The Graduate Student Support Group will meet weekly, starting Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in Counseling Services. This is open to Tech graduate students who may be suffering from some of the challenges associated with graduate school, like working in isolation, procrastination, impostor syndrome, and feeling overwhelmed. Connect with others around the unique experience of advanced education and exchange coping ideas, gain perspective and find some balance as you manage with the demands of grad school.Please contact Pat Frueh at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions and would like to join the group.
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Applications for summer 2020 PHF Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, March 3, 2020 to the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online. Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:
- Must be a PhD student participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission.
- Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.
- Must be 2 years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
- Must not be a prior recipient of a PHF Graduate Assistantship.
Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).
These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:
- health research and technology development
- health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
- rural healthcare access, informatics, and assessment of care
Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.
Applications for summer 2020 finishing fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, March 4, 2020 to the Graduate School. Please email applications to email@example.com.
Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online. Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:
- Must be a PhD student.
- Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
- Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
- Must be a PhD candidate eligible for the research mode tuition rate 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.
New graduate students to Michigan Tech are invited to Smart Start. In Smart Start, we’ll introduce students to resources and policies to assist them to have a successful start to their graduate career. It will be especially useful for students in their first year, but all students are welcome to attend. The seminar will be streamed for off campus students and recorded.
The seminar will be on January 15, 2020 beginning at 2:05pm in MUB Ballroom A. Please register online to receive streaming information and reminders to attend.
It will be taped and available online for those unable to attend in person.
Students who are completing a dissertation, thesis, or report are invited to join the Graduate School to learn about the resources available to them to assist in scheduling their defense, formatting their documents, and submitting their documents. In one afternoon, you can learn everything you need to be successful and complete your degree in a timely fashion! Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend. Attend the entire event, or stop in for the seminar that interests you.
- When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 1 – 5pm (see detailed schedule below)
- Who: Students completing a dissertation, thesis or report; faculty and staff who assist students with submission
- Where: MUB Ballroom A; (register to attend online and receive participation instructions)
- Registration: Please register to receive handouts via email or attend online. The seminar will be available online as well as on campus.
If you are unable to join us, the event will be taped and available online after the event. The previous semester’s seminars are always available online.
- 1 – 2pm – Submission 101
Learn what is required to submit your document to the Graduate School and the deadlines for the upcoming semester. Best for students who are completing their degree this semester or next semester.
- 2 – 2:45pm – Formatting 101: Using the Guide and Word Template
Learn how to find what you need in the Guide and use a Word template to create a perfectly formatted document the first time. LaTeX resources will be referenced, but not emphasized.
- 2:45 – 3pm: Break
Enjoy snacks and network with other attendees
- 3 – 3:45pm: Formatting 102: Checking and fixing your document
Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to check your document to ensure it meets our formatting requirements and correct it without recreating the PDF.
- 3:45-4:45pm: Formatting 103: Copyright for your dissertation, thesis, and report
Learn how to use copyrighted materials in your document, including papers you have published as well as materials created by someone else.
- 4:45 – 5pm: Final questions
Have a question that hasn’t been answered yet? We’ll be available to answer any additional questions you have.
PhD Defense: Christopher Adams
Co-advisors: Casey Huckins and Amy Marcarelli
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Life History Variation in Migratory Salmonid Populations
Master’s Defense: Shreyans Subhash Sethia
Advisor: Jeffrey Naber
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Radio Frequency Studies of Soot Loading and Ammonia Storage on a Diesel Particulate Filter with a SCR Catalyst Coating
Master’s Defense: Johanna Thill
Advisor: Craig Friedrich
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Generative Design in Energy Efficient Buildings
Master’s Defense: Christine Wood
Advisor: Jennifer Becker
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Modeling the Transfer and Transformation of Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Precursor Compounds During Wastewater Treatment Via the Biowin 6.0 Platform
Master’s Defense: Ikenna Henry Ozofor
Co-advisors: Timothy Eisele and Andre Da Costa
Tuesday, 12/17/2019 10:00 am
Chem Sci 201
Towards Efficient Water Treatment: Mechanism of Colloidal Fouling of Ultrafiltration Membranes