Category Archives: Outreach and Community

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.

Volunteers Needed for Day of STEM

Volunteers are needed for A Day of STEM in the Copper Country, a brand new event for local ninth-grade students to experience the excitement of STEM. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Student Development Complex Wood Gym. We will need some help setting up before and cleaning up after the event.

We are looking for volunteers to help explain the activities and scorekeep for the students. This event is for 200 students from about seven different schools in the area so any help is appreciated. Lunch will be provided to volunteers as well.

To sign up to volunteer, fill out this survey. You will need to attend an hour of training where we will go over the agenda, activities and address any questions you might have. The dates and times for the trainings are listed in the survey above. If you have any questions, email

By Center for Pre-College Outreach.

Michigan Tech College of Engineering Study Abroad Scholarship

The Michigan Tech College of Engineering is offering study abroad scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to students who are from the College of Engineering. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be participating in a Michigan Tech approved study abroad program, a student from College of Engineering, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

There will be expectation that scholarship recipients will help promote Michigan Tech study abroad programs after completion of their study abroad program.

Deadlines for scholarship application:

Spring 2019: November 15th
Summer 2019: March 1st
Fall 2019: April 1st

Get WISE at Michigan Tech Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for this years Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program. 250 middle school students will be brought to Houghton Middle School for a day of engaging, hands-on STEM activities from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

We need volunteers whenever they are available, whether it’s all day or just an hour. Lunch will be provided to those volunteering at that time and shuttles will be available to and from campus.

Sign up to volunteer by filling out this survey. Email Lauren Kirwin with questions or for more information.

By the Center for Pre-college Outreach.

Michigan Tech Alternative Spring Break Interest Meetings

Student Activities is offering two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips. In partnership with NetWork Volunteers and Long Way Home, students will be able to volunteer in New Orleans, Louisiana or San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.

ASBs exist to promote service learning and community building to Michigan Tech students through participation in experiential learning opportunities via an alternative break. Both ASB’s will focus on environmental sustainability.

In New Orleans, students will preserve wetlands, conserve protected land and work in public green spaces. Students will attend Green Building Academy to give students hands on experience in green, sustainable building and construction practices in Guatemala.

Applications are now open until Feb. 10. There are two interest meetings scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday (Jan.27) and 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) in Wads G17/19W. Questions can be directed to Beka Horsch.

Michigan Tech SYP 2019 Applications are Now Live

As the semester draws to a close, the Center for Pre-College Outreach (CPCO) invites faculty and staff to start thinking summer—Summer Youth Programs (SYP). Applications are now live online, and we have another exciting year of programming to offer all of the #FutureHuskies in your life.

Since 1972, SYP has opened the doors for thousands of students to engage in the excitement of summer explorations ranging across the STEM fields, even dipping into areas like business, social sciences and outdoor adventures. The 2019 programs will offer more than 50 explorations and seven competitive scholarship programs for students currently enrolled in grades 6-11.

This year, SYP is introducing a few new explorations to the course lineup including:

  • Calling All Writers—an introduction to writing across disciplines—high school
  • From Idea to Market—combining design thinking and entrepreneurship—high school
  • Engineering Technology 101—a deep dive into the disciplines within the School of Technology—high school

Each exploration is a week long, with programs beginning June 16 and ending Aug. 3. Children and grandchildren of faculty/staff are eligible for a one-time $50 discount on the cost of an exploration. For more information on SYP camps, explorations or scholarship opportunities, visit our brand-new website or call the CPCO office at 7-2219.

By the Center for Pre-College Outreach.

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, 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.