Category: Outreach and Community

Michigan Tech GSG to Present Virtual Poster Session at Alumni Reunion

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce a virtual poster presentation session at the alumni reunion of 2020. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the overall health and safety of our alumni and faculty as priority, Michigan Tech has decided to host a virtual alumni reunion this year.

The alumni poster presentation session is a continued tradition designed to increase the interaction between graduate students and MTU alumni. It is a unique opportunity for graduate students to share their research work and expand network connections. This event is also a great opportunity for students to work on their presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences.

The poster presentation session is open to graduate students from all departments. It will consist of elevator-pitch-style, pre-recorded poster presentations. To register, submit the online registration form. Registration closes on June 17 at 11:59 p.m. and seats are reserved for 8-10 participants only.

Detailed instructions and guidelines to record your presentation will be sent out to you once you have registered. The deadline for participants to submit the presentation video is June 24.

For more information, please contact Sarvada Chipkar at gsg-research@mtu.edu.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Tech Get WISE Outreach Event Seeking Volunteers

The Center for Pre-College Outreach is seeking volunteers for their annual Get WISE (Get Women in Science & Engineering) event for 250+ Western U.P. seventh and eighth grade girls on Friday, March 13 at Hancock High School.

Volunteers are needed to lead hands-on STEM activities. No STEM experience is required, however, volunteers will need to find their own transportation to Hancock High School. Training and background on the activities will be provided.

Volunteer shifts are as follows:

  • 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. – noon
  • noon – 2 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for volunteers who work both morning and afternoon shifts. To sign up for one or multiple shifts, please contact Jannah Brandt at jrbrandt@mtu.edu by Friday (March 6).


Community Makerspace: Paper Circuits

On February 3 at 6 p.m. at the Portage Lake District Library, Superior Fab Lab, a local community makerspace, is offering a maker event centered around paper circuits free to the public.

Come and make a light-up greeting card for your valentine! We will use conductive tape, LEDs and small batteries to create light-up artistic cards.

Materials and instructions included. Seating is limited so please register by visiting our Facebook page and register for the event.

By Jason Mack – Superior Fab Lab.


Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs Hiring Students

Do you know a student taking summer classes or staying up here this summer and looking for work? The Center for Pre-College Outreach will host two info sessions to share details about their full and part-time counselor positions available this summer through Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs.

The sessions will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 22) and Thursday (Jan. 23) in the MUB Alumni Lounge. Any students interested in learning more or applying are encouraged to attend.

The Summer Youth Programs courses and scholarship programs cover a wide range of fields from engineering to theater performances and are open to students having completed grades six to 11. To learn more, visit the website.

By Amanda Jackson, Center for Pre-College Outreach.


Promote Your Innovation with Michigan Tech Social Media Workshop on Jan. 15

Husky Innovate to host the workshop, Promote Your Innovation with Social Media on Jan. 15.

Billions of dollars have been raised worldwide through crowdfunding. Consequently crowdfunding has gained popularity as an alternative way to finance innovations and entrepreneurial efforts. Typically we think of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Rockethub. But did you know that Michigan Tech hosts its own crowdfunding platform called Superior Ideas to recruit funding for projects at the University?

Each year, in partnership with Husky Innovate, Superior Ideas hosts the Rekhi Innovation Challenge, a crowdfunding competition in which the winner receives awards including a match of up to $1,000 of funds raised on the platform.

This year’s project submission deadline is midnight Jan. 22. Email Natasha Chopp,  to apply. Those who are interested in getting prepped for the Rekhi Innovation challenge and other crowdfunding opportunities should not miss this workshop on Jan. 15. Register here.

By Husky Innovate.