Author: Sue Hill

Instructor search at Oregon State University

The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University is planning to fill a 1.00 FTE Instructor position for the academic year 2022-2023. This is an in-person, 9-month appointment and begins September 16, 2022.  The Instructor position requires a B.S. degree in chemical engineering or closely-related field AND M.S. degree in chemical engineering or closely-related field. Proficiency with computational tools, including Aspen HYSYS, and Microsoft Office products is required. Prior experience as an instructor/teacher at undergraduate level or equivalent industrial experience as a trainer in technical courses is preferred.  To review the full posting and apply, please go to Applications require submission of a resume/CV, cover letter, and diversity statement.  To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by 6/15/2022. However, the position will remain open until 7/15/2022.

Michigan Tech SYP Staff Positions Available

Summer is almost here! Do you know a college student who is looking for a summer job where they can make an impact? Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is seeking counselors who are excited about helping youth explore their passions for learning!

SYP hosts weeklong residential and commuter programs for students in grades 6-11 here at Michigan Tech. We have several different positions available, both full-time and part-time, some including room and board. SYP is sure to have a position that is the right fit and offers a rewarding experience that builds leadership and interpersonal skills. Applicants do not need to be enrolled at Michigan Tech to apply! Dates of employment are June 12 to Aug. 6.

Please share this opportunity and have interested applicants check out our employment page for position descriptions and an application.

Applications close June 1!

Faculty position in biodegradable electronic and/or sensing devices

We are searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a 9-month appointment in the areas development of sustainable, biodegradable electronic and/or sensing devices and systems for agricultural applications including smart/digital agriculture, precision animal agriculture, animal health and behavior monitoring, environmental monitoring, food and water quality assessment, food packaging, food supply chain monitoring, post-harvest processing, and other agricultural applications

Assistant Professor in Biodegradable Electronics

Applications Open for Innovation Award at Michigan Tech Design Expo

Husky Innovate and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) are offering an innovation award of $500 split among three Design Expo teams that demonstrate an innovative customer value proposition that displays a clear understanding of their customer’s needs.

The winning teams’ solutions will be distinctive when compared to alternatives and demonstrate the potential for positive economic and/or societal impact. All teams are encouraged to apply and must submit our application form by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (April 12) to be considered.

Three prize winners will be announced at Design Expo on April 21.

Winners will receive:

  • First place — $250
  • Second place — $150
  • Third place — $100

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

MTU Hosting Health Professions Mock Interview Day

Michigan Tech Pre-Health Professions is excited to host its annual Health Professions Mock Interview Day on Tuesday (April 12).

Students will have the opportunity to practice and gain experience with common graduate health program interview formats, including traditional interviews and multiple mini interviews. We have recruited volunteers to help out with this event, including current medical/professional students, local providers, and University faculty and staff. The goal is to help better prepare students for these types of interviews with practice and valuable feedback.

Interested students can contact the Director of Pre-Health Professions Nicole Seigneurie at

By Pre-Health Professions.

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

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 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.