Category: Prizes

Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium 2023

Graduate Student Government (GSG) is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) will be held March 29 and 30.

Each spring, GSG sponsors the GRC Poster Presentation Competition. GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research with the University community and work on their presentation skills for other professional events. Students can give oral presentations, present posters, or do both. This year, both the formats will be held in person. Judges from a similar field as the presenter will score all the presentations. They will provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve their presentations. The presenters will be grouped into different technical sessions, according to their discipline of study.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations (first $300, second $200 and third $100). Registration is open now, and it closes March 3 at 11:59 p.m. Register today!

Poster presentations will occur March 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Rosza Lobby. Oral presentations will happen on both March 29 from 12-5 p.m. at the MUB and March 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MUB. GSG will be covering the cost of printing posters this year. The oral sessions will be 12-minute live talks followed by Q&A sessions.

The GRC event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The banquet will be held March 30, following the closing of GRC. Full information can be found on our website. If you have any questions please contact gsg-research@mtu.edu.

Important Dates:

  • Feb. 1 — Registration Opens
  • March 3 — Registration Closes
  • March 17 — Posters and Abstracts Due at 5 p.m.
  • March 29 — Oral Presentations at the MUB, 12-5 p.m.
  • March 29 — Poster Presentations in the Rosza Lobby, 5-8 p.m.
  • March 30 — Oral Presentations at the MUB, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 30 — Banquet in the Rosza Lobby, 5-7 p.m.

By Graduate Student Government.

Art in Silico Call for Local Artists

I wanted to update you on an opportunity presented by the ICC, the GLRC, the College of Computing, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) and sponsored by multiple departments and organizations on campus and off. 

We will be holding Art in Silico, a series of workshops. panels, lectures, and other events celebrating the intersection of computing and art which will culminate in a juried art show on April 13, 2023 at the Orpheum Theater. The show will be a combination fundraiser for the CCCAC and MTU student scholarships (artists can choose if they would like to donate their art for a silent auction benefiting these causes). 

We currently have a Call for Artists out for any and all forms of visual, performance, or musical art. Submissions are welcomed and encouraged from students, faculty, staff, and community members! We anticipate $1,500 in prizes will be awarded, so please encourage your students, colleagues, friends, and family to participate. Amateur artists are of course welcomed, and we specifically have a category for Data Visualization! 

Please spread the word and help us make this event a success. If you have interest in being on the planning committee, holding a workshop or event, or have any questions please reach out to me or Tim Havens. Submission information and more details are available on the website.

Amanda Stump, MSc (she/her)
Assistant Director, Research Development
Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)
Michigan Technological University
906-487-3504
ajstump@mtu.edu

NSF I-Corps Program Registration Now Open at Michigan Tech

Are you interested in taking your idea, technology or process commercial? Entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni and local community teams are invited to attend the Great Lakes Region Hub National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program hosted by Husky Innovate at Michigan Tech.

Course Description
The NSF I-Corps lean startup program spans six weeks. Using the scientific process, customer discovery and the business model canvas, teams will work to validate key business hypotheses and develop a scalable business model.

Course Benefits
Upon completion of the workshop and the customer discovery interviews (30), you or your team may be eligible for a mini grant of up to $1,000 for continued customer discovery.

Teams who complete the program may become eligible for the NSF I-Corps National Team Program and a $50,000 grant. Participation in the workshop can lead to qualification for research and other funding from several granting agencies, including Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and various state and regional programs.

Past participants have reported that they saved time and money by better understanding potential applications of their technology and improved their ability to receive add-on funding.

Our spring cohort will meet online via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 23 — Workshop No. 1: Kickoff, 4-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 30 — Workshop No. 2, 4-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 6 — No meeting, continue customer discovery, meet with your mentor
  • Monday, Feb. 13 — Workshop  No. 3, 4-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 20 — No meeting, continue customer discovery, meet with your mentor
  • Monday, Feb. 27 — Workshop No. 4: Wrap-Up, 4-7 p.m.

Register using the Spring 2023 Michigan Tech I-Corps 

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

Register for the Michigan Tech Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition

Husky Innovate collaborators, Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization invite Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines to pitch their business model to a panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes in the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition.

Our judges represent Michigan Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem — their expertise will provide helpful feedback for students to move their ideas forward. 

