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Deadline Reminder: University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Preview – REACH 2019

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is pleased to invite you to apply to REACH 2019, an exciting graduate engineering preview program this spring at the University of Southern California.

Through the REACH program, under-represented engineering achievers get firsthand exposure to research opportunities, world-class faculty, academic programs, student services and mentoring resources.

We encourage you to apply to the 2019 REACH program taking place Thursday, April 25th – Saturday, April 27th. Please note the 2019 REACH application deadline is February 22, 2019.

For more program details and application requirements, please follow the links below:

USC Viterbi School of Engineering
2019 REACH Program


Apply NOW!

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the 13 Doctoral Programs at USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Gain insight on the graduate application, admission and fellowship processes at USC
  • Interact with current graduate students, faculty, and staff in the Viterbi School
  • Find out about summer research opportunities at the Viterbi School
  • Benefit from special presentations and workshops by USC Viterbi faculty and staff
  • Participate in tours of the USC campus, research labs and departmental facilities
  • Experience USC campus life and explore the greater Los Angeles area
  • Round-trip transportation, lodging and meals for REACH participants will be paid for by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Questions? Please contact Kevin Henry at 




2019-2020 Applications for the Upper Peninsula Road Builders Family of Scholarships

On behalf of the Board of the Upper Peninsula Road Builders Scholarship Fund, the 2019-2020 Upper Peninsula Road Builders family of scholarships is being offered to Civil Engineering and Surveying Engineering students at Michigan Technological University. These scholarships are given annually. It is anticipated that the Board will give five – $1000 scholarship awards, one $500 scholarship award, and up to six – $500 intern awards this year from this family of scholarships to Michigan Tech students. The scholarship is relatively unique in that it targets upper-class undergraduate students.

The scholarship application has information on selection criteria as well as information about the UP Road Builders and the people who have set up endowments in their name under this family of scholarships.

Scholarship application: UP-Road-Builders-Scholarship-Application-2019-2020.pdf

Submit scholarship application to: Tim Colling, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University,, 906/487-2102

Scholarship deadline: May 3, 2019 – 5:00 pm


Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference.

If you know of a student who may be interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8, however, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA:

New Geospatial Data Act That Will Bring Huge Changes to America, and the World

On October 5, 2018, President Donald Trump, along with 11 high ranking officials, signed the FAA Reauthorization. It has subtle F that is establishing a Geospatial Data Act(GDA). ( . The GDA will create entrepreneurs, new products and services, and job growth, which will generate revenue. Many infrastructure-related bills have tax incentives built into them. Money will come from the economic restructuring of trade deals currently taking place with many of the United States’ trading partners. Money will also come from America’s oil and gas renaissance. Below are the primary tenets of the GDA:

  • It establishes the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
  • It establishes the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)
  • It establishes the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)
  • It establishes the National Spatial Data Asset data themes (NSDI-dt)
  • It establishes GeoPlatform as the clearinghouse for geospatial data
  • It sets Geospatial Data Standards.

Senator Orrin Hatch, who introduced the bill to the Senate four times since 2015, called it, “…a good-governance bill that will bring structure and Congressional oversight to federal geospatial data spending, accounting, and usage. The GDA will:

  • Dramatically reduce duplicative spending and, according to the Government Accountability Office, save the federal government billions of dollars;
  • Bolster federal emergency response capabilities by enabling smarter, more efficient disaster relief;
  • Improve infrastructure planning nationwide by providing state and local governments with access to higher-quality, more robust data.

The bill is supported by over 65 universities, industry groups, trade associations, companies, and state and local stakeholders, including the National Association of Counties and National League of Cities.”

Michigan Tech University is involved in the geospatial workforce training towards Surveying Engineering, Integrated Geospatial Technology and Professional Masters in GIS programs. Many other programs on campus have geospatial elements of the research and education. As a part of National and International geospatial science and technology communities we may reflect Act awareness into geospatial curriculums and discover new research and development opportunities associated with GDA implementation.


MTSF Spring Scholarship Opportunities

MTSF is awarding two scholarship opportunities for the Spring 2019 Semester!

The Working Students Award is a $1000 scholarship presented to four full-time students (12+ credit hours) who work an average of at least ten hours a week. This scholarship is open to undergraduate students not graduating in May of 2019 and applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be considered for this award.

The scholarship information and application can be found at the following link:

· The Students Helping Students Scholarship will provide one $2000, two $1000, and one $500 awards. This scholarship is open to undergraduate students not graduating in May of 2019. There is no minimum GPA requirement for this award.

The scholarship information and application can be found at the following link:


Georgia Tech SURE Program – Accepting Applications

The Georgia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is now accepting applications.

SURE is a 10 week research experience that provides a $5k stipend, round trip transportation, on campus housing, meals, graduate student mentoring, and social events. SURE is an excellent way to experience the Georgia Tech campus, a research lab environment, and graduate school. Many of our SURE alumni are currently attending Georgia Tech or our peer institutions for graduate degrees in STEM.

Please visit for more details and to apply today! The application deadline is Thursday, February 28th and letters of recommendation must be received a week later. Contact Tia Jackson at with any questions.

