Category: Academics

Michigan Tech GSG To Host a Webinar Series in Programming

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) Professional Development Committee has put together a webinar series in Programming, starting July 14:

  • “Introduction to Machine Learning with Python,” by Timothy Havens (CC), July 14
  • “Managing Data” (Data Mining) in R,” by Sneha Nimmagadda, July 15
  •  “Introduction to Deep Learning,” by Timothy Havens (CC) July 16

Seats are not limited, but we ask that participants register so we know how many attendees to expect. You can find further information, including links to registration as well as the Zoom meetings, on our website.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Tech GSG to Present Virtual Poster Session at Alumni Reunion

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce a virtual poster presentation session at the alumni reunion of 2020. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the overall health and safety of our alumni and faculty as priority, Michigan Tech has decided to host a virtual alumni reunion this year.

The alumni poster presentation session is a continued tradition designed to increase the interaction between graduate students and MTU alumni. It is a unique opportunity for graduate students to share their research work and expand network connections. This event is also a great opportunity for students to work on their presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences.

The poster presentation session is open to graduate students from all departments. It will consist of elevator-pitch-style, pre-recorded poster presentations. To register, submit the online registration form. Registration closes on June 17 at 11:59 p.m. and seats are reserved for 8-10 participants only.

Detailed instructions and guidelines to record your presentation will be sent out to you once you have registered. The deadline for participants to submit the presentation video is June 24.

For more information, please contact Sarvada Chipkar at gsg-research@mtu.edu.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Tech GSG Career Enrichment Grant Applications Now Available

The GSG is pleased to announce that applications for the Career Enrichment Grant program for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available.

This new program, designed to supplement the Travel Grant program while travel is restricted, offers reimbursement of cost to graduate students for an online training or certification, up to $150.

Find eligibility details and the link to the application form on the GSG Travel Grants & Career Enrichment Grants web page.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions at gsg@mtu.edu.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Tech GSG Academic Webinar – Effective Data Visualization

Do you have trouble communicating the importance of your research to an audience visually? Well, sit back and relax at home with Graduate Student Government for an online webinar intended to provide you with tips and resources to get started with improving your data visualization skills.

Communication is increasingly difficult amid large amounts of information in our everyday lives. In publications, writers, designers, and editors increasingly use techniques such as figures, tables, graphs and illustrations to make key points, communicate criteria, and pull out plans and results from the sea of text. This webinar will be led by Jessica Brassard from Michigan Tech’s Research Development Office. Topics discussed will center around seizing opportunities to produce a range of visualizations, including:

  • Foundational concepts of design and visual rhetoric
  • Key takeaways like accessibility and occurrence
  • Books and training opportunities for people to go out and get started
  • Examples of how a little visual editing can go a long way

Questions and screen sharing participant examples will be welcome for the last 15 minutes.

  • Where: Zoom
  • When: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 22)

Space is not really limited but just so we know how many students to expect, be sure to register using this link.

By Ami Kling, GSG Professional Development Chair.


Editing Services Available at Michigan Tech

Editing services are still available through the English Language Institute to all members of the campus community with the following options:

  • Document editing (grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow, readability) via email, with quick turnaround
  • Video conferencing for long-term writing improvement

Editing services are provided by highly qualified English language instructors with expertise in grammar, writing, and language instruction. Service rates are $25 per hour. Requests for editing can be made here.

By the English Language Institute.


Information on digitally signing Michigan Tech Graduate School forms, an email to students

The Graduate School recognizes that signing paper forms will be difficult or impossible for the coming weeks.  Many staff, faculty, and students will be working remotely, and since the University does not have a secure way to sign PDF forms and validate that the signatures are from the person shown, we will be suggesting the following process for submitting forms that require signatures.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Graduate School.


How to Succeed as a Freshman

Michelle Jarvie-Eggart, a Michigan Tech graduate and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, along with environmental engineering students, Amanda Singer and Jason Mathews, discuss the transition for first year students and tools that can make the transition easier.

Jarvie-Eggart, M. E., & Singer, A. M., & Mathews, J. (2019, July), Advice from a First Year Paper presented at 2019 FYEE Conference , Penn State University , Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/33674

Extract

Much attention is paid to the transition from high school to college. Students who have recently gone through this transition may have some of the best advice to offer in-coming first year students.

Themes which emerged in this study, which corroborate other research include: time management, utilizing resources, hard work, class attendance, social activates and persevering through lower grades.


Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium Registration Open

GSG is thrilled to announce that registration for this years Graduate Research Colloquium is now open. This years GRC will be held on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1.

GRC is a great opportunity to work on your presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences. Students are free to give an oral presentation, a poster talk, or both. All talks will be scored by judges from the same field as the presenter, who will give valuable insight and feedback on how you can improve your talk. Cash prizes are available to the top 3 oral and poster presentations.

Registration closes on March 3, at 11:59 PM. Don’t delay, register today.

As an added bonus, GSG will be covering the cost of printing posters this year. We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone. If you have research to share, but not enough data for a full oral presentation, the poster session is perfect for you. With us picking up the bill, what have you got to lose? The poster session will be held on March 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The banquet will be held April 1, following the close of GRC.

Full information can be found on our website.

By Nathan Ford, Graduate Student Government.


Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Available to Michigan Tech Undergraduate

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) is offering a $500 one-time scholarship to an undergraduate student with research and innovation interests aligned with the following NASA strategic goals: 

  • Expand the frontiers of knowledge, capability, and opportunity in space
  • Advance understanding of Earth and develop technologies to improve the quality of life on our home planet
  • Serve the American public and accomplish our mission by effectively managing our people, technical capabilities and infrastructure

The scholarship will be available to the recipient immediately upon award and is non-renewable. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Applicants should fill out this short Google form by midnight Sunday, Feb. 16.

For more information, contact Paige Hackney in the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722.

By Pavlis Honors College.