Weekly Download, February 1, 2022

An Early Mainframe Computer at MTU

1970s mainframe computer

In 1973, the computing machine used by computer science students was a Univac 1110, weighing hundreds of pounds. It had just 64K 36-bit words of "main" memory and 512K 36-bit words of "extended" memory (the equivalent of just over 2 megabytes). 
A recent LinkedIn social media post about the Univac 1110 prompted dozens of alumni to share their memories of using the machine and about early computing at Michigan Tech. View the LinkedIn post and alumni comments here.

Computing Learning Center

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. The Learning Center is in Rekhi 118. CCLC coaches are also available via Zoom during lab walk-in hours. Discord server.

Student Employment

SnP Lab

Student News and Opportunities

Winter Wonderhack

View all student news.


  • Winter Wonderhack. The 36-hour event is hosted on-campus by the Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE), February 18 to 20. All fields of study and experience levels are welcome. Register here.
  • TechTogether's Chicago Chapter is hosting their first-ever virtual hackathon, Feb. 25-27, for people of marginalized genders of all ages. The event is free. Sign up here.

Workshops and Seminars

Scholarships and Fellowships

Career Resources

Research Events and Opportunities

Recurring Events

Lectures and Events

Hongyu An

  • 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.
  • 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.

College News

Academic Calendar

Michigan Tech campus

  • Monday, Jan 10, Instruction Begins
  • Monday, Jan 17, Martin Luther King Day Recess
  • 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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