Category Archives: Seminars and Webinars

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Michigan Tech GSG Academic Seminar

Come learn more about the resources provided by Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in a café-style information session from 3 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Admin 404.

This will be followed by an interactive design-thinking workshop. You can register for the event here.

By Graduate Student Government.


Michigan Tech Husky Innovation Speaker Series Begins Friday

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship will host the first of the Husky Innovate Speaker Series at noon Friday (March 1) in the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration Space (M&M 722).

Faculty, students and staff are invited to join us for a talk given by Michigan Tech’s Andrew Barnard (ME-EM). Barnard is an assistant professor and faculty advisor for SENSE Enterprise.

Barnard is using lean business model development and customer discovery to start his own business, NanoSound.

NanoSound focuses on the elimination of noise from pipe and duct systems, like automotive exhausts and heating and ventilation pipes. Barnard will provide an example of an early business pitch and provide insights into the customer discovery process and business model development that has led to significant pivots in the start-up’s trajectory.

If you are an innovator or entrepreneur working on an idea with the goal of launching your own business, you are encouraged to attend. Registration is required, and attendance will be capped at 30. Lunch will be provided to the first 30 people to register.

The Husky Innovate Speaker Series is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College and the School of Business and Economics.


Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) will host the annual Graduate Research Colloquium on March 27 and 28, in the MUB Ballroom.

There are still many presentation slots available. Feel free to encourage any graduate students you know who could present to sign-up. Registrations are due by 11:59 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 20) via the following Google form.

This is a unique opportunity for graduate students to practice their oral and/or poster presentation skills. Poster presentations will occur on March 27 and oral presentations will occur both days of the colloquium. Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes followed by a few minutes for questions. The top three poster and oral presentations will be announced at the GRC’s Awards banquet.

Another vital component of this event has always been recruiting faculty members to serve as judges for the presentations. The constructive feedback received by presenters makes this a valuable learning experience. If you have a couple of free hours in your schedule, consider donating that time to help GSG give the best GRC experience possible this year.

GSG will work to schedule your judging times according to your schedule’s availability. If you are interested, fill out the following Google form.

If you have any additional questions, contact Jacob Blazejewski.


Michigan Tech Graduate Research Colloquium

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) will host the annual Graduate Research Colloquium on March 27 and 28, in the MUB Ballroom.

This is a unique opportunity for graduate students to practice their oral and/or poster presentation skills. Poster presentations will occur on March 27 and oral presentations will occur both days of the colloquium. Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes followed by a few minutes for questions. The top three poster and oral presentations will be announced at the GRC’s Awards banquet.

There are still many presentation slots available. Feel free to encourage any graduate students you know who could present to sign-up. Registrations are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 20 via the following Google form.

Another vital component of this event has always been recruiting faculty members to serve as judges for the presentations. The constructive feedback received by presenters makes this a valuable learning experience. If you have a couple of free hours in your schedule please consider donating that time to help GSG give the best GRC experience possible this year.

GSG will work to schedule your judging times according to your schedule’s availability. If you are interested fill out the following Google form.

If you have any additional questions, contact Jacob Blazejewski.

By the Graduate Student Government.


Michigan Tech HuskyLead Kick Off

HuskyLead, a leadership development series for all Michigan Tech students, kicks off for the Spring semester at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 29) in MUB Ballroom B.

Leadership development is essential for all students to truly make an impact on campus and society. These presentations encourage students, from campus leaders and student organization officers to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning techniques, tips and tricks for success.

Jeremiah Baumann, assistant director, Creative and Technology Services will present “Rise Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Better Marketing.” Students will learn to tackle the problem of “same old organization marketing tactics” and focus on getting organizations excited to create some amazing materials to stand out.

Encourage your students to attend this session and the rest of our fantastic line up for the Spring Semester. For more information go to the HuskyLead website or email Beka Horsch.


World Water Day 2019 at Michigan Tech

World Water Day 2019 will be celebrated at Michigan Tech from March 21 to March 26 with a poster session, keynote lecture, art show and panel discussion related to the UN World Water Day theme, “Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights: Near and Far.”

On Thursday, March 21, the green film “Marathon for Justice” will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Forestry Building G002.

On Monday, March 25, a keynote lecture by Monica Lewis-Patrick, co-founder, president and CEO of We the People of Detroit will take place at 4 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom. Lewis-Patrick is an active member of the People’s Water Board Coalition, US Human Rights Network, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and D-REM.org, and was named to the World Water Justice Council in October 2015. The keynote lecture will open with a Welcome to Traditional Homelands by members of the Keeweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Woodland Singers.

Also on Monday, March 25, the World Water Day Poster Competition will take place from noon to 2 p.m. The Poster Competition includes entries from graduate and undergraduate students in two categories: Original Research and Coursework/Informational. Faculty are welcome to assign individual or group posters in their courses if applicable to the course. Click here to download Poster Registrations.

On Tuesday, March 26, a panel discussion, an art reception and closing ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in the GLRC 202. Valoree Gagnon (GLRC) and Emily Shaw (CEE) will moderate the panel alongside Lewis-Patrick. Other panelists have yet to be determined.

The World Water Day events will close with a reception following the panel discussion and a closing ceremony by the Woodland Singers.

From March 15 through June 15, an art show featuring Daniel Hill, Josh Jaehnig and Jonathan Soper will be on display in the first and second floors of the GLRC.

Visit the World Water Day website for more information about the upcoming events.