CareerFEST Automotive Day is Tomorrow

Michigan Tech’s CareerFEST kicks of this week with Automotive Day, the first in a series of Industry Day events and activities.

Automotive Day is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 1), with most activities taking place in the CareerFEST tent on campus.

Leaders in the automotive industry will be on campus to show-and-tell students about their companies and employment opportunities.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Hands-on exhibits include live engine calibration, an engine tear down, steering system testing by driving a go-cart and other interactive hands-on exhibits.

Among the companies participating are Ford Motor Company, ArcelorMittal, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Cooper Standard, Nexteer Automotive, Oskosh Corporation, Harman, Yanfeng, Faurecia and Cummins.

Thursday's event marks the second time CareerFEST has featured Automotive Day. Shelly Farrey, coordinator-career development and corporate events in career services says the event has grown considerably from year one to year two. 

"We are very excited that Automotive Day is returning for its second year on campus. This year features the return of all eight companies from a year ago plus the addition of three new companies joining us this year," Farrey says.

Other Industry Days coming up in September include Aerospace Day (Sept. 7), Construction and Building Systems Day (Sept. 8), Robotics and Controls Day (Sept. 14), Energy Day (Sept. 16), PCA Career Day (Sept. 23), Business Career Day (Sept. 19) and Steel Day (Sept. 21).

CareerFEST events all lead up to the semi-annual Career Fair, Tuesday, Sept. 27. As of yesterday, 300 companies have signed up to participate in Career Fair so far.

More information including a complete schedule Is available online.

Michigan Tech Listed in Princeton Review Guide

Michigan Tech has made the Princeton Review’s annual guide to Best Colleges.

The 2017 edition of 381 Best Colleges was released yesterday.  Princeton Review, not affiliated with Princeton University, has published its Best Colleges guide annually since 1992.

Inclusion in the guide is based on 143,000 student surveys and input from college administrators and advisors, parents, educators and Princeton Review’s own 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board.

Princeton Review does not rank the schools.  The organization chose the top 381 from more than 2,000 colleges and universities.

The book does include “top 20” listings in 62 categories. Michigan Tech was ranked 15th in the nation in a category called “Town-Gown Relations are Great.”

Read the full story.

Access to Handicapped Parking During Automotive Day

During tomorrow's Automotive Day, there will be vehicle demonstrations occurring throughout the day between the Van Pelt and Opie Library and the MUB. During demonstrations, the area will be blocked off. If access to the handicapped parking spaces near the Library is required, the demonstrations will be halted to allow for safe travel to parking.

New Director of IESL Program

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announces that Ms. Heather Deering joined Michigan Tech as the ​new ​Director of the Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) program Monday. In her new role, Deering will ​report​ directly to ​the Provost.​ She replaces former IESL Director, Beatrice Smith, who successfully led Michigan Tech's IESL program through its inaugural and successful accreditation process.

Middle Eastern Cuisine featured at Khana Khazana

Khana Khazana moves back indoors in the newly-remodeled Memorial Union Building Friday with tastes of the Middle East. 

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the MUB Food Court. The menu includes:

  • Shysh Tawuq (Chicken Grill)—A terrific appetizer of minced chicken mixed with onions and spices.
  • Falafel—Deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas served in a pita.
  • Homemade pita bread.
  • Tabbouleh—Traditional salad made of bulgar (dried cracked wheat), tomatoes, finely-chopped parsley, mint, cilantro and onion seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice and salt.
  • Hummus—Spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini (condiment made from toasted sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal which includes a fountain drink.  Like us on Facebook.

Jackson CTL Coffee Chat

The Michigan Tech Testing Center has grown by leaps and bounds over the past three years, prompting changes in staffing, software and process. 

The changes are hoped to better serve instructors, offer more flexibility to students and allow a broader array of sponsored exams.

In this Coffee Chat, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, we'll discuss the new registration process implemented this fall and get feedback about how the Testing Center can continue to improve.

All instructors are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided to those who register by Monday, Sept. 12.

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

There will be a Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 1) in Dow 642. Xiao Sun, PhD candidate in civil engineering, will present "Smart Aerodynamic Control Devices Design and Vibration Reduction Analysis for Wind Turbine Blades." The public is welcome.


Nominate Yourself or Others for a TechTalk in the New Michigan Tech Research Forum

An internal University presentation series called "Michigan Tech Research Forum" will be offered and includes three events in the fall semester and three in the spring semester, each scheduled roughly a month apart.

Organizers want to feature you and other researchers from across campus in the TechTalks, so self-nominations are encouraged. Visit the form to nominate researchers by Friday, Sept. 2.

For more information see the original Tech Today story.


OAP Celebrating 10 Years with Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program and the Keweenaw Land Trust to celebrate the culturally significant Mine Ruins, virtually untouched waterfalls, coastlines and crags by paddling 10 miles from Breakers To Bridge. This event is in support of the Keweenaw Land Trust's mission of protecting land and water access for public use and to celebrate OAP's tenth anniversary.

The 5Point Film Festival is on Friday Sept. 9 and the Silent Auction to support the KLT and the 10 mile paddle from Breakers to Bridge is Saturday Sept 10. 


Fall Blood Drive Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life

There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is criticial. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

Join Fraternity and Sorority Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Aug. 31) and tomorrow (Sept. 1) in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.

Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. 
Bring a photo ID.


Women's Clothing Donations Sought for Semi-annual Free Sale

The next semi-annual free sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Consider donating your gently used, clean women's business clothing and accessories (hangers are appreciated, all sizes welcome). Your items will be available to all Tech students at no cost. Items remaining after the event will be donated to a local non-profit or held for a future event.


MUB Offers Grand Opening Specials

The North Coast Grill and Pizza in the Memorial Union Building is celebrating recent renovations with Grand Opening Specials through Friday. The specials are served from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Grand Opening Specials include Deli combo meals, Grill Specials, Wok Express and Pizza.

Today's specials:

  • Honey Garlic Chicken $5.00
  • Three Cheese and Tomato Panini combo meal chips and soda included  $5.00
  • BLT Griller Combo Meal $5.00
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99
  • Triple Cheddar Broccoli Casserole $3.99 and includes a 20 oz. fountain drink. 

In Print

Graduate student Gemechis Degaga (Chem) and Loredana Valenzano (Chem) have published the paper "Part I: C2-C4 Hydrocarbons Separation Addressed via Molecular Cluster Models Carved Out from Periodic MOF-74-Mg/Zn Structures" on Chemical Physics Letters. The paper can be found here.

Job Postings

Job Posting for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department. For more information regarding staff positions call 487-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions contact the academic department in which the position is posted. 

Programmer/Analyst, Information Technology. Apply online.

Office Assistant 4, Physics. Internal-only UAW posting 8/31/2016 - 9/7/2016. External applicants will not be considered. Apply online

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