Category: Academics

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.


Michigan Tech GSG Academic Seminar – Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Do you have a “million-dollar idea” but lack the know-how to translate that idea into a marketable product or service? Join Graduate Student Government for an academic seminar intended to provide you with locally available resources to get your project up and running.

This seminar will consist of brief presentations from on- and off-campus innovators and start-up business facilitators from such organizations as MTEC SmartZone the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) followed by Q&A sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to gain useful advice for starting your own business based on your idea(s), as well as fostering important networking connections. Where: Administration Building, Room 404 When: Wednesday, January 29th 4:00-5:30PM Space is limited so be sure to register using this link.

By Graduate Student Government.


2020 Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium – Call for Abstracts

The Pavlis Honors College announces the eighth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 27 in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts lobby. Save the date.

The Symposium will highlight the cutting-edge research conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduates. The students represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored. Visit the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission and judging opportunities.

Abstracts are due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. Encourage your undergraduate student researchers to participate in this opportunity as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience. The symposium coincides with Tech’s Preview Day and is a great way to share the exciting research projects going on across campus with high school students considering attending Michigan Tech. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to attend and support our excellent undergraduate researchers.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications Due Feb. 7

Applications for 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 7. For more information, access to the application materials, and instructions, visit our website or contact Sigrid Resh.

By Pavlis Honors College.