Husky FAN Needs Volunteers

The Husky Food Access Network is looking for volunteers for track B to assist with opening and closing operations of the food pantry.  
Husky FAN is looking to get everyone who is interested in volunteering trained before the current intern leaves at the end of June.  The pantry hours are currently:
  • Tuesday 2-5:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday 1:30-4 p.m.
  • Thursday 2-4 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering for track B and would like more information, send an email to with your availability.


Gohman Awarded Vogel Prize

Sean M. Gohman, PhD candidate in the Department of Social Sciences' Industrial Heritage and Archeology Program, was awarded the 2016 Vogel Prize during the meeting of the Society for Industrial Archeology's annual conference in Kansas City, MO.

Each year the Society for Industrial Archeology recognizes outstanding scholarship in the field of industrial archaeology with the Robert M. Vogel Prize. Named for the founding and distinguished member Robert Vogel, the award honors the author of the best article to appear in the society's journal IA within the past three years.

Gohman's awarded article, "It's Not Time to Be Wasted: Identifying, Evaluating, and Appreciating Mine Wastes in Michigan's Copper Country," describes work Gohman did for the Keweenaw National Historical Park's Advisory Commission to survey and evaluate extant mining waste deposits on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Though perhaps not aesthetically pleasing, these wastes have stories to tell about operational scale and environmental impact that structures may not as easily convey and these stories should therefore not be overlooked. 

Registration Open for 2016 Amazing Challenge

Registration is now open for the fifth annual HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge to be held on Saturday, July 30.

If you’re not familiar with the 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. These are a mix of physical activities and mental challenges or puzzles. A challenge needs to be completed in order to receive a clue to move forward. While this can be a competitive race for many teams, it can also be a fun family event completed at your own pace.

Register your team of colleagues, friends and family. Teams are limited to four adults, although teams made up of families with children are allowed more than four members.

The deadline to register is Friday, July 15, but space is limited. HuskyPAW members will receive bonus points for participating.

Volunteers are also needed the day of the event. If interested, email Shannon Brodeur.

Nature Photographer to Visit

The Michigan Tech Visiting Women and Minority Lecture Series presents "Dudley Edmondson Nature Photography," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 in G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building.

Nature and wildlife photographer, author and videographer Dudley Edmondson has been featured in galleries and nearly 100 publications around the world.

He is the author of the landmark book, "The Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places." He contributes to newspapers and magazines and lectures regularly about diversity in the outdoors.

This event is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by theMichigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, the Michigan Tech School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Tech Visiting Women and Minority Lecture Series, Great Lakes Research Center, Ottawa National Forest and Michigan Tech Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion.

MiCUP Poster Presentation

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday June 16, in MUB Ballroom A where students from Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College and Wayne County Community College who have been participating the MiCUP Residential Summer Research Program will present posters.

Join in a celebration of their accomplishments. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

For more information email Kellie Raffaelli

Geoheritage—Opportunities for the Keweenaw Peninsula

All are welcome to a public discussion on the benefits of geoheritage initiatives in the Keweenaw. Discussion points include sustainable economic development and educational opportunities for our area through geoparks, geotourism and community partnership. The event will be held Wednesday, June 22 at Quincy Mine and Hoist.

  • 6:30 p.m. - wine and cheese reception
  • 7 p.m. - presentation/discussion on the benefits of geoheritage initiatives in the Keweenaw

Special guests include Tom Casadevall, the chair of the newly formed US National Committee for Geoparks and Cecile Olive, project director of the Puys de Dome - Limagne Fault proposed World Heritage designation in France.

We hope you will join us and look forward to further discussion with community members on how to advance this concept in the Keweenaw.

New Funding

Timothy Havens (ECE/ICC), is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $99,779 research and development grant from the U.S. Department of Defense-Army Research Office.
Joseph Burns (MTRI) and Timothy Schulz (ECE) are co-PIs on the project "Multisensor Analysis and Algorithm Development for Detection and Classification of Buried and Obscured Targets."
This is the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $1,066,799.

Job Posting

Job Posting for June 9, 2016

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. 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.

​Custodian, ​Facilities. ​AFSCME Internal Posting 6/9/16 - 6/15/16. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. ​Apply online.

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


Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) has been named editor-in-chief of HardwareX a new Elsevier journal dedicated to open source scientific hardware development.