Get WISE at Michigan Tech Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for this years Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program. 250 middle school students will be brought to Houghton Middle School for a day of engaging, hands-on STEM activities from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

We need volunteers whenever they are available, whether it’s all day or just an hour. Lunch will be provided to those volunteering at that time and shuttles will be available to and from campus.

Sign up to volunteer by filling out this survey. Email Lauren Kirwin with questions or for more information.

By the Center for Pre-college Outreach.

Michigan Tech Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply if they have two or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers six distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference.

If you know of a student who may be interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8, however, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA:

Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarships

Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarship applications, valued at $100 each, are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must be children of Michigan Tech employees. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 28 and are available online.

Two $250 Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships are available for 2019-2020. Applicants must be the son, daughter or spouse of a current AFSCME Local 1166 member. Applications, which must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 28, are available online.

Both scholarships require applicants be full-time Michigan Tech undergraduates in their first four years of study or high school students planning to be enrolled for Fall 2019. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 7-2622 or at

By Student Financial Services Center.

Michigan Tech Design Expo Registration Deadline Approaching

All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register for Design Expo by Monday (Feb. 11). Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria before registering their teams.

If you are a Senior Design or Enterprise advisor, remind your students to register for Design Expo. Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 1,000 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards.

A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems.

Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College. If you would like to serve as judge at this year’s Design Expo, register here.

Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)

The Pavlis Honors College announced the fifth year of our Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2019-20 academic year.

There are now three tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior research experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in Engineering, Technology, Environmental Sciences or Wildlife Sciences are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior research experience – DeVlieg Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) –Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program will run from September through mid-April, 2020 and is open to any undergraduate student on campus with an identified faculty research mentor. Faculty and students who are already working together are welcome to apply.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,600 paid at a rate of $10/hour over the course of the internship. Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, March 27.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible with the support of the Pavlis Honors College and by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.

Regional Metallurgical Engineer

Regional Metallurgical Engineer


  • Territory is the Great Lakes Region
  • run trials
  • negotiate prices or terms of sales or product delivery agreements
  • prepare and submit sales contracts/agreements for metallurgical coke and sand orders
  • visit establishments to evaluate needs or to promote product or service sales
  • answer customers’ questions about products, prices, availability and delivery of products, or credit terms
  • maintain in an organized fashion customer records, using the appropriate computerized process; quote prices, credit terms, or others bid specification as required by employer
  • contact new and existing customers to discuss how specific products or services can meet their needs
  • emphasize product features based on analysis of customers’ needs and on technical knowledge of product capabilities and limitations
  • compute as directed customer delivery date of products and costs
  • assist customers in selecting the correct products to meet their needs, product specifications, and applicable regulations or laws
  • write customer proposals as needed or directed by the CEO
  • complete all required documentation (example: expense and sales reports) that meets professional standards within the company’s office
  • inform customers of estimated delivery schedules, service agreements, verify accuracy of shipped materials, warranties or other information pertaining to purchased products
  • collaborate with other company salesmen to exchange information such as selling strategies and marketing information
  • demonstrate specific product knowledge and feedback about the company’s products and services
  • any other duties as assigned from time to time by the President or V.P. of Operations. In addition, Employee will (a) devote his entire business time, attention, skill, and energy exclusively to the business of the Company; (b) use his commercially reasonable and good faith efforts to promote the success of the Company’s business; and (c) cooperate fully with Company leadership in the advancement of the best interests of the Company.

Sales Engineer Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, or related field
  • Experience in Metallurgy to sell Metallurgical Coke, Anthracite Coal, Petroleum Coke, Graphite, Fluid Coke, and sand to the Steel industry.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with project management solutions a plus
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to listen, understand, educate, and influence customers/potential customers regarding products

Personal Attributes: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

Other Skills & Abilities: 
PC proficiency is essential (Windows environment) and strong working knowledge of Word and Excel is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $120,000.00 /year


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Required travel:

  • 75% (Preferred)

CIDER 2019 Summer Program: Volcanoes

The CIDER 2019 summer program focuses on Volcano Science. Volcanic eruptions are common phenomena and more than 50 volcanic eruptions have occurred in the US alone in the past 31 years. These eruptions can have devastating economic and social consequences. Many volcanic eruptions have precursory signals that last from days to months while the actual eruptive events can last several years or decades. Volcanic eruptions and emissions can modulate climate and affect atmospheric conditions. Volcanoes are pathways of samples and signals to the surface and provide critical information on deep earth processes.


  • Simon Carn, Michigan Tech
  • Tobias Fischer, University of New Mexico
  • Michael Manga, U.C. Berkeley
  • Diana Roman, Carnegie Institution of Science
  • Paul Wallace, University of Oregon
  • Bruce Buffett, U.C. Berkeley, CIDER PI

Week 1 – 4 (June 17 – July 12) Lectures, tutorials and workshop open to advanced graduate students and post-docs, as well as senior participants.

Apply here. Application deadline: February 15th, 2019  Further details will be on the application page.

UC Davis Open Diversity Search

UC Davis was awarded “The Advancing Faculty Diversity Grant” for the purpose of increasing the diversity of ladder rank faculty through open searches conducted in the 2018-19 academic year.

UC Davis’ Office of Academic Affairs is currently conducting eight open-rank searches for tenure-track faculty in coordination with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as the deans of the participating schools/colleges. The searches are college or school-wide, without specification of a specific discipline or department, provided that an applicant’s area of expertise falls within a discipline embodied in the academic unit. Therefore, the successful engineering candidate may be placed into any of the eight engineering departments.

In addition to a strong record of research and teaching excellence, successful candidates will also have an accomplished track record (calibrated to their career stage) of teaching, research or service activities addressing the needs of African-American, Latino(a)/Chicano(a)/Hispanic, and Native American students or communities. Successful candidates will have a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

More information, including how to apply can be found at the following links:


Michigan Tech HuskyLead Kick Off

HuskyLead, a leadership development series for all Michigan Tech students, kicks off for the Spring semester at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 29) in MUB Ballroom B.

Leadership development is essential for all students to truly make an impact on campus and society. These presentations encourage students, from campus leaders and student organization officers to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning techniques, tips and tricks for success.

Jeremiah Baumann, assistant director, Creative and Technology Services will present “Rise Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Better Marketing.” Students will learn to tackle the problem of “same old organization marketing tactics” and focus on getting organizations excited to create some amazing materials to stand out.

Encourage your students to attend this session and the rest of our fantastic line up for the Spring Semester. For more information go to the HuskyLead website or email Beka Horsch.