Scholarship Opportunities for Engineering Juniors, Seniors and Grad Applicants

The Michigan Tech Sustained Support to Ensure Engineering Degrees (SSEED) program (funded by NSF S-STEM) is in its second year of four. In 2011-12, the program awarded 33 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to engineering juniors and seniors. The program awarded five fellowships of $8,000 each to first-year engineering graduate students.

The purpose of the undergraduate scholarships is to improve the retention of upper division engineering students who have financial need and other risk factors that make it difficult to complete their degrees. The purpose of the graduate fellowships is to improve the recruitment of women and minorities to graduate study in engineering.

In 2012-13, the program will again award up to 35 undergraduate scholarships and five graduate fellowships. The program also features mentoring and professional development opportunities. The application deadline is March 15 for undergraduate scholarships and May 1 for graduate fellowships. Share this information with qualified students.

For more information, see SSEED, or contact Michele Miller at 487-3025 or at mhmiller@mtu.edu .


Celebrate E-Week Feb. 19-25, 2012

Michigan Tech celebrated National Engineers Week 2012 February 19-25.

National Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. For the past 60 years, National Engineers Week (E-Week) has been celebrated each February around the time of George Washington’s birthday, February 22, because Washington is considered by many to be the first US engineer. Each year the national celebration grows, and this year Michigan Tech will jump head first into E-Week with 30 different engineering events on campus for all to enjoy. Continue reading






ArcelorMittal Alum On Campus: Recruiting and Giving Back

(Left to right): Ryan Hoagland ’98 EE; Mark Plichta, MSE chair; Paul Sanders, MSE; Adam Johnson, Corporate Partnerships; Joe Nowosad ’87 metallurgical and materials engineering; Jim Turnquist, Career Services director; Jim Frendewey, School of Technology dean; Bill Lepak ’90 EE; Rick Berkey, College of Engineering; Not pictured: Kate Nowosad, freshman; Chad Arney, J. R. Van Pelt and Opie Library. Joe Nowosad ’87 was on campus this week for some recruiting and a check presentation on behalf of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. They also had a nice display in the library. Joe had a successful recruiting session during the Career Fair, too. He’ll be offering some twenty students positions at the company, and there are more internships, too. “We have many baby boomers retiring who we must replace,” he said. Looks like he came to the right place.




High School Enterprise Lauded

Square One Education Network has honored Michigan Tech’s High School Enterprise as a “model program” that is an example of “outstanding collaborative partnerships between K-12 education and postsecondary education.” The award, “Winning Combination in Education,” was bestowed Aug. 17 at the group’s Synergy Summit 2011 in Ypsilanti. Last year Purdue University received the recognition.

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