Category: Conferences

Michigan Tech Innovation Week 2023 Talks and Events: Registration Is Open!

Husky Innovate is hosting five innovation-themed events during Week 2 (Jan. 17-20) of the spring semester. Innovation Week celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship by hosting speakers and events to inspire and support innovation and entrepreneurship. These events are a great way to connect with alumni, students, faculty and the community.

Check the Innovation Week webpage for full event descriptions. Pre-registration is required for each event. Join us for one event or several!

  • Keynote Speaker: Leading Innovation with Charles Nwatu
    Tuesday, Jan. 17, 4-5 p.m. via Zoom
    Our keynote speaker, Charles Nwatu, head of security technology assurance and risk at Netflix, will kick off Innovation Week by discussing how diverse perspectives lead to innovation. He will share his journey as an intrapreneur developing innovative solutions within a company, and how his mindset has led to an impactful Silicon Valley career at LinkedIn, Twilio, Stitch Fix and now Netflix. 
    Register now — Deadline: Jan. 13
  • New Venture Creation with Eric Roberts
    Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon to 1 p.m., MUB Ballroom A 
    Eric Roberts, MTU alum and executive director of Traverse City business incubator 20Fathoms, has spent a long, diverse career innovating in spaces from Silicon Valley tech start-ups to mobile giants like Motorola and Blackberry. He will talk entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and share experiences with launching new ventures (both successful and unsuccessful). Tips and strategies will be offered for all types of innovators. 
    Register now — Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Reverse Pitch Presentation with Nate Yenor
    Thursday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom 
    Nate Yenor, director of tech business incubation with the Office of Innovation and Commercialization at Michigan Tech, will report on applied research’s top teams poised to launch their innovation into a start-up. Teams may be looking for talent, champions and industry-specific advice during this reverse-pitch event. Interesting and valuable for innovators, entrepreneurs and MTU community members who want to know what’s new and innovative at Tech. Make connections and support our innovation and entrepreneurship community!
    Register now — Deadline: Jan. 17
  • 15th Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition
    Thursday, Jan. 19, 5-7:30 p.m., MUB Ballroom A 

    Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students will pitch their business model for a chance to win cash prizes. This legacy event is a tribute to late Professor of Practice Bob Mark. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are invited to attend in person or virtually. Refreshments will be served and a pre-event mixer will begin at 4:30 p.m.
    Student contestants: Register now — Deadline: Jan. 13
    Virtual attendees: Register now to attend remotely
  • Financing Your Venture Panel Discussion
    Friday, Jan. 20, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
    Hear what investors look for when deciding whether to invest in your company — during both early-stage commercialization and late-stage buy-outs. Experts will share real-world experiences and insight into how investment decisions are made. This talk is helpful for anyone interested in commercializing their venture or for investors who want to hone their skills. Panelists John Rockwell (CEO and president, Accelergy Corporation) and Jeff Helminski (co-founder and managing partner, Auxo Investment Partners) are both Tech alumni and successful venture capitalists, and they 

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

Call for Presenters: Michigan Tech Global and Community Engagement Conference

The Pavlis Honors College is looking for presenters for the 2022 Global and Community Engagement Conference (formally known as D80 Conference). Michigan Tech hosts this annual conference on campus every fall to give a platform to the voices of those serving communities both domestically and abroad.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Kurt Paterson. Paterson is responsible for organizing the first D80 conference at Michigan Tech back in 2007 while he was an adjunct associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. Paterson most recently served as a Jefferson Science Fellow and is currently the senior sustainability advisor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Faculty, staff, students and local organizations are invited to participate in this event. We want to hear more about the work you are doing! This is a great opportunity to share your recent studies, projects or research with the community.

This year’s theme is “Re-energizing Our Communities Through Service.” Please consider submitting a 30-minute presentation proposal or passing this along to students or colleagues to highlight their work. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Memorial Union Ballroom, and lunch will be provided.

The conference is open to anyone interested in the development, design and discovery of people and communities!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Darnishia Morris.

By the Pavlis Honors College.

Call for Abstracts: ACS Student Research Symposium

The eighth annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Upper Peninsula Student Research Symposium is seeking abstracts! The symposium will be held at Northern Michigan University from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22.

This is a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. Submissions are open to undergraduate, graduate, high school and community college students from the Upper Peninsula. We welcome visitors and community members! There is no cost to present and lunch will be provided. Prize money will be awarded for best posters and presentations.

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit the ACS Upper Peninsula Local Section website. The registration deadline is Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. ET.

To all presenters, visitors and judges: Please register to ensure we have enough food ordered. Contact Momoko Tajiri at mtajiri@mtu.edu with any questions.

By the ACS Upper Peninsula Local Section.

Save the Date: Computing[MTU] Poster Session Is Oct. 10

The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and the College of Computing invite the campus community to a Computing[MTU] Showcase research poster session on Oct. 10 from 1-3 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A.

Faculty and student researchers in all Michigan Tech departments are invited to submit posters. Prizes will be awarded at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline to submit posters is Sept. 30 at midnight.

Read more and submit your poster on the ICC Blog.

By Institute of Computing and Cybersystems.

Call for Presenters: Global and Community Engagement Conference at Michigan Tech

You are invited to present at the 2022 Global and Community Engagement Conference (formally known as D80 Conference). The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference every fall to give a platform to the voices of those serving communities both domestically and abroad. Faculty, staff, students and local organizations are invited to share their work, projects or research.

This year’s theme is “Re-energizing Our Communities Through Service.” Please consider submitting a 30-minute presentation proposal. If you have any questions, please reach out to Darnishia Morris at dar@mtu.edu.

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Free lunch will be provided.

The conference is open to anyone interested in the development, design and discovery of people and communities!