Category: Seminars and Webinars

Entries Needed for Computing[MTU] Pitch Competition!

Team or individual entries are requested for the Computing[MTU] Showcase Pitch Competition, which will be held April 6 from 9-10:15 a.m.

Prize money will be awarded for top entrants! Eric Roberts from 20 Fathoms will also meet with students during the competition to strategize on how to deliver pitches with impact.

Register at the Computing[MTU] Showcase website.

By the College of Computing.

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,

Michigan Tech Career Navigation for Scientists Panel is Feb. 23

The Professional Development Committee at the Graduate Student Government and MTU Career Services are collaborating to bring you a three-part seminar dedicated to navigating careers for scientists. Panels are composed of professionals across academia and industry from different departments and disciplines. Panels will feature brief speaker introductions, questions about their backgrounds, public Q&A and breakout rooms for discipline-specific questions.

The second seminar panel, at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 23), features MTU graduates from the departments of forestry, biology, geology and mining, and chemistry. Our prestigious panelists include:

Adam Coble earned his Ph.D. in forest science and is now manager of forest health and monitoring for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Kelsey Carter earned her Ph.D. in forest science and is now a post-doctoral associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rapsa Basu earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular Biology and is now lead scientist in precision immunotherapy at Humane Genomics.

Aparupa Sengupta earned her master’s in molecular genetics and biotechnology and her Ph.D. in biological sciences, worked as a biosafety officer at Rutgers University and is now a biosafety officer at U of C-MERCED.

Matthew Songer earned a bachelor’s in biological sciences from MTU and an MD from University of Illinois, Chicago and is now an orthopedic spine surgeon and entrepreneur. He also earned a master of business administration from Northwestern University and taught at MTU and MSU.

Elisa Piispa earned a Ph.D. in geophysics from MTU, was an assistant professor at Yachay Tech University and is now research specialist and lab manager at the Paleomagnetism Laboratory of Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland.

Chet Hopp earned a master’s in geophysics from MTU, a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Victoria University of Wellington and is now a post-doctoral scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Energy Geoscience Division.

Bhaskar Halami earned his Ph.D. in chemistry, worked as a senior scientist at PPD in Thermo Fisher Scientific and is now a senior scientist at Sirnaomics, Inc.

Chelsea Nikula earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from MTU and now works as a higher research scientist in the U.K.’s National Physical Laboratory.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss careers with these knowledgeable people! Register for the event.

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

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

By the Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech Graduate Student Professional Development Series

Part 1: Absences, Leaves and Mental Health Support

New and returning graduate students are invited to join Graduate School staff from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 25) in MUB Alumni Lounges B and C to learn more about the processes and resources available to you to navigate situations including excused absences, medical considerations and parental leave. This presentation is the first in our Graduate Student Professional Development Series. 

We understand that graduate students have many responsibilities outside of the classroom, lab and office that at times can hinder academic success and professional development. While we in the Graduate School hope that you never experience disruptions like illness or other emergencies, we want you to know how to proceed if you encounter an unexpected situation while enrolled at Tech.

Please register soon, as space is limited to 30 students. If you cannot attend but want more information about the topics we will cover, please email Anna McClatchy, manager of outreach and retention, at

By the Graduate School.

Michigan Tech Seminar: How to be an Effective GTA/GTI

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to be an effective graduate teaching assistant (GTA) or graduate teaching instructor (GTI)? The Professional Development Committee at Graduate Student Government will be hosting Michael Meyer as a speaker for our “How to be an Effective GTA/GTI” seminar.

Meyer is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at MTU and teaches a course about this very thing, so don’t miss this invaluable material!

Register to attend.

By Graduate Student Government.

Innovation Week 2022 Events at Michigan Tech

Started by Michigan Tech’s University Innovation Fellows in 2015, Innovation Week is a celebration of innovation within our Tech Community.

This year, from Jan. 24-28, Husky Innovate and the Center for Educational Outreach will be hosting innovation-themed talks, student activities, the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition and a reverse pitch competition led by the Office of Innovation and Commercialization.

Learn about innovative applied research that has the potential to spin off into startup businesses, listen to compelling business model pitches, glean insights that could lead to educational innovation and hear from successful entrepreneurs.

Join us for one event or several. Connect with alumni, students and faculty. Pre-registration is required for each event. More details for each event are available on the University Events Calendar.

By Pavlis Honors College.