Day: January 18, 2010

Seminar (Jan 21): Submitting your thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School

Are you planning on finishing your thesis or dissertation spring or summer 2010?  Do you assist students submitting theses or dissertations?  If you answered yes to either of those questions, please join the Graduate School at our next seminar designed to help students, faculty, and staff better understand current procedures and have all of their questions answered.

Join Debra Charlesworth of the Graduate School for a description of online submission of a thesis or dissertation from start to finish. This seminar will be useful to students preparing their documents as well as faculty and staff who assist students.  The seminar will be January 21st at 4:00pm.

Please register for the event at our online registration site:

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time.  Space is limited, so register early!

If you are unable to join us, please see our online seminar presented on May 21st.  Please note that the forms “TD-Bindery” and “Life after Michigan Tech” that were described in the seminar are now combined into one form titled the “Degree Completion Form.”

Summer Undergraduate/Graduate Research Programs

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates:

NIH Summer Internship Programs:

GREAT Group Summer Undergraduate/Graduate Research Programs for Biomedical Students:

Search Pathways Undergraduate/Graduate/Postdoc Research Summer Opportunities:

If you are interested in looking for a summer research experience/program, please contact Jodi Lehman (

Motivate Michigan Initiative: An idea-based competition

As you know, the State of Michigan has been hit very hard by this recession.
CIBER Inc. along with our partners is giving you the opportunity to help improve
Michigan’s economy.   We would like to request your creativity and ideas on how
to help restore Michigan to its former glory, and as a result, you could win one
of 10 scholarships.

The “Motivate Michigan” initiative is an idea-based competition designed for
economic impact.  It is open to students in accredited Michigan colleges and
universities.  T eams and individual students are encouraged to submit ideas
online.  The ideas will be judged on creativity, originality, practicality, and
the potential economic impact to the state of Michigan.

Our committee will determine the top 10 ideas which will be posted online to
allow the general public to vote for the best idea.  The five students that
receive the most votes will then present their ideas to a panel of judges
consisting of representatives from our corporate sponsors (including Comerica,
Meijer, MEDC and others).  Winners will receive one of ten possible scholarships
ranging from 1% to 40% of the scholarship pool, which is currently at $71,000.

The winning idea will undergo a feasibility test and an implementation plan will
be developed, free of charge by CIBER Inc.

For more information or to s ubmit your ideas go to
during the months of January and February.  All entries must be submitted no
later than February 26, 2010.   Complete contest rules are available at

Students have always been seen as the innovators and our hope for the future.
That future has finally come.  Think of the next big idea and you could be a part
of the economic turn-around in Michigan (and win a scholarship).