Category Archives: Teaching/Labs

VentureWell Opportunities

ASPIRE

We are seeking seed-stage medtech startups to participate in an intensive 5-day workshop to prepare for the fundraising and company-building activities necessary for launch. Startups should have engineering and science innovations that improve patient outcomes and lower the cost of quality healthcare. The next program will be March 11-15, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 31. Apply now

E-Team Grant Program

Receive an E-Team grant and get training through our early-stage innovator training program. The training provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward. The deadline to apply is February 6Learn more

OPEN 2019

Register today and save 10% off! OPEN 2019 will be in Washington D.C., March 28-30. The VentureWell OPEN conference gathers together representatives from across the innovation and entrepreneurship spectrum to share stories, start new collaborations, and learn emerging best practices in the rapidly evolving field of technology entrepreneurship education. This year at OPEN, we’re offering many new opportunities designed to strengthen connections made and launch the community into the future. Don’t miss out! Register now

BMEidea

Our BMEidea competition, the nation’s leading competition for biomedical and bioengineering students, challenges students to pioneer a health-related technology that addresses a real clinical need. Deadline to apply is April 3. Apply now

DEBUT

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell support DEBUT, a competition for teams of undergraduate biomedical students who are solving real-world problems in healthcare. Prizes of up to $20,000 will be awarded. Applications open February 1 and deadline to apply is May 31. Learn more

MIT Clean Energy Prize

The MIT Clean Energy Prize is a multi-stage, student-organized business plan competition. Over the past decade, student entrepreneurial teams competed more than $200,000 in prize money, with a $100,000 Grand Prize. University teams from across the United States and the World enter their business ideas in one of several categories. Applications are due February 20.

76West Clean Energy Competition

The 76West Clean Energy Competition offers early-stage clean energy startups support, mentorship, and funding to grow their companies. Six finalists will be awarded $2.5 million in prize money: one grand prize of $1 million, one $500,000 prize, and four $250,000 awards. The deadline to apply is April 15.

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VentureWell Events & Opportunities

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ASPIRE

VentureWell is seeking seed-stage medtech startups to participate in an intensive 5-day workshop to prepare for the fundraising and company-building activities necessary for launch. We are looking for engineering and science innovations that improve patient outcomes and lower the cost of quality healthcare. The next ASPIRE program will be March 11-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Deadline to apply is January 31. Apply now

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DEBUT Challenge

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell hold the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge which recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. DEBUT is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to health and clinical problems. Total prizes of $80K will be awarded in 2019. Applications open February 1Learn more

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E-Team Grant Program

Receive an E-Team grant and get training through our early-stage innovator training program. The training provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward. The deadline to apply for our next cohort is February 6.
Interested in learning more about the program? Sign up for our office hours or informational webinars. Learn more

OPEN 2019

The conference schedule is live! OPEN 2019 will be in Washington D.C., March 28-30. If you’re an entrepreneurship educator or student, or from the wider world of innovation and entrepreneurship, you’ve come to the right place! Looking to build a community across the innovation and entrepreneurship spectrum? Don’t miss the opportunity to share stories, start new collaborations, and learn emerging best practices in the rapidly evolving field of technology entrepreneurship education. Register today and save 15% off! Learn more

 

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KEEN Conference

Register for the 2019 KEEN National Conference to see first-hand how the entrepreneurial mindset is impacting universities across the country. This year’s conference will showcase the power that the entrepreneurial mindset has within academia, industry, and the future careers of your students.  The conference will take place January 3-5, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

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NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

The NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge is looking to discover ways of developing novel synthesis technologies that use carbon dioxide (CO2) as the sole carbon source to generate molecules that can be used to manufacture a variety of products, including “substrates” for use in microbial bioreactors. The Challenge will award up to five Finalists $50,000 each to build a functioning system according to their submitted proposals. The deadline to register is January 24.

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AlphaLab Gear Accelerator Program

AlphaLab Gear is a nationally-ranked hardware accelerator in Pittsburgh, PA. The program guides early-stage physical product companies through a 30-week program, taking companies from an initial idea or prototype, through engaging early customers, to fulfilling demand by manufacturing at scale. Applications are due January 27.

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America Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Workshop

This one-day workshop, sponsored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, will focus on the challenges of moving advanced technologies from the academic lab to the marketplace. The event will convene various groups involved in this process to collaboratively identify and address key gaps. Registration to attend the workshop is free. The workshop will be February 11.

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NSF RFPs

Letter of Intent Deadline Date: January 8, 2019
Program Guidelines: NSF 19-512  The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating divisions [(Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Network Systems (CNS), and Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)] by funding the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure.  This research infrastructure will specifically support diverse …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12810&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 14, 2019
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-598  The purpose of the Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier.  This program responds to the pressing societal need to educate and re-educate learners of all ages (students, teachers and workers) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content areas to ultimately function in …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504984&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


The application window for the 2019 NASA Marshall Faculty Fellowship program is now open, and the deadline to apply is February 8, 2019.  Please distribute the attached announcement and application appropriately. The fellowship is open to any full-time teaching or research faculty at any accredited U.S. university or college.  Please see the attachment for full eligibility, program rules, and application.

