Weekly Download, January 18, 2022

Student Events and Deadlines


College of Computing


Husky Innovate Events


Husky Innovate

  • Husky Innovate, Jan. 24-28
  • Bob Mark Business Model Boot Camp, Jan. 19, 5-7 pm, M&M U113, registration required.
  • Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, Jan. 24, 12-1 pm, Zoom, register by January 20
  • Reverse Pitch Event with the Office of Innovation and Commercialization, Jan, 26, 4 pm, Zoom, register by Jan. 22
  • Unboxed Challenge: Treasure Hunt with Jannah Tumey, Jan. 25, 5:30-6:30 pm, Wadsworth Hall, register by Jan. 21, 5 pm
  • Husky Innovate talk with Dr. Colin Brooks: Developing the Cross-I System for Inspecting Railgrade Crossings, Jan. 26, 12-1 pm, Zoom, register by January 22
  • Generation Zoom with Cassy Tefft de Muno, Jan. 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, MUB Ballroom A and Zoom, register by Jan. 21
  • Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition, Jan. 27, 4-5 pm (mixer), 5-7 pm (competition), MUB Ballroom A or Zoom, contestant registration required by Jan. 21, audience registration
  • Husky Innovate Talk with David Shull, Jan. 28, 12-1 pm, Zoom, register by Jan. 25

Lectures and Events


Benjamin Lok

  • ICC Lecture: Benjamin C. Lok, University of Florida, Jan. 20, 1 pm, Rekhi 214, or attend virtually.
  • ICC Lecture: Michael Sacks, University of Texas, Feb. 7, 12 pm, Rekhi G005, or attend virtually.
  • CS Dept. Lecture: Brian Yuan (AC/CS), Feb. 18, 3 pm, Rekhi 214, or attend virtually.
  • ICC Lecture: Ajit Yoganathan, Georgia Tech, Feb. 21, 12 pm, Rekhi 214, or attend virtually.
  • CS Dept. Lecture: Emily Zhang (ECE/CS), Mar. 18, 3 pm, Rekhi 214, or attend virtually.
  • Computing[MTU] Showcase, Apr. 4-6, Rozsa Center
  • CS Dept. Lecture: Hongyu An (ECE/CS), Apr. 8, 3 pm, Rekhi 214, or attend virtually.

Computing[MTU] Showcase


Computing[MTU] Showcase

The College of Computing and the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit posters for the Computing[MTU] Showcase. The poster session will be held April 5, 2020, MUB Ballroom A, 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Team or individual pitch competition sign-ups are also open.
  • The pitch competition will be held April 6, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., MUB ballrooms.
  • Poster and pitch applications are open through March 10.
  • Application forms can be found on the ICC’s Computing[MTU] Showcase webpage.
  • Questions can be directed to Amanda Stump at ajstump@mtu.edu.

TechTogether Virtual Hackathon


TechTogether Hackathon

Are you ready to redefine the hacker stereotype? TechTogether's Chicago Chapter is hosting their first-ever virtual hackathon, February 25-27, 2022, for people of marginalized genders of all ages. This is an amazing opportunity for students to network with companies like Microsoft and Capital One, explore different career paths in tech, and learn new coding skills. The event is free to attend. Download an info sheet. Sign up.


Summer IoT Undergraduate Research Opportunity


Summer IoT Undergrad Research

The Florida Atlantic University's Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) hosts an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduates from across the country. Projects will focus on Infrastructure Systems, Marine and Environment, and Health and Behavior.

The nine-week program emphasizes training, mentoring, and research, preparing students for graduate studies or careers in science, technology, engineering, or math disciplines. Workdays typically run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants stay in on-campus housing and earn $600/week plus a weekly meal allowance. Download an info sheet.


How to be an Effective GTA/GTI


Do you ever find yourself wondering how to be an effective graduate teaching assistant (GTA) or graduate teaching instructor (GTI)? The Professional Development Committee at Graduate Student Government will be hosting Michael Meyer as a speaker for our “How to be an Effective GTA/GTI” seminar. Meyer is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at MTU and he teaches a course about this very thing, so don’t miss this invaluable material! Register to attend.


College of Computing Learning Center


CCLC Students

Everyone needs help sometimes. The Learning Center, on the first floor of Rekhi Hall, is open to ALL students enrolled in computing classes, and it's FREE! Stop by anytime from 2-5 pm and 7-10 pm, Sunday through Friday, and get the help you need for success in your computing courses.


COVID Testing and Vaccination


Michigan Tech

With spring 2022 classes underway, we are eager to experience the many opportunities that come with the start of a new semester. However, we are also well aware that COVID-19, especially the omicron variant, remains a force to be reckoned with. The Michigan Tech campus remains at Health and Safety Level Two, which means face coverings are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
 
It’s important that all campus community members work together with a heightened sense of understanding and flexibility during this time. Please get tested if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, and follow CDC protocols if you test positive or are identified as a close contact. If you have yet to receive the vaccine or are considering receiving a booster shot, we encourage you to do so.

On-campus COVID-19 testing takes place in the Rozsa Center basement each week, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An online consent form is active Monday through Thursday and can be filled out at any time between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the day you plan to receive a test.

More COVID-19 Testing Information for the Michigan Tech community is available on the MTU Flex website.

Academic Calendar


Michigan Tech Campus

  • Wednesday, Feb 9, 10 p.m., Winter Carnival Recess Begins
  • Monday, Feb 14, Classes Resume
  • Friday, Mar 4, 10 pm, Spring Break Begins
  • Sunday, Mar 13, 12 pm, Fall Registration Begins
  • Monday, Mar 14, Classes Resume
  • Sunday, Apr 3, 11:59 pm, Fall Registration Ends
  • Friday, Apr 22, Last Day of Regular Classes
  • Monday, Apr 25, Final Exam Period
  • Saturday, Apr 30, Spring Commencement

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