Category: Workshops and Institutes

MTU Finance Your Innovation Workshop: Registration Open


Interested in competing at this year’s New Venture Challenge (NVC)?
Getting ready to try to raise capital for your start-up business?

Presented by Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Visser with the MTEC SmartZone, our local business incubator, this online workshop will cover founder capital fundraising strategies and choices including bootstrapping, angel investment, venture capital investment and growth capital financing.

This workshop is open to all students. Those interested in the New Venture Challenge (in April) will find this workshop helpful when applying to NVC and should plan to attend.

Join us Feb. 15 from 4-5 p.m. for this virtual workshop. Register by next Monday (Feb. 13) to receive the Zoom link.

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

MTU Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium Submissions Deadline Approaching

Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors College invites undergraduate researchers and scholars from all colleges to participate in the 2023 Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS). We are pleased to feature the work of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, the DeVlieg Foundation Fellows and the Portage Health Foundation Fellows at this year’s event, and we would also love to feature your students!

The URSS is a great opportunity to highlight the work of our undergraduate students, present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. This year’s event will take place March 24, and research submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 7).

This year, in addition to the poster sessions, the URSS will also feature a panelist discussion and a networking social event leading up to the announcement of the event’s award winners. Our menu for the panelist discussion and the networking social will consist of French-roast coffee, petit fours and Lac La Belle apple cider.

Additionally, we have teamed up with the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library to offer a poster creation session on March 14 from 10-11 a.m. to assist your students in preparing for the URSS. If they’d like to get started before then, the Library has templates to assist them.

Please pass this information to students who you think would benefit from this opportunity and encourage them to apply! Questions can be directed to Chris Hohnholt at cahohnho@mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Art in Silico Call for Local Artists

I wanted to update you on an opportunity presented by the ICC, the GLRC, the College of Computing, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) and sponsored by multiple departments and organizations on campus and off. 

We will be holding Art in Silico, a series of workshops. panels, lectures, and other events celebrating the intersection of computing and art which will culminate in a juried art show on April 13, 2023 at the Orpheum Theater. The show will be a combination fundraiser for the CCCAC and MTU student scholarships (artists can choose if they would like to donate their art for a silent auction benefiting these causes). 

We currently have a Call for Artists out for any and all forms of visual, performance, or musical art. Submissions are welcomed and encouraged from students, faculty, staff, and community members! We anticipate $1,500 in prizes will be awarded, so please encourage your students, colleagues, friends, and family to participate. Amateur artists are of course welcomed, and we specifically have a category for Data Visualization! 

Please spread the word and help us make this event a success. If you have interest in being on the planning committee, holding a workshop or event, or have any questions please reach out to me or Tim Havens. Submission information and more details are available on the website.

Amanda Stump, MSc (she/her)
Assistant Director, Research Development
Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)
Michigan Technological University
906-487-3504
ajstump@mtu.edu

CyberCorps SFS Scholarship Opportunity at Michigan Tech

Interested in cybersecurity? The College of Computing wants you to know about an exciting scholarship opportunity for Michigan Tech students who want to pursue cybersecurity degrees, including a B.S. in Cybersecurity, M.S. in Cybersecurity and/or a cybersecurity minor.

The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program at Michigan Tech is open for application now. Application for the 2023 cohort closes March 1. All computing students (computer science/software engineering, computer network and system administration, cybersecurity, electrical engineering technology/computer engineering and management information systems) may apply for the scholarship. Students from non-computing disciplines, but with a strong interest in cybersecurity, may also apply.

CyberCorps provides two- or three-year full scholarships to cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate students. In return for their scholarships, recipients agree to work in a cybersecurity-related position for a federal, state, local or tribal government agency after graduation for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

Curious? Interested? Michigan Tech’s CyberCorps team will host a student info session from 5-6 p.m. Feb. 1 in person in Rekhi 112 and online via Zoom.

For more information and to apply, visit the CyberCorps SFS program website.

By College of Computing.

NSF I-Corps Program Registration Now Open at Michigan Tech

Are you interested in taking your idea, technology or process commercial? Entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni and local community teams are invited to attend the Great Lakes Region Hub National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program hosted by Husky Innovate at Michigan Tech.

Course Description
The NSF I-Corps lean startup program spans six weeks. Using the scientific process, customer discovery and the business model canvas, teams will work to validate key business hypotheses and develop a scalable business model.

