Category Archives: Academics

Services at Michigan Tech IPS for Traveling Abroad

Are you planning to travel abroad anytime soon? If so, IPS has a few services to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

The first step towards international travel is obtaining a valid passport. IPS offers passport and visa photos right in our office, located in 200 Administration Building, during normal business hours.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under. You may pay for your passport photo through our online store. Bring the receipt to our office when you come in to have your photo taken.

Along with your passport, many countries also require a visa for entry. For your convenience, we have partnered with CIBTvisas, a travel visa and passport company with more than 50 years experience, to assist the Michigan Tech community in applying for and securing required visas at a discounted rate.

To check if your destination country requires a visa, go to the Michigan Tech portal on the CIBTvisas website. You can also contact CIBTvisas by phone at 1-800-929-2428 and reference the Michigan Tech account number 103930.

By International Programs and Services.


Michigan Space Grant Consortium Deadline is Nov. 7

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium offers funding opportunities in the following categories:

  • Undergraduate Fellowship
  • Graduate Fellowship
  • Pre-College Education
  • Public Outreach
  • Teacher Training
  • Research Seed Grant.

Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

The internal Michigan Tech deadline is noon Wednesday, Nov. 7. For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit mtu.edu/honors/research/msgc/.

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

Note: Proposals must be submitted electronically after being approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities.

By the Pavlis Honors College.


Pavlis Accepting Applications for Honors Pathway Program

The Pavlis Honors College is currently accepting applications to the Honors Pathway Program for Spring 2019. While applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the semester, we encourage any student planning to begin the Honors Pathway Program in spring 2019 to apply by Sunday (Oct. 21). Students are eligible to apply if they have five or six semesters remaining on campus.

Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

  • Global Leadership
  • Community Engagement
  • Research Scholars
  • Enhanced Enterprise Experience
  • New Venture
  • Custom Pathway

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves and making a difference.

If you know of a student who may be interested in the Pavlis Honors College, encourage them to apply.

Students considering applying should stop by between 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722 for open advising to learn more about the program requirements and application process.

If you would like to request more information regarding the Honors Pathway Program and the components required to graduate with honors from Michigan Tech, email honors@mtu.edu.

By the Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech Spring 2019 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for Spring 2019 Finishing Fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m., Oct. 18, to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Materials emailed to gradschool@mtu.edu preferred. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan. The Graduate School anticipates funding up to 10 fellowships with support ranging from $2000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.


Michigan Tech Spring 2019 PHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Applications for Spring 2019 Portage Health Foundation (PHF) Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m., Oct. 16, to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission.
  2. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.
  3. Must be 2 years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

  • Health research and technology development
  • Health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • Rural healthcare access, informatics, and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.


Future Faculty Mentoring Program – Call for Mentors and Mentees

A reminder – please share this with your colleagues that you think may be effective mentors, as well as with Ph.D. candidates/PostDocs nearing completion that you feel may benefit as Mentees! The deadline for mentors and mentees to apply is Friday September 7th, 2018.

The Education Division of AIChE sponsors the Future Faculty Mentoring Program, which seeks to pair late-career graduate students and post-docs who are seeking faculty positions with more senior faculty in Chemical Engineering departments.

Over the last several years, the program has grown in size and popularity, but we are currently mentor-limited! We would very much like to expand our pool of mentors for the upcoming 2018-2019 cohort, and are especially seeking female faculty mentors.

Mentors: If you know of outstanding associate or full professors in your department (or NTT/Teaching Faculty of equivalent experience), would you please encourage them to consider being a mentor?

Mentees: If you have outstanding Ph.D. candidates or Post-docs who are in the process of applying for faculty positions or considering it in the near future, please encourage them to apply as a mentee.

The program entails mentors and mentees being paired based on teaching and research interests, and if possible, geography, attending a kickoff meeting at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh (Sunday 10/28, early evening), meeting as mutually decided (phone, Skype, virtually) during the upcoming year, and attending a virtual mid-year web conference to debrief the program. Our hope is that some of these relationships continue well beyond the formal one-year length of the program.

More details as well as the application instructions can be found at the Education Division Website:

https://www.aiche.org/community/sites/divisions-forums/education-division/future-faculty-programs

Both Mentor and Mentee applications are open now, and will close in early September. If there are any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Prof. Daniel Burkey at ddburkey@alum.mit.edu

With best regards,

Dan Burkey

AIChE Education Division Director 2017-2019

Co-Chair, Future Faculty Mentoring Program


Michigan Tech Fall 2018 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2018 finishing fellowships are now being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Material emailed to gradschool@mtu.edu is preferred. Instructions on the application and evaluation process can be found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  • Must be a PhD student
  • Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow
  • Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship
  • Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Strategic Plan.