This legacy event recognizing student entrepreneurial spirit and paying tribute to the late Professor of Practice Bob Mark will be held Jan. 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are invited to attend in person or virtually. Refreshments will be served. In addition, a pre-event mixer will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition prize categories:

  • First Prize: $2,000 — sponsored by Rick and Jo Berquist
  • Second Prize: $1,000
  • Third Prize: $500
  • Honorable Mention: $250
  • Audience Favorite: $250 — sponsored by Dan Green (MTU alum and principal, BlackFin Group)
  • Breakthrough Innovation Award: $1,000 — sponsored by MTEC SmartZone and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Social Impact Award: $1,000 — sponsored by Gates Professor Elham Asgari (COB)

Student contestants can register to pitch their business model through Friday (Jan. 13).

Virtual attendees, please register to watch the event remotely.

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

2023 Innovation Week Call for Presenters at Michigan Tech

Husky Innovate is organizing Innovation Week, a series of innovation-themed events the week of Jan. 17-20. We invite the campus community to participate.

Innovation Week celebrates entrepreneurship, new ventures and innovative projects both on campus and within our extended Tech community. We will provide opportunities for students, the campus and the community to meet and engage around the topic of innovation. A highlight will be the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition on Jan. 19 from 5-7 p.m., in which students pitch their business models.

If you are interested in leading a workshop, being part of a panel discussion, sharing innovative research, hosting a virtual innovation tour or something else, please let us know using our Innovation Week 2023 interest form.

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech 3MT Competition: Last Day to Sign Up!

Today (Oct. 31) is the last day to sign up to participate in 3MT (Three Minute Thesis)!

The event had a time change, and will now take place Thursday (Nov. 3). Preliminaries will start at noon, and finals will start at 7 p.m.

Participating in the 3MT can be a way for you to develop important communication and research skills, and to participate in the building of research culture at Michigan Tech. Cash prizes are also available to the top competitors and the people’s choice.

In addition, the winners of the local 3MT competition are given a chance to represent Michigan Tech at the next level of competition, and potentially even national and international 3MT competitions, which provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunity.

Michigan Tech’s 2022 3MT competition will be held Nov. 3 at the MUB Ballroom. For more information on the competition, please see the 3MT page on the Graduate Student Government (GSG) website.

To present in this year’s competition, please fill out and submit the 3MT 2022 Registration form.

3MT 2022 Cash Prizes:

  • First Place — $300
  • Second Place — $150
  • People’s Choice — $100

By Graduate Student Government.

Michigan Tech 3MT Competition: Registration Open

3MT (Three Minute Thesis) has had a time change!

The event will now take place Nov. 3. Preliminaries will start at noon, and Finals will start at 7 p.m.

Participating in the 3MT can be a way for you to develop important communication and research skills, and to participate in the building of research culture at Michigan Tech. Cash prizes are also available to the top competitors and the people’s choice.

In addition, the winners of the local 3MT competition are given a chance to represent Michigan Tech at the next level of competition, and potentially even national and international 3MT competitions, which provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunity.

Michigan Tech’s 2022 3MT competition will be held Nov. 3 at the MUB Ballroom. For more information on the competition, please see the 3MT page on the Graduate Student Government (GSG) website.

To present in this year’s competition, please fill out and submit the 3MT 2022 Registration form.

3MT 2022 Cash Prizes:

  • First Place — $300
  • Second Place — $150
  • People’s Choice — $100

By Graduate Student Government.

Michigan Tech 3MT Registration Open

Participating in the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) can be a way for graduate students to develop important communication and research skills, and to participate in the building of research culture at Michigan Tech. Cash prizes are also available to the top competitors and the people’s choice.

In addition, the winners of the local 3MT competition are given a chance to represent Michigan Tech at the next level of competition, and potentially even national and international 3MT competitions, which provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunity.

Michigan Tech’s 2022 3MT competition will be held Oct. 13 at the MUB Ballroom. For more information on the competition, please see the 3MT page on the Graduate Student Government (GSG) website.

To present in this year’s competition, please fill out and submit the 3MT 2022 Registration form.

3MT 2022 Cash Prizes:

  • First Place — $300
  • Second Place — $150
  • People’s Choice — $100

By Graduate Student Government.

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.