Mind Trekkers at Carnegie Museum

You and your family are invited to join the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers and explore the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carnegie Museum's Science Saturday event.
Around 20 Michigan Tech students will be running a variety of demonstrations for all ages to enjoy including playing a piano with bananas for keys and sticking your hand inside a tornado.
This event is free and all are welcome. The event will be held in the Carnegie Museum's Community Room. The museum is located at 105 Huron Street in Houghton. Find out more on the museum's Facebook page.

Research Excellence Fund Call for Proposals

Proposals are being solicited for the FY2016 Research Excellence Fund (REF), an internal award of the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Budgets are due no later than 4 p.m March 1 and proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. March 10. Both are submitted electronically per the guidelines.

Changes have been made to the REF process, review the guidelines on the website. Incomplete proposals or those received after the deadline will not be accepted for consideration by the review committee and will be returned without review.

If you are interested in serving on a REF proposal review committee, email Cathy Jenich. For questions, contact Natasha Chopp. For more information, see Research Excellence Fund.

Campus Communicators Meeting

Campus Communicators will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in MUB Ballroom A1.

There will be a presentation by University Marketing and Communications Director Ian Repp. In addition, UMC Editorial Director Scott Balyo and Marketing Writer Shannon Rinkinen will share a Winter Carnival (#mtuwc) marketing overview with the group.  

Email Balyo with any questions.

Fellowship Opportunities Coordinated by Graduate School

The Graduate School has several fellowship opportunities for new and returning students. A complete listing of all awards and fellowships is online.

1. The DeVlieg Foundation provides funding for two summer fellowships for current PhD students. Applications are due Feb. 9. See our web page for more information.

2. Doctoral finishing fellowships are available for up to ten PhD students expecting to complete their degree in summer. Applications are due Feb. 16. More information can be found online.

3. PHF Graduate Fellowships are available to PhD students completing health-related research that is aligned with the PHF's mission. Applications are due Feb. 16. More information is available online.

4. KCP Future Faculty Fellowships are available to MS and PhD students (new and continuing) who are underrepresented in their fields and intending on a career in higher education (administration or faculty). Applications are due March 1 for full consideration. More information is available online.

5. Dean's Fellowships are available to PhD students entering in the summer or fall. Applications are due March 15. More information is available online.

Contact the Graduate School at gradschool@mtu.edu with any questions about these opportunities.

Summer Youth Programs Hiring

Summer Youth Programs is now hiring student employees for Summer 2016. If you know any students looking for exciting, impactful work this summer, send them here to apply soon.

Applications close Sunday. Within this time, all applicants need to send in their application and resume to cpcojobs@mtu.edu or drop them off at 217 Admin Building, as well as schedule a half hour interview for Jan. 27, 28 or 29.

For more information regarding the application process, visit the webpage for a walk through of how to apply.

MTRI Scientist, Engineer Work on Carbon Emission Guidelines

Nancy French, senior research scientist, and Jessica McCarty, research engineer (MTRI), served on a consulting advisory team that helped develop guidelines to improve estimates of black carbon emissions in North America. The new guidelines were just released by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

The CEC is an intergovernmental environmental protection organization representing the U.S., Canada and Mexico. See the guidelines here.

ADA Coordinator Contact

Susan Sullivan from the Institutional Equity and Inclusion office is now the contact person for requesting employee accommodations for disability. Sullivan is also the chairperson of the university-wide ADA Committee. If you are in need of discussing accommodations for yourself or for an employee, have questions regarding accessibility/disability or wish the ADA Committee to consider a concern related to the ADA, contact Sullivan at susulliv@mtu.edu or call 7- 2687.

Social Media Database

University Marketing and Communications maintains a database of all University-affiliated social media. Is your department or area's accounts listed here?

If not, email Marketing Writer Shannon Rinkinen with the appropriate page names and links. Thank you in advance. 

GSG Merit Award Nominations Close Tomorrow

Each spring, the Graduate Student Government sponsors three Merit Awards to honor exceptional work by graduate students and faculty mentors. The awards are:

Outstanding Graduate Student Scholar
Outstanding Graduate Student Leader
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor

The awards will be presented to the winners at the Graduate Research Colloquium Banquet, just following the Research Colloquium, Feb. 25. They will be selected by the GSG Executive Board on the basis of nomination letters submitted by graduate students and faculty. In addition to a commemoration plaque, each student award recipient will receive a $300 honorarium.

The deadline for nomination letters is 5 p.m. tomorrow. You may submit your nominations (600 words max) here.

This Week in Husky Sports

Huskies Drive Time, 7:30 - 8 a.m. on Mix 93.5 FM


Women’s Basketball hosts Hillsdale, 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball hosts Hillsdale, 7:30 p.m. 

Nordic Skiing at Telemark Super Tour (Cable, Wis.)
Women’s Basketball hosts Saginaw Valley State, 1 p.m. 
Men’s Basketball hosts Saginaw Valley State, 3 p.m.
Nordic Skiing at Telemark Super Tour (Cable, Wis.)

Tech Hockey Back in National Polls

The Michigan Tech hockey team is back in the national rankings after earning three points against WCHA-leading Minnesota State last weekend.

The Huskies check in at No. 17 in the latest USCHO.com poll, their first time in the top-20 since Nov. 30.

Michigan Tech skated to a 2-2 tie Friday before beating the Mavericks 3-1 in the series finale Saturday night.

The Huskies (13-7-4 overall; 10-6-2 WCHA) are off this weekend before returning to WCHA play Jan. 29-30 with a trip to Bowling Green.


Petan, Phillips Garner Players of the Week Honors

Senior co-captain Alex Petan and senior goaltender Jamie Phillips have been named the WCHA Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.

The weekly honors come after Petan and Phillips helped the Huskies earn three points against WCHA-leading Minnesota State last weekend in Houghton.

Petan, who is the Offensive Player of the Week for the second time during the 2015-16 campaign, scored three goals in the two-game series, including the game-winner in Saturday's 3-1 triumph over the Mavericks.

Phillips collected his second WCHA Defensive Player of the Week citation in as many weeks after stopping 55-of-58 shots in the weekend set, backstopping Tech to a win and tie despite being outshot both nights. 


Railroad Engineer on Campus

Derek Yu, signals engineer from Alstom USA will be on campus today and tomorrow. He will talk with the Civil Engineering Rail Transportation Seminar about his experience in railroad signals and his entry into the rail industry. He will talk with the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) about his experiences in the rail industry, with a focus on signals and some specifics on use of programmable logic devices and telecommunications networks. 

The Seminar will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. tonight in Dow 875, and the REAC meeting will be after at 7 p.m. in Dillman 214. All are welcome to either or both presentations.


Medical Device Day Tomorrow

Medical Careers Week, a part of Career Fest, continues tomorrow with Medical Device Day. Come and meet representatives from Stryker, a global leader in the medical technology industry, who want o meet you. Stryker hires mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, biomedical engineers and more. A lunch-n-learn features Jason Maes, former Husky basketball player now senior quality manager of Stryker and Keith Behnke another alumnus who is Styer's R&D manager. 

From 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a Stryker Roundtable Discussion Open Forum. Both events will be held in the MUB Ballroom.