The Graduate School anticipates funding up to 10 fellowships with support ranging from $2,000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

By Debra Charlesworth, Graduate School.


Michigan Tech Fall 2018 PHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2018 Portage Health Foundation (PHF) Graduate Assistantships are now being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  • Must be a PhD student participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission
  • Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application
  • Must be two years after starting the graduate program at the time of application
  • Must not have previously received a PHF Graduate Assistantship

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas.

Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

  • Health research and technology development
  • Health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • Rural healthcare access, informatics and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

By Debra Charlesworth, Graduate School.


Submission and Formatting 101: Master the Dissertation, Thesis and Report Process

Students who are completing a dissertation, thesis or report are invited to join the Graduate School to learn about resources available to assist in scheduling their defense, formatting their documents and submitting their documents.

In one afternoon, you can learn everything you need to be successful and complete your degree in a timely fashion. Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend. Attend the entire event, or stop in for the seminar that interests you.

The workshop will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 in Fisher 139. The seminar will be available online as well as on campus. Register to receive handouts via email or attend online.

If you are unable to join us, the event will be taped and available online after the event. The previous semester’s seminars are always available online. Information on submitting, formatting, and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.

Schedule

  •  1 – 2 p.m. — Submission 101: Learn what is required to submit your document to the Graduate School and the deadlines for the upcoming semester.  Best for students who are completing their degree this semester or next semester.
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m. — Formatting 101—Using the Guide and Word Template: Learn how to find what you need in the Guide and use a Word template to create a perfectly formatted document the first time. LaTeX resources will be referenced, but not emphasized.
  • 2:45 – 3 p.m. — Break
    Enjoy snacks and network with other attendees
  • 3 – 4 p.m. — Formatting 102—Copyright for your dissertation, thesis, and report: Learn how to use copyrighted materials in your document, including papers you have published as well as materials created by someone else.
  • 4 – 4:45 p.m. — Formatting 103— Checking and fixing your document: Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to check your document to ensure it meets our formatting requirements and correct it without recreating the PDF.
  • 4:45 – 5 p.m. — Final questions: Have a question that hasn’t been answered? We’ll be available to answer any additional questions you have.

By Debra Charlesworth.


Pre PhD Summer Program

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

SWANSON SCHOOL OF ENGINGEERING OFFICE OF DIVERSITY

Summer Research Internship

Pre-PhD Undergraduate Research Experience

Program Dates:
May 30 —July 28, 2018
Goal
To create a pipeline for student who
wish to pursue PhD degrees in
engineering at the University of
Pittsburgh.
Overview
The Engineering Office of Diversity
(EOD) identifies prospective
students with a 3.5 or higher GPA
as Pre-PhD Scholars. These STEM
students from groups traditionally
underrepresented in the field are
recruited from institutions across
the nation, and are assigned to
Swanson School of Engineering
faculty mentors who lead
multidisciplinary teams in advanced
research. Scholars are placed in the
admissions pipeline as candidates
to MS or PhD program at the
Swanson School of Engineering.
All students present their research
findings to faculty members, staff
and current students.

University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
129A Benedum Hall
Phone: 412.624.2118
Fax: 412.624.5012
E-mail: agepadmin@pitt.edu

Application Deadline: Friday, April 13 2018

Program Structure:

Pre-PhD Scholar : Open to rising juniors and seniors or recent grad-
uates in STEM who are considering graduate education in the field of

engineering and would like to learn about graduate school options at
the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.

Program Requirements:

Work 30 hours per week Meet with staff regularly
Attend weekly workshops Perform literature reviews
Write journal quality paper on research findings Present research results
Participate in Ethics Forum Maintain daily journal
Students will receive $3500 in stipend (for the duration of the program). Please note
this is taxable income. Students from outside the Pittsburgh area will receive housing
ion the University campus. A supplemental food subsidy of $500 is provided. University
transportation on campus only is provided. Public transportation for social activities is
the responsibility of the student. Parking is available at the student’s expense through
the Office of Parking and transportation at approximately $9 a day for weekdays
(weekend and holiday parking is not charged usually).