Zoe is a third-year majoring in psychology and math. For her immersion experience during summer 2020, Zoe had a global virtual internship through the Spanish company Eloquenz, researching and curating podcasts to help kids learn comprehension and communication skills. Zoe also volunteered this year with the Young Women Leadership Program mentoring middle schoolers.
Lydia is a fourth-year majoring in math. For three summers, she has worked with the Appalachia Service Project (ASP), a non-profit organization that provides home repairs for low-income residents in five states. This summer for her honors project, she designed surveys to gauge general homeowner satisfaction and basic needs, and to track how utility bills change after ASP completes repairs. She is compiling the data from these surveys to improve the organization’s impact and help secure grant funding. Lydia is also on the leadership team of Tech Tutors, a student and alumni-led Covid-19 response to virtually tutor K-12 students.
Avi is a pre-med student majoring in biomedical engineering. She was trained in and volunteered for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program for her immersion. Through this program, she was able to gain clinical experience and give back to the local community. She is also a Pavlis Learning Facilitator this semester.
Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? Do you have questions about voting? Visit the Michigan Tech voter registration drive on Tuesday, September 22, from noon-3 p.m. Bring a valid driver’s license/state ID and a mask, and make sure you know the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
Michigan residents who are unable to make it to the Voter Registration Day event can register to vote online until Monday, Oct. 19. They may also visit any Michigan Secretary of State office. Residents of all states can find voter information at http://www.vote411.org
Last year, Michigan Tech was awarded a bronze seal for excellence in voter engagement, but there’s still a long way to go.
“The (Washington Monthly) listing reflected a significant increase in voter registration, But MTU is still well below our peers. I’d like to increase our numbers so we are above the national average,” said Zach Olson, USG’s Political Affairs Committee chair and a recently named fellow of the Campus Election Engagement Project.
So: visit the drive if you’re not registered to vote, or have questions. And vote this November!
[Portions of this post were excerpted from Tech Today. Read the full article.]