Fulbright Scholarship Program Deadline Approaching

The application deadline for the 2016-2017 Fulbright US Scholar Program is fast approaching, The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2016-2017 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of US academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about the nearly 600 core Fulbright US Scholar opportunities in a wide range of disciplines by visiting the online Catalog of Awards, browsing the regional or discipline highlights or by participating in one our webinars, including regional virtual advising sessions to help demystify the application process and answer any other pressing questions applicants may have. 

The application deadline for most awards is Aug. 3. For eligibility requirements and other program information, visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NSF Seminar

Startup companies launching to commercialize technology developed at Michigan Tech have earned an excellent reputation for success in attracting commercialization funding through the National Science Foundation's small business commercialization programs (SBIR/STTR). On July 30 technology entrepreneurs can learn how to be successful in obtaining Phase I SBIR/STTR grants with an emphasis on the NSF agency programs though other agencies will be discussed. The seminar will be led by. Michael Kurek, Principal Consultant for BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting of Ann Arbor. Kurek has held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies—two of which completed successful initial public stock offerings on the NASDAQ exchange. The session will be held from 9 a.m.3 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Development Center conference room located at 1402 E. Sharon Avenue.

Registration for Michigan residents is $75, out-of-state residents $150. Registration should be completed online. For more information contact John Diebel at 7-1082 or jfdiebel@mtu.edu.

New Funding

Lynn Mazzoleni (Chem/EPSSI) is the principal investigator on a student fellowship project that has received a $30,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The project is titled, Aqueous Phase Oxidation of Biomass Combustion Emissions in Cloud. Also involved with the project is Co-PI Matthew Brege (Chem). 

Reminders

Hands-On Short Courses Offered

Two new short courses (2.5 days in duration) are being offered this summer in track B.  

Both courses include extensive laboratory components with a format that mixes traditional lecture and group discussion with hands-on experiments conducted in powertrain test-cells and through driving vehicles on the road. The courses will be available to all Michigan Tech graduate students and undergraduate seniors. Both courses are one credit with a lab fee of $245. Information about the courses and descriptions can be found when searching courses on Banweb

Topics will be covered through a mix of lecture, hands-on experimentation, group discussions and group data analysis. Both courses will be delivered from the Michigan Tech Advanced Power Systems Research Center located near the Houghton County Airport. Transportation to and from campus will be provided each day. Lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday. 

Registration is now open through banweb. Students are welcome to register for both. There are no pre-requisites, but familiarity with thermodynamics and IC engine cycles will be helpful.

Contact jjworm@mtu.edujnaber@mtu.edu or cmsarazi@mtu.edu if you have any questions.