Weekly Download, March 23, 2021

The Weekly Download

Welcome to The Weekly Download, THE source for College of Computing Student News.


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Student Events

  • The SAE Clean Snowmobile virtual recruiting session, Tues., March 23, 6 -6:45

  • Dean Livesay's Open Office Hours: Fri., Mar. 26, 3-4 pm, virtually or in-person (Rekhi 224)

  • CyberCorps Info Session #2: Tues., Mar. 30, 6-7 pm


OUR STORIES: Kay Oliver, Academic Advisor

Kay Oliver

Chances are good that you’ve met Kay Oliver, our academic advisor for all College of Computing graduate-level majors, and the undergraduate majors in the Applied Computing department (CNSA, EET, Cybersecurity, Mechatronics). Here’s a bit of background.

Oliver has an M.A. in educational technology from Michigan State University and a B.S. in physics from Western Michigan University. For more than 20 years she worked with the Department of Defense Education Activity, a government agency responsible for K-12 education of children of American citizens working internationally for the DoD. Contact Oliver at koliver@mtu.edu.

Read more here.

This is the first of a series of short introductions about College students, faculty, and staff that we would like to include in the Weekly Download. Would you like to be featured? Send a photo and some background info about yourself to computing@mtu.edu.




  • Dr. Leo Ureel is seeking motivated students to join his research group. We are forming Educational Software projects involving Code Critiquers, Modeling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Language Parsers, Internet of Things, and Online Magazine Publishing. Be part of a team developing educational software for Desktops, Web, and Mobile Devices in languages such as Java, Groovy, Python, Racket, Javascript, and Swift. Don't miss this chance to learn while engaging in cutting-edge research, co-authoring scientific papers, and developing academic contacts. We meet on Fridays at 2pm. Contact Dr. Ureel at ureel@mtu.edu to receive a Google invitation to the meetings.

  • Paid Research Assistant, multiple positions, Security and Privacy Lab. You'll work on IoT security, mobile security, or cloud computing security. To apply, send your resume to Asst. Prof. Dr. Bo Chen (bchen@mtu.edu).

  • Paid Research Assistant, graduate level, May to August. 2021, extension possible. Contact Asst. Prof. Dr. Sidike Paheding. Applied Computing (spahedin@mtu.edu).



  • Web Developer, Ancilla Partners, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, full time or summer internship. More info here.

  • Software and Web Developer, Emberly Digital LLC, part time, likely extending to full time. $20/hour, 20-30 hours/week. Contact Collin Versluis (collin@emberlydigital.com).

Pavlis Honors College

Undergraduate Research Internship (URIP)

  • Paid internship is from September  2021 through mid-April 2022.
  • Open to any undergraduate student on campus with an identified faculty research mentor.
  • Accepted students earn up to $1,600, paid at $10/hour, over the course of the internship.
  • Deadline to apply: Friday, April 9, 5 pm
  • For details link here.
  • Direct questions to urip@mtu.edu.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is supported by Pavlis Honors College, Portage Health Foundation, and the DeVlieg Foundation.


Last Mile Scholarship


Graduate Student Government

Graduate Research Colloquium, April 1-2

  • Visit the GRC website

  • 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

Design Expo, April 15


Graduation 2021

  • Michigan Tech has modified its graduation celebration planned for April 30, 2021, to allow families and guests to participate alongside their graduate. As announced in an email to students, the University will host a graduation walk through campus.  Students may invite up to six guests to walk with them.  Details, including the start times, will be announced shortly. A signup link was emailed to all eligible graduates on March 22. More info here.
  • For Enterprise culminating courses, please complete this form. You will need to submit the Instructor Approval Form which can be found on the Enterprise Student Resource page.

  • Course Schedule Change: Software Engineering: CS4710, Model-driven SW Development, is now offered only in the Fall, effective Fall 2021. Contact your advisor with questions.

  • Final Exam Schedule

  • Fall '21 Undergraduate Scheduling: begins March 14

  • Fall Course Schedule

  • Computer Science and Software Engineering majors: Schedule an appointment with advisor Denise Landsberg

  • EET majors: Schedule an appointment with advisor Kay Oliver


Summer Classes 2021


College of Computing

  • Registration Priority Schedule (pdf)

  • Online Registration Instructions webpage

  • Register online at www.banweb.mtu.edu

  • Registration Resources webpage

  • Registration opens at 10 pm unless otherwise noted

  • Priority is based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration

  • Students may register anytime on or after their scheduled day.

  • Registration closes at midnight Sunday, April 4, and reopens at 10:00 pm Tuesday, April 6

  • The web will be unavailable for registration from 2:00 to 2:30 am each day

  • Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319 or email schedule@mtu.edu


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Tell Me Your Story

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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View the full Academic Calendar
Spring 2021

  • 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

Summer 2021

  • Monday, May 10, 2021: Session A Begins

  • Monday, May 10, 2021: Full Session Begins

  • Monday, May 31, 2021: Memorial Day Recess

  • Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021: Classes Resume

  • Thursday, Jun 24, 2021: Session A Ends

  • Friday, Jun 25, 2021: Session A Exams

  • Monday, Jun 28, 2021 Session B Begins

  • Monday, Jul 5, 2021: Independence Day Recess

  • Tuesday, Jul 6: Classes Resume

  • Thursday, Aug 12: Session B Ends

  • Thursday, Aug 12: Full Session Ends

  • Friday, Aug 13: Final Exam Period

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Best Tech School in Michigan

Several Michigan Tech College of Computing degree programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by Intelligent.com. In addition, the research guide ranked the University number three among all colleges in Michigan.
Intelligent.com looked at nearly 2,300 accredited colleges and universities nationwide, making evaluations based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. 
The four College of Computing programs and their national ranking as rated by Intelligent.com are:

Read more here.