Weekly Download, January 10, 2023

Graduate Student Town Hall Is February 17

Rekhi Hall and the Michigan Tech Husky

College of Computing Dean Dennis Livesay and department chairs Andy Duan and Dan Fuhrmann invite College of Computing graduate students to join a Town Hall-style meeting on Friday, February 17, 2023, from 4-5 p.m. in Rekhi Hall, Room 214. Graduate program directors Zhenlin Wang (Computer Science), Alex Sergeyev (MERET), and Guy Hembroff (Health Informatics ) will also join the Town Hall.

The open discussion forum is intended as a platform for graduate students to raise and discuss issues of importance to them. The floor will be open to any graduate student who wishes to speak. Light refreshments will be served.

Michigan Tech Is No. 8 In Fall National Cyber League Play

RedTeam at GRRCon

MTU RedTeam students and Associate Professor Bo Chen, Computer Science, were commended for their prestigious efforts during the National Cyber League (NCL) fall 2022 competition season in a recent letter from the NCL to Dennis Livesay, Dave House Dean of Computing. Students on the MTU RedTeam, coached by Chen and Professor Yu Cai, Applied Computing, participated in several individual and team-based NCL events in fall 2022. At the end of the season, Michigan Tech placed No. 8 nationally in the Fall 2022 Cyber Power Rankings. Over 7,500 students from 470 colleges and universities participated in the NCL fall 2022 season. Learn more.

Student News Briefs

Find more student news on the College of Computing student blog.

Van Pelt and Opie Library

Library Orientation for New Students. The Van Pelt and Opie Library will conduct library orientation for new students on Jan. 10 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the library's East Reading Room. Librarians will share tips and tricks for getting the most out of the library's electronic and physical resources. Registration is required. Learn more.

Michigan Tech Rozsa Center

Welcome Back Coffee and Cocoa. Drop in at the Rozsa on Jan. 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and warm up with free coffee or cocoa. Learn more.

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The Networking and Computing Student Association (NCSA) will conduct a General Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 6 p.m. in Chem Sci 101. In addition, the NCSA's Systems Team will conduct lab hours Friday, January 13, 2023, at 4 p.m. in EERC 328.

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Innovation Week 2023 Talks and Events. Husky Innovate is hosting five innovation-themed events during Week 2 (Jan. 17-20) of the spring semester. Innovation Week celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship. Pre-registration is required. Learn more.

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Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition. Husky Innovate and collaborators invite Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students to pitch their business model to a panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes on Jan. 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. Learn more.

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Professional portraits. Graduate students can have their complimentary professional portrait taken by University Marketing and Communications on Weds., Jan. 25, from 10 a.m.-noon, and Thurs., Jan. 26, from 1-3 p.m. An appointment is required. Learn more.

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Study Abroad. Ready for an adventure? Want to learn on a train or in a rain (forest)? Consider our study abroad/study away programs. Conduct field research and acquire hands-on, real-world experience — all while making lifelong friends. Learn more.

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Mind Trekkers Volunteers Needed. Mind Trekkers, Michigan Tech’s traveling STEM roadshow, is seeking additional student volunteers to host hands-on STEM demonstrations at the Hidden Coast Festival in Escanaba, Michigan, on Jan. 26 and 27. Learn more.

Mind Trekkers Alternative Spring Break: Detroit 2023. The Center for Educational Outreach is looking for passionate students who want to make an impact on middle and high school youth through educational outreach and service. The tentative dates are March 4-11. All transportation, lodging, some meals and activities, and a daily stipend are provided.Learn more.

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DOE Scholars Program Essay Writing Support. The Graduate School is providing essay writing support for current and prospective graduate students who wish to apply for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program. Apply by Jan. 23. Learn more.

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SURF Fellowship Applications Open. Applications for 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships SURFs are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer working on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Feb. 10. Learn more.

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Bhakta Rath Award. The Vice President for Research Office is accepting nominations for the Bhakta Rath Research Award. The award offers an opportunity to promote and reward excellence in scientific and engineering research in the fields of physical and natural sciences and engineering. Nominations are due by 4 p.m., March 2. Learn more. 

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The 2023 ISACA—Western Michigan Chapter Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students residing in Michigan or attending a Michigan university. Scholarship awards are $1,000 and $2,000. Apply by Feb. 24. Learn more.

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Summer 2023 DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships. The Graduate School is accepting nominations for 2023 summer fellowships. All graduate programs may nominate one eligible Ph.D. student per program. The recipient will receive a stipend for summer 2023 plus tuition support. Apply by 4 p.m., Feb. 1. Learn more.

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NSF I-Corps Registration Open. Are you interested in taking your idea, technology, or process commercial? Entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students, alumni and local community members are invited to attend the Great Lakes Region Hub National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program. Learn more.

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FINESST Research Grant Application Support. The Graduate School is providing writing support for current and prospective graduate students who wish to apply for Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) research grants. Learn more.

Student Events and Deadlines

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College Lectures and Events

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College News

Meet CCLC Coach Hunter Kretz

Hunter Kretz

About Hunter Kretz: I am an outgoing second-year. Many of my friends would consider me to be a social butterfly. In high school, I was section leader of the drumline. Freshman year of college, I tutored my friends through Calc 1 and 2, helping them achieve better exam scores than they were expecting. When not doing school work or helping my friends, you could find me with the Pep Band, volunteering with my fraternity, or playing intramural sports. I have expensive tastes in hobbies such as LEGO, Magic the Gathering, and video games.
Thoughts on CCLC coaching: CCLC coaching is a great opportunity to help others, maintain skills learned in prior classes, and become a better communicator when communicating code.
CS courses that I can help with: CS 1131, CS 2311, CS 2321
Programming languages that I know: Java
Meet more CCLC coaches here.

Computing Learning Center

Start your semester on the right track. The College of Computing Learning Center (CCLC), on the first floor of Rekhi Hall, Room 118, is staffed by upper-level undergraduate students and supported by the College of Computing. The friendly CCLC coaches are available to help succeed in your computing courses. No appointments are necessary. Free. Open to all students taking computing classes. This fall, the Learning Center is open Sunday-Friday according to the schedule below.

Why did you choose Michigan Tech and the College of Computing?

Abhinav Vuppala

Abhinav Vuppala, Graduate Student, Health Informatics
"Michigan Tech offers a great array of subjects in the Master's in Health Informatics. The technical skills I obtain from the teaching faculty will ensure that I prevail in my field with a steady job plan and security. The College of Computing offers impeccable coursework in python and artificial intelligence, which is useful for my future endeavors.
Pronouns: He, him
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Academic Calendar

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  • Monday, Jan 09, Instruction Begins
  • Monday, Jan 16, Martin Luther King Day Recess
  • Wednesday, Feb 08, 10 p.m., Winter Carnival Recess Begins
  • Monday, Feb 13, Classes Resume
  • Friday, Mar 03, 10 p.m., Break Begins
  • Sunday, Mar 12, 12 p.m., Fall Registration Begins
  • Monday, Mar 13, Classes Resume
  • Sunday, Apr 02, 11:59 p.m., Fall Registration Ends
  • Friday, Apr 21, Last Day of Regular Classes
  • Monday, Apr 24, Final Exam Period Begins
  • Friday, Apr 28, Spring Semester Ends
  • Friday, Apr 28, Spring Graduate Student Commencement
  • Saturday, Apr 29, Spring Undergraduate Student Commencement

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