Category: Academics

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 nmseigne@mtu.edu.

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.

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@mtu.edu.

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.

Michigan Tech Panel: Career Navigation for Scientists, Part III

The Professional Development Committee at the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and MTU’s Career Services are collaborating to bring you a three-part seminar dedicated to navigating careers for scientists. Panels will be made up of professionals across academia and industry within different departments and disciplines. These panels will feature brief speaker introductions, questions about their backgrounds, public Q&A and breakout rooms for discipline-specific questions.

The third panel, which will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow (March 17), will feature MTU affiliates from the Departments of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (CLS), Social Sciences (SS), and Humanities (HU). Our prestigious panelists include:

Cognitive and Learning Sciences:

  • Brandon Perelman earned his Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from MTU and is now the human-autonomy teaming ERP program manager at Army Research Laboratory.
  • Hannah North earned her M.S. in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from MTU and now is a senior UX researcher at Sleep Number Corp. Between her M.S. and current job, she also was employed as a senior human experience researcher at Kohler and a user experience designer/analyst at Imperial Supplies.

Social Sciences:

  • John Arnold earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Heritage and Archeology from MTU and is now the historical architect at the Keweenaw Historical National Park.
  • G. Edzordzi Agbozo earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture from MTU and is now an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.

Humanities:

  • Hua Wang earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from MTU and is now the senior lecturer in the Engineering Communications Program at Cornell University.
  • Maria Bergstrom earned her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and is now a lecturer and academic advisor here at MTU in the Department of Humanities.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register to attend.

By Graduate Student Government.

Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Accepting Applications for Fall 2022 Soyring Foundation Scholarship

The Soyring Foundation Scholarship is available exclusively for Pavlis Honors College students through the generous gift of an alumnus of Michigan Tech with a passion for education and innovation.

The scholarship is $1,000 and is available to students expressing research and innovation interests in any of these three areas:

  • Water quality management
  • Renewable energy
  • Solutions to prevent and cure cancer

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form. A short essay is required and can be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF file.

The application submission deadline is midnight on March 13.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech Enterprise Day March 2, 2022


Do you know a student who might be interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Or a student who wants to join an Enterprise, but is not sure which team is right for them? Please take a moment to invite any and all students to Enterprise Day, happening this week on Wednesday (March 2) from 6-8 p.m. in the Rozsa lobby.

During this time, students will learn more about Enterprise by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa lobby and theater stage.

Students will be able to visit with:

Advanced Metalworks • Aerospace • Alternative Energy • Blizzard Baja • Blue Marble Security • BoardSport Technologies • Built World • Consumer Product Manufacturing • Green Campus • H-STEM • Hotforest • Humane Interface Design Enterprise • Husky Game • Innovative Global Solutions • ITOxygen • Multiplanetary Innovation Enterprise (MINE) • Open Source • Robotic Systems • Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences (SENSE) • Supermileage Systems • Velovations • Wireless Communication

For more information about each team, please visit our Enterprise Day webpage. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. Root beer floats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis during this event.

The use of face coverings and social distancing will be determined by MTU’s Health and Safety Level on Wednesday. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Levels information page.

By the The Enterprise Program.

Michigan Tech Husky Connect is Looking for Student Mentors

The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for student mentors for our Peer to Peer Mentoring Program. Mentors will help in aiding first-year incoming students during their transition to Michigan Tech and the surrounding community by providing direct support and resources that will increase students’ success, sense of belonging and engagement with the University.

Each mentor is assigned first-year student mentees to meet with during the summer before they begin their first fall semester. Husky Connect mentors receive compensation for the time they spend with their mentees.

If you know a student who would make an amazing mentor, suggest that they sign up and learn more at our website. Applications close Friday (March 4) at 5 p.m. For more information, visit our Husky Connect website or contact Ashley Curie at ancurie@mtu.edu.

By the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Editing Services at Michigan Tech

Professional editing services are available to all members of the Michigan Tech community through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

  • Any academic document (proposals, reports, journal articles, dissertations, etc.).
  • Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow and readability.
  • All via email and with quick turnaround.

Editing services are provided by highly qualified English language instructors with expertise in grammar, writing and language instruction. Rates are $25 per hour.

Email ekastamo@mtu.edu to get an estimate and free sample edit. Visit the CTL’s Editing Services webpage for more information.

By Center for Teaching and Learning.

Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium Registration is Open

GSG is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) will be held on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. Registration is open now through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28.

GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research across the campus-wide community and work on their presentation skills for upcoming conferences. Students can give oral presentations, present posters or do both. The event will be held in a pseudo-hybrid mode. Many conferences have adopted a hybrid model due to the pandemic; this will be an excellent opportunity for participants to get familiar with that scenario. Poster presentations will be in person and the oral presentations will be virtual. Judges from a similar field will score presentations and provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations: $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. 
Poster presentations are from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in the MUB ballroom. GSG will cover the cost of printing posters for this year’s event so don’t let that prevent you from participating! Virtual oral presentations — a 12-minute live talk followed by a Q&A session (no pre-recorded video presentations) — will take place on both days of the colloquium.
The event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited. The banquet will also be held in the hybrid mode so that people may join the awards ceremony virtually on Wednesday, March 30, following the closing of GRC.

Fill out your registration form today. If you need more details, find them on our website. If you have questions, please contact GSG, gsg-research@mtu.edu.