Day: April 26, 2023

Student Scoop – April 26, 2023

Husky Closet

Are you graduating this semester? Consider donating your cap and gown to future graduates! The Husky Closet Collective is starting a Gowns for Grads program. This will allow students who cannot purchase a cap and gown to walk in the Commencement ceremony. There will be donation bins at Commencement, or you can drop your cap and gown off at the Housing Office (153W Wads) any time. 

Don’t forget to follow our Instagram at @husky.closet.collective for more information about free clothing resources on campus. 

Volunteers Needed for Virtual Reality (VR) Research Experiment

Michigan Technology students, staff, and surrounding community are solicited for participation in a perception experiment being conducted by faculty and students of the Department of Computer Science. The experiments involve viewing and moving around in computer-generated “virtual reality” environments or “real” environments and making perceptual judgments.

To participate in this experiment you must be between 18 and 35, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, no history of epilepsy or seizures, and the ability to walk without impairment.

Participants will be compensated for their time. Participation is entirely voluntary, and participants may withdraw from the experiment at any time without penalty.

If you are interested, contact: or visit:

Crowdsourcing Tick Project at MTU

The Genomic Sequencing lab wants ticks from you, your family, and your pets. The goal of this project is to identify the prevalence of tick-borne illnesses in the copper country. Starting May 1st and ending September 30th please bring any ticks you find to the collection boxes on the MTU campus:

1.    U.J. Noblet Forestry Building– Main Entrance 

2.    Great Lakes Research Center, 100 Phoenix Dr – Building Lobby

The collection begins May 1st and ends September 30th.

How to remove and preserve ticks

1.    Use clean, fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.

2.    Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you cannot remove the mouth easily with tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.

3.    After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.

4.    Never crush a tick with your fingers. Dispose of a live tick by

  • Placing it in a sealed bag ziploc bag, multiple ticks from the same location source can be placed in the same bag
  • Bring tick into drop off point within 8 hours or place tick in a sealed bag, in freezer until dropping off at Michigan Tech

5.    Drop off points at MTU:

  • U.J. Noblet Forestry Building– Main Entrance 
  • Great Lakes Research Center, 100 Phoenix Dr – Building Lobby

6.    Follow directions at the dropoff site to ensure the tick is properly preserved.

Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is Hiring!

Hi Fellow Husky!

Are you looking for a summer job where you can spend your summer here in Houghton and build professional skills while making an impact on the next generation of doers and makers? If so, Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is the place for you.

This summer, we’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our team of counselors as we host nearly 1000 middle and high school students from around the world. During the day our students spend time in Michigan Tech classrooms and labs doing hands-on activities to spark curiosity. In the evenings, awesome students just like you, join our participants as they explore the Keweenaw.

Come share your passion for our beautiful home and make an impact today. Job descriptions and an application can be found on our website and we’re always happy to chat. Contact us at, stop by our office (Admin 217) or give us a call at 906-487-2219.

We look forward to working with you this summer!

UIF Cohort 2023-24

We are now looking to form the UIF cohort for 2023-24. If you have ideas about how to improve students’ experiences, want to be inspired to innovate solutions, or are just interested in learning more about the amazing UIF community, please fill out this form! If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to

Career Services

Graduating students – What’s next for you?

The Tech community celebrates your success! Your post graduation plan is important to your academic department, program accreditation and prospective students!

Please complete the First Destination Survey  

It was emailed to all graduating students – via the Handshake platform – on Monday April 10 and 24 at 10am. Nearly 300 seniors have shared their plans already! The survey will also be available at the cap & gown pick up, and at graduation rehearsal.

Sharing your plans automatically enters you into draws for valuable gift cards and helps past, present, and future Huskies! Remember, if you would like assistance with your job search, résumé or career direction, career services is available to help you! Once a Huskie, always a Huskie! Career services is for life! Make an appointment with one of the advisors on Handshake.