Forbes Ranks Michigan Tech 12th in Nation for Graduates' Mid-Career Earnings, a financial news website, ranks Michigan Tech12th in the nation for public universities whose graduates earn the highest mid-career salaries.

Michigan Tech grads’ mid-career earnings average $102,000, according to Forbes.

“This is an honor, but no surprise,” said Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz.  “With our focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), our hands-on education, students’ enthusiastic participation in programs like Enterprise, Senior Design and the Advanced Portfolio Management Program, and an average starting salary of $63,400, it is no wonder our graduates’ mid-career earnings top $100,000.” 

Michigan Tech ranked highest among Michigan’s public universities. It also ranked higher than several of its peer institutions around the country. Military, maritime and merchant marine academies took the top five rankings.   

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Continuous Improvement Connection

Have you ever found yourself consumed by planning a wedding, buying a house, filing your taxes or perhaps learning how to swim? Maybe you've done all of these. What do they all have in common? They all require some dedication. Whether that be time, effort or the desire to accomplish. They also have their own unique process that determines the utilization of that dedication.

Here in the office of Continuous Improvement we are continuously trying to grow our pool of lean knowledge around the Michigan Tech campus. We believe that the culture, thinking and tools that Lean and Continuous Improvement embodies can be utilized by anyone and in any way whether it be at home, in the community or at work. Our dream is to share this knowledge with everyone in the Michigan Tech community so that we can strive for an increased campus-wide flow, while making the lives of others better, happier and easier.

We have resources available to you to help make your process run more effective, more efficient and while adding value to you and your customers. Want to learn more about the resources available to you? Check out our website or stop by our office in 136 W Wads.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Wednesday, August 9, 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.

Digital Content and Programs Coordinator, Graduate School. 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.  

PLGC Holds Junior Tourney

A junior golf tournament was held Sunday, at Michigan Tech's Portage Lake Golf Course. In the 17 and under division, Houghton's Brady Schmierer shot a 93 for a five shot lead over runner up Evan Labyak of Hancock.

In the nine-hold 12 and under competition, Mika Jalkanen of Houghton, held on to beat Cooper Leonard, also of Houghton by three shots. Houghton's Ryan Schmierer finished third, five strokes off the lead. 

The 10 and Under division was won by Logan Niemi, of Nisula in a play-off against Carter Campioni, of Houghton. Both players tied after the five-hole tournament with scores of 33. Niemi won the play-off hole. Jayden Nuttall (Hancock) finished third and Ethan Hainault (Houghton) was fourth.

The eight and under title was captured by Calumet's Tevin Stukel who shot an impressive score of 16 in the three-hole event. Gunner Gullstrand and Ellie Hainault, both of Houghton, finished second and third respectively. 

The PLGC Junior Championship will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17. More information on future tournaments is available online or call the golf course at 7-2641.

Poster Session at the GLRC

Alex Mayer will host a poster session on Thursday, August 10 from 1-5 p.m. in the Great Lakes Research Center Atrium. Refreshments will be served.

The poster session concludes the NSF-funded Teacher Professional Development summer institute, "Computational Tools and the Environment." Seven in-service teachers were paired up with civil and environmental engineering graduate students to research topics such as water quality, forestry management, and life cycle analysis. The results of their research have been translated into curricula for science and mathematics classes. They will present the results of their research and curriculum development at the poster session.


University Archivist Named An SAA Mentor

Lindsay Hiltunen, University archivist, has been selected to serve as a mentor in the Society of American Archivists Mentoring Program. She will work with a recent library school graduate from Chicago, through the 2017-2018 academic year.


Scheduled Maintenance for Panopto Huskycast Video Platform

On Saturday (Aug. 12), the Panopto Huskycast platform will be upgraded to version 5.5. This upgrade will require system downtime between 8 to 11 p.m. During this time you will not be able to access recordings and any attempt to upload from Panopto recorder clients will result in a "Server unable to connect" message.

Contact IT User Services or call 7-1111) with questions.