who are already teaching can practice lectures or lab presentations with their coach. All international graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in the program.

The GLAS Spring 2021 appointment schedule is now available. Visit our page to learn more and to sign up for a weekly appointment.

Write-D for Michigan Tech BME, CHE, and CEE

Writing in the Discipline (Write-D)  announces  a new partnership with the Chemical Engineering Department beginning with the Spring semester.

Write-D provides a dedicated time and space (currently via Zoom) for graduate students to get work done and receive support on writing projects within their discipline, such as manuscripts, research proposals, etc. Guest speakers from the Department and industry visit to present briefly on research, writing, and publishing tips.

Currently participating departments and facilitators include:

Contact your department’s Write-D facilitator or Write-D Coordinator Sarah Isaacson, for more information.

Clarkson Seeking Assistant Prof Candidates

Faculty Position

 Clarkson University

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have an outstanding record of accomplishment and have an interest in any one of the following areas: 

·       Advanced Materials (e.g., nanotechnology, soft materials, modeling, biosensor material, data analytics, biomedical applications)

·       Energy & Environment (e.g., renewables, biofuels, electrical energy storage, CO2 sequestration/conversion, water treatment and membranes)

·       Process Engineering (e.g., AI, optimization, process systems, plasma and electrochemistry)

For full consideration, please submit application materials by February 1, 2021. An application should include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, descriptions of the candidate’s research, teaching and diversity plans, and email contact information for three to four references. Please apply at:

SDGS for the SDGs

Students and researchers at Michigan Tech are invited to showcase their work related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the 2nd Virtual International Conference of the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education. The theme of the conference is SDGS for the SDGs: Students Doing Goal-Oriented Science for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Presentations may include research or literature-based studies from social, economic, environmental or other fields. The conference is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary and includes participants from five continents.

Please submit abstracts and/or register as an attendee before tomorrow (Nov. 20). The Conference will be virtually hosted by the University of Derby, England on Blackboard and Padlet on Dec. 9.

Michigan Tech is a Member of the YEAH, which is a 5-year NSF-funded project (DBI 2019049) designed to equip youth with real-world experiences of collaborative and evidence-based approaches to global environmental sustainability.

by Sarah Green and Amna Ijaz, Department of Chemistry