Category Archives: Academics

Michigan Tech Design Expo Registration Deadline Approaching

All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register for Design Expo by Monday (Feb. 11). Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria before registering their teams.

If you are a Senior Design or Enterprise advisor, remind your students to register for Design Expo. Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 1,000 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards.

A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems.

Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College. If you would like to serve as judge at this year’s Design Expo, register here.


CIDER 2019 Summer Program: Volcanoes

The CIDER 2019 summer program focuses on Volcano Science. Volcanic eruptions are common phenomena and more than 50 volcanic eruptions have occurred in the US alone in the past 31 years. These eruptions can have devastating economic and social consequences. Many volcanic eruptions have precursory signals that last from days to months while the actual eruptive events can last several years or decades. Volcanic eruptions and emissions can modulate climate and affect atmospheric conditions. Volcanoes are pathways of samples and signals to the surface and provide critical information on deep earth processes.

Organizers:

  • Simon Carn, Michigan Tech
  • Tobias Fischer, University of New Mexico
  • Michael Manga, U.C. Berkeley
  • Diana Roman, Carnegie Institution of Science
  • Paul Wallace, University of Oregon
  • Bruce Buffett, U.C. Berkeley, CIDER PI

Week 1 – 4 (June 17 – July 12) Lectures, tutorials and workshop open to advanced graduate students and post-docs, as well as senior participants.

Apply here. Application deadline: February 15th, 2019  Further details will be on the application page.


Register for Michigan Tech Student Wellness Workshops

Developing good academic, wellness and mental health skills can help improve academic performance and overall well being. These workshops and seminars have been designed to help you find success and enjoy your time more thoroughly during your years at Michigan Tech.

Check out our main workshop series of rotating topics from 6 to 7 p.m. each Thursday in Rekhi G05 or register for one of our specialty workshops offered throughout the semester. Get more information or sign up for one of our workshops, here.

For questions, email workshops@mtu.edu.

Specialty Workshops:

  • Motivation: How to find it and keep it What is motivation? Where does it come from? Why does it seem like some people have it and others don’t? We get it – motivation is not as easy at is sounds. Whether you’re looking to strengthen yours or find it to begin with, this workshop on motivation is a great place to start. Register here for Motivation Series A—1 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb 12 in Admin. 201 Register here for Motivation Series B—1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, March 26, April 4 in Admin 201.
  • Mindful Living: Tired of being tired, overwhelmed and behind? It’s easy to feel drained while you’re a student. Mindfulness can help eliminate this negative cycle and connect you with your inner-self, even in the most stressful of times. Meet with a community of others who are interested in building mindfulness and meditation skills to help reduce stress and increase joy in your life this semester. Register here for Mindful Living Series A—8 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 in Wadsworth G17/19.  Register here for Mindful Living Series B—11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6 in Van Pelt and Opie Library 234. Register herefor Mindful Living Series C—1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11 in Van Pelt and Opie Library 234
  • Building Emotional Resiliency: Life keeps happening even when you’re in school, sometimes bringing situations that cause lots of distress. Learn emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills that can help you feel more in control. This workshop will include information that will help you to better understand your emotions and how to keep them from taking over your life. Offered three times during the semester, this workshop is a three-week series of 60-minute sessions. Register here for Building Resiliency Series A—11 a.m.  Monday, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 in Admin. 311. Register here for Building Resiliency Series B—5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, March 6, March 30 in Wadsworth G12. Register here for Building Resiliency Series C—1 p.m. Friday, April 5, April 12, April 19 in Admin. 201.
  • Stress Less: Ready to lower anxiety and depression? Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practices, this four-week structured workshop will teach you skills to grow mindfulness. Register here for Stress Less Series A: Tuesdays at 3:00 – Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 – Administration Building 311 Register here for Stress Less Series B— 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7 in Wadsworth G12. Register here for Stress Less Series C—10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24 in Admin. 20.1
  • Maximizing Your Connections: Learn how to use resources and relationships to meet your academic and professional goals. Register here for Connections Series A—2 p.m. Thursday,  Jan. 24, Jan. 31 in Fisher 126. Register here for Connections Series B— 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, April 3 in Fisher 126.
  • Committed Action: Take Steps to Make Change in Your Life. This workshop is focused on utilizing the process of “committed action” from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Sign up if you’re not just contemplating but READY to make a change in your life. We will focus our time on utilizing your values and goals and helping you to design steps that you are willing to take to put those into action. Register here for Committed Action Series—7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 in Fisher 125.
  • Learn Well—Setting Learning Goals: Having trouble staying motivated, getting work done, or seeing the benefits of your work? Attend this workshop to explore strategies to help you learn better by setting and tracking learning goals. Register here for Learning Goals Series—6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, April 2 in Wadsworth Cherry Room.
  • Your Major—A Good Fit: Have you ever wondered if you chose the “right” major? Whether you’re looking for other options that Michigan Tech has to offer or simply looking for confirmation that you’re on the right path, this workshop will help you explore your strengths and goals as a learner and help you reflect on your academic and life goals. Dig even deeper by signing up for the Exploring Majors class next semester. Register here for Your Major: A Good Fit Series—5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, April 11 in Fisher 125

Michigan Tech Nominations Now Open for DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships

Due to the generous support of the DeVlieg Foundation, the Graduate School is now accepting nominations for 2019 summer fellowships.

All graduate programs may nominate one eligible PhD student. There will be two recipients—each will receive a stipend for summer 2019 plus tuition support (one credit or three research credits in Research Mode).  Eligible students will meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Must be a graduate student in one of the fields supported by the DeVlieg Foundation:
    • Engineering or a closely related field
    • Biology/Wildlife (2019 Summer Research Award in Biology/Wildlife)
  2. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be enrolled in a PhD program.
  4. Must be nominated by student’s graduate program.  Each PhD program may nominate one student.

Nominations are due no later than 4 p.m. Jan. 24 to the Graduate School. Email to gradschool@mtu.edu is preferred.

See our web page for details on the application procedure and materials needed. Each program may determine its own internal selection procedure.

Contact Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School with any questions.


World Water Day 2019 at Michigan Tech

World Water Day 2019 will be celebrated at Michigan Tech from March 21 to March 26 with a poster session, keynote lecture, art show and panel discussion related to the UN World Water Day theme, “Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights: Near and Far.”

On Thursday, March 21, the green film “Marathon for Justice” will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Forestry Building G002.

On Monday, March 25, a keynote lecture by Monica Lewis-Patrick, co-founder, president and CEO of We the People of Detroit will take place at 4 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom. Lewis-Patrick is an active member of the People’s Water Board Coalition, US Human Rights Network, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and D-REM.org, and was named to the World Water Justice Council in October 2015. The keynote lecture will open with a Welcome to Traditional Homelands by members of the Keeweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Woodland Singers.

Also on Monday, March 25, the World Water Day Poster Competition will take place from noon to 2 p.m. The Poster Competition includes entries from graduate and undergraduate students in two categories: Original Research and Coursework/Informational. Faculty are welcome to assign individual or group posters in their courses if applicable to the course. Click here to download Poster Registrations.

On Tuesday, March 26, a panel discussion, an art reception and closing ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in the GLRC 202. Valoree Gagnon (GLRC) and Emily Shaw (CEE) will moderate the panel alongside Lewis-Patrick. Other panelists have yet to be determined.

The World Water Day events will close with a reception following the panel discussion and a closing ceremony by the Woodland Singers.

From March 15 through June 15, an art show featuring Daniel Hill, Josh Jaehnig and Jonathan Soper will be on display in the first and second floors of the GLRC.

Visit the World Water Day website for more information about the upcoming events.