Category: Seminars and Webinars

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.


Michigan Tech Graduate Students: Storytelling for Researchers on October 30, 2019

A common mistake graduate students make in their professional communications is focusing too much on data and the process of collecting that data and not enough on the story behind the research.

Often you will have to share your research with a general audience who will not have the full technical background you possess and will quickly be lost in the mires of facts, figures and equations. Often, these are the same people you need to convince to fund your research, project or business.

Studies show our brains are hardwired for stories. You can learn simple storytelling elements to make people listen, understand the value of your work, and want to support your research. Learn to capture the essence of your research, and find the story behind it and why it is important to you and the world.

Here’s a great prep session for this year’s “Three Minute Thesis Contest” presented by local author Charli Mills. Mills punches readers in the gut with emotive 99-word narratives. A born buckaroo, she grew up telling stories, earned a degree in creative writing and communicated brands for a living.

She teaches punchy storytelling and leads 99-word challenges at CarrotRanch.com. This workshop is 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 30) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Register here.

By Graduate Student Government.