Category: Workshops and Institutes

Michigan Tech MSGC Graduate Fellowship Application Support

The Graduate School is offering support services to assist graduate students in applying for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Graduate Fellowship, including a workshop and one-on-one writing support.

MSGC’s Graduate Fellowship opportunity supports graduate students from affiliate institutions who are conducting research and public service projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests as expressed in NASA’s 2014 and 2018 Strategic Plans — specifically, research focused on aerospace, space science and earth system science. Graduate students working in other related science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are also eligible to apply. 

Starting this year, MSGC is piloting an expanded definition of STEM to include support for interdisciplinary projects that include art, so graduate students conducting research and projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests in disciplines not traditionally considered STEM, such as the humanities or social sciences, are likewise encouraged to apply.

Fellowship recipients are awarded $5,000. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. nationals, have a good academic record and be in good academic standing. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students currently receiving MSGC fellowships are eligible to reapply.

Workshop information:

  • Overview and Tips from an MSGC Fellowship Reviewer 
    Sept. 17, 11-11:50 a.m. — Admin 404
    Presented by Will Cantrell, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School. Hosted by Sarah Isaacson, GLAS program director,  
    Register online in advance.
    A recording of the workshop will be available beginning Sept. 21.


  • Nov. 3 at noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals
    Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant

For more information and specific application instructions, visit the MSGC website and the MTU Graduate School’s Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

By the Graduate School.

Scholarship Opportunities Available for Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs

Do you know an aspiring engineer in grades 9-11? Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is currently accepting applications for 2021 scholarship program cohorts, including NEXT Scholars: Geospatial Engineering, Women in Automotive Engineering, Rail and Intermodal Transportation, and National Summer Transportation Institute.

Applications are available on the SYP website and will be considered on a rolling basis.

More information about available programs:

  • NEXT Scholars: Geospatial Engineering, Aug. 1-7 — Through a partnership with Civil and Environmental Engineering and Atwell Group, NEXT Scholars is a deep dive into the rapidly expanding, highly technical field of geospatial engineering. Participants will learn to apply spatial information to solve real-world problems such as monitoring marine environments, surveying underground mines and measuring the impact of climate change.
  • Women in Automotive Engineering (WIAE), Aug. 1-7 — Thanks to partnerships with Dana Incorporated and Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center, WIAE provides opportunities for talented students to explore careers in the automotive industry. Students will tour student design team labs, hear from role models in engineering fields, work in teams to solve complex engineering problems and complete projects and also learn the expanded basics of engines and other vehicle technology.
  • Rail and Intermodal Transportation, July 11-17 — Do you know why trains are called the “green transportation alternative”? What about how fast a high-speed passenger trail travels or how containers find their way from China to the U.S.? In this program, participants will learn the answer to these questions and many more while exploring the exciting world of rail and intermodal transportation.
  • National Summer Transportation Institute, July 18-31 — Michigan Tech’s National Summer Transportation Institute is a two-week residential program allowing students to explore transportation industries. During the program, students will have the opportunity to tour the Mackinac Bridge Authority, learn firsthand about the Soo Locks shipping canal and engage in group projects and hands-on activities while learning about planes, trains, ships and automobiles. This program is offered through a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

by Center for Educational Outreach