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
- Visit the Ford C3 Contest Page
- Download the available proposal and budget templates
- Submit your proposal email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. EST, April 3, 2019
If you have any questions, please direct emails to fordscholarscampbellmarketing.services
GSG Academic Seminar
Peter Larsen, MTU’s Director of Research Development, will lead a workshop about the process of applying for external grants.
See registration link for room and time: https://mtu.libcal.com/event/5018079
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.
Orders placed after February 24:
Masters Set $120.00 plus expedited shipping (plus tax)
PhD Set $140.00 plus expedited shipping (plus tax)
Orders placed after March 20th at 12:00pm are not guaranteed to arrive before the commencement ceremony.
Daniel J Trepal
As a previous graduate of Michigan Tech’s Industrial Archaeology Masters program, I returned to Michigan Tech and the Social Sciences department to undertake my doctoral studies due to the excellent student support, interdisciplinary research opportunities, and the unique benefits of living and working on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Having previously spent nearly a decade working as a professional archaeologist specializing in the study of industrial landscapes, my doctoral research embraces a more interdisciplinary approach influenced by Spatial History and the Digital Humanities. I focus on studying postindustrial urban landscapes and their constituent communities from a historical, spatial, big data based perspective using GIS and other geospatial technologies.
It is a great privilege to receive the Finishing Fellowship; I look forward to wrapping up my dissertation this spring and moving on to a new set of challenges. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my advisor, Dr. Don Lafreniere, my committee members, and all of the Michigan Tech faculty and fellow students who have supported me in many valuable ways as a student and colleague.
I am a second-year PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering program, although I never intended to pursue a graduate education when I first came to Michigan Tech. I came to this school as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2013 with an associate degree in hand, intent on earning a bachelor’s in 2-3 years and obtaining a job – any job – in the medical device industry. Four years, an undergrad degree, and a newfound love of physics later, I became first a masters and then a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering department.
My research focuses on a novel medical imaging technique called elastography, which is used to noninvasively quantify tissue stiffness distributions in vivo. Specifically, I am interested in combining optical and ultrasound elastography techniques in order to create an improved system that has potential applications in both research and clinical environments.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the DeVlieg Foundation and the Graduate Dean Awards Advisory Panel for the support that has been provided to me for the summer of 2019. This financial support will allow me to concentrate efforts on developing instrumentation, gathering experimental data, and publishing results. Consequently, this support will also further my overarching goal of creating a useful, portable, and readily available diagnostic imaging system. I would also like to thank: the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs Committee for their recommendation; my advisors, Dr. Jingfeng Jiang and Dr. Sean J. Kirkpatrick, for their guidance and support; and Mr. David Rosen for his assistance with this project.
I am a fourth year PhD student in Biological Sciences. My research investigates life history variation in trout populations, which may be a mechanism for adapting to changing environments. Data is obtained by individually tagging fish with RFID tags and operating in-stream antenna stations to rack moments throughout a watershed. I look forward to working under the DeVlieg fellowship this summer to wrap up field work in the nearby Pilgrim River and prepare manuscripts for publication.
U.S Department of Energy DOE Scholars Program at the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
Now Accepting Applications
What is ARPA E?
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is devoted exclusively to support research and development of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.
Why should I apply?
Being selected as a DOE Scholar at ARPA-E offers the following benefits:
- Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
- Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
- Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities related to defining commercialization pathways for high-impact technology development programs
- Hands-on experience in experience in advancing the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market applications in a fast-paced environment
- Identification of career goals and opportunities
- Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts
- Be a U.S. citizenship
- Have a Master’s or Ph.D degree or be pursuing a graduate level degree (preferably MBA or technical degree M.S./Ph.D. with a business focus)
Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion in a specific energy program area and must be comfortable and be able to complete tasks independently. Candidate must have strong written and oral communication abilities, as well as an interest in energy and energy technologies.
How to Apply
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at:
For more information about the DOE Scholars Program: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars
Professional Development Workshop Sponsored by GSG, and the Graduate School
Dr. Puspalatha Murthy, Dean of the Graduate School will lead an interactive session on how to negotiate a job offer.
See registration link for room and time: https://mtu.libcal.com/event/5018144