Category: Outreach and Community

Call for Presenters: Michigan Tech Global and Community Engagement Conference

The Pavlis Honors College is looking for presenters for the 2022 Global and Community Engagement Conference (formally known as D80 Conference). Michigan Tech hosts this annual conference on campus every fall to give a platform to the voices of those serving communities both domestically and abroad.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Kurt Paterson. Paterson is responsible for organizing the first D80 conference at Michigan Tech back in 2007 while he was an adjunct associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. Paterson most recently served as a Jefferson Science Fellow and is currently the senior sustainability advisor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Faculty, staff, students and local organizations are invited to participate in this event. We want to hear more about the work you are doing! This is a great opportunity to share your recent studies, projects or research with the community.

This year’s theme is “Re-energizing Our Communities Through Service.” Please consider submitting a 30-minute presentation proposal or passing this along to students or colleagues to highlight their work. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Memorial Union Ballroom, and lunch will be provided.

The conference is open to anyone interested in the development, design and discovery of people and communities!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Darnishia Morris.

By the Pavlis Honors College.

Call for Abstracts: ACS Student Research Symposium

The eighth annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Upper Peninsula Student Research Symposium is seeking abstracts! The symposium will be held at Northern Michigan University from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22.

This is a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. Submissions are open to undergraduate, graduate, high school and community college students from the Upper Peninsula. We welcome visitors and community members! There is no cost to present and lunch will be provided. Prize money will be awarded for best posters and presentations.

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit the ACS Upper Peninsula Local Section website. The registration deadline is Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. ET.

To all presenters, visitors and judges: Please register to ensure we have enough food ordered. Contact Momoko Tajiri at mtajiri@mtu.edu with any questions.

By the ACS Upper Peninsula Local Section.

Save the Date: Computing[MTU] Poster Session Is Oct. 10

The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and the College of Computing invite the campus community to a Computing[MTU] Showcase research poster session on Oct. 10 from 1-3 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A.

Faculty and student researchers in all Michigan Tech departments are invited to submit posters. Prizes will be awarded at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline to submit posters is Sept. 30 at midnight.

Read more and submit your poster on the ICC Blog.

By Institute of Computing and Cybersystems.

Call for Presenters: Global and Community Engagement Conference at Michigan Tech

You are invited to present at the 2022 Global and Community Engagement Conference (formally known as D80 Conference). The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference every fall to give a platform to the voices of those serving communities both domestically and abroad. Faculty, staff, students and local organizations are invited to share their work, projects or research.

This year’s theme is “Re-energizing Our Communities Through Service.” Please consider submitting a 30-minute presentation proposal. If you have any questions, please reach out to Darnishia Morris at dar@mtu.edu.

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Free lunch will be provided.

The conference is open to anyone interested in the development, design and discovery of people and communities!

Michigan Tech Idea Pitch Competition – Registration Open

Students who have an innovative idea that could disrupt the status quo and “business as usual” are welcome to pitch their ideas at Idea Pitch Competition. Graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines are welcome to pitch their ideas. Each contestant will have two minutes to share their idea in an interactive community setting.

Student contestants should register online by Oct. 2.

Audience guests are encouraged to attend in person but may also attend remotely. If you wish to attend remotely, please register via Zoom.

Contact huskyinnovate@mtu.edu with any questions. This event will be hosted in the GLRC from 5-7 p.m. Snacks will be available.

Judges will vote to select top pitches and award cash prizes to the top contestants:

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50
  • Honorable mention: $25 (two prizes offered)
  • Audience favorite: $25

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech SYP Staff Positions Available

Summer is almost here! Do you know a college student who is looking for a summer job where they can make an impact? Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is seeking counselors who are excited about helping youth explore their passions for learning!

SYP hosts weeklong residential and commuter programs for students in grades 6-11 here at Michigan Tech. We have several different positions available, both full-time and part-time, some including room and board. SYP is sure to have a position that is the right fit and offers a rewarding experience that builds leadership and interpersonal skills. Applicants do not need to be enrolled at Michigan Tech to apply! Dates of employment are June 12 to Aug. 6.

Please share this opportunity and have interested applicants check out our employment page for position descriptions and an application.

Applications close June 1!