Month: October 2020

Hero City

Hero City: Documentary Photography by Meghan Kirkwood is featured on the first floor exhibit hallway of the Van Pelt and Opie Library as well as four other areas around campus. The exhibit features a collection of silver gelatin and inkjet photographs made as part of a documentary project about modern Mongolia and its capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Kirkwood’s images of modern Mongolia capture the unique and storied history of its capital city, and its transition through economic and cultural change – and the rich and thriving culture that animates this young Asian nation. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with Michigan Tech’s Rosza Center, Pavlis Honors college and the D80 Conference, where Kirkwood will give the keynote address.

For more information see the Event Details in the Michigan Tech Events Calendar.

Protect Your Innovation

Join us on October 7th for a workshop in which we discuss the fundamentals of intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, licensing, and trade secrets, including how to initiate a prior art discovery with freely available resources.

We will start with an introduction into the practical considerations and trade-offs involved in protecting your idea and how intellectual property protections can be used as a tool to develop your innovation. Michigan Technological University’s own IP expert, Licensed Patent Agent and Associate Vice President for Research Administration Jim Baker, and local MTEC’s SmartZone CEO Dan Jamison will open up the conversation with compelling IP scenarios and be available for questions throughout the event. Librarian and PTRC Representative Annelise Doll will provide us with an overview of patents and trademarks, hands-on searching activities and information about Michigan Tech’s Patent and Trademark Research Center, part of the US Patent and Trademark Office’s nationwide program of PTRC’s.

Register in advance, and we’ll send you the Zoom link and related information before the session.