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ICC Achievements and Recognition

ICC Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards and Recognition


ICC Achievement Award

ICC Achievement Awards

The ICC Achievement Awards, presented to ICC members that embody the mission of the ICC through their impacts at MTU, the Upper Peninsula, and broad science community, were presented during Showcase [AI]. Here are the three recipients of this year's awards:

  • Briana Bettin - For transforming education in computer programming and advocating for inclusive and accessible computing education.
  • Susanta Ghosh - For pioneering research in computational mechanics and machine learning.
  • Kristi Hauswirth - In recognition of exceptional dedication, unwavering commitment, and invaluable contributions to supporting computing research.


Tim Havens during the ICC Showcase 2023

FY24 First Quarter Success

In the 2023 Fiscal Year, ICC members secured $6.1 million in research grants, which already exceeded the 2022 period by $4 million.

The rapid growth continues, as the first quarter of FY24 saw over $7 million of funded research awards over the three month period (July 2023-September 2023). 


Mechatronics Praise

The MTU Mechantonics Department has boomed since its inception in 2021 because of the amazing faculty involved with the program and the state-of-the-art equipment available, including the Robotics Lab. Aleksandr Sergeryev, director of the mechatronics graduate program, cites many others for the quick popularity of MTU Mechatronics. As a result, it was recently placed as the second best program of its kind available on a national ranking. Read more about this story on the ICC blog.

Dennis Livesay presents Kanwal Rehki with his Honor Academy Award

ICC Event Success

The ICC hosts events throughout the year. The 2023 Computing [MTU] Showcase, which has become a particularly popular event, specialized on artificial intelligence as well as its controversies. This year's iteration took on the name Showcase [AI] and featured interesting panel discussions, lively presenters, and more. 

The 2024 Art in Silico event, a computational art exhibition hosted in the Rozsa, is set to return in April. This exciting event illustrates how computing and creativity can collaborate, and prizes are awarded for different categories by an art jury. 

The ICC also hosts Distinguished Lecturer visits to benefit members and their research.