Sap Boil Saturday in Alberta

The Michigan Tech Sugarbush will have another sap boil this Saturday, April 2. The boil will take place all day at the Ford Forestry Center in Alberta.

Students in the maple syrup management and culture class will tap trees, run the evaporator and bottle syrup. Besides syrup, students will also make maple candy, sugar, cream and taffy while we are there.  

Stop by to see the process from start to finish, have a pancake or two and purchase maple syrup right from the source.

Free Showing of "Lazer Team"

In Addition to "Star Wars Ep VII" this weekend, Nanocon will have a free showing the movie "Lazer Team."

This weekend is also Michigan Tech's very own Nanocon (Anime, Gaming and Scifi) Convention , which is why there is a second movie.

"Lazer Team" will be shown:

  • Saturday, April 2: noon
  • Sunday, April 3: 2 a.m. (Saturday night), noon and 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are Free. The 2 a.m. showing is a special gripe/MST3K,  where audience participation is encouraged to point out any problems with the film.

Nanocon starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and runs through 8 p.m. Sunday.

2016-17 Holiday Schedule

Human resources has made the 2016-17 holiday schedule available. 

You can view and download the holiday schedule here.

Active Learning Classroom Open House and Luncheon

Since William G. Jackson’s gift three years ago, the Center for Teaching and Learning has been exploring options for a larger bring-your-own-device active learning classroom.
With help from Information Technology, the advice of a diverse group of instructors and inspiration from many other institutions, we finally started construction in January. The classroom, located in Rekhi Hall G05, should be ready for “Beta Testing” this summer and for full use by fall. 
From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14 come and check out the capabilities of this 60-seat space and learn how you can apply to teach your flipped, active-learning or group-focused class in it.
Lunch will be provided to those who register by Monday, April 11. Click here to register.

Google Power Users Workshop at the Library

Google is a powerful search engine, but finding the most relevant information can be a challenge. Focusing on Google, Google Scholar and Google Books, this librarian-led workshop will explore more complex searching techniques and special features that will turn you into a Google Power User.

The workshop will be held from 1:05 to 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 in Library 244. Registration is required; click here to register. For questions, email Erin Matas or call 7-2419.


Essentials of Buried Pipe Structural Design for Culverts and Storm Sewers Seminar

As an annual event, Jason Kruger, B.S.C.E., of the Concrete Pipe Association of Michigan, will give a two-hour seminar titled "Essentials of Buried Pipe Structural Design for Culverts and Storm Sewers."

The seminar will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. today (March 31) in the GLRC Room 202. Anyone with interest is welcome to attend.


Seminars by Anna Belu

Two seminars will be held by Anna M. Belu, Senior Principal Scientist and Technical Fellow, Medtronic in Corporate Science and Technology.

The first, "A Career in Science, A Job in Industry: 
What Did You Do Today Mom?" will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8 in EERC 103.

The second, "Characterization of Surface and Interfaces in the 
Medical Device Industry," will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 8 in Dow 641.

Sponsored by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series and the Institutional Equity & Inclusion from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative; Hosted by the Department of Chemistry.



Biological Sciences Seminar

Kevin Pangle, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Central Michigan University will present "Use of Otolith Microchemistry to Determine Fish Movement and Natal Origin in the Gulf of Mexico and Laurentian Great Lakes" from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (April 1) in Dow 641.


This Weeks C-Cubed Menu

Today, March 31
Citrus Chicken Salad Pita Sandwiches 
Kale and Apple Pita Sandwiches (V) 
Saffron Couscous and Spinach Stew (V) 
Graham Cracker Eclair Cake (V)

Tomorrow, April 1
Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream (GF) 
Pasta with Broccoli, Tomatoes and Cream (VGF) 
Dilled Cucumber and Tomato Salad (VGF) 
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (V)

V—Vegetarian  GF—Gluten Free  VGF—Vegetarian/Gluten Free


Thai Food at Khana Khazana

Cuisine of Thailand will be featured at the next Khana Khazana from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow (April 1) in the Memorial Union Food Court. 

The menu features:

  • Chicken Massaman Curry—Thai peanut curry with potatoes, chicken, coconut milk and tamarind
  • Yum Ponlamai—Thai fruit salad with a mixture of fruits in a spicy sauce
  • Tod Man Khao Pod—Thai corn fritters, deep fried and seasoned with basil, curry paste and chili sauce

Cost is $7.25 for the full meal and includes a fountain drink. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Physics Colloquium

The next Physics Colloquium will take place at 4 p.m. today (March 31) in Fisher 139.  Mark T. Lusk will present "Exciton Upconversion via Energy Pooling: Free Space and Optical Cavities."

Continuous Improvement Connection

Have you ever had a brilliant idea but didn't have the guts to share it with somebody else out of fear of criticism? One particular goal of Lean thinking is that this fear of criticism will disappear. Here in the Office of Continuous Improvement, every idea is a good idea. Through the use of Lean in the work environment, it doesn't matter a person's title nor how long they've been apart of the team, everyone is encouraged to speak up.

Through the use of the 5S system (discussed in posts prior) in the everyday life, along with other Lean strategies, together we can conquer this fear of ridicule and "what will they think?" with a negative connotation, into one that you can't wait to share and "what will they think?" positively. For more information on Lean and the 5S system, checkout the Office of Continuous Improvement.