Day: September 27, 2013

Nominations open for Spring 2014 Finishing Fellowships

Applications for spring 2014 finishing fellowships are now being accepted, and are due no later than 4pm, October 23, 2013 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.  Please note that the required form has changed slightly for this cycle of competition.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for or in Research Only Mode at the time of application.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan. The Graduate School anticipates funding up to ten fellowships with support ranging from $2000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

ORAU provides funding for Lindau Meeting in Germany

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers.  These students will travel to Lindau to participate in discussions with the Nobel Laureates, as well as other graduate students and junior researchers from around the world.

The 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physiology or medicine will be held June 29 through July 4, 2014.   Nomination deadline is Friday, November 1, 2013 4:00 pm, Eastern Time..

The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will be held August 19 through August 23, 2014.  Nomination deadline is Friday, November 15, 2013 4:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Transportation, lodging and registration expenses are arranged and paid for by the sponsoring agencies.  Participants meet in Washington, D.C., for an orientation meeting and travel as a group to Germany.  A student awardee will be committed to travel from June 27 or 28, 2014 until July 5 or 6, 2014.  The final dates will be determined at a later date.

Federal budget uncertainties prohibit a formal announcement of an internal due date for applications.  ORAU member institutions may nominate one student per university.  Your institution will also be invited to nominate additional students by our partnering organizations.

Further information about the program, and the web site for submission of nominations, can be found online at

The meetings will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology and Economics.


  • U.S. citizens currently enrolled at a university as full-time graduate students;
  • Completed by June 2014 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in the discipline of medicine/physiology or a related discipline, but not be planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2014  (Note: eligibility requirements for the Economics Meeting will vary)

We are especially interested in receiving nominations from a diverse group of students, including women, minorities and people with disabilities.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Sam Held ( or me (

Reminder: Pick up your HuskyCard by Monday Sept 30

Pick up your HuskyCard by Monday, Sept. 30, to ensure uninterrupted service!

Michigan Tech is issuing the new HuskyCard to all faculty, staff and students.  Your HuskyCard will be your official Michigan Tech ID card, replacing the existing Tech Express ID.  It will have the same functionality as your Tech Express card, with the additional optional benefit of a prepaid Debit MasterCard, if you choose to register your account.  Additionally, you will be able to receive your student financial aid refunds faster, by having them applied to the HuskyCard.

Everyone using their ID for card readers should obtain their new HuskyCard by Sep. 30, to ensure you will have uninterrupted access to all your buildings and parking.  We are in the process of transitioning existing card readers on campus to new contactless smart chip readers, and the new technology will not support the old Tech Express cards.

To obtain your HuskyCard, stop by the HuskyCard Service Center (Library and IT Service Center) in the J. R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.  Bring your existing Tech Express card or photo identification.

Our goal is to ensure uninterrupted access to the areas in which you currently have and need access.  If you have additional questions, please email For more information about the Michigan Tech HuskyCard, visit HuskyCard.

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Introducing MyMichiganTech

MyMichiganTech is a personalized website that will allow students to quickly and easily see their current student status. You will also be able to get direct access to Gmail, Canvas, banweb and more from MyMichiganTech – think of this as the first place to go every morning! The Graduate School is pleased to introduce it to you and looks forward to receiving your feedback on how we can improve it in the future.

Navigate to and log in with your Username and ISO Password (just like Canvas, e-mail, or any other campus service)

Picture of MMT log in
The login screen for MyMichiganTech

The homepage has news, events, and weather. Click on the “Current Students” tab (outlined in a red box below) to show information about your current status. Depending on the services you use at the University, such as financial aid, or campus housing, different options will appear.

MyMichiganTech welcome screen.
MyMichiganTech welcome screen.

Employment for F-1 and J-1 Students and Scholars Workshop

Thy Yang from the International Programs and Services Office will be conducting a workshop for students entitled, “Employment Options for F-1 and J-1 Students and Scholars” on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Faculty and staff who advise international students are strongly encouraged to attend in order to gain greater insight on the legal challenges and issues faced by our international students seeking to work in the United States.

Topics addressed include:

  • on campus employment
  • co-ops and internships
  • optional practical training (OPT)

We will also discuss special benefits for STEM students after they complete their studies at Michigan Tech.

To register for the workshop, please contact the International Programs and Services office at 7-2160 or

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