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GSG and the CTL to Host Teaching Seminar for GTAs and GTIs

The Graduate Student Government (GSG), in collaboration with the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning, is hosting a seminar for GTAs and GTIs who will be teaching in the Fall 2020 semester.

This virtual event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 20). Topics such as teaching resources, safety, student engagement and classroom policies will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Mike Meyer from the CTL will lead the session. Please feel free to submit any questions you may have in advance on this document. We hope to see you there.

Register here. Link to the Zoom meeting.


GSG Professional Development Workshop – Publishing Your Research

Join the Graduate Student Government for a professional development workshop designed to prepare you to navigate the publication process from 4 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Nov. 20) in Admin 404. Many graduate students are unaware of the issues, complications, and amount of time involved in the publication process until they actually begin to prepare or submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

GSG is continuing its 2019 professional development series with a professional development workshop entitled “Publishing Your Research.” This workshop will consist of an informal panel discussion with on-campus journal contributors and reviewers. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain useful tips and advice regarding manuscript preparation and submission, publication timelines, and addressing reviewer comments.

This event is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Refreshments provided. Space is limited so be sure to register here for the event.


Three Minute Thesis

GSG is pleased to announce that registration for this years Three Minute Thesis competition is currently open. This year’s competition is on Wednesday, November 6th. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. This contest is open to all grad students – PhD/MS (thesis, report, or coursework.)

Registration closes October 23rd, at 11:59 PM.

Preliminary rounds: MUB Ballroom, 12-4 PM

Final round: Continental Fire Co, 6-8 PM.

We invite and encourage all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition and help make it a success. For full event information and the registration link please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

Graduate Student Government


Three Minute Thesis Winners

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, held on Oct. 12, featured 10 speakers from departments across the University.  The competition encourages graduate students to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Six of the students who participated advanced from the preliminary heats to compete in the finals. The winner of the competition, who will advance to the Midwestern Association of Graduate School’s 3MT Competition in April, was Divya Kamath’s presentation on improving water quality with aquesous phase advanced oxidation processes. Muraleekrishnan Menon’s presentation on improving wind turbine rotors using active flow-control devices took second. The audience selected Leigh Miller’s presentation on the protection of clean water in Panama as their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

The event was sponsored by the Graduate Student Government and the Graduate School. Thank you to all of the judges, volunteers and competitors who helped make the event a success. Originally written by Tyler Capek in TechToday, 10/20/16


Graduate Student Government Travel Grant Deadline

There is still time to apply for the Fall 2014 Graduate Student Government Travel Grants. Travel grants t help subsidize the cost of attending and presenting at conferences. These awards are sponsored by GSG and the Graduate School. For more information, visit the Travel Grants web page.

Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. As part of the application, advisors are sent an email to verify eligibility and approval for student conference attendance. A response to this email is necessary for the application to be considered complete.

For questions, contact GSG Treasurer Jennifer Winikus at jawiniku@mtu.edu.


Graduate Student Government Travel Grant Award Winners for Summer 2014

Travel Grants for Summer 2014 have been awarded. The full list of Graduate recipients can be seen at Travel Grant Results.

Travel grants are awards that help subsidize cost of attending and presenting at conferences. These awards are sponsored by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Graduate School. For more information on Travel Grants, please see Graduate School Travel Grants.

Should you have any questions, contact the GSG Treasure–Jennifer Winnikus at jawiniku@mtu.edu.


Graduate Student Government Travel Grant Award Winners for Spring 2014

Travel grants for spring 2014 have been awarded. The full list of graduate recipients can be accessed online.

Travel grants are awards that help subsidize cost of attending and presenting at conferences. These awards are sponsored by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Graduate School. For more information on travel grants, please visit the webpage.

Should you have any questions, contact the GSG treasurer Jennifer Winikus (jawiniku@mtu.edu).

Published in Tech Today.


Travel Grant Recipients for Summer 2013 Announced

The travel grants for summer 2013 have been awarded. Travel grants are awards that help subsidize the cost of attending and presenting at conferences [sponsored by the Graduate Student Government and Graduate School], for more information of travel grants please check out the website.

The file includes the full list of winners and the statistics. Please note that there are still 10 students that would receive travel grants once their advisor confirms the eligibility. If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Student Government Treasurer, Jenn Winikus (jawiniku@mtu.edu). Congratulations to all graduate students receiving travel grants.

Published in Tech Today.


Graduate Student Government Sponsors Research Colloquium

The Graduate Student Government recently sponsored their annual Graduate Research Colloquium, featuring presentations and posters.  The annual event was capped off by an awards banquet where students and faculty were honored.

Honorees included:

  • Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award presented to Dr. Chris Middlebrook
  • Exceptional Graduate Student Scholar presented to Hessam Ghassemi
  • Exceptional Graduate Student Leader presented to Kevin Cassell
  • Winners of the poster and presentation competition
  • Recent recipients of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship
  • Recent recipients of the Graduate Student Service Award
  • Recent recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

Photographs of the posters and awardees can be found online.