Day: October 17, 2011

GSG Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following students who received Fall Travel Grants from Graduate Student Governement (GSG):


  • Abhishek Prasad
  • Alicia Sawdon
  • Amber Roth
  • Anieri Morales
  • Anne Pond
  • Aytug Genioglu
  • Bo Zhang
  • Boyi Hao
  • Carley Kratz
  • Chris DeDene
  • Chungja Yang
  • Colin Gurganus
  • David Clanaugh
  • Elisa Piispa
  • Emily Gochis
  • Eric Wessel Dyke
  • Erika Vye
  • Felicia Chong
  • Hans Lechner
  • Hilary Morgan
  • Jianqiu Zheng
  • Joe Licauoli
  • Joshua Richardson
  • Justin Olson
  • Kaela Leonard
  • Kassidy Nikolf Yatso
  • Kevin Cassell
  • Kevin Kruse
  • Khatereh Vaghefi
  • Lauren Schaefer
  • Lisa Watrous
  • Michael Tikivisulu
  • Miguel Carbonell Munoz
  • Natasha Hagadone
  • Nathan Carpenter
  • Nishantha Eleneligoda
  • Patricia Nadeau
  • Qiaoyn Lu
  • Ram Deo
  • Rosa Flores
  • Saikat Mukhopadhyay
  • Sarah Shaun
  • Tayloria Adams
  • Wen Hee Yeo
  • Wilfred Previant


  • Amberlee Haselhuhn
  • Andrew Baker
  • Helen Ranck
  • Karl Warsinski

The Spring Travel Grant submissions are now open.  Students traveling to a conference during the Spring semester are encouraged to submit an application.

Nominations open to attend the 62nd Meeting of Nobel Laureates

Nominations are now closed for students to attend the 62nd Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 1 to July 6, 2012.

To be eligible, a student:

  • Must have completed by June 2012 at least two years of doctoral study
  • Must be studying physics or a related discipline
  • Must not plan to complete a dissertation prior to December 31, 2012
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be a full-time graduate student
  • Must be participating in a research project
  • Must be nominated by the student’s advisor

Advisors may nominate a student by submitting the following items to Debra Charlesworth no later than 4pm on November 4, 2012:

  • One page resume of the student
  • One page statement by the student on why participation in the meeting is important for the student’s graduate education
  • One page letter of reference by the student’s mentor

ORAU will select students based on the following criteria.  Students must:

  • Show a genuine interest in science and research
  • Show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies and to interdisciplinary work
  • Have a strong letter of recommendation
  • Be in the top of their class
  • Show excellent academic accomplishments
  • Have produced some very good research work.

Michigan Tech may forward two nominations to ORAU for consideration.   Learn more about the meeting online.

GLBTQ Workshops Scheduled

Robyn Ochs, writer, speaker and activist, will present two free lectures on Tuesday, Oct. 18, as part of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (GLBTQ) history month.

The first workshop, “Loosening the Gender Girdle: How Gender Affects You,” will be held at 3 p.m. in Memorial Union Ballroom A. Ochs will discuss the cultural implications of gender and the ways gender helps shape our perception of the world.

The second workshop, “Beyond Binaries: Identity and the Sexuality Spectrum,” will be at 7 p.m. also in Ballroom A. Ochs will explore sexual identity–its construction, our own self-perceptions and perceptions of others.

GLBTQ history month is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Keweenaw Pride, oSTEM, the Michigan Tech Safe Place Program, the Tech Parents Annual Fund, Housing and Residential Life, the Affirmative Programs Office and the Arcus Foundation.

For more information, contact Renee Wells, coordinator of GLBTQ outreach, at 487-2920 or at