Thanks,
Debora Nielson on behalf of Dr. Frank Six

Debora Nielson
Assistant Director, Alabama Space Grant Consortium & NASA EPSCoR
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (Lead Institution)
301 Sparkman Drive, Shelbie King Hall, Rm 323
Huntsville, AL  35899
Office:  (256) 824-6800
debora.nielson@uah.edu

NASA MSFC Faculty Fellowship Application 2019


Nominations Open for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships

by Debra Charlesworth

Applications are being sought for King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowships, a program funded by the State of Michigan. Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 12. KCP fellowships provide students with up to $20,000 (MS students) or $35,000 (PhD students) to pursue their degrees. Funds may be used to support students pursuing degrees at Michigan Tech or Michigan Tech staff and faculty pursuing graduate degrees outside of Michigan Tech. For Michigan Tech students, the Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.

The goal of the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship program is to increase traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing teaching careers in postsecondary education.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a Michigan resident (contact the graduate school for questions)
  • Be accepted into his or her Michigan Tech graduate program of choice
  • Be planning and able to teach or secure an administrative position in postsecondary education
  • Not have received another KCP Fellowship award for the same degree level (master’s or doctorate)
  • Not be in default status on any guaranteed student loan and/or a KCP fellowship

A complete application will include:

  • A 1-2 page statement of purpose written by the student as it applies to the KCP fellowship goals
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes positions held, fellowships received, current funding and expected funding, if applicable
  • A letter of support from the graduate program (chair, dean, program director or advisor) detailing:
    • the merit of the candidate
    • how the student will contribute to the diversity of the program
    • willingness to provide financial support to supplement the KCP funds
    • the mentoring plan for the student
    • if the student has already earned a graduate degree, the letter must also address why a second graduate degree is necessary in order to obtain employment in post-secondary education

Submit complete applications to the Graduate School, attention Debra Charlesworth (a single PDF via e-mail to gradschool@mtu.edu is preferred). The review panel will also consider the candidate’s application to graduate school (for students entering in the next academic semester) and current Michigan Tech transcript (if applicable).

Additional information on the KCP fellowship is available on our webpage.


CareerFEST 2018

CareerFEST kicks off on Tuesday (Sept. 4) under the CareerFEST tent, located between the EERC and Chem Sci buildings.

Faculty members are encouraged to support career development at Michigan Tech by announcing CareerFEST events in class and by offering in-class or extra credit to students who attend.

To help students better prepare for recruiting season and Career Fair, Career Services offers a month-long series of industry-sponsored events and career development workshops on campus.

Students can explore industries, discover careers and meet employers during Industry Days, which are offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in September at the CareerFEST tent.

“I started networking with companies early and went to as many Industry Days as possible,” stated Matthew Rudy, electrical engineering alumni ‘18. “Recruiters knew me by name at Career Fair.”

CareerFEST also offers events that help students improve their resume, interview, and job search skills throughout September.

The complete schedule of CareerFEST events is available online.


Electrical Engineering Technology Lab Assistant

Dear All,

Hope you had a wonderful summer, Welcome Back!

If you are looking for a part time position while going to school, the Electrical Engineering Technology program is currently looking for a Lab Assistant starting Fall 2018:

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in procurement, and installing equipment in EET labs.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and safety of the EET labs and their equipment.
  • Responsible for inventory of the EET labs supplies and their equipment.
  • Provide technical assistance to the EET faculty in their research activities and lab development, time permitting and as it may be applicable.
  • Provide tutoring assistance to the EET students.

The position is open to sophomore, junior and senior students. Senior students should have a one year remaining before graduation. If you are interested, please send your resume to: alaraje@mtu.edu

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Nasser Alaraje, PhD

Professor and Chair

Electrical Engineering Technology Program

School of Technology

Michigan Technological University

2013-2014 US Fulbright Scholar – Qatar University

Phone: +1 906-487-1661 (office)

Phone: +1 906-487-2259 (School of Technology)

FAX: +1 906-487-2583

WWW: http://www.mtu.edu/technology/

WWW: http://www.mtu.edu/technology/about/faculty/alaraje/

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Special Topic PE course – New for Fall 2018

Brand new, this Fall 2018, we are offering a new Special Topics PE course called “Active Michigan Tech”!   This is a course that will let the individual student explore the wellness culture at Michigan Tech to help them get off on the right foot with their own personal health and wellness journey.  The Active Michigan Tech Course will be done through Canvas (online) and is a one-credit course that will run the whole Fall 2018 semester. The class is listed under PE 1210 “Special Topics”. If you have questions, feel free to email Whitney Boroski at wmborosk@mtu.edu or Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu.

 

The Active Michigan Tech PE class can be added until noon on Friday, August 31 or until the class reaches capacity (which may be before August 31).

 

Note that this class is restricted to those with a freshman or a sophomore status.

 

The link to the syllabus: “Active Michigan Tech” Course Syllabus


Design Thinking Workshop for Faculty and Staff

by Pavlis Honors College and the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

Learn how to identify innovative solutions to challenges and introduce impactful change by using the Design Thinking process. Developed at Stanford’s d.school, Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving process that can be applied to everything from redesigning the classroom experience to redesigning your life. Participants will leave with an understanding of the process by learning how to apply it to a project of their choice.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday Aug. 21-22 in The Alley Makerspace (located in the basement of the MUB).

Michigan Tech faculty and staff are encouraged to apply by completing this short form. Stipends in the amount of $250 are available to the first 20 to register through grant funding provided by the VentureWell organization. The workshop capacity is limited to 30 participants.

The Design Thinking Workshop is hosted by the Pavlis Honors College and the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship.