Category: College of Computing

Innovators in Industry Project to Connect Students with Alumni

by Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement

Michigan Technological University is excited to launch Innovators in Industry: a project connecting students with MTU alumni who are industry experts, leaders and influencers.

The initial three-part series kicks off at 7 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 25) with a session titled “The Future of Autonomous Vehicles & Mobility.” Janet Callahan, dean of the College of Engineering, will host the first session. Featured alumni will make short presentations with time for Q&A from the audience.

Organized by the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, Innovators in Industry aims to give students direct access to industry leaders to help shape their paths. Future plans for the Innovators in Industry series include in-person sessions and on-location visits to industry hubs for students.

Upcoming sessions of Innovators in Industry include:

  • Monday, Oct. 25 — The Future of Autonomous Vehicles & Mobility (hosted by the College of Engineering)
  • Monday, Nov. 1 — The Computing Revolution (hosted by the College of Computing)
  • Monday, Nov. 8 — Entrepreneurship: Startups & Venture Capital (hosted by the College of Business)

All sessions will begin at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff are invited to join.

Read more about the project’s inaugural session on the College of Engineering Blog.

Welcome to Family Weekend!

by Family Weekend Committee

Family Weekend at Michigan Tech is today (Oct. 1) and tomorrow (Oct. 2),  and we look forward to welcoming the 600-plus families who registered to attend! With the weekend schedule of events, there’s something for everyone.

Love the arts? Take your pick from a concert, comedian, magician and six showings of the Film Board movie, Disney-Pixar’s “Soul.”

Enjoy sports? Cheer on the Huskies at six games/matches.

Get a thrill from the outdoors? Get out to hike or bike on the Tech Trails, hit a last few rounds at the Portage Lake Golf Course, take a chair lift ride to see the colors from Mont Ripley or ride the wagon for a Tech Trails Color Tour.

Wild about history? Check out the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum or take a Quincy Mine Tour.

Interested in Homecoming traditions at Tech? Watch the hilarity of the Cardboard Boat Races and/or join us for the sponsored tailgate before the football game tomorrow.

Simply want to relax? Dine at a local restaurant or drive up the Keweenaw Peninsula for a day with your family.

The options are endless! Check out the Family Weekend Schedule of Events for more info and activities.