The Student Scoop – February 16, 2022

This Week Film Board Presents:

Venom Let there be Carnage

Friday Feb 18th : 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday Feb 19th: 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Venom: Let there be Carnage is Rated Pg-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references.

Located on Michigan tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are 3$ and concessions are 1$. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

5:30 Showtimes are to be shown with subtitles now!

Party in your Jammies: family friendly films, food, and fun!

Join the Michigan Tech Film Board and the Rozsa for a screening of Disney’s Frozen and Frozen II.  Wear a costume or your jammies, and enjoy crafts, lobby activities and a photo op with your favorite characters before and between shows.  Tickets are available day-of for $3 for one show, or $5 for a double feature.  

Show times, Frozen: 1pm, 6:30pm / Frozen II: 3:30pm, 9pm.  

Box Office and lobby activities are available beginning at 12pm.

MUB Board Presents…


Come play speed board games and have some snacks in the MUB Ballroom! You have five minutes to play a game, and you’ll be switched to a new game when the time’s up. Pick up where the last person left off!

Neon Skate Night

Come join us at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Saturday, February 19th between 7pm and 9pm for a fun night of neon skating with Blizzard!
Skates and helmets are rentable for free, but sizes are limited! We are so excited to be working with the Skate Rental program, however, you can bring your own skates and/or helmets if you have them! Almost any type of helmet (ski helmets, bike helmets, ice skating helmets, hockey helmets, etc.) is allowed!
Have any questions or are interested in hosting events like these? Email us at


Do you have what it takes to escape? Come test your skills in the escape rooms in the MUB Alumni Lounge!

The room themes are Crime Scene Investigator, time traveler, and zombies. There is no need to sign up in advance, and games will be 15 minutes long in teams of five. We hope to see you there!

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HuskyLEAD Presents: Strategic Doing

Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way. Strategic Doing enables participants to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile, and fast—just what student organizations and the Michigan Tech community need to grow and thrive. Join guest presenters Bre Tucker from the Enterprise Program and Mary Raber from the 21st Century Education Initiative on Thursday, February 24th at 6:00 PM in the Superior Room to develop this skill for your organization or for yourself!

Upcoming Barbell Club Seminar

TONIGHT! The Barbell Club will be holding a seminar in Fisher 138 on Wednesday, February 16th at 7pm titled “Principles of Resistance Training: Designing a Program for Muscle and Strength”, led by Isaac Wedig. 

The Blue Economy

Want to make a difference in bringing renewable energy to the UP? The SENSE enterprise team needs your help! Please take the time to scan the QR code and fill out the survey. It only takes 2-3 minutes!

Free Professional Headshots for Students

Text: Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on February 16, 2022, from 1-5 p.m. in the MUB Commons (near the window).  RSVP Requested, but Walk-Ins Welcome.  The deadline to RSVP is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.  Click here to register.

Soul Train Night

Join the Black Students Association for an evening of fun, dancing, and throwback jams.

It’s Soul Train Night!

A themed dance party where everyone is invited to dress in their best 70s, 80s, & 90s attire. Let’s boogie Saturday, February 19th from 7-9pm in MUB ballroom A.

Intramural League Events


Students can register using this link:

Career Navigation for Scientists – Part II

The Professional Development Committee at the Graduate Student Government and MTU’s Career Services are collaborating to bring you a three part seminar dedicated to navigating careers for scientists. Panels will be made up of professionals across academia and industry within different departments and disciplines. These panels will feature brief speaker introductions, questions about their backgrounds, public Q&A, and breakout rooms for discipline specific questions.

