Be Brief: Shipwreck

The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) uses underwater robots and sonar to find and image sunken ships.

Drone is to autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) as spelunking is to caving. One term over the other marks you as in the know-how. And the GLRC researchers know how to work an AUV.

This summer, Jamey Anderson, Chris Pinnow and Guy Meadows are working with archeologists from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary of NOAA to use AUVs to map submerged artifacts to very high standards.

Using the GLRC's IVER3 AUV with the advanced EdgeTech 2205 sonar system, the team has been able to provide ultra-high resolution acoustic images of historic shipwrecks. Read and see more on Unscripted.

Menís Basketball Announces 2017-18 Schedule

Head Coach Kevin Luke and the Michigan Tech men's basketball program announced the 2017-18 schedule. This year's slate of games will feature 15 home dates, including the season opener on Saturday November 11.

The Huskies will battle some familiar opponents once again this season with some new additions to the conference schedule. Davenport and Purdue-Northwest will join the GLIAC for the upcoming season after moving from the NAIA to NCAA Division II for the 2017-18 campaign. Tech will play both teams twice this year with home and road games against each school.

The Huskies will tip-off the season on November 11tat home against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside followed by a clash the next day against Lewis. Other non-conference games include showdowns with Southwest Minnesota State (Nov. 17), Minnesota State-Moorhead (Nov. 18), Minnesota-Duluth (Nov. 22), Concordia St. Paul (Nov. 25), and Winona State (Dec. 19).

Tech opens the GLIAC schedule on Nov. 30 at home against Saginaw Valley State and then faces Northwood at home on Dec. 2. The Huskies will play SVSU, Northwood, Grand Valley State, Purdue-Northwest, Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Wayne State, and Davenport both at home and on the road this year. Tech will also play host to Ashland and Tiffin in 2017-18.

The Huskies will once again square off against rival Northern Michigan at home and on the road this year. Tech will travel to Marquette for game one Sunday Dec. 17 and will host NMU on Saturday Jan. 27.

The complete 2017-18 schedule can be viewed by clicking here. For more on Tech sports visit

Copley Signs Extension with Capitals

Former Michigan Tech goaltender Pheonix Copley has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, inking a two-year $1.3 million contract the team announced Wednesday. Copley's contract is two-way ($650,000/$200,000) during the 2017-18 season and one-way ($650,000) during the 2018-19 season.

Copley, 25, posted a 26-11-3 record with one shutout, a 2.25 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 41 AHL games with the Chicago Wolves and Hershey Bears in 2016-17.

The North Pole, Alaska, native ranked seventh in the AHL in goals-against average last season, tied for seventh in wins and tied for eighth in save percentage. Copley has posted a 58-31-6 record with seven shutouts, a 2.42 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 104 career AHL games with Hershey and Chicago. 

Copley joins a host of Huskies who have NHL deals. Tanner Kero signed a two-year extension with the Chicago Blackhawks in March, while Jujhar Khaira inked a two-year extension two weeks ago with the Edmonton Oilers. Blake Pietila is a restricted free agent and has been extended a qualifying offer by the New Jersey Devils earlier this week. Jamie Phillips is under contract with the Winnipeg Jets. Chris Conner is a free agent after playing the last two seasons in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Matt Roy is inked in with the Los Angeles Kings on a two-year contract, and Angus Redmond has a three-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks. For more on Husky sports visit


Special Board of Trustees Meets Today

The Michigan Tech Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at noon today (June 30). The video conference meeting can be viewed at the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) in Ann Arbor or in Memorial Union Ballroom B. 

The single item on the agenda is the selection of a firm to assist the University with the presidential search. 

New Funding

Greg Odegard (MEEM) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $1,000,000 research and development grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ravi Pandey (Physics), Julia King (MEEM) and Trisha Sain (MEEM) are Co-Pis on the project titled "Institute for Ultra-Strong Composites by Computational Design (US-COMP)."

This is the first year of a five-year project potential totaling $14,999,995.

IT Connect

A New Web Conferencing Tool—Try Zoom
Michigan Tech is replacing GoToMeeting, our current web conferencing tool. We are moving to a new web conferencing platform called Zoom. This is now active and available to all Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff.
Zoom allows you to connect with up to 100 participants via computer or telephone, regardless if they have an account or not. With Zoom, you can share your screen, webcam and audio.
You can currently sign into your account at by selecting Sign In and entering your ISO username and password. To take a further look, click here

It is important to note that GoToMeeting will only be active until July 20. Michigan Tech IT recommends switching any recurring meetings or meetings scheduled beyond July 20 to Zoom.

If you would like help with this process or have any web conferencing questions, please contact us at 7-1111 or at

Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, June 30, 2017

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.

Learning Specialist, Dean of Students. 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.