Category Archives: Honors and Leadership

Nanoscience and engineering awards nomination sought

Each year, AIChE’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) acknowledges the contributions of engineers and scientists to the field of nanoscience and engineering with two awards, the Forum Award and the Young Investigator Award.

The Forum Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of nanoscale science and engineering in the field of Chemical Engineering through scholarship, commercialization, education, or service.

The Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding scholarship, commercialization, education, or service in nanoscience and nanotechnology by engineers or scientists in the early stages of their professional careers (within 10 years of completion of highest degree).

The NSEF especially encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities. In addition, the NSEF equally encourages applications from academia, government, and industry members.

Past winners and additional information regarding the awards can be found on the AIChE NSEF site at: https://www.aiche.org/community/sites/divisions-forums/nanoscale-science-engineering-forum/awards. Recipients of each award are invited to present their work at the NSEF Plenary Session, “Chemical Engineering Principles for Nanotechnology” at the Fall Annual Meeting (this year in Pittsburgh, Oct 28-Nov 2). Award plaques are presented at this session or at the NSEF reception. Please direct any questions to the awards committee chair, Dr. Jessica Winter (winter.63@osu.edu).

To apply, please use the Institute and Board Award Nomination Form, which can be found here:
https://www.aiche.org/sites/default/files/docs/pages/UPDATED_Div_For_Award_Nomination_Form.doc

The deadline for submitting the nomination package is May 1, 2018.


Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Application Workshop and Info Session

The Pavlis Application Workshop is at 6 p.m. tonight (March 21) in Dillman 203. Pavlis Honors Ambassadors will lead an interactive workshop that will guide students through the process of creating their Seelio e-portfolio profile. Afterwards students and staff will be available to answer questions.

The Pavlis Honors College is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. 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 joining the Pavlis Honors College, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited. Find out why success means more than GPA, visit honors.mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech URIP Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College reminds faculty that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28.

There are two tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior experience – Portage Health 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 is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Faculty are welcome to apply with students with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

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 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks).

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 here.

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

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2018. 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 joining the Pavlis Honors College, 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 2. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited. Find out why success means more than GPA: honors.mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech Pavlis Research Integrity Workshop Feb. 22

The Pavlis Honors College is hosting another workshop in its Undergraduate Research Workshop Series entitled Research Integrity. The workshop take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 22) in Library 244.

Join Biosafety Officer David Dixon for an interactive session as he introduces and explores our responsibilities as researchers and scholars for ensuring the integrity and value of our findings.

More information on upcoming workshops in the series can be found online.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech HuskyLEAD to Focus on Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers

The next workshop in the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 15) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A. Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students. Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The title of tomorrow’s HuskyLEAD is “Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers.” Participants will learn they don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader. They will learn innovative strategies to showcase their best self to future employers.

Presenters are Doug Stage from Kimberly-Clark, Ryan Thompson, fifth year mechanical engineering student and Beth Williams, Michigan Tech’s assistant director of career development education. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills. The workshops are free and open to everyone.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website. If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer or Maryann Wilcox or call 7-1963.


Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series schedule. HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills. The workshops are free and open to everyone. All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students. Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.
The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:
  • Thursday, Feb. 1 — “Know Your Role—Tips for Leading and Following in a Team.” An effective team uses all members to get the most out of each person. Learning which role you need to fill on a team can be vital to the success and efficiency of your group. We will focus on finding your fit in the team and skills that you can use with any group. This session will involve audience participation for most of the activities. The presenters are Jared Johnson and the Outdoor Adventure Team.
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 — “Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers.”  You don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader. Learn innovative strategies to showcase your best self to future employers. The presenters are Career Services and Doug Stage from Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
  • Thursday, March 22 — “Leading with Inclusivity: How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community. The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Thursday, April 5 — “Mindfulness 101: Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.” Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams. The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present. The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.
For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website. If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer or Maryann Wilcox or call 7-1963.

By Student Activities.



Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop

SURF is a research fellowship program that offers undergraduate students a $4000 stipend to work for 10 weeks on research on campus in the summer. Applications are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. This workshop will be led by Will Cantrell.

Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fisher Hall, 130

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AISES Scholarship and Internship Applications Now Open!

AISES Scholarship and Internship Applications Now Open

AISES is now accepting applications for scholarship and internship opportunities for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

Beginning in the 2018-19 Academic Year, AISES will utilize the Online Scholarship Application Information System (OASIS) provided by Indigenous Education, Inc. In OASIS, students will complete a General Application Profile that can be completed, revised and submitted year-round and will match you with the scholarship opportunities you are eligible for. Students must apply separately to each scholarship opportunity.

In addition, AISES student members will have easy access to scholarships opportunities provided by Indigenous Education, Inc. and other organizations using the OASIS platform.

All of the scholarships have different eligibility criteria. Just because you do not qualify for other scholarships offered on this website, do not assume you will not qualify for AISES or other scholarships. Be sure to read the specific requirements carefully.

Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline: January 12, 2018
AISES Travel Scholarships for the 2018 Leadership Summit
Travel assistance for full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to attend the 2018 AISES Leadership Summit in Alpine, CA. Awards will vary in amount. and are meant to help Scholarships will cover a roundtrip, economy airfare, lodging, and conference registration.
Internship Opportunities – Deadline: February 16, 2018
BMM Test Labs Internship
One position is now available with AISES partner, BMM Test Labs. The internship will be located in Las Vegas, NV. The ideal student will have a background in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. Additionally, ideal candidate should be completing bachelor or graduate degree and be eligible for employment.
Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline: March 31, 2018
AISES A. T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 for undergraduates or $2,000 for graduate students. Open to students pursuing degrees in Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources.
AISES Chevron Corporation Scholarship
$5,000 for the academic year for undergraduate or graduate students. Must be pursuing a degree that is beneficial to Chevron business and have an interest in the energy industry. This may include STEM degrees as well as business related studies.
AISES Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program
$5,000 for undergraduate students and $10,000 for graduate students. Open to students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Chemical Engineering and Material Science will also be considered. This Program also includes a paid internship opportunity for summer of 2019.
AISES Oracle Academy Scholarship
$2,500 for undergraduates or $10,000 for graduate students. Open to students pursuing degrees in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
AISES Burlington North Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship
$2,500 per academic year for high school seniors who reside in one of the 13 states serviced by the BNSF. Open to students pursuing degrees Business, Finance, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine or Health Administration.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact: Brianna Hall atbhall@aises.org or 720-552-6123, Ext. 119.