Category: Workshops and Institutes

3D Printing Workshop at Michigan Tech

Join us at 1 p.m. today (Jan. 27) in Room 244 of the Van Pelt and Opie Library for an introduction to the library’s 3D Printing and Scanning Services. We will focus on choosing the best printer, tools, settings and material for your 3D design.

Bring your 3D print questions and project designs — and let’s schedule your prints!

Please register to attend.

By Van Pelt and Opie Library.


Student, Faculty Submissions Needed for Computing[MTU] Showcase

The College of Computing and the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit posters for the Computing[MTU] Showcase. The poster session will be held April 5 in MUB Ballroom A from 3:45-5 p.m.

Team or individual pitch competition sign-ups are also open. The pitch competition will be held April 6 from 9-10 a.m. in the MUB Ballrooms.

Poster and pitch applications are open through March 10.

In addition, faculty members are invited to submit presentation or workshop/tutorial ideas through Feb. 21.

Application forms can be found on the ICC’s Computing[MTU] Showcase web page.

Questions can be directed to Amanda Stump at ajstump@mtu.edu.

By Amanda Stump, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems.


Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition Dates Announced for Michigan Tech

Graduate and undergraduate students across campus disciplines are invited to pitch their business model in four minutes to a panel of judges in the annual Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition.

This year’s competition will take place Jan. 27 from 5-7 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A and will be streamed virtually on Zoom. Students must register for the competition by Jan. 21. 

All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend the competition. A pre-event social mixer will be held for attendees and contestants starting at 4 p.m.

Want to watch on Zoom?
Virtual attendees must register in advance.

Business Model Boot Camp
The Business Model Boot Camp will be held Jan. 19 to help contestants prepare their business models. All contestants are encouraged to attend. To participate, contestants must register for the boot camp by Jan. 18. 

About the Competition
A follow-up to our Idea Pitch Competition, the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition assesses the potential of an idea through the product-market fit of a team’s value proposition with its proposed customer segment(s). The competition is a great way to come together as a campus and community to support our students and their innovations. Prizes will be awarded to the most scalable and actionable business model pitches.

This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, professor of practice within the College of Business. Mark started the Elevator Pitch Competition at Michigan Tech. The Bob Mark Pitch Business Model Competition recognizes his entrepreneurial spirit and its continuation at Michigan Tech. The 2022 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is being hosted by Husky Innovate, the Pavlis Honors College and the College of Business.

About Husky Innovate
Husky Innovate is Michigan Tech’s resource hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We host free workshops, competitions, NSF I-Corps lean startup training, innovation talks, internships and mentorship, and we co-host the Silicon Valley Experience with the College of Business.

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.


Michigan Tech Graduate Commons: Final Public Forum

The surveys have been conducted, the public forums have been held and your input has been heard. Come out and join the Graduate Student Government for our final public forum on the Graduate Commons.

At the forum, we will be presenting our final draft of the proposed renovations to the space and the plans for making the space open for public use.

The forum will be held today (Dec. 9) starting at 5:30 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom B. Please join us for the capstone of this exciting design phase of the Graduate Commons!

By Graduate Student Government.


The Michigan Tech Institute by LeaderShape is Back!

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 — and this year, LeaderShape is back!

LeaderShape Institute 2022 will be held Jan. 4-7 at the Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan, just prior to the start of the spring semester.

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 they want to have on their communities.

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 can be submitted online today through Saturday (Nov. 17-20).

By Student Leadership and Involvement.


AASHE Global Conference Sponsorships Available from Michigan Tech


The Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience is offering sponsorships to a limited number of students, faculty and staff for this year’s Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education. The conference is 100% virtual, and will be held Oct. 12-14.

Registration includes access to all virtual sessions, including the ability to access all content on demand until Dec. 31. You will also be able to participate in networking sessions, visit the virtual exhibit hall, chat with your peers during the sessions and more.

Please fill out this brief form by Oct. 1 if you are interested in attending. You will receive a confirmation by Oct. 4 at the latest. Send your questions to sustainability@mtu.edu.

By Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience.


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, sisaacso@mtu.edu.  
    Register online in advance.
    A recording of the workshop will be available beginning Sept. 21.

Deadlines:

  • 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.