Michigan History Day Finalists Honored

Michigan History Day finalists from area high schools were honored at a reception and their documentaries were screened at the Carnegie Museum last Saturday (May 20).

Michigan History Day is a statewide competition run by the Historical Society of Michigan and sponsored locally by the Michigan Tech Department of Social Sciences, the Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Quincy Mine Hoist Association.

Jonathan Robins and Steven Walton (SS) are coordinators of the local competition. Lindsay Hiltunen, archivist at the Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, worked with student groups at the Archives and helped them prepare for this year's competition.

Two local students were selected at the state level to present their projects at a national History Day competition in June.

IPS Has a New Website

The IPS website has a new look. Although the URL is the same, the layout and where to find the information you need may have changed.

For academic departments looking to bring J-1 scholars to campus, hover over the International Students & Scholars header and select Current Students & Scholars from the drop down menu.

All the forms and information needed are on the bottom right-hand side of the page, the section marked For Host Department.

For undergraduate international admissions information, hover over the International Students & Scholars header and select Undergraduate Admissions.

If you are looking for anything else you normally use and can't find, let us know. 7-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.

Boys Basketball Camps Scheduled for June

The Michigan Tech men's basketball program will hold multiple camps for boys in grades 6-12 next month. A high school Team (Varsity/JV) camp for grades 9-12 will be offered June 16-17 with the addition of an Elite Camp for players in grades 9-12 June 28. A development camp for athletes in grades 6-8 will take place June 18-20.

The Michigan Tech Team Camp is an intensive two-day camp designed especially for teams and held in the SDC varsity gym and multipurpose room.

Tech Head Coach Kevin Luke and other top staff and student-athletes will work directly with the players, offering pointers to help players perfect their skills.

This camp is for team players entering grades 9-12 as of Fall 2017 and is a commuter only camp; lodging and meals not included. There is an eight-player minimum per team and a packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once their application is processed.

The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp. The cost is $325 for the first team and $250 for each additional team. The deadline to register for the camp is June 2.

For more important information and to register for the camp, click here.

In the Elite Camp, players will work one-on-one with Coach Luke and other top staff and student-athletes to learn at a pro level. Highly competitive drills and games played in the SDC varsity gym and multipurpose room will allow players to put their skills to the test and perfect performance.

This camp is for players entering grades 9-12 as of Fall 2017 and a packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once their application is processed. The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp. The cost of the camp is $45 and the deadline to register is June 14.

For more important information and to register for the camp, click here.

The Development Camp is what comes after the basics; players will learn ways to improve their game, both as an individual and in a team, and put their skills to the test in games and competitions. They will also get a preview of college life staying on campus at Michigan Tech. Players will put their knowledge of ball handling, shooting, team play, and defensive play to the test, learning strategies for improvement.

This camp is for players entering grades 6-8 as of Fall 2017. A packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once their application is processed. The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp. The cost of the camp is as follows: Live-in $255.50; commuter $176.50. The deadline to register is June 2.

Important additional information/registration for this camp can be viewed by clicking here.

For more information on all the camps hosted by Tech men's basketball, click here.

PhD Defense, Olumide Winjobi

Chemical Engineering student Olumide Winjobi will present his PhD defense at 1 p.m. tomorrow (May 24) in Chem Sci 102. His presentation is titled "Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Assessments of Biofuel Production from Woody Biomass Through Torrefaction-Fast Pyrolysis and Catalytic Upgrading."

Notables

Jonathan Davey, coordinator of student activities/summer housing programs, attended Accelerated Strengths Coaching this past week in Chicago. It is the first step in becoming a certified Gallup strengths coach.

He hopes to be able to start using StrengthsFinder with students and departments this fall. If your department is interested, contact Davey at jrdavey@mtu.edu.

In the News

The Daily Mining Gazette covered the dedication of the Quincy Smelter as a national historical landmark. Dean Wayne Pennington (COE) spoke at the ceremony, as did alumnus Iver Anderson. See here.

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Venture Michigan, an online magazine about the state's technology innovators, entrepreneurs and the people who fund them, published a feature about Tech alumna Emily Geiger, who is the founder and co-owner of Craft Cultures Yeast Labs. The Hancock company develops local yeast strains for craft-brewed beers. See here.

Reminders

Campus Informational Session

Have you ever wondered... What menu items Michigan Tech Catering Services has to offer? What products and services the Portage Lake Golf Course provides? How the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum started at Michigan Tech?

Join us to find out the answers to these questions and much more at a Campus Informational Session from 2 to 4 p.m. today (May 23) in the Ford Conference Room at the Advanced Technology Development Complex.

For more information, see previous Tech Today article.

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Break to Educate with Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs would like to invite you to a Break to Educate session. This event will take place at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (May 24) in the Alumni Lounge B (107B) in the Memorial Union Building.

For more information, see previous Tech Today article.