Category: Academics

TECH SCEnE REU at Michigan Tech

TECH SCEnE: Technology, Science and Community Engagement in Engineering

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

For students who want to see their contributions make an impact, be part of a program structured to apply science and technology to benefit the community.

Important dates
Application deadline: May 1, 2021
Program dates: June 7, 2021- July 30, 2021


Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program Offers First-year Scholarships

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program announces it will offer four scholarships to first-year students interested in learning more about the rail transportation industry.

The scholarships are open to all disciplines. The application process is simple. Complete the application form you can find on our web page and submit it to David Nelson by March 5.

The application includes a short essay where you can tell our judges how you think you might fit into the industry.

The rail industry has cutting-edge jobs in all areas, from communications and controls to power systems, to business applications and construction.

Contact David Nelson if you want to talk about where the industry could take you!


Michigan Tech Students Asked to Participate in World Water Day Research Presentation Competition

by World Water Day Committee

As part of the 2021 Michigan Tech World Water Day celebration, a virtual Three Minute Thesis-style competition replaces the student poster presentation this year. Students must register by Friday (Feb. 12).

The student 3MT competition has three categories:

  1. Original student research
  2. Course-based research
  3. People’s Choice

There will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place for categories #1 & #2, plus a single cash prize for category #3.

Students should fill out the google form to register for the competition. Once registered, the WWD committee will send a second form to which registered students can submit their video and supporting materials.

Video and supporting materials are due by Thursday, March 18. If you have questions about the event, please contact Brian Rivers.


Registration Open for the Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium

by Graduate Student Government

Registration for this year’s virtual Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is open. Due to the continuation of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic, the GRC will be held virtually on Thursday and Friday, April 1and 2.

The 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.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations (1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration closes Tuesday March 2, at 11:59 PM. Register today.

Poster presentations will take place in a pre-recorded video style. The deadline for video submission is Monday, March 22. A short Q&A session will take place with judges between 4-6 p.m. on April 1. Oral presentations are limited to 12 minutes plus a Q&A session.

The GRC will be capped off with a virtual awards ceremony. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The ceremony will be held on April 2, from 5-7 pm. Full information can be found on our website.

Feel free to contact Sarvada Chipkar if you have any questions or concerns.


Michigan Tech Virtual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Advising

by Pavlis Honors College

Applications are open for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF).

If you are or know of an undergraduate student with questions about applying to the SURF program, take a few minutes to watch our video and join us for a drop-in advising session.

Robert Handler, SURF program manager, will be available to answer questions from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 29) on Zoom.

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Registration for Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium 2021 Now Open

by Graduate Student Government

The Graduate Student Government announces that registration for this year’s virtual Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is now open. Due to the continuation of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually to avoid any community spread from taking place.

It is gearing up to be an exciting event, and we are excited to see what everyone has to present. The GRC will be held Thursday and Friday, April 1/2. The event 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 to improve the presentation.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations ( 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday March 2, at 11:59 p.m. Don’t wait, register today.

Poster presentations will take place in a pre-recorded video style. Video submission deadline is March 22, 2021. A short Q&A session will take place with judges between 4-6 p.m. on April 1st.

Oral presentation will be a 12 minute talk followed by Q&A session. The event will be capped off with a virtual GRC awards ceremony. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The ceremony will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 2, following the close of GRC. Full information can be found on our website.


Michigan Tech GLAS Spring 2021 Appointment Schedule is Now Available

by Sarah Isaacson, GLAS Program Director

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their English communication and cultural skills.

Through small-group conversations that matter, students gain experience participating in class discussions, responding to questions, and listening effectively.

GLAS coaches work with students to help them better understand U.S. university expectations and gain insight into what students and instructors expect from each other in the classroom. GLAS students who are already teaching can practice lectures or lab presentations with their coach. All international graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in the program.

The GLAS Spring 2021 appointment schedule is now available. Visit our page to learn more and to sign up for a weekly appointment.