The procedures will be rolled out in a phased fashion to give students, faculty, and staff adequate time to prepare for the implementation.
Students planning on finishing a thesis or dissertation this semester or next semester are invited a seminar designed to help students understand current procedures and answer student questions.
Join Debra Charlesworth on May 19th at 2:30pm to learn about the submission process from start to finish.
Faculty and staff who work with students completing a thesis or dissertation are also invited to attend.
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the location and a reminder of the date and time. Space is limited, so register early!
If you are unable to join us, this seminar will be taped and will be available online shortly after the event.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that Jennifer Heglund was Michigan Tech’s nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis Award. Ms. Heglund was nominated by her advisor, Dr. B. Barkdoll of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her thesis, “Effects of Climate Change Induced Heavy Precipitation Events on Sediment Transport in Lower Michigan Rivers” modeled the potential effects of climate change, particularly heavy rainfall, on sediment transport in rivers. Increased sediment transport could have an effect on erosion along rivers, and the models Ms. Heglund developed could be used for planning and land management. Ms. Heglund is currently employed by Northeast Technical Services in Virginia, Minnesota.
Fifty-one theses in the midwest were nominated for the award, and although her work was not recognized as the award recipient, it was well received by the reviewers. One reviewer commented, “I enjoyed reading this thesis – it’s a pleasure to see such a complete approach to a problem.”
Seth DePasqual was also nominated by his advisor, Dr. T. Scarlett, on behalf of the Social Sciences Department. His advisor described his thesis as, “…a study of the evolution of an early 20th century mining system in Spitsbergen as applied by Boston-based Arctic Coal Company.”
The committee to evaluate the nominees consisted of graduate faculty representing a broad range of graduate programs: M. Neuman (Biomedical Engineering), S. Martin (Social Sciences), R. Froese (School of Forestry Resources & Environmental Science), B. Davis (School of Technology) and G. Campbell (School of Business and Economics). Next year’s competition will consider applicants who have completed their degrees between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010. An application consists of a recommendation letter from the advisor and an electronic copy of the thesis. Please consider nominating your MS students next year.
Michelle Mitcham, assistant professor, Psychological and Social Foundations, University of South Florida, will speak on “Beyond the B.S.: Graduation to Dissertation,” at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in the Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. She will talk about navigating graduate school.
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