The Michigan Tech Research Forum is a University presentation series showcasing the work of Michigan Tech faculty, postdocs, and researchers to strengthen our community. Join us!

Dear Colleagues,

Each semester we will host a Distinguished Lecturer as well as a TechTalks organized around emerging themes. The TechTalks feature a broad spectrum of researchers from across campus via rapid-paced talks.

At each session, you will have an opportunity to seed collaborative discussions, form partnerships, and garner feedback and awareness. There will be time to mingle and to promote camaraderie, community and collaborations.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jackie Huntoon
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Adrienne Minerick
Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, College of Engineering

The Michigan Tech Research Forum is presented by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Spring 2018 Distinguished Lecturer announced

Sarah Green



 “We are linked to our environment by flows of atoms, and some of them are causing planet-wide changes. Chemical flows help visualize the big picture of climate change and the human impacts. How can we understand and respond to those changes on local and global scales?"

  ~ Dr. Sarah Green

Professor Sarah Green  as been selected from nominees across campus as the Spring 2018 Distinguished Lecturer. Her lecture, "Expanding Spheres: Atoms to Earth, Local to Global, Science to Society," will be presented at 4 p.m. Feb. 15, in MUB Ballroom A, in a format encouraging networking and discussions. Read more.

The Distinguished Lecture Series started in Fall 2016 to honor faculty for their research impact. Department chairs, center/institute directors, deans, and Research Advisory Council members nominate highly engaging presenters with broad topic appeal. Distinguished Lecturers are selected for their ability to increase the knowledge of our community by connecting their research with societal and community concerns. Topics are broad spanning all colleges and schools at Michigan Tech. Nominees are reviewed by committee twice per year and announced at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.

view past lectures


TechTalks are rapid-paced samplings of the work from researchers across campus. TechTalks showcase both published and unpublished work. Approximately 15 TechTalks are included in each session followed by ample time to network and continue discussions in smaller groups.

view past TechTalks

Spring 2018 Nominations

We want to feature you and other researchers from across campus in the TechTalks, so self-nominations are encouraged! Topics are completely open; however, timing and organization will occur around emerging themes. Fill out our nomination form to be considered. The dates for the Spring 2018 Research Forum are:

Thursday, February 15, 2018 and
Wednesday March 21, 2018