Month: January 2016

2nd Annual Medical Careers Week Wraps Up

Michigan Tech held the second annual Medical Careers Week

By Brittany Denny |

Published 01/22 2016 06:14PM
Updated 01/22 2016 06:14PM

This week, Michigan Tech held their second Annual Medical Careers Week, it was open to the public and gave information about a variety of careers in the Medical Health field.
Steve Elmer, an assistant professor at Michigan Tech said, “I think at Michigan Tech we’re historically known for mining and engineering and we’re really emerging as regional and eventually soon, a national program in human health.”
Travis Wakeham, a graduate student studying physiology said, “I think it’s great.  At Michigan Tech, there’s a lot of engineering students, but there’s a lot of other students interested in health sometimes.  We don’t always have those opportunities so, it’s nice to get some exposure.”
A different topic of health was covered each day with Friday geared towards Allied Health.
Kelsey Saladin, an undergraduate student studying Kinesiology said, “Today, it’s really related to what I’m going into which is physical therapy. So, you get a lot of information on what different fields and occupations you can go into.”
“Primarily we’ve had undergraduate students currently enrolled at programs here at Michigan Tech. We also have some of our graduate students here and students from really the four surrounding counties, high school students that are considering Michigan Tech or considering even other programs as well,” said Elmer.
Organizers say they are already making plans and ideas for the event next year.

Fall 2015 KIP Graduates

 Congratulations to all of our graduates from Fall 2015!  In addition to the students that earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management we also graduated our first two students to earn a Master of Science in Kinesiology, Austin Armga and Tyler Shelast.

KIP students now have the opportunity to earn a BS in exercise science or sports and fitness management along with a MS in kinesiology in five years by participating in our accelerated master’s program.  Learn more the Kinesology Accelerated Master’s (BS-MS).

Best of wishes to all our graduates in their next journey!

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1st Accelerated MS Grad-Armga









Medical Careers Week, Jan. 19-22

medical-career-weekMedical Careers Week, Jan. 19-22
by Career Services

Michigan Tech’s Career Fest presents four days of events designed to highlight careers in the medical field. Open to all students, faculty and the community, Medical Careers Week will be held Jan. 19 to 22. Events will take place in the MUB Ballroom. Here are some highlights of the week’s activities.

  • Jan. 19 — Medical Informatics Day: Learn more about one of the fastest growing parts of the medical field. Medical Informatics applies to a variety of majors including IT, Computer Science, Computer Network System Administration, Health Sciences and Engineering. Lunch-N-Learn Keynote speaker: James Ryan, DO.
  • Jan. 20 — Medical Device Day: Meet representatives from biomedical companies to see how your major can make a difference. Lunch-N-Learn keynote speaker: Jim Belmonte, Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (St. Paul)
  • Jan. 21 — Medical Careers/Medical Laboratory Science Day: Learn how to attend medical school through the entire application process. Hear first hand from medical students, physicians assistants and laboratory specialists on how to shape your career path in the medical field. Lunch-N-Learn keynote speaker: William Short, MD and medical students from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
  • Jan. 22 — Allied Health Day: Allied Health comprises nearly 60 percent of the healthcare workforce. Lunch-N-Learn keynote speaker: Petio Kotov, MD, Pathology – UP Health System.

For a complete schedule of all activities and events visit the Career Services website.

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Research in KIP, Steve Elmer

Steve Elmer’s team was featured in both local media and in a Michigan Tech News release for their continued research with wheelchair users.  Steve has a unique group of students involved in this research; they include undergraduate students from the Velovations Enterprise and students from Central Michigan University’s physical therapy doctorate program at Michigan Tech.  The article and news video below highlight’s the research progress featuring one of the many research subjects, Sam Schroth.

Research With Heart: Making Wheelchair Exercise Equipment More Accessible and Adjustable, by Allison Mills


Upper Michigans Source video, RENEW-U exercise machine develeoped at Mighigan Tech, by Aaron Boehm