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2nd annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) are pleased to announce that they will sponsor a maximum of 20 young researchers to attend the 2nd annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany, from September 21 through 26, 2014.

All nominations must be submitted before Monday, March 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm, Eastern Time.  Further information about the program, including the Web site for submission of nominations, can be found online.

Specific eligibility criteria and a nomination form may be found on our web site:  http://www.orau.org/hlf.

All applicants to the U.S. delegation must also apply to attend to the HLF Foundation at  http://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/call-for-application.


EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards

Solar research opportunities for recent Ph.D. graduates!

The SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards support innovative solar research by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied R&D at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014


Graduate Internship Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Computational Data Analytics Research Group (CDAG) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has multiple openings for Graduate Interns in the field of Data Analytics Research.

The Computing and Computational Science Directorate (CCSD) at ORNL oversees ORNL’s store of computing power and its talented staff of computational scientists and mathematicians.  CCSD has multiple Graduate Internship openings in the fields of:

  • High-Performance File Systems and Storage
  • Communications Middleware
  • HPC Languages and Tools (programming languages, compilers, runtimes, and tools for high-performance computers)
  • Large-Scale and Data-Intensive, Collaborative, Scientific Applications


Accepting applications for Benjamin and Cherie Gubin Scholarship

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation offers several scholarships to Kalamazoo County (Michigan) and Van Buren County (Michigan) students.

Students can apply, prior to March 31, 2014, using our online eGrant scholarship application

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Kalamazoo County resident during senior year in high school or graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school
  • Enrolling or enrolled full time in an accredited master’s, Ph.D. or professional degree program such as law or medicine
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement and potential for success at the graduate level
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Additional Gubin Scholarship information is available at: http://www.kalfound.org/Scholarships/OurScholarships/tabid/230/s/1001/Default.aspx

Contact Information:
151 S. Rose Street, Suite 332
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-381-4416
www.kalfound.org
Kalamazoo Community Foundation


Alumnus makes Surprising Finds on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

He’s digging up the past–somewhere between 200 BC and 400 AD–in an unexpected archaeological excavation in downtown Charlotte Amalie on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.

David Hayes, who got his MS in Industrial Archaeology from Michigan Tech in 2000, is principal investigator for a year-old dig that began when he noticed pottery popping out of a highway improvement site. The highway work was stopped, and the pieces have since been dated to early ceramic makers and farmers of the Saladoid era, 2000 to 1,400 years ago.


10th ESC/BRC Student Research Forum Seeking Submissions

The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center invite graduate and undergraduate students conducting research related to ecology, the environment or biotechnology to submit titles and abstracts for poster presentation for the 10th Annual ESC/BRC Student Research Forum sponsored by both centers and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

The event will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, Mar. 19, in the Atrium of the UJ Noblet Forestry Building.

Please note, the abstracts are due Feb. 25.


Lunch and Learn: Taking Sleep to Heart

Jason Carter, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, will present a lunch and learn titled “Taking Sleep to Heart” on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 12 to 1 p.m., in Admin 404.

Sleep is the third pillar of health. Some studies indicate 70 percent of adolescents are sleep deprived. Other studies draw connections to asthma, diabetes, and increasing chances for strokes and heart attacks. It is also known that alcohol use negatively impacts sleep apnea.


Tech Gives Minnesota Communities’ History Back to Them

A PhD candidate in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology at Michigan Tech has given the residents of Minnesota’s Cuyuna Range a unique gift–a glimpse into the history of their own communities. Fred Sutherland is researching the history of the Cuyuna Range, an iron mining region between Brainerd and Aitkin, Minn., for his PhD dissertation. Earlier this month, he presented a summary of findings from a survey of nearly 900 historic buildings and sites along the Cuyuna Range.


Michigan Tech: Nation’s Snowiest Campus!

It took some initiative from the proud Michigan Tech family, but our campus has claimed its rightful place on the top of the snowbank.

Accuweather initially ignored Michigan Tech in its ranking of ten snowiest campuses, but when many people registered “copious responses,” they changed their listing, and we became number one.

The story appeared on the Accuweather site and Inside Higher Ed, and the folks from Syracuse and Oswego took their demotion to number two in stride.

Published in Tech Today.


Michigan Tech Software Distribution Center Launched

Michigan Tech IT has launched a new site for students, faculty and staff to download software packages available to them for installation on their personal computers. Software includes Matlab, AutoCad, ChemBioDraw, EndNote, Microsoft Office and more.

To see a list of available software, login to www.it.mtu.edu/downloads, using your Michigan Tech ISO username and password.