Bob Jacquart, CEO and owner of Jacquart Fabric Products and Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Member, will be speaking at Michigan Tech in the first of an ongoing speaker series that is sponsored by the Pavlis Honors College and the new Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship. Jacquart Fabric Products is the home of the Stormy Kromer. Bob Jacquart was born and raised in Ironwood, MI and acquired the Stormy Kromer brand from the original owner in 2001 when he learned that production of the hats was about to cease. Since 2001, his team has built a globally recognized brand around a U.P. based manufacturing company. Bob will share his experiences and lessons learned in a short presentation followed by a question and discussion session. Bring your friends and stop by the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration Space on the 7th floor of the M&M building in room 722 Thursday, February 25th at 10:30am for a great story and insightful wisdom from a true entrepreneur. Attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to win a Stormy Kromer of their own!
The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute is inviting applications for their competitive, multi-disciplinary Sustainability Fellowships. The program pairs outstanding students with challenging, diverse projects that will propel the U.S. toward a sustainable, resilient future. Fellows receive mentorship, unique networking opportunities as well as a $6,000 in exchange for their work on various deliverables. Applications are open to students at both the graduate and undergraduate level. There are opportunities for students studying in a wide variety of disciplines including business, law, education, engineering, public affairs, psychology, social work, public health, economics, English, history, political science, sociology, film, journalism, finance, planning, architecture, public relations, environmental studies, sustainability studies, and more. If you are interested in applying, visit the University of New Hampshire’s site to learn more. Applications close this Tuesday, February 23rd at midnight.
Graduating students and post-grads, don’t miss this unique opportunity to make a social impact in Detroit and connect to great job opportunities through a program called Challenge Detroit. Over the course of a year, Challenge Detroit Fellows live, work, play, give and lead in Detroit. They work for top regional companies, while partnering monthly with nonprofits to address issues and opportunities facing the community.
Students that are interested in learning more about Challenge Detroit are welcome to email The Challenge Detroit Team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at www.challengedetroit.org/application now through 11:59pm on March 6, 2016.
Go Overseas just announced that they are sponsoring two scholarships for students to study abroad in Ireland for a semester. One undergraduate and one graduate student will win a scholarship for $15,000. The scholarship must be used during the 2016/2017 academic year (Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017). Click on this link to apply now, because the deadline is March 4th!
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. This type of experience prepares U.S. students for an increasingly global economy. The Gilman Scholarship seeks students from a diverse range of private and public institutions all over the country across all 50 states. The selection process is highly competitive. Good news for Michigan Tech students, the Gilman panel looks for STEM majors!
Benjamin A. Gilman, retired New York congressman and the scholarship’s namesake, once said, “Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates. Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”
If you are interested in applying, visit the website here for more information. The deadline to apply for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016-17 is March 1st.
Programs Offered in Global Technological Leadership, Peace Corps Prep, and More
Are you interested in joining a community of self-motivated, independent-thinking students who take charge of their education and full advantage of all that Michigan Tech has to offer? If so, consider applying to the Pavlis Honors College’s Scholars and Leaders Programs. All motivated and committed undergraduate students in good academic standing are invited, regardless of GPA. The current application window will remain open until March 1 for students wishing to join the college in fall, 2016.
All Scholars and Leaders students take core courses, participate in an immersion experience, and carry out an honors project. The Scholars and Leaders Programs offer multiple pathways for students to complete the requirements for Pavlis Honors College designation on their diplomas and transcripts as well as special recognition in the graduation program.
One pathway is the well-established Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership which is designed to prepare students to become successful leaders through focused coursework and interdisciplinary, team-based project work implemented in a cross-cultural environment. Students applying to this program should have at least three years remaining in their undergraduate degree program and be prepared to travel to one of our foreign project centers the summer between their 3rd and 4th years of study at Michigan Tech.
A second pathway is the new Peace Corps Prep program, an official partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps. This program prepares undergraduates for Peace Corps service or other cross-cultural, community-based professional work. Students gain cross-cultural and foreign language learning experience in and out of the classroom. They also gain first-hand experience in a prominent sector of community development work, such as health, education, or environment. The Peace Corps Prep program emphasizes establishing strong cross-cultural professional partnerships and developing an interdisciplinary framework for addressing pressing global problems such as climate change, sanitation, childhood malnutrition, girl’s education, and others. Students can customize their area of focus to fit their personal interests. Students applying to this program should have at least two years remaining in their undergraduate degree program.
Third, is the Custom Pathway Program, where students can customize their own pathway to incorporate an enterprise experience, student research, an entrepreneurial endeavor or an industrial internship, to name just a few options, to complete the Pavlis Honors College requirements. If none of our established pathways suit your needs and interests, design your own and work with the college’s faculty and staff to realize your vision for success.
For more information, read here and attend one of the following Pavlis Honors College Information Sessions scheduled in the coming weeks. All information sessions will be held in the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration Space – Minerals and Materials Building, room 722 (facing the Portage Canal).
Tuesday, January 19 from 4-5pm
Thursday, January 28 from noon-1pm
Thursday, February 11 from 6-7pm
The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program. Sponsored by NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, the program provides motivated undergraduate juniors and seniors as well as graduate students with the opportunity to conduct research on imperative Great Lakes topics. This year there are eight positions available. Underrepresented students in the aquatic sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit applications for this amazing opportunity is February 26th, 2016. To learn more about the Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program or to apply, visit http://ciler.snre.umich.edu/education/undergraduate-graduate-fellowships.
The AAAS seeks to increase public understanding of science and technology. They recognize the need for scientists who are able to communicate complex ideas to a general audience. The AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program is a 10-week summer program that places college and university students at all levels of their education who focus on science, engineering and/or mathematics at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. Past AAAS Fellows have worked with such media outlets as the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Philadelphia Inquirer, WIRED, and Scientific American. If you are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity visit the AAAS website.
The deadline to apply is January 15th, 2016.
True Ventures is offering The Priya Haji Fellowship which gives recent graduates the chance to join a startup as a full time employee. Haji Fellows are paired with companies in the True Ventures portfolio in the San Francisco Bay Area for a period of nine months. During the Fellowship, participants will develop foundational skills to help build their resume and expand their career knowledge of high-growth technology startups. Fellows will meet periodically with folks from True Ventures to discuss their progress and experiences. This fellowship opportunity is open to students completing their undergraduate degree in the spring of 2016. Applications are currently being accepted and those interested are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. The Fellowship will take place from September of 2016 through May of 2017. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will make up at least half of next year’s participants. If interested, apply here.
True Entrepreneur Corps (TEC), is a ten week summer fellowship designed to help undergraduate college students get a foot in the door in the startup world. TEC Fellows are matched with San Francisco-based companies where they spend the summer working on projects appropriate to their backgrounds and interests (both technical and non-technical). Additionally, the group gathers weekly for workshops and a speaker series to dig into the venture capital and startup processes. TEC 2016 will run from early June to early August and all fellows will be expected to live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. True Ventures is accepting 12 TEC Fellows for 2016. If you are capable, hardworking and have a passion for technology and entrepreneurship, consider applying for this amazing opportunity. Applications are being accepted until January 31, 2016, however True Ventures encourages students to apply early as the 12 available spots are often filled prior to the deadline. If interested, apply here.