Course Benefits
Upon completion of the workshop and the customer discovery interviews (30), you or your team may be eligible for a mini grant of up to $1,000 for continued customer discovery.

Teams who complete the program may become eligible for the NSF I-Corps National Team Program and a $50,000 grant. Participation in the workshop can lead to qualification for research and other funding from several granting agencies, including Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and various state and regional programs.

Past participants have reported that they saved time and money by better understanding potential applications of their technology and improved their ability to receive add-on funding.

Our spring cohort will meet online via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 23 — Workshop No. 1: Kickoff, 4-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 30 — Workshop No. 2, 4-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 6 — No meeting, continue customer discovery, meet with your mentor
  • Monday, Feb. 13 — Workshop  No. 3, 4-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 20 — No meeting, continue customer discovery, meet with your mentor
  • Monday, Feb. 27 — Workshop No. 4: Wrap-Up, 4-7 p.m.

Register using the Spring 2023 Michigan Tech I-Corps 

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

Youth Dialogue on the National Climate Assessment

If you are a high school or university student, you are invited to a special Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH) event on the Draft Fifth National Assessment (NCA5).

NCA5 is a major U.S. government report on how climate change affects people and places in the United States. By attending this virtual event, you will learn how to submit comments to ensure that this report reflects the climate change concerns of young people in the U.S.

The event will be held via Zoom on Thursday (Jan. 12) from 2:30-5 p.m. Register to participate!

Michigan Tech is a YEAH participating institution.

By Rose Daily.

Scoping Your Design Expo Project Workshop at Michigan Tech

Thinking about participating in Design Expo? Make life for future-you easier by ensuring that all of the data, documentation, pictures, video clips and more that you need to make a stellar Design Expo presentation are at your fingertips this spring. We’ll share tips, tricks, and tools that you can leverage to collect and organize materials as your project is in progress.

The workshop will be held tomorrow (Nov. 9) at 2 p.m. in Library 244. Keep an eye out for more workshops geared toward students participating in Design Expo and working on term projects in the spring semester.

Please register if you plan to attend so that we don’t order too much, or worse, too little pizza!

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.

27th Annual LeaderShape Institute at Michigan Tech

One of the Student Affairs division values states, “We inspire the leadership needed for all individuals to boldly push everyday boundaries while serving others.” For over 25 years, Michigan Tech has hosted the LeaderShape Institute as a way to do just that.

LeaderShape Institute is a four-day retreat that helps students identify their values and gain confidence in their leadership skills through self-assessment, intensive small group discussions, team building challenges and more. By leading with passion, integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible, participants explore who they are and the impact that they want to have on their communities. LeaderShape Institute 2023 will be held Jan. 4-7 at the Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan, just prior to the start of the spring 2023 semester.

Do you know a student who is involved across campus? How about one who isn’t, but has shown you their passion for a specific cause or concern? How about someone who is still figuring out the direction they hope to pursue in life? We know leaders have a wide variety of experiences and don’t need to hold a position or a title to impact their community. No matter who they are, how they are involved on campus, or what their future goals are — this program could benefit a student you’re connected with.

Are you already thinking of someone? Invite them to apply! Applications are available online now through Nov. 14.

Are you interested in being involved in this program? Contact Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu to learn how you could contribute to this meaningful experience.

By Student Leadership and Involvement.

Registration Is Open for ‘Prototype Your Innovation’ Workshop at Michigan Tech

How do you communicate an innovative idea with stakeholders? The more you can demonstrate how your innovation works, the better your understanding of the solution and the more informative feedback will be.

Join Husky Innovate for an interactive workshop to learn how to prototype your innovation and test it for customer feedback. Prototyping can range from simple to complex. This workshop focuses on building a mockup of your idea, so that you may present it and gather feedback. This feedback will inform your next design iteration and help you to tailor your solution to your end-users’ needs. 

The workshop is Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. in the Alley Makerspace. Register to participate by next Monday (Oct. 24).

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.

LEED Green Associate Training for MTU Starts October 13, 2022

Who: Open to MTU Students and Employees
Dates:
 The class will be held on five Thursdays, starting October 13, 2022.
Time: 4–6 p.m.
Location: Chem Sci 211

The US Green Building Council created the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building design/certification system, which has certified over 15 billion sqft of the built environment globally. Over 200,000 sustainability leaders have received their LEED accreditation. LEED Training will be offered at MTU for $90.00, which includes notes and a book with all needed study materials. Paying online constitutes program registration, so no other registration is required.

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