Category Archives: Workshops and Institutes

Introducing Michigan Tech Husky Innovate Workshops and Pitch Competitions

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship at Michigan Tech, a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College and the School of Business and Economics, announces a new series of workshops and events for students called Husky Innovate. Husky Innovate is a succession of workshops and competitions guiding students through key phases of innovation and business development, while emphasizing evidence-based strategies for success.

Students are encouraged to participate in any/all events of their choosing, whether they’re interested in learning more about entrepreneurship and innovation to distinguish their résumé, or they want to start their own business and build knowledge, expertise and confidence through participation.

Students who challenge themselves to pitch their idea at a national, state or regional competition will find the Husky Innovate track provides a solid foundation for achieving their goals. The workshops and events emphasize experiential learning and provide the opportunity to get valuable feedback from peers and mentors.

The Idea Pitch Competition will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in M&M U113. During the two-minute pitch competition, students will share their favorite innovative and disruptive idea in an interactive community setting. Cash prizes will be awarded. Students should registerearly; participation is limited to the first 30 registrants.

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By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship.

ACTIVE: Faculty Development and Leadership Intensive

Program Dates: November 1–3, 2018

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Application Deadline: September 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. MDT

ACTIVE, the CU Engineering Faculty Development and Leadership Intensive, is an expense-paid, three-day program open to doctoral students whose identity community/ies are underrepresented in STEM and who are interested in pursuing engineering faculty careers. Applicants should be graduate engineering scholars near the end of their academic training and early in their search for a faculty position.


Future Faculty Mentoring Program – Call for Mentors and Mentees

A reminder – please share this with your colleagues that you think may be effective mentors, as well as with Ph.D. candidates/PostDocs nearing completion that you feel may benefit as Mentees! The deadline for mentors and mentees to apply is Friday September 7th, 2018.

The Education Division of AIChE sponsors the Future Faculty Mentoring Program, which seeks to pair late-career graduate students and post-docs who are seeking faculty positions with more senior faculty in Chemical Engineering departments.

Over the last several years, the program has grown in size and popularity, but we are currently mentor-limited! We would very much like to expand our pool of mentors for the upcoming 2018-2019 cohort, and are especially seeking female faculty mentors.

Mentors: If you know of outstanding associate or full professors in your department (or NTT/Teaching Faculty of equivalent experience), would you please encourage them to consider being a mentor?

Mentees: If you have outstanding Ph.D. candidates or Post-docs who are in the process of applying for faculty positions or considering it in the near future, please encourage them to apply as a mentee.

The program entails mentors and mentees being paired based on teaching and research interests, and if possible, geography, attending a kickoff meeting at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh (Sunday 10/28, early evening), meeting as mutually decided (phone, Skype, virtually) during the upcoming year, and attending a virtual mid-year web conference to debrief the program. Our hope is that some of these relationships continue well beyond the formal one-year length of the program.

More details as well as the application instructions can be found at the Education Division Website:

Both Mentor and Mentee applications are open now, and will close in early September. If there are any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Prof. Daniel Burkey at

With best regards,

Dan Burkey

AIChE Education Division Director 2017-2019

Co-Chair, Future Faculty Mentoring Program