Category Archives: Honors and Leadership

Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Scholarship

Do you know of students who are looking to:

  • Engage in community service locally
  • Build hands-on skills and knowledge in community health and wellness
  • Join a learning community that reflects on community service, health and wellness

Students interested in contributing to the health and wellness of the local community should consider applying for the Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Scholarship.

Undergraduate scholarship recipients will receive $500 for the semester they participate in the program. Graduate scholarship recipients will receive $1,000.

Students will partner with a service-oriented organization, such as those that address health care, food security, mental health, obesity, health education or environmental health.

Residents of the Upper Peninsula are especially encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration. Check out our site for more detailed information on eligibility and how to apply.

This scholarship opportunity is made possible through the generosity of the Superior Health Foundation, and all enrolled Michigan Tech students may apply.

The application deadline is Monday, April 15.

If you have any questions, contact Kari Henquinet.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

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

If you know of a student who may be interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8, however, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


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.


Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)

The Pavlis Honors College announced the fifth year of our Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2019-20 academic year.

There are now three tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior research experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in Engineering, Technology, Environmental Sciences or Wildlife Sciences are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior research experience – DeVlieg Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) –Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program will run from September through mid-April, 2020 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.

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

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, March 27.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible with the support of the Pavlis Honors College and by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.


Michigan Tech HuskyLead Kick Off

HuskyLead, a leadership development series for all Michigan Tech students, kicks off for the Spring semester at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 29) in MUB Ballroom B.

Leadership development is essential for all students to truly make an impact on campus and society. These presentations encourage students, from campus leaders and student organization officers to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning techniques, tips and tricks for success.

Jeremiah Baumann, assistant director, Creative and Technology Services will present “Rise Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Better Marketing.” Students will learn to tackle the problem of “same old organization marketing tactics” and focus on getting organizations excited to create some amazing materials to stand out.

Encourage your students to attend this session and the rest of our fantastic line up for the Spring Semester. For more information go to the HuskyLead website or email Beka Horsch.


Pavlis Accepting Applications for Honors Pathway Program at Michigan Tech

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, students planning to begin the Honors Pathway Program in the spring should apply by Sunday, Nov. 25. Students are eligible to apply if they have 5-6 semesters remaining on campus.

Pavlis offers 6 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, please encourage them to apply. Students considering applying, should stop by the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 us at honors@mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Bob Mark Business Model Competition Applications Now Open at Michigan Tech

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship will host the 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Opie Library. Students can apply to compete here.

The 2018 Bob Mark competition includes an idea pitch and a business model description. This event takes place later in the year so that contestants will have the opportunity to develop their business model through participation in Husky Innovate workshops. Using Lean Launchpad methods and the Business Model Canvas, students will share insights from customer interviews.

Prizes will be awarded to the most scalable and actionable business model pitches. Using prize money, students have a chance to take their entrepreneurial idea to the next stage of development further preparing them for additional opportunities such as competing at the New Venture Competition held in April at Central Michigan University.

President Koubek will serve as a distinguished judge alongside other entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff and community members.

Prizes for the Bob Mark Business Model Competition include:

  • First Prize – $2,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone
  • Second Prize – $1,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone
  • Third Prize – $500 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone
  • Honorable Mention (2 prizes) – $250 each
  • Audience Favorite – $250
  • MTEC SmartZone prize – $1000

This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, professor of practice in the School of Business and Economics. Mark founded the Elevator Pitch Competition and brought the Business Plan Competition to Michigan Tech. The Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition and other efforts support his entrepreneurial spirit and that continues to live on in students, faculty, and staff.

Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition in October are strongly encouraged to apply to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition.

Students should apply by submitting this form no later than midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 21 (before Thanksgiving break). The top 15 applicants will be selected to participate in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students who upload a business model canvas to their application will be given priority consideration. Student guidelines, scoring criteria and a blank Business Model Canvas can be found at mtu.edu/honors/ice/husky-innovate.

The 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development while emphasizing evidence-based strategies for success. Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the School of Business and Economics and the Vice President for Research Office.

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship.


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 LeaderShape Institute

LeaderShape® Institute Applications are open for 2019. This week-long leadership development experience is designed to help people learn to “lead with integrity.”

The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute runs from January 7-12, 2019 at the Ford Center.

Go to http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/leadershape/ to learn more and apply!

If you have any further questions, please contact Student Activities in MUB 112 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.