Grant Application Training Available Thursday

This Thursday, May 19 BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting of Ann Arbor will be on campus to help provide training on applying for technology commercialization grants provided by federal agencies through the Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program.

The SBIR/STTR program has been a reliable option to bring university-invented technology to market and has been utilized by many faculty inventors at Michigan Tech. This free morning workshop (9 - 11:30 a.m.) is designed to provide practical information for developing award-winning proposals in concert with small business entities.

A free afternoon program (12:30 - 3 p.m.) is designed to provide detailed information on budget preparation and policies that will lead to successful award management.

Following the afternoon program Kris Bergman, Grants & Contracts Management Consultant, BBCetc will hold office hours for one-on-one consultations at no cost.

All sessions will be held in conference room 101 at Michigan Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center. Sessions are free but participants should register in advance. More information is available by emailing John Diebel or calling 7-1082.

Lot Closed Due to Painting

Lot 13 will be closed tomorrow (May 18) for painting. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please make other parking arrangements if needed.

Gardner Receives BCAM College Academic-Athletic Team Recognition

Michigan Tech women's basketball player Kerry Gardner has been named to the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) College Academic-Athletic Team.

Each BCAM Honor Team pays tribute to five outstanding student-athletes from Michigan colleges and universities at the NCAA Division I, III and III levels, along with all NAIA classifications.

To be eligible for the honor, players have to be either a starter or key reserve, must have reached sophomore standing, have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Gardner closed out her Tech career by starting in 22 games for the Huskies averaging the second-most minutes among all Tech players with 29.4 per outing. She was recognized with the team's scholastic achievement award for having the best GPA on the Huskies – a 4.0 in exercise science.

Read the full story and more about Michigan Tech Sports at

Staff Search Committee Certification Workshop

If you plan to serve on a staff search committee, you must be certified. Human Resources and Institutional Equity and Inclusion provide this two-part certification on a quarterly basis. The certification covers best practices and legal aspects of conducting a dynamic search in order to successfully hire the best candidate.

Completion of this certification is required for anyone who serves on a search committee, either as a member or as a chair.

Sign up to attend one of the following certification training workshops:

Part One — Recruiting and Hiring Workshop

  • June 2, 9 - 11 a.m. MUB Ballroom A2
  • September 7, 10 a.m. - noon MUB Ballroom A2
  • December 6, 2 - 4 p.m. TBD

Part Two — Legal Aspects

This is an on-line course administered through Canvas. Once part one is complete, you will be enrolled into part two. 

SPECIAL NOTE - If you have staff members who might serve in the future, encourage them to attend this training workshop. 

To sign up for one of the trainings, follow this link

In the News

Michigan Tech's study on the economics of 3-D printing was quoted in a Network World in an article "The Micro M3D, Affordable 3D Printing for the Masses."


UPMatters/WJMN-TV Channel 3 aired a story about a free teachers' computer science workshop being offered at Michigan Tech this summer. See the story here


WBUP-TV Channel 10 (ABC) aired a story about GEAR-UP, a Center for Precollege Outreach program that brought 350 students from eight western UP schools to Michigan Tech to learn about planning for college and careers. See the story here


Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department. For more information regarding staff positions call 7-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor, Computer Science. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

On the Road

Ted Bornhorst, executive director and professor, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum recently attended the 62nd annual meeting of the Institute on Lake Superior Geology held in Duluth, Minnesota. The Institute includes geologic field trips as well as two days of technical presentations and posters. He served on the board of directors at its annual meeting. The 63rd annual meeting will be held in Wawa, Ontario and Bornhorst will be co-chair along with two Canadian colleagues.