Category Archives: Research

Michigan Tech Fall 2018 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2018 finishing fellowships are now being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Material emailed to gradschool@mtu.edu is preferred. Instructions on the application and evaluation process can be found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  • Must be a PhD student
  • Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow
  • Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship
  • Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Strategic Plan.

The Graduate School anticipates funding up to 10 fellowships with support ranging from $2,000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

By Debra Charlesworth, Graduate School.


Michigan Tech Fall 2018 PHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2018 Portage Health Foundation (PHF) Graduate Assistantships are now being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  • Must be a PhD student participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission
  • Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application
  • Must be two years after starting the graduate program at the time of application
  • Must not have previously received a PHF Graduate Assistantship

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas.

Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

  • Health research and technology development
  • Health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • Rural healthcare access, informatics and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

By Debra Charlesworth, Graduate School.


Pre PhD Summer Program

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

SWANSON SCHOOL OF ENGINGEERING OFFICE OF DIVERSITY

Summer Research Internship

Pre-PhD Undergraduate Research Experience

Program Dates:
May 30 —July 28, 2018
Goal
To create a pipeline for student who
wish to pursue PhD degrees in
engineering at the University of
Pittsburgh.
Overview
The Engineering Office of Diversity
(EOD) identifies prospective
students with a 3.5 or higher GPA
as Pre-PhD Scholars. These STEM
students from groups traditionally
underrepresented in the field are
recruited from institutions across
the nation, and are assigned to
Swanson School of Engineering
faculty mentors who lead
multidisciplinary teams in advanced
research. Scholars are placed in the
admissions pipeline as candidates
to MS or PhD program at the
Swanson School of Engineering.
All students present their research
findings to faculty members, staff
and current students.

University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
129A Benedum Hall
Phone: 412.624.2118
Fax: 412.624.5012
E-mail: agepadmin@pitt.edu

Application Deadline: Friday, April 13 2018

Program Structure:

Pre-PhD Scholar : Open to rising juniors and seniors or recent grad-
uates in STEM who are considering graduate education in the field of

engineering and would like to learn about graduate school options at
the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.

Program Requirements:

Work 30 hours per week Meet with staff regularly
Attend weekly workshops Perform literature reviews
Write journal quality paper on research findings Present research results
Participate in Ethics Forum Maintain daily journal
Students will receive $3500 in stipend (for the duration of the program). Please note
this is taxable income. Students from outside the Pittsburgh area will receive housing
ion the University campus. A supplemental food subsidy of $500 is provided. University
transportation on campus only is provided. Public transportation for social activities is
the responsibility of the student. Parking is available at the student’s expense through
the Office of Parking and transportation at approximately $9 a day for weekdays
(weekend and holiday parking is not charged usually).


Funded Graduate Research Assistant (PhD or MS) available at Villanova

Dr. Elmer is looking for a GRA (Ph.D. or M.S. track) to perform research in the area of blood substitute development. Specifically, the project aims to develop a substitute for donated blood that is based on earthworm hemoglobin. The GRA would be responsible for purifying the earthworm hemoglobin, chemically modifying the protein, and observing transfusions of the material into mice at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with our collaborator, Dr. Osheiza Abdulmalik.

Check out Dr. Elmer’s research, and more about Villanova College of Engineering at :
http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/research/clusters/bio/drugDiscovery.html

Interested Students can apply at: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/grad/admission/apply.html

Please Contact Jacob.Elmer@villanova.edu with any questions.


How does $20k sound? Submit today!

DEBUT Challenge:
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell hold the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge which recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. DEBUT is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to health and clinical problems.

Strong DEBUT submissions will demonstrate a mastery of analytical and design skills and capabilities, the ability to manage the product development process, work effectively in teams, and technical communication skills.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Significance of the problem being addressed
  • Impact of the proposed solution on potential users and clinical care
  • Innovative design
  • Working prototype

Additional prizes will be awarded to entries that also demonstrate:

  • Market potential and economic feasibility
  • Patentability

Read more about the guidelines and the 2017 DEBUT winners.

Encourage your students to apply today! Total prizes of $65K will be awarded. Applications are due May 31, 2018



Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors College Application Workshop and Info Session

The Pavlis Application Workshop is at 6 p.m. tonight (March 21) in Dillman 203. Pavlis Honors Ambassadors will lead an interactive workshop that will guide students through the process of creating their Seelio e-portfolio profile. Afterwards students and staff will be available to answer questions.

The Pavlis Honors College is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

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

If you know of a student who may be interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited. Find out why success means more than GPA, visit honors.mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech URIP Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College reminds faculty that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28.

There are two tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) – Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Faculty are welcome to apply with students with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks).

Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found here.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech URIP Applications Due March 28

Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

by Pavlis Honors College

The Pavlis Honors College reminds faculty that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28.

There are two tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) – Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Faculty are welcome to apply with students with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks).

Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found here.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


New REU in Synthetic Biology at Northwestern in Summer 2018

We are excited to announce that the Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology was awarded a new REU site for summer undergraduate research in synthetic biology (called SynBREU: Synthetic Biology REU). Since the award was just made official, we are under a tight timeline to get the program started and would appreciate your help in spreading the news to all interested undergraduates at your institution, and particularly to all students from minority and underprivileged backgrounds. Applications are due March 15. For full information and a link to the application, please see our websitesynbreu.northwestern.edu