Day: January 29, 2010

Nominations Open for Dean’s Fellowships

Nominations are now open for the Graduate School Dean’s Fellowship.  Nominations are due no later than 4pm on March 1, 2010 in the Graduate School.

This fellowship assists with the recruitment of highly talented applicants to Michigan Tech’s PhD programs.

Please see our web page for full details on eligibility and the application procedure.  Questions may be directed to Debra Charlesworth.

Business Plan Competition Deadline Approaches

Want to see your business ideas grow? Enter the first Michigan Tech Business Plan Competition.

Wednesday, February 3, is the registration deadline for the competition, hosted by Michigan Tech’s Institute for Global Learning and Entrepreneurship, the School of Business and Economics and the Michigan Tech SmartZone. Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students as well as Finlandia University students are eligible to enter.

If you’re interested in entering a team, send an email to by 5 p.m., Wednesday. In the email, list the names and email addresses of all team members and a one paragraph summary of your business idea.

Ten teams will be selected to present their plans to a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places.

Announced in Tech Today

Call for Abstracts for the Annual ESC/BRC Graduate Research Forum

Graduate students from any department conducting research related to ecology, the environment or biotechnology are invited to submit titles and abstracts for poster presentations at the sixth annual ESC/BRC Graduate Research Forum from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, March 26, in the atrium of the UJ Noblet Forestry Building.

The purpose of the forum is to allow graduate students working in these fields an opportunity to present their research, provide valuable experience preparing for regional or national meetings, showcase new results and find out what others are doing.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to as an attachment in Word by noon, Friday, March 5.

Posters will need to be set up by noon, Thursday, March 25, to allow time for judging, and there will be a pizza social following the forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

A poster presentation workshop will be given by David Flaspohler (SFRES) and Erik Lilleskov (SFRES) from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in the Noblet Forestry Building G002.

For more information, contact Jill Fisher at .