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Post-Doctoral Researcher in High-Throughput Computational Screening of CO2 Capture Materials

A highly motivated post-doctoral associate is sought to participate in the development of a new, innovative high-throughput computational tool suite for the prediction of materials properties in carbon capture materials. Specifically, the goals of this project will be to simulate a large database of materials and their associated carbon-capture-relevant properties and coordinate with the tool set of the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) in order to optimize on carbon capture material and process simultaneously.

For more information, please visit http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

 

Fall 2015 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2015 finishing fellowships are now being accepted, and are due no later than 4pm, June 8, 2015 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

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 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.

Reminder: Public Events for Provost Candidate Jacqueline Huntoon

As a candidate for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jacqueline Huntoon will be conducting the following events open to the University community; all are welcome to participate in any event, regardless of their intended focus audience:

Open forum (faculty and staff): Today from 2 to 3 p.m., MUB Ballroom A

Open forum (students): Tomorrow from 1 to 2 p.m., Dow 641

Discussion with women at Michigan Tech: Tomorrow, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., East Reading Room of the Library

Please take part in as many of the activities with each candidate as possible, and provide your input to the search committee through the website.

You’re invited – open forums for Provost candidates

The candidates for provost will each be presenting two open forums, one intended primarily for faculty and staff and one intended for students, although anyone can attend either.  A website http://www.mtu.edu/provostsearch/ is kept updated and provides links to surveys for your comments.  We encourage you to become familiar with the candidates and let us know your thoughts.
These are the dates and times for the open forums (subject to change):

Bruce Seely:
Thursday, April 2, 2015       2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)         MUB Ballroom A
Friday, April 3, 2015            1:00-2:00 p.m,  Open Forum (Students)                  M&M 115

Jacqueline Huntoon:
Monday, April 6, 2015         2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)        MUB Ballroom A
Tuesday, April 7, 2015        1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum  (Students)                M&M 115
Gary Sieck:
Monday, April 13, 2015        2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)       MUB Ballroom A
Tuesday, April 14, 2015       1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum  (Students)               M&M 115
Debra Larson:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015        2:00-3:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Faculty & Staff)      MUB Ballroom A

Wednesday, April 22, 2015   1:00-2:00 p.m.  Open Forum (Students)               M&M 115

Formatting help available for dissertations, theses, and reports

Are you working on formatting corrections for your dissertation, thesis, or report?  Do you need help?

Join Harriet King, coordinator of the Graduate School Communications Assistance Program for group work hours in the Library. These workshops are provided at no charge to students working on a dissertation, thesis, or report. Harriet is skilled with MS Office, Open Office, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, and can provide group tutoring and assistance during these open times – all sessions will be held in Library 242:

  • Monday, April 13, 2015, noon-3pm
  • Tuesday, April 14,2015,  7-9pm
  • Friday, April 17, 2015, noon-3pm
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2-5pm
  • Monday, April 20, 2015, noon-3pm
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7-9pm
  • Friday April 24, 2015, noon-3pm
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2-5pm
  • Monday,  April 27, 2015, 10am-4pm (Submission deadline for spring 2015 at 4pm)
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015, noon-3pm

These rooms are equipped with PCs with University software, or you may bring your own laptop.

If you need additional help or prefer one-on-one assistance, please contact Harriet to arrange for times and inquire about the services available.

Copyright and Patent Workshops for Grad Students

The series has been updated to include additional, practical information and experience about patents with campus experts and the library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Students gain an understanding also of copyright and authorship as it pertains to their theses and dissertations and other publication matters.

When: Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 Feb 19-April 5 (total of 3 sessions)
What:

  • No credit and no cost
  • Emphasizes academic publishing and patent searching
  • Blended group learning experience using Canvas
  • Dinner Served!
  • Certificate of completion
  • Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • This will be the final semester in this format.

For more information, see this flyer: NSF Poster Spring 2015v1 (2)

To register, go here

Register Now for EndNote Workshops

EndNote is a citation management software that helps you easily create and manage bibliographic information and incorporate references into your writing.The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering introductory EndNote workshops.  EndNote software is free to all current Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff.

Seating for these workshops is limited and registration is required. Visit the library’s Workshops calendar to register.

Tuesday, Feb. 3:

1:00–2:15 p.m. EndNote Basic

  • No prior knowledge of EndNote is necessary
  • create and manage references using EndNote
  • construct an EndNote Library in order to effectively organize references
  • create custom and smart groups to efficiently manage references

2:15–3:00 p.m. EndNote Cite As You Write

  • Attending EndNote Basic, or having prior knowledge with the EndNote Library, is recommended
  • incorporate EndNote Library citations into a written MS Word document in the particular style your manuscript requires
  • learn how to locate and import specialized output styles.

Additional sessions will be held on Feb. 12 and March 5, with EndNote Basic from 5:00-6:15 p.m. and EndNote Cite As You Write from 6:15-7:00 p.m.

Our instruction room has EndNote X7.2 on Windows workstations. Attendees may bring their own laptops with EndNote X7.2 downloaded prior to the session. Visit the library’s EndNote LibGuide to download.

Originally posted in Tech Today (1/28/2015)

Summer 2015 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for summer 2015 finishing fellowships are now being accepted, and are due no later than 4pm, February 19, 2015 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

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.

Seminar on Submitting your Dissertation, Thesis, or Report

Students planning on finishing a dissertation, thesis, or report in spring 2015 or summer 2015 are invited a seminar designed to help students understand the submission process and answer questions about it. Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time, or information on how to join us online.

If you are unable to join us, this seminar will be taped and available online after the event.

Information on submitting, formatting, and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.