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Ford Motor Company Engineering Scholarship

Ford announced that Michigan Tech will be one of ten schools to receive funds for the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering scholarship. Students interested in the Automotive Industry with majors of Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering are encouraged to apply. Below is the criteria and requirements to apply.

Click here to view the scholarship post on Financial Aid’s site.

•  Current Sophomore/Junior (Second and third year students)
•  GPA: 3.5 or higher
•  Majors related to Automotive Engineering (Preferred majors: Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
•  Leadership role in academic or community based- settings (ex. On campus organizations, community volunteer work, other engineering related activities)


•  Your resume (PDF to be attached to the Google Form application)
•  1 recommendation letter from a faculty member (PDF to be attached to the Google Form application)
•  1 page essay (4000 characters including spaces) describing your interest in Automotive Engineering, leadership role(s) held, and why you feel you are the best candidate for this scholarship.

Submit these requirements through this Google Form Application.

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Questions can be emailed to:

Wellness Workshops

Developing good academic, wellness and mental health skills can help improve academic performance and overall well being. These workshops and seminars have been designed to help you find success and enjoy your time more thoroughly during your years at Michigan Tech.

Check out our main workshop series of rotating topics from 6 to 7 p.m. each Thursday in Rekhi G05 or register for one of our specialty workshops offered throughout the semester. Get more information or sign up for one of our workshops, here.

For questions, email

Specialty Workshops:

  • Motivation: How to find it and keep it. What is motivation? Where does it come from? Why does it seem like some people have it and others don’t? We get it – motivation is not as easy at is sounds. Whether you’re looking to strengthen yours or find it to begin with, this workshop on motivation is a great place to start. Register here for Motivation Series A—1 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb 12 in Admin. 201 Register here for Motivation Series B—1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, March 26, April 4 in Admin 201.


  • Mindful Living: Tired of being tired, overwhelmed and behind? It’s easy to feel drained while you’re a student. Mindfulness can help eliminate this negative cycle and connect you with your inner-self, even in the most stressful of times. Meet with a community of others who are interested in building mindfulness and meditation skills to help reduce stress and increase joy in your life this semester. Register here for Mindful Living Series A—8 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 in Wadsworth G17/19.  Register here for Mindful Living Series B—11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6 in Van Pelt and Opie Library 234. Register here for Mindful Living Series C—1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11 in Van Pelt and Opie Library 234.


  • Building Emotional Resiliency: Life keeps happening even when you’re in school, sometimes bringing situations that cause lots of distress. Learn emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills that can help you feel more in control. This workshop will include information that will help you to better understand your emotions and how to keep them from taking over your life. Offered three times during the semester, this workshop is a three-week series of 60-minute sessions. Register here for Building Resiliency Series A—11 a.m.  Monday, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 in Admin. 311. Register here for Building Resiliency Series B—5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, March 6, March 30 in Wadsworth G12. Register here for Building Resiliency Series C—1 p.m. Friday, April 5, April 12, April 19 in Admin. 201.


  • Stress Less: Ready to lower anxiety and depression? Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practices, this four-week structured workshop will teach you skills to grow mindfulness. Register here for Stress Less Series A: Tuesdays at 3:00 – Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 – Administration Building 311. Register here for Stress Less Series B— 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7 in Wadsworth G12. Register here for Stress Less Series C—10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24 in Admin. 201.


  • Maximizing Your Connections: Learn how to use resources and relationships to meet your academic and professional goals. Register here  for Connections Series A—2 p.m. Thursday,  Jan. 24, Jan. 31 in Fisher 126. Register here for Connections Series B— 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, April 3 in Fisher 126.


  • Committed Action: Take Steps to Make Change in Your Life. This workshop is focused on utilizing the process of “committed action” from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Sign up if you’re not just contemplating but READY to make a change in your life. We will focus our time on utilizing your values and goals and helping you to design steps that you are willing to take to put those into action. Register here for Committed Action Series—7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 in Fisher 125.


  • Learn Well—Setting Learning Goals: Having trouble staying motivated, getting work done, or seeing the benefits of your work? Attend this workshop to explore strategies to help you learn better by setting and tracking learning goals. Register here for Learning Goals Series—6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, April 2 in Wadsworth Cherry Room.


  • Your Major—A Good Fit: Have you ever wondered if you chose the “right” major? Whether you’re looking for other options that Michigan Tech has to offer or simply looking for confirmation that you’re on the right path, this workshop will help you explore your strengths and goals as a learner and help you reflect on your academic and life goals. Dig even deeper by signing up for the Exploring Majors class next semester. Register here for Your Major: A Good Fit Series—5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, April 11 in Fisher 125.




University Innovation Fellows Program

Michigan Tech is offering a University Innovation Fellows Program to students for developing their leadership and design thinking skills through a workshop series facilitated by Stanford University’s design school.

Students interested in becoming agents of change are encouraged to become University Innovation Fellows! Students will work on improving the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Michigan Tech. Creative, action-oriented students who are passionate and excited about innovation, entrepreneurship, or making positive change are encouraged to apply.

Learn more by visiting the application: 

Applications close January 25, 2019 at 8 p.m. Interviews will take place from 6-8 p.m. on January 27, 2019.