Category: Resources

Michigan Tech GSG Academic Webinar – Effective Data Visualization

Do you have trouble communicating the importance of your research to an audience visually? Well, sit back and relax at home with Graduate Student Government for an online webinar intended to provide you with tips and resources to get started with improving your data visualization skills.

Communication is increasingly difficult amid large amounts of information in our everyday lives. In publications, writers, designers, and editors increasingly use techniques such as figures, tables, graphs and illustrations to make key points, communicate criteria, and pull out plans and results from the sea of text. This webinar will be led by Jessica Brassard from Michigan Tech’s Research Development Office. Topics discussed will center around seizing opportunities to produce a range of visualizations, including:

  • Foundational concepts of design and visual rhetoric
  • Key takeaways like accessibility and occurrence
  • Books and training opportunities for people to go out and get started
  • Examples of how a little visual editing can go a long way

Questions and screen sharing participant examples will be welcome for the last 15 minutes.

  • Where: Zoom
  • When: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 22)

Space is not really limited but just so we know how many students to expect, be sure to register using this link.

By Ami Kling, GSG Professional Development Chair.


Editing Services Available at Michigan Tech

Editing services are still available through the English Language Institute to all members of the campus community with the following options:

  • Document editing (grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow, readability) via email, with quick turnaround
  • Video conferencing for long-term writing improvement

Editing services are provided by highly qualified English language instructors with expertise in grammar, writing, and language instruction. Service rates are $25 per hour. Requests for editing can be made here.

By the English Language Institute.


Information on digitally signing Michigan Tech Graduate School forms, an email to students

The Graduate School recognizes that signing paper forms will be difficult or impossible for the coming weeks.  Many staff, faculty, and students will be working remotely, and since the University does not have a secure way to sign PDF forms and validate that the signatures are from the person shown, we will be suggesting the following process for submitting forms that require signatures.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Graduate School.


How to Succeed as a Freshman

Michelle Jarvie-Eggart, a Michigan Tech graduate and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, along with environmental engineering students, Amanda Singer and Jason Mathews, discuss the transition for first year students and tools that can make the transition easier.

Jarvie-Eggart, M. E., & Singer, A. M., & Mathews, J. (2019, July), Advice from a First Year Paper presented at 2019 FYEE Conference , Penn State University , Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/33674

Extract

Much attention is paid to the transition from high school to college. Students who have recently gone through this transition may have some of the best advice to offer in-coming first year students.

Themes which emerged in this study, which corroborate other research include: time management, utilizing resources, hard work, class attendance, social activates and persevering through lower grades.


Michigan Tech GSG Academic Seminar – Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Do you have a “million-dollar idea” but lack the know-how to translate that idea into a marketable product or service? Join Graduate Student Government for an academic seminar intended to provide you with locally available resources to get your project up and running.

This seminar will consist of brief presentations from on- and off-campus innovators and start-up business facilitators from such organizations as MTEC SmartZone the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) followed by Q&A sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to gain useful advice for starting your own business based on your idea(s), as well as fostering important networking connections. Where: Administration Building, Room 404 When: Wednesday, January 29th 4:00-5:30PM Space is limited so be sure to register using this link.

By Graduate Student Government.


Husky Hour, Counseling Services Workshops and Groups

Know students who are struggling or just need a little extra support? Get them the help they need through Husky Hour, Counseling Services Workshops, or Counseling Services Groups.

Counseling Services has partnered with departments across the University to offer one-hour workshops—Husky Hour—from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Library East Reading Room.

These workshops will help students improve skills like communication, stress relief, academic planning, life balance, formula-based studying and good food choices. These events are free and often offer incentives like food and prizes for students. Feel free to bring your class to one of these events, offer extra credit for student attendance, or simply recommend it to your students as a great way to gain additional skills needed for a successful semester.

Counseling Services workshops and groups offer a more in-depth and intimate learning experience for students. The workshops are designed as 3 or 4-week series, exploring topics like motivation, the science of relationships, emotional resilience, taming habits, stress reduction and mindfulness. Groups offer weekly support in areas like grief, depression, anxiety, academic stress, motivation and more.

Visit here to download PDFs of the spring schedule for each of these programs. While all of these events are designed for a student audience, staff and faculty are welcome to attend Husky Hour. We ask for your assistance in marketing these opportunities to students.