Weekly Download, Mar. 2, 2021

Weekly Download

Recap: Student Town Hall Forums

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Key Take-Aways from Town Hall Forums of Feb. 23 and Feb. 25
Once again we witnessed our students' grace, understanding, and tenacity during these turbulent times, which we very much appreciate.
The summer and fall semesters are expected to be more open than the past year, although that will ultimately be determined by safety and COVID infection levels. In fact, we are using our pre-COVID schedules as a starting point, but adjustments are still expected.
Dean Livesay reinforced his commitment to student success, research, and diversity and inclusion. All three will be front-of-mind in everything we do.
Dean Livesay wants to hear from you about your experiences at Tech. You are encouraged to email him (dlivesay@mtu.edu), set up a time for a 1-on-1 conversation, or drop-in during his Friday office hours.


Future Events

Student Events
Enterprise Day, Tues., Mar. 2, 6 pm
Summer Finishing Fellowships Deadline: Mar. 3, 4 pm
Aerospace Enterprise Info Session A: Weds., March 3, 6-7 pm 
Aerospace Enterprise Info Session B: Thurs., Mar. 4, 6-7 pm
NSBE Pre-College Initiative 2021 Alternative Spring Break: Mar. 8-10, virtual
Reply Code Challenge: Thurs., Mar. 11
Undergraduate Research Symposium: Fri., Mar. 26
Graduate Research Colloquium: Thurs.-Fri., April 1-2
21st Annual Design Expo: Thurs., Apr. 15
Commencement, Fri., Apr. 30
CS Dept. Lecture: Hongyu An, ECE, Fri., Mar. 5, 3 pm
RQE: Zhiyuan Lu, CS, Thurs., Mar. 5, 4 pm
CS Dept. Lecture: Tim Frick, Mightybytes, Fri., Apr. 9, 3 pm 
ICC Distinguished Lecture: Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida, Fri., Apr. 16, 3 pm
Reply Code Challenge: Thurs., Mar. 11

Need to Know

Summer '21 Classes

Student Employment

On Campus

  • Orientation Team Leaders: The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is recruiting and hiring Orientation Team Leaders for fall 2021.  Applications due Mar. 14, 2021.
  • Summer Youth Program Positions, Applied Computing Department. Learn more at these info sessions:
    • Weds, Mar. 3,1:30-2 pm
    • Thurs., Mar. 4, 4-4:30 pm
    • Tues., Mar. 16, 9:30-10 am

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External Positions

  • Recent Graduate Software Engineer: Chewy
  • Software Engineer I, Chewy
  • Cybersecurity Intern: Dematic. Position can be based in Austin, TX, Grand Rapids, MI, Atlanta, GA, or Wauwatosa, WI
  • Baraga Telephone summer positions: "Fiber to the Home'' projects in Baraga, L'Anse, Skanee, Alston, and Keweenaw Bay areas. Contact Shawn Laemmrich (manager@up.net.), IT Manager
  • Amazon: 
    Jr. Software Dev Engineer
  • Amazon: 
    Engineer Internship - Summer 2021
  • Amazon: Software Development Engineer (full-time, for new grads)



Academic Calendar

  • View the full Academic Calendar
  • Fri., Mar. 5, 10 pm: Spring Break Begins
  • Sun., Mar. 14, 12 pm: Fall Registration Begins
  • Mon., Mar. 15: Classes Resume
  • Sun., Mar. 28, 12 am: Fall Registration Ends
  • Fri., Apr. 23: Last Day of Regular Classes
  • Mon., Apr 26: Final Exam Period
  • Fri., Apr. 30: Spring Commencement

Graduate Research Colloquium

April 1-2, 2021
  • Visit the GRC website
  • Register here
  • Registration Closes: March 2
  • Abstracts Due: Mar. 2
  • Poster Presentation Videos Due: Mar. 22
  • Oral Sessions: Apr. 1-2, 8 am-2 pm
  • Poster Session: Thurs., Apr. 1 (all day)
  • Poster Session Q&A: Thurs., Apr. 1, 4-6 pm
  • Award Ceremony: Fri., April 2, 5-7 pm

Design Expo 2021

April 15, 2021
  • Visit the Design Expo website
  • Registration Deadline: Thurs., Mar. 4, 11 pm
  • Video and Digital Poster Submission: Thurs., Apr. 8, 11 pm
  • Video Judging: Mon.-Thurs., Apr. 12-15

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Diversity and Inclusion

Dean Livesay wants to hear your story. What has your experience been with regard to diversity and inclusion at Michigan Tech? Email Dean Livesay at dlivesay@mtu.edu to schedule a time to talk. 

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