Category: Events

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.

MTRAC Info Seminar Is Sept. 10

by Office of Innovation and Commercialization

For several years, Michigan Tech has partnered with the State of Michigan and other stakeholders to create an entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. Members of the community at large can participate in this process at an event on the Michigan Tech campus.

Michigan Tech hosts one of five hubs that make up the Michigan Translational and Research Commercialization (MTRAC), funded by the state’s Michigan 21st Century Jobs fund through the Michigan Strategic Fund. MTRAC-supported projects have secured more than $315 million in follow-on funding.

Join us at noon on September 10, 2021 in GLRC 202 to hear directly from the program directors of each hub to learn about program requirements and what makes for a competitive proposal. Directors will have a few appointments on a first come, first serve availability following the seminar for one-on-one meetings with prospective principal investigators.

MTRAC provides matching funds for researchers to accelerate the transfer of new technologies from universities, hospital systems, and nonprofit research centers into the commercial market. Funding is available under any of the five statewide hub programs organized around the following technology areas:

  • Ag Bio Innovation Hub (managed by Michigan State University)
  • Life Sciences Innovation Hub (managed by the University of Michigan)
  • Advanced Transportation Innovation Hub (managed by University of Michigan)
  • Advanced Materials Innovation Hub (managed by Michigan Tech)
  • Advanced Computing Innovation Hub (managed by Wayne State University)

Prospective entrepreneurs will learn about moving technology from lab to market. Program objectives, goals and scope will be discussed by representatives from the five MTRAC hubs and representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Please RSVP to the event.