Category: Research

Michigan Tech Enterprise Day

Do you know a student who might be interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Or a student who wants to join an Enterprise, but is not sure which team is right for them? Please take a moment to invite any and all students to Enterprise Day, happening next Wednesday (Oct. 20) from 6-8 p.m. in the Rozsa Lobby.

During this time, students will learn more about Enterprise by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa Lobby and outside, weather permitting.

Students will be able to visit with:

Alternative Energy • Aerospace • Advanced Metalworks • Blizzard Baja • Blue Marble Security • BoardSport Technologies • Built World • Clean Snowmobile • CPM, GEAR • Green Campus • Husky Game • HIDE • Hotforest • IGS • ITOxygen • MINE • Open Source • Robotic Systems • SENSE • Supermileage Systems • Velovations

For more information about each team, please visit our Enterprise Day web page. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. Apple cider and donuts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis during this event.

The use of face coverings and social distancing will be determined by MTU’s Health and Safety Level on Oct. 20. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Levels information page.

by Enterprise Program Office.


Michigan Tech Google Scholar Workshop Oct. 12

Join us and learn to use Google Scholar like a pro today (Oct. 12) at 4 p.m. in the Library, Room 244.

Google Scholar is a powerful search engine and often the first stop for students and researchers just diving into a topic. However, weeding through the junk and paywalls to find detailed, relevant information can be a challenge. Attendees at this workshop will learn advanced tools and strategies that will make your Google Scholar searches more targeted and effective!

Register to attend.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.


Michigan Tech MSGC Graduate Fellowship Application Support

The Graduate School is offering support services to assist graduate students in applying for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Graduate Fellowship, including a workshop and one-on-one writing support.

MSGC’s Graduate Fellowship opportunity supports graduate students from affiliate institutions who are conducting research and public service projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests as expressed in NASA’s 2014 and 2018 Strategic Plans — specifically, research focused on aerospace, space science and earth system science. Graduate students working in other related science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are also eligible to apply. 

Starting this year, MSGC is piloting an expanded definition of STEM to include support for interdisciplinary projects that include art, so graduate students conducting research and projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests in disciplines not traditionally considered STEM, such as the humanities or social sciences, are likewise encouraged to apply.

Fellowship recipients are awarded $5,000. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. nationals, have a good academic record and be in good academic standing. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students currently receiving MSGC fellowships are eligible to reapply.

Workshop information:

  • Overview and Tips from an MSGC Fellowship Reviewer 
    Sept. 17, 11-11:50 a.m. — Admin 404
    Presented by Will Cantrell, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School. Hosted by Sarah Isaacson, GLAS program director, sisaacso@mtu.edu.  
    Register online in advance.
    A recording of the workshop will be available beginning Sept. 21.

Deadlines:

  • Nov. 3 at noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals
    Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant

For more information and specific application instructions, visit the MSGC website and the MTU Graduate School’s Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

By the Graduate School.


NCSU UG Research Symposium

We have an upcoming undergraduate research symposium, Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering, to be held at NCSU on Oct. 24 and 25, 2021.  Applications are open to all ChE undergraduate researchers and those in related fields who are within one year of graduating and are due Sept. 24.  More information is at www.cbe.ncsu.edu/future-leaders-in-chemical-engineering


TECH SCEnE REU at Michigan Tech

TECH SCEnE: Technology, Science and Community Engagement in Engineering

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

For students who want to see their contributions make an impact, be part of a program structured to apply science and technology to benefit the community.

Important dates
Application deadline: May 1, 2021
Program dates: June 7, 2021- July 30, 2021