Biofuels, urban land development, grazing patterns, hydrodynamics, government policies, climate change, forest restoration—our research expenditures exceed $6.8 million yearly. There are multiple opportunities to be involved in meaningful work. The abundance of private and public funding, and our friendly atmosphere, is a powerful formula to help decide what kind of research you want to do and who you want to do it with.
At more than $300,000 per faculty member, the School of Forestry and Environmental Science maintains the highest external funding level of any academic unit at Michigan Tech.
This is why we say, if you want to do research, this is the place.
Graduate Assistantship Positions
You have homework: pinpoint your area of research interest, then get to know faculty members working in that area. Contact them directly—we are all on a first-name basis here. If you don’t see the exact topic you are looking for, ask. We continuously acquire research funding. Faculty choose students to work with, and decide where to allocate available funding. By getting to know your professors, you increase your potential to be matched with an assistantship and research project that is right for you. So, attend Friday coffees, go to seminars, and take advantage of faculty office hours.