Category Archives: Outreach and Community


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 D-REM.org, 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.


Pavlis Accepting Applications for Honors Pathway Program at Michigan Tech

The Pavlis Honors College is currently accepting applications to the Honors Pathway Program for Spring 2019. While applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the semester, students planning to begin the Honors Pathway Program in the spring should apply by Sunday, Nov. 25. Students are eligible to apply if they have 5-6 semesters remaining on campus.

Pavlis offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

  • Global Leadership
  • Community Engagement
  • Research Scholars
  • Enhanced Enterprise Experience
  • New Venture
  • Custom Pathway

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources, and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves and making a difference.

If you know of a student who may be interested in the Pavlis Honors College, please encourage them to apply. Students considering applying, should stop by the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for open advising to learn more about the program requirements and application process.

If you would like to request more information regarding the Honors Pathway Program and the components required to graduate with honors from Michigan Tech, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Services at Michigan Tech IPS for Traveling Abroad

Are you planning to travel abroad anytime soon? If so, IPS has a few services to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

The first step towards international travel is obtaining a valid passport. IPS offers passport and visa photos right in our office, located in 200 Administration Building, during normal business hours.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under. You may pay for your passport photo through our online store. Bring the receipt to our office when you come in to have your photo taken.

Along with your passport, many countries also require a visa for entry. For your convenience, we have partnered with CIBTvisas, a travel visa and passport company with more than 50 years experience, to assist the Michigan Tech community in applying for and securing required visas at a discounted rate.

To check if your destination country requires a visa, go to the Michigan Tech portal on the CIBTvisas website. You can also contact CIBTvisas by phone at 1-800-929-2428 and reference the Michigan Tech account number 103930.

By International Programs and Services.


Michigan Space Grant Consortium Deadline is Nov. 7

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium offers funding opportunities in the following categories:

  • Undergraduate Fellowship
  • Graduate Fellowship
  • Pre-College Education
  • Public Outreach
  • Teacher Training
  • Research Seed Grant.

Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

The internal Michigan Tech deadline is noon Wednesday, Nov. 7. For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit mtu.edu/honors/research/msgc/.

For more information, contact Paige Hackney in the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722.

Note: Proposals must be submitted electronically after being approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities.

By the Pavlis Honors College.