Category: Honors and Leadership

Applications Open for Innovation Award at Michigan Tech Design Expo

Husky Innovate and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) are offering an innovation award of $500 split among three Design Expo teams that demonstrate an innovative customer value proposition that displays a clear understanding of their customer’s needs.

The winning teams’ solutions will be distinctive when compared to alternatives and demonstrate the potential for positive economic and/or societal impact. All teams are encouraged to apply and must submit our application form by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (April 12) to be considered.

Three prize winners will be announced at Design Expo on April 21.

Winners will receive:

  • First place — $250
  • Second place — $150
  • Third place — $100

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

Deadline Approaching! Apply Soon for Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Internships

URIP Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday (March 25).

Pavlis Honors College (PHC) is still accepting applications to the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2022-23 academic year. The internship program will run from September 2022 through mid-March 2023 and is open to any undergraduate student on campus with an identified faculty research mentor. Faculty and students who are already working together are welcome to apply.

PHC will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide equivalent matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,600 paid at a rate of $10 per hour over the course of the internship. Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD or startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the application process can be found on the Pavlis Honors College website.

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Friday. Faculty need to supply a letter of support as part of the application package. If you have questions about the submission process, please email

URIP is made possible with the support PHC and by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech Husky Connect is Looking for Student Mentors

The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for student mentors for our Peer to Peer Mentoring Program. Mentors will help in aiding first-year incoming students during their transition to Michigan Tech and the surrounding community by providing direct support and resources that will increase students’ success, sense of belonging and engagement with the University.

Each mentor is assigned first-year student mentees to meet with during the summer before they begin their first fall semester. Husky Connect mentors receive compensation for the time they spend with their mentees.

If you know a student who would make an amazing mentor, suggest that they sign up and learn more at our website. Applications close Friday (March 4) at 5 p.m. For more information, visit our Husky Connect website or contact Ashley Curie at

By the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Hiring Orientation Team Leaders at Michigan Tech

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring orientation team leaders (OTLs) for Orientation 2022. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about campus opportunities and resources, refine communication and leadership skills, connect with their peers and help welcome our newest Huskies.

The commitment is for Aug. 13-27 for training and O-Week. Students can learn more and apply online. If you know a student who would be a great fit for this role, please encourage them to apply.

The deadline to apply is March 14.

By Center for Student Success.

Michigan Tech Husky Connect Looking for Student Mentors!

Do you know a current student who’d be great at helping new incoming students adjust to new environments and achieve their goals?

The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for Huskies willing to give new students the value of their experiences. Each mentor is assigned one or two first-year students to meet with during the summer before they begin their first fall semester. Husky Connect mentors receive compensation for the time they spend with their mentees.

Students can learn more about this peer-to-peer program and apply to be a Husky Connect mentor on our website. Applications close Feb. 18 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact Mayra Morgan at

By the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.