Category: Outreach and Community

YEAH Youth Conference: EnvironYouth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education Call for Abstracts

Michigan Tech is co-sponsoring the spring virtual global conference of the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH) on April 21. Abstracts will be accepted until March 22.

Environmental Conservation, Sustainability and Equity in 2021: A YEAH Youth Conference is the third Global Virtual Conference hosted by the YEAH. It is organized by an international team of students from the U.S., UK, Peru and Australia.

Seeking: 

  • Student Presenters (group or individual; class projects welcome)
  • Student Session Moderators (Great experience, with a great team! Contact sgreen@mtu.edu)
  • Audience
  • We are seeking abstract submissions for e-posters, short talks, storymaps, or other formats, centered around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as conservation, sustainability, parks and protected areas, urban ecology, social sciences, etc.

Abstract submission is free.

Registration is also free.

Proceedings from last year’s YEAH student conference are posted to the Digital Commons.

by Sarah Green, Chemistry.


Michigan Tech Students Asked to Participate in World Water Day Research Presentation Competition

by World Water Day Committee

As part of the 2021 Michigan Tech World Water Day celebration, a virtual Three Minute Thesis-style competition replaces the student poster presentation this year. Students must register by Friday (Feb. 12).

The student 3MT competition has three categories:

  1. Original student research
  2. Course-based research
  3. People’s Choice

There will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place for categories #1 & #2, plus a single cash prize for category #3.

Students should fill out the google form to register for the competition. Once registered, the WWD committee will send a second form to which registered students can submit their video and supporting materials.

Video and supporting materials are due by Thursday, March 18. If you have questions about the event, please contact Brian Rivers.


Registration Open for the Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium

by Graduate Student Government

Registration for this year’s virtual Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is open. Due to the continuation of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic, the GRC will be held virtually on Thursday and Friday, April 1and 2.

The GRC is a great opportunity to work on your presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences. Students are free to give an oral presentation, a poster talk, or both. All talks will be scored by judges from the same field as the presenter.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations (1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration closes Tuesday March 2, at 11:59 PM. Register today.

Poster presentations will take place in a pre-recorded video style. The deadline for video submission is Monday, March 22. A short Q&A session will take place with judges between 4-6 p.m. on April 1. Oral presentations are limited to 12 minutes plus a Q&A session.

The GRC will be capped off with a virtual awards ceremony. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The ceremony will be held on April 2, from 5-7 pm. Full information can be found on our website.

Feel free to contact Sarvada Chipkar if you have any questions or concerns.