The second panel on February 23rd, 2022 at 6 pm EST will feature MTU graduates from departments of forestry, biology, geology and mining, and chemistry. Our prestigious panelists include:

  • Dr. Adam Coble earned his PhD in Forest Science from MTU and is now the Manager of Forest Health and Monitoring for the Oregon Department of Forestry.
  • Dr. Kelsey Carter earned her PhD in Forest Science from MTU and now is Post-Doctoral Associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Department of Energy.
  • Dr. Rapsa Basu earned her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from MTU and now is the Lead Scientist in Precision Immunotherapy at Humane Genomics.
  • Dr. Aparupa Sengupta earned her MS in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology and her PhD in Biological Sciences from MTU, worked as a Biosafety Officer at Rutgers University, and is now a BioSafety officer at UofC-MERCED.
  • Dr. Matthew Songer earned a BS in Biological Sciences from MTU and an MD from University of Illinois, Chicago and is now an orthopedic spine surgeon and entrepreneur. He also earned a master of business administration from Northwestern University and taught at MTU and MSU.
  • Dr. Elisa Piispa earned a PhD in Geophysics from MTU, was an assistant professor at Yachay Tech University, and now is a Research Specialist and Lab Manager at the Paleomagnetism Laboratory of Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland.
  • Dr. Chet Hopp earned an MS in Geophysics from MTU, a PhD in Geophysics from Victoria University of Wellington, and is now a Postdoctoral Scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Energy Geoscience Division.
  • Dr. Bhaskar Halami earned his PhD in Chemistry from MTU, worked as a Senior Scientist at PPD in Thermo Fisher Scientific, and is now a Senior Scientist at Sirnaomics, Inc.
  • Dr. Chelsea Nikula earned her PhD in Chemistry from MTU and now works as a Higher Research Scientist in the National Physical Laboratory in the UK.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss careers with these knowledgeable people! Register here:

Husky Connect Mentor

Husky Connect Mentoring Program is looking for Mentors! Would you like to help new incoming students to adjust to new environments and to achieve their goals? Then you will be a great Husky Connect mentor! The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for Huskies willing to give new students the value of their experiences. Each Connect Mentor is assigned one or two first-year students to begin interacting within the summer before the fall semester starts. Husky Connect Mentors receive compensation for the time they spend with their mentees. You can find more information and apply to be a Husky Connect mentor on our website. Applications close February 18th, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

Graduate Research Colloquium

GSG is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) will be held on Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30. GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research across the campus-wide community and work on their presentation skills for upcoming conferences. Students can give oral presentations, present posters, or do both. Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the event will be held in a pseudo-hybrid mode. Many conferences have been happening in the hybrid models due to the pandemic, so this would be an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with real-life experiences. Poster presentations will be held in person, and the oral presentations will be held virtually. Judges from a similar field will score all the presentations as the presenter. They will provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve their presentations. 

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations (1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration is open now and it closes on Monday, February 28, at 11:59 PM. Click here to register today!

Poster Presentations will occur on Tuesday, March 29 in the MUB ballroom, 5-7 pm. GSG will cover the cost of printing posters for this year’s event so don’t let that prevent you from participating! The oral presentations will be held virtually on both days of the colloquium; they will be 12 minutes live talk (no pre-recorded video presentations) followed by a Q&A session.  The GRC event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The banquet will also be held in the hybrid mode so that people may join the awards ceremony virtually if they want. The banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 30, following the closing of GRC. Full information can be found on our website. If you have any questions please contact

Recreation Classes at the SDC

H2O Cadio Blast at the SDC Pool is a great way to get your heart pumping and leave you feeling energized! Students can purchase an 8-punch card for $33 or a 16-punch card for $50. The class runs every Wednesday from 7-7:50 pm! 
Registration opened February 15 for the newly announced Aikido Seminar (March 18-20). Michigan Tech students can purchase an individual session for $35 or purchase all four sessions for $125!

Gift of Life’s Campus Challenge

Join the Pre-Health Association at Tech in competing in the Gift of Life’s annual Campus Challenge by adding the most new names to the Organ Donation Registry! Michigan Tech is currently competing against several other schools in Michigan, all in an effort to provide life-saving organs to thousands in need. Check out how the competition is going here!It takes only a minute to fill out the form to be added to the registry, and this challenge is not limited to MTU students and staff! Share our school’s link,, with friends, family, and more to encourage as many people as possible to be an organ donor. One person can make a difference in dozens of lives.