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2022 Spring/Summer Registration begins on October 24

Spring and summer registration begins on October 24 per the priority schedule based on earned credits. Prepare for registration by running your degree audit in BanWeb under the Student tab (Student Records, Degree Audit (lower right side)).

Visit me in my office (319A EERC) during my walk in advising hours below (also available through Zoom), or schedule an appointment by emailing me at

I will be meeting individually with first year students rather than in a group meeting. Email me to schedule a meeting before your registration. 

Monday: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Wednesday: 12–3 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Welcome to Fall 2021

Hello MET students,

I am excited to welcome you to campus this fall with classes beginning on Monday, August 30. I will have in person and Zoom office hours available to provide academic advising needs. You can email me at to set up an appointment during my advising times, or stop in my office in 319A EERC.

Office and Virtual Advising Hours
Monday: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Wednesday: 12–3 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.–1 p.m

Zoom link:

Have a great fall semester!

Spring 2021

Welcome to Spring 2021!

We are happy to have you here this semester and hope that it is off to a good start. Please let us know how we can assist you moving forward through the semester.

Enjoy Winter Carnival coming up on February 3-6.

The Spring Virtual Career Fair is coming up on February 17.

There are many events that you can take advantage of to put yourself in the best position for an internship, co-op or full-time position.

Fall drop date extended

As the fall semester continues, we know many students have faced challenges, both expected and unexpected. And in the context of current events, it is possible that you have gotten off track in one or more courses. If things haven’t gone as you planned, the information in this email may help you make decisions and prepare for the end of the semester.

The last day to withdraw from a class with a W grade has been extended to Friday, December 11, 2020. This extension was approved during a special session of the University Senate on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Students who wish to withdraw from a course can do so by sending an email to The email should include your name, M#, and the name of the course you want to drop.

If you have already dropped a course with a W and wish to re-enroll, please contact the Registrar’s Office by emailing You will need approval from your instructor in order to re-enroll.

At this point in the semester, domestic students will keep their full-time status even if they drop below 12 credits. This means your financial aid will not be impacted. Student-athletes should check with Assistant Athletic Director Rhys Edwards at prior to dropping a course.

International students must maintain 12 credits throughout the entire semester. If you feel you have extenuating circumstances and must drop below 12 credits, please email International Programs and Services at to ask about applying for a Reduced Credit Load.
If you are struggling, but you’re not sure withdrawing is the right choice, here are some actions you can take:
Talk to your instructor. Schedule a time to take a realistic look at your situation and go over best/worst case scenarios. They can also tell you whether you’re eligible to take an incomplete (I) or conditional (X) grade this semester. (If you take an I grade during a semester affected by the pandemic, you now have a full year past the end of the course to complete it.)

Talk to your advisor. They understand the consequences of dropping a class and can tell you when you’re able to repeat it. They also have valuable insight into how you can be successful at Michigan Tech.

Visit the Wahtera Center. Success Coaches can often offer test prep tips and advice on test taking strategies. Meetings are available remotely or in person. Email for information.

Reach out to your classmates. If you’re looking for a study partner, it’s almost guaranteed that someone else in your class is, too. Take the leap and ask the question in Zoom or Canvas messaging.

Continue with the class. Experience is valuable when you may need to repeat the course. Continuing gives you exposure to all the course material, and lets you experiment with study schedules and tactics that may work better for you on your second attempt.
Using these resources and thoughtfully evaluating your circumstances could lead to a solid finish for the semester. And remember, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being is available to provide support, too. Get in touch by emailing
You can do it, Huskies.

Bonnie Gorman
Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs
Jackie Huntoon
Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs

Virtual Fall Career Fair

Fall Career Fair Will Be Virtual
by Beth William, Career Services
Like many areas of campus, Career Services fall events are going to look a little different this year. Due to social distancing on campus, travel restrictions at many recruiting organizations, and the health and safety of our campus community, Career Services will host our fall career fair virtually.The virtual fair will be held on the platform Career Fair Plus; the same career fair app students have been using for the past 5 years. Career Fair Plus allows students to schedule times to meet with recruiters causing less disruption to their course schedule.To allow for student and recruiter flexibility, we have added a second career fair date. The fair dates are Sept. 23 and 24. In the coming months, Career Services will conduct training and demos for both students and employers, so when the big day arrives, everyone will be ready to hit the ground running.We have also pivoted our traditional Industry Days into a few different virtual events, including a Partners Only Preview Fair on Sept. 9, for our corporate partner companies typically present at the Industry Days.Companies will also host information sessions, networking events and more via our virtual platforms. We will also continue to host our events for resume reviews, interview prep and virtual career fair tips.More information is available at

John Irwin – new MMET Chair

John Irwin is our new MMET Chair

Tech Today article

The College of Engineering at Michigan Tech announces that John Irwin (MMET) has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology beginning today (July 1).

Irwin is a professor and served as associate chair of the MMET department this past year with Walt Milligan (MSE), who was interim chair during the department’s transition from the School of Technology to the College of Engineering.

“I am looking forward to Dr. Irwin’s leadership in the department of MMET. This is one of our strongest hands-on programs, graduating strongly qualified, highly sought for graduates,” stated College of Engineering Dean Janet Callahan. “Dr. Irwin’s extensive experience with continuous improvement of academic programs through ABET is a strong asset he brings to the department.”

Irwin has taught many courses in the MET program. Most recently, courses in Parametric Modeling, Statics and Strength of Materials, Product Design and Development, CAE and FEA Methods, Computer-aided Manufacturing, and Senior Design.

His research interests include problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM, static and dynamic model simulation, and product and manufacturing work cell verification. Irwin is also an affiliate professor with the Department of Cognitive Learning and Sciences, and Director of the Research and Innovation in STEAM Education (RISE) Institute at Michigan Tech.

Irwin earned an AAS in mechanical design engineering technology from Michigan Tech in 1982, a BS in technical education at Ferris State University in 1984, an MS in occupational education at Ferris State University in 1992, and an EdD in curriculum and instruction at Wayne State University in 2005.

Irwin is a former collegiate cross country and track & field letter winner and later competed as a company-sponsored triathlete. Later he continued his athletic interests as a cross country coach for Mott Community College. John continues to run, swim and bike as an activity. Read more on the College of Engineering Blog.