Category: Research

Design Expo Support Workshops at Michigan Tech


Prepare for Design Expo and other term-end presentations the right way — with peer support, pizza and support from dedicated library and writing center staff!

All workshops listed below will take place in the library’s East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m. Please register for sessions that interest you so we don’t order too much, or worse, too little pizza!

  • Tuesday, March 29 — Video Creating & Editing
    We’ll provide basic info on creating and editing more professional and accessible videos. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to open work time and questions.
  • Tuesday, April 5 — Explain Your Project to Anybody
    Practice talking about your design in a concise, easy-to-understand way so you’re ready to share at the Expo. Come prepared to answer a few questions about your design!
  • Thursday, April 7 — Communicate with Images & Visualizations
    Co-hosted with the Writing Center! Discover a range of tools and resources that will ensure your images and data are readable and appealing. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to open work time and questions.
  • Wednesday, April 13 — Explain Your Project to Anybody
    A skill so important we are holding the session twice! Come to one or both!

Find registration links at the Van Pelt and Opie Library website.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.

Deadline Approaching! Apply Soon for Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Internships

URIP Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday (March 25).

Pavlis Honors College (PHC) is still accepting applications to the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2022-23 academic year. The internship program will run from September 2022 through mid-March 2023 and is open to any undergraduate student on campus with an identified faculty research mentor. Faculty and students who are already working together are welcome to apply.

PHC will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide equivalent matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,600 paid at a rate of $10 per hour over the course of the internship. Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD or startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the application process can be found on the Pavlis Honors College website.

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Friday. Faculty need to supply a letter of support as part of the application package. If you have questions about the submission process, please email urip@mtu.edu.

URIP is made possible with the support PHC and by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium Registration is Open

GSG is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) will be held on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. Registration is open now through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28.

GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research across the campus-wide community and work on their presentation skills for upcoming conferences. Students can give oral presentations, present posters or do both. The event will be held in a pseudo-hybrid mode. Many conferences have adopted a hybrid model due to the pandemic; this will be an excellent opportunity for participants to get familiar with that scenario. Poster presentations will be in person and the oral presentations will be virtual. Judges from a similar field will score presentations and provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations: $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. 
Poster presentations are from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in the MUB ballroom. GSG will cover the cost of printing posters for this year’s event so don’t let that prevent you from participating! Virtual oral presentations — a 12-minute live talk followed by a Q&A session (no pre-recorded video presentations) — will take place on both days of the colloquium.
The event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited. The banquet will also be held in the hybrid mode so that people may join the awards ceremony virtually on Wednesday, March 30, following the closing of GRC.

Fill out your registration form today. If you need more details, find them on our website. If you have questions, please contact GSG, gsg-research@mtu.edu.

All Students Invited to Compete in Michigan Tech Computing Showcase Poster Event

Students from all majors and departments are encouraged to submit research posters for the Computing[MTU] Showcase happening April 4-6. The poster walk/session takes place April 5. Prizes will be awarded in undergraduate and graduate categories. 

Students do not need to be present at the event to enter a poster. Posters do not need to be unique to this event — those that have appeared or will appear elsewhere are welcome. Titles and abstracts are due Thursday, March 10. Please visit the computing showcase website for more information or contact Amanda Stump, ajstump@mtu.edu.

By the College of Computing.

Deadline for Michigan Tech URS Research Submissions Extended

The Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) research submissions deadline has been extended to Wednesday (Feb. 16) at 11:59 p.m. Please visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding research submission and judging opportunities.

Students funded by the programs listed below are required to participate in this event as a part of their funding agreement:

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)
  • Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)

Participation in the symposium is also open to all undergraduate students, providing them the opportunity to present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges.

The symposium will take place March 25 in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts lobby. Encourage your undergraduate student researchers to participate in this opportunity as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience. The symposium coincides with Tech’s Preview Day and is a great way to share the exciting research projects going on across campus with high school students considering attending Michigan Tech. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to attend and support our excellent undergraduate researchers.

Questions can be directed to honors@mtu.edu.

By the Pavlis Honors College.

Registration Open for Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium

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

The GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research across the campuswide community and work on their presentation skills for upcoming conferences. Students can give oral presentations, present posters or do both.

Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the event will be held in a pseudo-hybrid mode. Many conferences have been happening in the hybrid models due to the pandemic, so this is an excellent real-life opportunity to familiarize yourself with the format.

Poster presentations will be held in person and oral presentations will be held virtually. 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.

Cash prizes are available for the top three presenters in both the oral and poster categories (first is $300, second is $200 and third is $100). Registration is open now and closes Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. Register today!

Poster presentations will take place from 5-8 p.m. March 29 in the MUB Ballroom. GSG will be covering the cost of printing posters this year. The oral presentations will be held virtually during both days of the colloquium; they should comprise 12 minutes of live talking (no prerecorded video presentations) followed by a Q&A session.

The GRC will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet on March 30 following the closing of the event. The banquet will also be held in hybrid mode and all participants and judges are invited to attend in person or virtually if they want. 

Full information can be found on our website. If you have any questions, please contact gsg-research@mtu.edu.

By the Graduate Student Government.

Call for Abstracts: 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium at Michigan Tech

The Pavlis Honors College announces the 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, to take place March 25 in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts lobby. Save the date!

The symposium will highlight the cutting-edge research conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduates. The students represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored. Visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission.

Abstract submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7. Encourage your undergraduate student researchers to participate in this opportunity as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience. The symposium coincides with Tech’s Preview Day and is a great way to share the exciting research projects going on across campus with high school students considering attending Michigan Tech. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to attend and support our excellent undergraduate researchers.

Questions can be directed to honors@mtu.edu.

By the Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech SURF Applications Due Feb. 11, 2022

Applications for 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 11. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor.

SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the SURF web page or contact Rob Handler at rhandler@mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Student, Faculty Submissions Needed for Computing[MTU] Showcase

The College of Computing and the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit posters for the Computing[MTU] Showcase. The poster session will be held April 5 in MUB Ballroom A from 3:45-5 p.m.

Team or individual pitch competition sign-ups are also open. The pitch competition will be held April 6 from 9-10 a.m. in the MUB Ballrooms.

Poster and pitch applications are open through March 10.

In addition, faculty members are invited to submit presentation or workshop/tutorial ideas through Feb. 21.

Application forms can be found on the ICC’s Computing[MTU] Showcase web page.

Questions can be directed to Amanda Stump at ajstump@mtu.edu.

By Amanda Stump, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems.