Category: Announcements

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Michigan Tech Gold & Black Give Back: 24-Hour Giving Challenge April 11

Please support the Graduate School Alumni Challenge. If we receive 50 donations of any size the Michigan Tech Alumni Board will donate $5,000 to the Graduate School Emergency Fund. To make your donation on April 11th, please visit the Gold and Black Give Back website, scroll down to the Graduate School Alumni Challenge and click on the trophy icon.

Your donation will be used to assist graduate students with emergencies or financial hardships outside of their control. The Emergency Fund has assisted over 20 graduate students in the last year. We look forward to your support.

Go Huskies!

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tech with a Design Thinking Workshop

Did you know there is a whole ecosystem of resources to tap into for your entrepreneurial and innovative ideas here on campus?
GSG is excited to host a cafe style information session about the resources provided by Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem today, April 3, 2019, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) Room 202. Come learn about how graduate students can get involved in design thinking, Smartzone, Husky innovate and more!
The cafe information session will be followed by a design thinking workshop where you will get a chance to help GSG in a design thinking exercise about “How might [GSG] improve communication of key information to graduate students?” If you are tired of receiving GSG emails, this is YOUR chance to impact how we disseminate information.
Light refreshments will be provided for attendants.  Registration for the event is required, but there is still plenty of space!! Reserve your spot at the following link:

Exploring Career Options & Managing the Job Search as an International Student – April 10

Professional Development Workshop Sponsored by GSG, and the Graduate School
An interactive workshop discussing various paths graduate students can take with their degrees.  This will also be followed by a condensed version of “Managing the Job Search as an International Student.
See registration link for room and time: https://mtu.libcal.com/event/5018426

Formatting Workshops for Spring 2019

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

Join the Graduate School (gradschool@mtu.edu) for group work hours. These workshops are provided at no charge to students working on a dissertation, thesis, or report. Staff will able to help with the changes required by the Graduate School for these documents in MS Office. Assistance will also be available for converting documents to PDF from Word and how to make simple corrections and check your document in Adobe Acrobat. The workshops will be in rooms with PCs with University software, or you may bring your own laptop. Distance students may contact gradschool@mtu.edu about remote assistance during these times via web conferencing.  If you need additional help outside of these times, please contact the Graduate School.  On a limited basis, one-on-one assistance may be available.

Last day to submit a post-defense document to successfully complete your degree in fall is April 22, 2019 by 4pm EST!

All workshops will be held from on the following dates at the mentioned time:

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 2:05-3:55 p.m. | Library 242
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 |2:05-3:55 p.m. | EERC 723
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 2:05-3:55 p.m. | Library 242

Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Scholarship

Do you know of students who are looking to:

  • Engage in community service locally
  • Build hands-on skills and knowledge in community health and wellness
  • Join a learning community that reflects on community service, health and wellness

Students interested in contributing to the health and wellness of the local community should consider applying for the Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Scholarship.

Undergraduate scholarship recipients will receive $500 for the semester they participate in the program. Graduate scholarship recipients will receive $1,000.

Students will partner with a service-oriented organization, such as those that address health care, food security, mental health, obesity, health education or environmental health.

Residents of the Upper Peninsula are especially encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration. Check out our site for more detailed information on eligibility and how to apply.

This scholarship opportunity is made possible through the generosity of the Superior Health Foundation, and all enrolled Michigan Tech students may apply.

The application deadline is Monday, April 15.

If you have any questions, contact Kari Henquinet.

2019 Ford C3 Contest is Open!

On behalf of Farah Harb, Ford Fund Global  Education Programs Analyst, we invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 Ford College Community Challenge (C3), an innovative national challenge-grant initiative.  As a member of the Ford Blue Oval Network, you understand the importance of community-enriching projects for individuals and students.

This grant is designed to work with colleges to catalyze student-led, neighborhood-building projects that address pressing local needs through the theme “Making Lives Better.” Ford will choose up to 10 outstanding proposals that will receive a $25,000 grant to implement their ideas.

How to Enter

We look forward to reading your ideas. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for Ford C3-related news.

If you have any questions, please direct emails  to  fordscholarscampbellmarketing.services

Nominations open for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships

Applications are being sought for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships, a program funded by the State of Michigan.  Applications are due no later than 4pm on April 3, 2019 for funding starting in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019.  KCP fellowships provide students up to $20,000 (MS students) or $35,000 (PhD students) to pursue their degrees.  Funds may be used to support students (or faculty/staff) pursuing degrees at Michigan Tech.  For Michigan Tech students, the Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.

The purpose of the King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of academically and economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education.

Complete information about eligibility criteria and materials needed for an application is available on our web page.