Michigan Tech Mobile Lab Visits Southeast Michigan

The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab was recently in southeast Michigan delivering hands-on short courses to professional engineers at Borg Warner. The course topics were in the area of Fundamentals of Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Two courses were taught during the week of May 16.

During the courses, students had the opportunity to measure operating characteristics of several different hybrid electric vehicles, run an engine dynamometer test cell in the Mobile Lab and determine battery and electric motor performance on real world applications. Chris Morgan and Jeremy Worm were the lead instructors for the courses, which offered both lecture and lab practical opportunities for participants.

32 enrolled students came from many different locations, including four students who travelled from Europe specifically for the courses.

For more information about the Michigan Tech Mobile Lab, contact cjmorgan@mtu.edu.

Museum Open Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

By popular demand, the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum will be open Saturday, May 28 of Memorial Day Weekend. The museum previously announced they would be closed over the holiday weekend. They received several inquiries from out of town visitors regarding if the museum would be open and now they can visit the Keweenaw and see the "gem" of Michigan Tech on Saturday. 

The museum will be closed as planned on Sunday and Memorial Day.

No Tech Today on Monday

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, there will be no Tech Today on Monday. Any items intended for Tuesday's issue of Tech Today should be submitted by noon Friday.

5th Annual HuskyPAW & SWEAT Amazing Challenge

The fifth annual HuskyPAW & SWEAT Amazing Challenge will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 30.

If you're not familiar with HuskyPAW & SWEAT Amazing Challenge, it's loosely based on the TV show "The Amazing Race." Teams complete a series of challenges while they race toward the finish line. Challenges are a mix of physical activity and mental challenges or puzzles. Each challenge needs to be completed in order to receive a clue to move forward. While this can be a competitive race for many teams; this can also be a fun family event completed at your own pace.

Registration and more information will be available the first week of June. Start thinking about building a team of colleagues, friends or family. Michigan Tech retirees are welcome. Teams are limited to four adults, although for those teams that are made up of families with young children, we do allow more than four members.

The winning team gets bragging rights as the Amazing Challenge winner. HuskyPAW members will receive bonus points for participating.

We need volunteers to help with the event. If interested contact Shannon Brodeur.

Beginner's Running Clinic Lunch & Learn with Dr. Reminga

WorkLife Connections and Employee Wellness invite you to join them for a Lunch & Learn with Dr. Reminga, Northern Foot Care Center, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 in Memorial Union Alumni Lounge B.

Interested in starting a running program? Learn about proper footwear, training tips and the foot-body connection to help yourself stay injury-free.

Register here. HuskyPAW members may claim 100 bonus points for attending. Bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. Email Shannon Brodeur with questions.

On the Road

Theresa Coleman-Kaiser, associate vice president for administration, traveled to Grand Rapids on May 19 for a quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC). She is completing her first year of a three-year term on the nine-member board and serves as secretary responsible for the bylaws and the annual elections process.

While in Grand Rapids, she also attended the MLC's 2016 annual Healthcare Symposium: Lean and High Reliability held on May 20. Coleman-Kaiser delivered the MLC's welcome to the 62 participants and introduced the day's keynote speaker Kurt Knoth, vice president of Performance Improvement at Spectrum Health.

The membership of the Michigan Lean Consortium is dedicated to spreading lean principles throughout every public and private sector industry in Michigan. The MLC has members representing more than 15 industries with a broad spectrum of lean expertise from novice to advanced.

Correction

In Monday's edition of Tech Today, under "New Funding" the name of Principal Investigator Aleksey Smirnov was misspelled. We apologize for this error.

In the News

Inside Higher Ed, a website that features news about higher education, listed Michigan Tech's new master's degree program in cybersecurity among new academic programs across the nation. See the list here.

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L. Syd M Johnson (HU) was interviewed for an article on brain death at Big Think. The article is entitled "A Company Is Trying to Resurrect the Brain Dead, a Really Bad Idea."


New Funding

Paula Zermeno (SFRES/ESC) is the principal investigator on a project that has received $6,051 research and development funds from the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. The project is "Dating of Fecal Pellets of American Pikas, to Understand Trend in the Species' Spatial Distribution and the Factors Most Strongly Governing That Trend."
This is a one-year project.

Job Posting

Job Posting for May 26, 2016

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

​Director of Athletic Communication, ​Athletics.

​​Apply online.​

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